GORGEOUS Lives

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Donna’s Scandalous birth mother story on NBC & pendant comp winner GORGEOUS GOSSIP on Radio Gorgeous

28 Jan 2020

Imagine finding out that both your birth parents were so in love that they faked a death and running away to Spain seemed a logical idea?  Hear Donna from Radio Gorgeous tell us how she was on Today on NBC last week to tell the world her shocking adoption story. And we announce the winner…

The Ultimate Late Starter – Beryl Hart Jazz Singer – aged 89 and out there! GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT on Radio Gorgeous

20 Jan 2020

Life is very long when it came to Beryl to stop procrastinating and get on the stage and sing. Beryl made her sublime jazz album very recently too. Beryl left school at fourteen and worked in London’s tin pan alley writing music scores. Music is in her blood, but life got in the way, and…

Seventy Thousand Camels – A Motivational Survivor’s Memoir by Angelica A Brewer with Josephine Pembroke

15 Jan 2020

Today Josephine welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous  a very brave woman, who was brought up in Rome.  Angelica was abused as a child, had a theatrical demanding mother and had to learn to survive.  Angelica has been bulimic and has attempted suicide. We hear her story today. https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/autobiography/seventy-thousand-camels/ #Memoir #RadioGorgeous #AuthoroftheWeek  

SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

13 Jan 2020

SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band with the UK’s top celebrity biographer Sean Smith. Sean Smith tells us insider knowledge about how the most successful all girl group of all time managed to achieve superstardom.  SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band is published by Harper Collins.  #SpiceGirls…

MAN WEEK SPECIAL: The Goddess of Love, Oldie Magazine Podcast with Ferdie Rous and Bettany Hughes

09 Jan 2020

  In Venus & Aphrodite: History of a Goddess, Bettany Hughes delves into the origins of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love – born in Cypress and the product of blood, guts, incest, patricide, love, lust and sex. She not only is the emblem of love and sex but also our very thirst and drive for life….

YES will make your VAGINA happy! Organic lubricants, moisturisers & washes – meet the founders on GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Sarah Brooks and Susi Lennox are the founders of Yes, the organic intimacy company. The company was founded in 2003, Sarah is the chemist and Susi is the English graduate and together they have created groundbreaking certified organic products to give us better sex, more comfort and extra safe cleansing. They tell us about their…

Bestseller CATHY KELLY with Corinna McShane on her new novel, strong women, self-doubt & being a UNICEF Ambassador

Cathy talks to Corinna about her 20th novel The Family Gift and explains why her books always have strong female characters at their heart. Despite being a renowned bestselling author, Cathy speaks candidly about her own self-doubt and how “we read to know we’re not alone, that other people have felt pain and suffering.” Cathy explains why she…

The Mother of the Brontes – When Maria met Patrick by Sharon Wright AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Josephine Pembroke

The Mother of the Brontes – When Maria met Patrick by Sharon Wright AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Josephine Pembroke   Who was the Bronte’s mother? How much influence did she have on them? Was she a writer herself? These are the questions I  asked author, journalist and native of Bradford, Sharon Wright. Sharon talks to Josephine…

You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World, Dr. Clare Wright

16 Oct 2019

You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World, Dr. Clare Wright Clare Wright is on a mission to remind us of the that it was due to some courageous women who, at the very birth of the Australian nation, demanded and achieved the vote and the right to stand…

ELLA DOVE with Corinna McShane on how losing a leg made her follow her dreams

17 Aug 2019

ELLA DOVE with Corinna McShane on her debut novel & how losing a leg made her follow her dreams Ella Dove explains to Corinna how a simple fall whilst jogging three years ago, led to having her right leg amputated, aged just 25.  In that one moment Ella’s life changed forever but rather than letting…

Sue Eisman, mother of murdered ‘Babe in the Woods’ Nicola Fellows

Sue Eisman, mother of murdered ‘Babe in the Woods’ Nicola Fellows with DONNA FREED  Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, both 9 years old, fell prey to cunning sociopath and predatory pedofile Russell Bishop on October 9, 1986. It has taken the families of the two girls over 30 years, changes in the law and acres…

THE SEEKERS – top Australian folk rock group, Judith Durham Lead Singer on Radio Gorgeous with Victoria Pearson

14 Aug 2019

Judith Durham tells us all the secrets  around the recording of the iconic song “Georgie Girl” which was The Seekers greatest hit, nominated for an Oscar and number one around the globe. The Seekers are celebrating 50 years in the music business. They have just released a new DVD and video to celebrate! #RadioGorgeous #1960s…

Andrea McLean from Loose Women, confesses all to Katie Taylor in the Latte Lounge on Radio Gorgeous

Andrea McLean from Loose Women, confesses all to Katie Taylor in the Latte Lounge on Radio Gorgeous Loose woman Andrea McLean is the guest on this month’s Latte Lounge podcast. Andrea tells us about her up and coming show Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, hot on the heels of her best selling book. This year…

Alison Weir: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

13 Aug 2019

Alison Weir: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets Persistent rumours swirled around Anna of Kleve… Alison Weir introduces us to a fresh version of Henry VIII’s fourth wife who is mostly famous for not living up to her flattering portrait. On the other hand, Anna of Kleve was popular and spirited and she had the…

In the Latte Lounge with Katie Taylor & Karen Hobbs GET LIPPY! with The Eve Appeal

19 Jun 2019

Time to #GetLippy in the Month of May with our special guest on the Latte Lounge this month, we meet cancer survivor and comedian Karen Hobbs from The Eve Appeal. Katie also tells us about her birthday celebrations, anniversaries and what’s coming up on the Latte Lounge this month.  You can find our more and…

COLEEN NOLAN with Corinna McShane on her first acting role

18 Jun 2019

Loose Woman Coleen Nolan talks to Corinna about her excitement (and nervousness!) at taking on a starring role in the world premiere of the ‘The Thunder Girls’. A tour de force for women, the play not only has four female leads over 50 but also a female writer, director and producer! The story focuses on…

Flautist for the Moody Blues – Norda Mullen

  #GorgeousL#GorgeousLives #RadioGorgeous #Music “   You have to do something for you once in your life.” Norda Mullen, 58, year old flautist for the Moody claims, looking ten years younger than her years, thanks she says to having a Greek mother (the Greeks have good skin) and a good diet and lifestyle (she tries…

Jane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that story

31 May 2019

Jane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that storyJane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that story

Sent in shame to a mother-and-baby home as a pregnant teen, Jane Hayward finally tells her tale

Sent in shame to a mother-and-baby home as a pregnant teen, Jane Hayward finally tells her tale: THE BABY BOX  The 60’s may have ended in sexual liberation but a teenage pregnancy was a family scourge and shame in the early 60’s as described by Jane Hayward in this honest and compelling memoir. The mothers…

Gaby Koppel’s Reparation – Untreated trauma is passed on through the generations

11 Apr 2019

Gaby Koppel’s Reparation – Untreated trauma is passed on through the generations AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed    Gaby’s protagonist Elizabeth is at a crossroads as are many of the characters in the book. Which paths they take forms the structure of the book but it is the difficult relationship with her mother,…

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