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About Face (ITV Comedy, Maureen Lipman)

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About Face ITV Maureen Lipman Michael Gambon

About Face was a rare chance for Maureen Lipman to take centre stage. Given that 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 Richard Harris, Geoffrey Perkins and John Wells.

The show also had high quality guest stars, amongst them Michael Gambon, Michael Jayston, Diana Weston, John Wells (as Denis Thatcher to Maureen’s Margaret), Keith Barron and Bernard Hill.

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

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

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 6 Nov – 11 Dec 1989
1. SEARCHING FOR SENOR DUENDE
2. STAND BY YOUR MAN
3. GRACIE
4. MRS WORTHINGTON’S DAUGHTER
5. SEND HER VICTORIOUS
6. BAG LADY

SEASON TWO 7 Jan – 11 Feb 1991
1.TOURIST ATTRACTION
2. THIS FOR THE HALF DARLING
3. REQUIEM
4. BRIEFCASE ENCOUNTER
5. MONKEY BUSINESS
6. SLEEPING SICKNESS