Whether or not you remember or like Joyce Grenfell, watching this you have to admire the versatility and artistry of Maureen Lipman, who brings her songs and monologues to life. Whether she's 'led by Mrs Tiverton', remembering chicken bones on the stove, having a first flight, or winning a rabbit in a raffle, this hour and a half in the company of a great actress commemorating another is well worth it.
My favourite bit was the dinner party where Lipman/Grenfell effortlessly portrayed a variety of guests. Just what theatre should be and translates very well to TV. Re-Joyce reminds me of the productions the BBC used to invest in and put on before the lure of cheap comedy and reality shows overtook them.
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