Maureen Lipman nominates Dame Cicely Saunders for “Great Lives”

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As part of BBC Radio 4’s Great Life series, in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives, Maureen Lipman has nominated Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of St Christopher’s Hospice.

“Dame Cicely Saunders was known as ‘the woman who changed the face of death’. At almost 6 foot tall, she could be intimidating, tiresome and relentless as she devoted her life to ensuring that terminally ill people could die with dignity and without pain. Championing the life of Cicely Saunders as her great life is the actress and writer Maureen Lipman.

“The expert witness is Professor David Clark, from the University of Glasgow. Matthew Parris is the presenter and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.”

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