Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

Characteristic of all Rosenthal work, it is funny, touching, insightful and gripping.

Episodes

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  • adam rosenthal (young)....ceallach spellman
  • additional music by william oxborrow
  • amy rosenthal....antouk hyman
  • angie....Rebecca Front
  • barbra streisand....Jessica Martin
  • beth swofford....amy shindler
  • director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs
  • executive....Toby Longworth
  • george best....Rupert Degas
  • head of drama....Kerry Shale
  • herself....Maureen Lipman
  • herself....Maureen Lipman

    jack....stephen mangan

    headmaster....Rupert Degas

    lakey girl....Rebecca Front

    sam....George Layton

  • herself....amy rosenthal
  • himself....adam rosenthal
  • hobo....Toby Longworth
  • intercom voice....Toby Longworth
  • jack rosenthal....stephen mangan
  • jack rosenthal....stephen mangan

    herself....Maureen Lipman

    floorman/ decorator/ toby/ patrick/ writer/ detective 2....Rupert Degas

    lakey/ pat phoenix/ peggy ramsey....Rebecca Front

    amy rosenthal (child)....agnes hyman

    theo/ maurice/ peter witt/ director....George Layton

    director/ stacey/ decorator 2/ detective 1/ toby/ patrick....Toby Longworth

    zelma....amy rosenthal

    jule styne/ comissionaire/ martin charnin....Kerry Shale

    peter eckersley/ floorman....colin shindler

    adam rosenthal (child)....ceallach spellman

    director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs

    producer bruce hyman

    additional music by william oxborrow

  • producer bruce hyman
  • reptile specialist....Rupert Degas
  • trucker....colin shindler
  • zelma....amy rosenthal

  • adam rosenthal (young)....ceallach spellman
  • additional music by william oxborrow
  • amy rosenthal....antouk hyman
  • angie....Rebecca Front
  • barbra streisand....Jessica Martin
  • beth swofford....amy shindler
  • director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs
  • executive....Toby Longworth
  • george best....Rupert Degas
  • head of drama....Kerry Shale
  • herself....Maureen Lipman
  • herself....Maureen Lipman

    jack....stephen mangan

    headmaster....Rupert Degas

    lakey girl....Rebecca Front

    sam....George Layton

  • herself....amy rosenthal
  • himself....adam rosenthal
  • hobo....Toby Longworth
  • intercom voice....Toby Longworth
  • jack rosenthal....stephen mangan
  • jack rosenthal....stephen mangan

    herself....Maureen Lipman

    floorman/ decorator/ toby/ patrick/ writer/ detective 2....Rupert Degas

    lakey/ pat phoenix/ peggy ramsey....Rebecca Front

    amy rosenthal (child)....agnes hyman

    theo/ maurice/ peter witt/ director....George Layton

    director/ stacey/ decorator 2/ detective 1/ toby/ patrick....Toby Longworth

    zelma....amy rosenthal

    jule styne/ comissionaire/ martin charnin....Kerry Shale

    peter eckersley/ floorman....colin shindler

    adam rosenthal (child)....ceallach spellman

    director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs

    producer bruce hyman

    additional music by william oxborrow

  • producer bruce hyman
  • reptile specialist....Rupert Degas
  • trucker....colin shindler
  • zelma....amy rosenthal

  • 20060710

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    1/4. From just before Jack's birth to his days as an aspiring writer at Sheffield University.

    Herself....Maureen Lipman

    Jack....Stephen Mangan

    Headmaster....Rupert Degas

    Lakey Girl....Rebecca Front

    Sam....George Layton

    20060724

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    3/4. Jack is firmly established at Granada Television and his reputation as a playwright is growing. He finally leaves Manchester for London, marries Maureen Lipman and embarks joyfully on the family life that will inform so much of his work.

    Meanwhile, Jack is penning some of his best-known plays. Among these is the award-winning Barmitzvah Boy, which leads him into an unlikely flirtation with musical theatre, albeit a short lived one.

    Jack Rosenthal....Stephen Mangan

    Herself....Maureen Lipman

    Floorman/ Decorator/ Toby/ Patrick/ Writer/ Detective 2....Rupert Degas

    Lakey/ Pat Phoenix/ Peggy Ramsey....Rebecca Front

    Amy Rosenthal (child)....Agnes Hyman

    Theo/ Maurice/ Peter Witt/ Director....George Layton

    Director/ Stacey/ Decorator 2/ Detective 1/ Toby/ Patrick....Toby Longworth

    Zelma....Amy Rosenthal

    Jule Styne/ Comissionaire/ Martin Charnin....Kerry Shale

    Peter Eckersley/ Floorman....Colin Shindler

    Adam Rosenthal (child)....Ceallach Spellman

    Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs

    Producer Bruce Hyman

    Additional music by William Oxborrow.

