Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye also names Maureen Lipman to join Cutting It TV actress Amanda Holden in the London production of hit Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, which opens at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre in October (See News, 5 Jun 2003). Familiar to television viewers for, amongst other things, her long-running role as Beattie in British Telecom's adverts, Lipman's musical theatre credits include Oklahoma! at the National. In Thoroughly Modern Millie, she'll take the role of Mrs Meers, the evil landlady who abducts young women and sells them into the white slave trade. Booking for the production has now opened.