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Apr 9, 2015

Tonight At 8.30 (BBC-1 1991 with Joan Collins and Anthony Newley)

UK / BBC One – Knaves Acre / 8×30 minuute episodes / Broadcast 14 April – 2 June 1991

Writer: Noel Coward / Costumes: Colin Lavers, Jill Taylor / Production Design: Graham Lough / Musical Director: Burt Rhodes / Associate Producer: Joan Collins / Adapter and Producer: Bryan Izzard / Directors: Paul Annett, Bryan Izzard, Sydney Lotterby, John Glenister

The BBC lured Joan Collins back to the UK after her triumphs (and excesses) in Dynasty for this anthology series of playlets based on a collection of short plays by Noel Coward. All very different in style, but all period set, the plays were quite often performed together (in various permuations) on the [...]

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Mar 15, 2015

About Face (ITV 1989-1991 with Maureen Lipman and Michael Gambon)

UK / ITV Network – Central / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 November 1989 – 11 February 1991

Executive Producer: Tony Wolfe / Theme Music: Denis King / Producers: John Henderson(season 1) , Johnny Goodman(season 2) / Director: John Henderson

Given that Maureen Lipman has long been one of the UK’s most familiar faces she has never really had too many chances to headline her own material; There was Agony in the late 70′s of course and then there was About Face, from 1989 and again in 1991 which allowed Lipman room to excel in 12 one off individual comedies written by some major names indeed, including the likes of Lipman’s husband Jack Rosenthal as well as [...]

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