Maureen Lipman

Labour has Lost Me

‘I’m an actress, Ed, and I am often commended for my timing. Frankly, my dear, yours sucks’

The Road to Repentance

'There was a waiting room inside for all Speed Awareness miscreants and it resembled a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases'

Disproportionate Reportage

“Carnage on the beach because they have their Iron Dome.” For this read: “Not enough Jews dead!

An Incisive Observer

‘The first generation sweats on market stalls to give their kids the education that enables them, ultimately, to patronise their parents'

Glad to be Grey

‘I’ve recently let my hair go grey. It meant allowing years of highlights, lowlights and serial pigment abuse to fade into the palette of a catalogue from The White Company’

Typecast by the ‘ologies

‘I know that my obituary will read "Lipman Gets Cut Off", but I honestly thought the BT 'ology commercials were toasted bagels-until Nigel Farage brought it all back'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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