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 Richard Harris, Geoffrey Perkins and John Well.
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.
SEASON ONE 6 Nov – 11 Dec 1989
1. SEARCHING FOR SENOR DUENDE
2. STAND BY YOUR MAN
4. MRS WORTHINGTON’S DAUGHTER
5. SEND HER VICTORIOUS
6. BAG LADY
SEASON TWO 7 Jan – 11 Feb 1991
2. THIS FOR THE HALF DARLING
4. BRIEFCASE ENCOUNTER
5. MONKEY BUSINESS
6. SLEEPING SICKNESS
and this just in
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans)
Before Scary Movie, the Wayans family took a switchblade to the homeboy genre with this tongue-in-cheek homage to the swathe...
We Were Soldiers (2002, Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear)
Few things demonstrate the zeitgeist better than war movies. The liberal lobby – from Platoon to Three Kings – has...
The Spanish Gardener (1956, )
Adapted from AJ Cronin’s novel, this is the story of a minor diplomat, played with admirable restraint by Michael Horden,...
History of Mr. Polly, The (1949, John Mills, Betty Ann Davies)
In this pleasant adaptation of the H G Wells novel, John Mills plays the eponymous Mr Polly who, disillusioned by...
Deadly Exchange (2017, Lindsay Hartley, Jason-Shane Scott)
In Deadly Exchange, Samantha and daughter Blake invite Chloe, a foreign exchange student from Britain, into their California home. The...
Miss Universe: The 67th Annual Miss Universe Pageant airs Sun 16 Dec on FOX
The 67th Annual Miss Universe Pageant: Live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Host Steve Harvey presents...
Family Law: The Quality of Mercy (S2EP14 Start TV Sun 16 Dec 2018)
The Quality of Mercy: Lynn defends a man charged with manslaughter when he helps his terminally ill wife committ suicide;...
Magnum, P.I.: Professor Jonathan Higgins (S5EP13 Cozi TV Sun 16 Dec 2018)
Professor Jonathan Higgins: After Agatha and her friends are swindled out of $100,000 by a shady investment company, she hires...
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018, KiKi Layne, Stephan James)
Following his Best Picture Academy Award® winner Moonlight, writer/director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel in IF BEALE STREET...
Backtrace (2018, Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine)
In dodgy action thriller Backtrace, the lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery, having lost his memory during...
Prestige, The (2006, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale)
In the Christopher Nolan directed The Prestige, a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a...