    20060731

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    4/4. Jack is established as an award-winning writer and a household name. He recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand, sparring with Hollywood, and saving the family tortoise from certain death. A portrait of Jack emerges as a devoted husband and father, which remains movingly evident throughout this tribute to a seminal playwright and a much-loved man.

    Jack Rosenthal....Stephen Mangan

    Herself....Maureen Lipman

    Reptile Specialist/George Best....Rupert Degas

    Angie....Rebecca Front

    Amy Rosenthal....Antouk Hyman

    Intercom voice/Executive/Hobo....Toby Longworth

    Barbra Streisand....Jessica Martin

    Himself....Adam Rosenthal

    Zelma/Herself....Amy Rosenthal

    Head of Drama....Kerry Shale

    Beth Swofford....Amy Shindler

    Trucker....Colin Shindler

    Adam Rosenthal (young)....Ceallach Spellman

    Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs.

    Producer Bruce Hyman.

    Additional music by William Oxborrow.

    20070309

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form of a screenplay.

    This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts, and features his wife Maureen Lipman. Characteristic of all Rosenthal work, it is funny, touching, insightful and gripping.

    Episode 1 starts just before his birth and follows Jack up to his days as an inspiring writer at Sheffield University.

    20070316

    When the late Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form of a screenplay.

    This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman. Characteristic of all Rosenthal work it is funny, touching, insightful and gripping.

    Episode 2 continues with an account of Jack Rosenthal's brief spell in the navy followed by his early career at Granada TV.

    20070323

    When the late Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs he did so as a screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    3/4. Jack is firmly established at Granada Television and his reputation as a playwright is growing.

    20070330

    When the late Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs he did so in the form he understood best, as a screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her fathers original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    4/4. Jack is established as an award-winning writer and a household name. He recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand, sparring with Hollywood and saving the family tortoise from certain death.

    012006071020070309

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    Characteristic of all Rosenthal work, it is funny, touching, insightful and gripping.Episode 1 starts just before his birth and follows Jack up to his days as an inspiring writer at Sheffield University.

    012006071020070309

    When the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs, he did so in the form he understood best - the screenplay. This unique series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife Maureen Lipman.

    Characteristic of all Rosenthal work, it is funny, touching, insightful and gripping.Episode 1 starts just before his birth and follows Jack up to his days as an inspiring writer at Sheffield University.

    022006071720070316

    Jack's brief spell in the Navy, followed by his early career at Granada TV. Along the way it captures the excitement and buzz of the early days of independent television (where he met his future wife Maureen Lipman), and the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which Jack wrote over 100 episodes.

    022006071720070316

    Jack's brief spell in the Navy, followed by his early career at Granada TV. Along the way it captures the excitement and buzz of the early days of independent television (where he met his future wife Maureen Lipman), and the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which Jack wrote over 100 episodes.

    032006072420070323

    Jack is firmly established at Granada Television and his reputation as a playwright is growing. He finally leaves Manchester for London, marries Maureen Lipman and embarks joyfully on the family life that will inform so much of his work.

    Meanwhile, Jack is penning some of his best-known plays. Among these is the award-winning Barmitzvah Boy, which leads him into an unlikely flirtation with musical theatre, albeit a short lived one.

    032006072420070323

    Jack is firmly established at Granada Television and his reputation as a playwright is growing. He finally leaves Manchester for London, marries Maureen Lipman and embarks joyfully on the family life that will inform so much of his work.

    Meanwhile, Jack is penning some of his best-known plays. Among these is the award-winning Barmitzvah Boy, which leads him into an unlikely flirtation with musical theatre, albeit a short lived one.

    04 LAST2006073120070330

    Jack is established as an award-winning writer and a household name. He recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand, sparring with Hollywood, and saving the family tortoise from certain death. A portrait of Jack emerges as a devoted husband and father, which remains movingly evident throughout this tribute to a seminal playwright and a much-loved man.

    04 LAST2006073120070330

    Jack is established as an award-winning writer and a household name. He recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand, sparring with Hollywood, and saving the family tortoise from certain death. A portrait of Jack emerges as a devoted husband and father, which remains movingly evident throughout this tribute to a seminal playwright and a much-loved man.