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Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister by Rosa Prince, with Josephine Pembroke on GORGEOUS LIVES

17 May 2017

Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister by Rosa Prince with Josephine Pembroke on GORGEOUS LIVES Who is Theresa May the UKs Prime Minister? A kitten heel loving vicar’s daughter who adores cricket and horse racing or a bloody difficult woman? Rosa Prince the author of Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister talks to Josephine Pembroke about…

The Story of Alice ROBERT DOUGLAS FAIRHURST Man Week on Radio Gorgeous

22 Nov 2015

The Story of Alice ROBERT DOUGLAS FAIRHURST Man Week on Radio Gorgeous Podcast Length: 17 minutes 58 Seconds Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explains Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland through the looking glass of Victorian Oxford. Written by the quiet academic Charles Dodgson under a pseudonym, Alice in Wonderland was the first children’s story that didn’t come with the dire consequences…


17 Feb 2015

Journalist and author Valerie Grove delved into the correspondence and diaries of beloved author Laurie Lee. Lee created many myths about himself and Grove reveals, the sometimes more fascinating truths beneath the legend. Want more Author of the week? Join our mailout  

Anne Sebba on Women at War

10 Nov 2014

Don’t be bitter, go on Twitter. Josephine sounds off on the destructive nature of Facebook. Donna has a Eurorail adventure. A bit long in the tooth for a gap year, no? And friend of Radio Gorgeous journalist and author Anne Sebba discusses women journalists and the frontline. And her new book about women in Paris…

Lynn Barber, A Curious Career

21 Oct 2014

  Lynn Barber,  A Curious Career Lynn Barber,  A Curious Career  or How to become a legendary ‘celebrity’ interviewer by Lynn Barber: poke your nose into everyone’s business – the seamier the better, be seduced by a conman (as chronicled in the film An Education), sleep your way through Oxford, write about every sexual fetish…

RULA LENSKA My Colourful Life

08 Oct 2014

Rula Lenska on GORGEOUS LIVES  “All my life I have run into excitement, danger and discovery.” Legendary red head, beauty and talented British born of aristocratic Polish descent actress and West London denizen tells Josephine about her most dangerous role: Celebrity Big Brother! Josephine is now addicted to Rock Follies and Donna is the only one…

Sound Women meet Women Presenters

06 Oct 2014

Josephine and Donna sound off on their Sound Women event. The highlights: Fi Glover, Jane Garvey, Angie Greaves  and Annie Nightingale – obviously; the low lights: blisters due to traipsing up and down the Victoria Embankment looking for the bloody Hispaniola! STOP PRESS Angie Greaves is coming onto Radio Gorgeous soon! Our That’s Entertainment guest…

FREAK OUT My Life with Frank Zappa by Pauline Butcher – Author of the Week with Donna Freed

10 Sep 2014

Freak Out! is exactly what Pauline Butcher did not do when she arrived to take dictation at Frank Zappa’s London hotel room in her Biba outfit and straightened hair in 1967. This chance meeting resulted in her becoming Frank Zappa’s live in secretary in California. She tells the tale of her time at The Ranch…

On the Far Side There’s a Boy Paula Coston – Author of the Week on Literary Lusts with Donna Freed

29 Jul 2014

Paula Coston returns to Radio Gorgeous with her own novel (she covered the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre for us) which is a fictional version of her real life circumstance of becoming a childless woman via circumstance. As it is a growing statistic that 1 in 5 women are childless and…

Louise Chunn WELLBEING SPECIAL with Josephine Pembroke

04 Jul 2014

Wellbeing: Louise Chunn’s WELLDOING.ORGIt’s hard enough to admit we have a problem, let alone that we should talk to someone about it. But once we get to that point, who do we talk to?Ex Editor of The Guardian Women’s Page and Editor of Psychologies Magazine turned entrepreneur Louise Chunn saw a need for people to connect…

Best of Radio Gorgeous with JO WOOD, NAOMI WOLF & HARRIET SERGEANT

25 Jun 2014

Best of Radio Gorgeous You are in for a treat we have created an easy to digest ‘Best of Radio Gorgeous’ for you to enjoy. Firstly you will hear perky Jo Wood talking about hanging out with the Rolling Stones and then the happiness that came from getting of their cloud. Then meet Harriet Sergeant…

Twiggy M&S Part Two

12 Jun 2014

 Twiggy and  M&S,  Family & Love Life In the second part of Josephine’s conversation with Twiggy, the former – and current – model and actress talks about her love life, her daughter and her move into designing for M&S. It will probably be a catfight between Josephine and Donna for the blue suede jacket! ALL…

WOW festival Listener Paula Coston’s day out

20 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 22:00  WOW festival Listener Paula Coston’s day out In GG this week we talk about our exploits on the dance floor – Donna was part of a modern dance group whereas Josephine just loved a mirror and disco tune. We then meet Paula Coston a listener of Radio Gorgeous who contacted us a…

The Hub DOT for Women who don’t Network on Gorgeous Gossip

13 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 23:45 The Hub Dot on Gorgeous Gossip We love to hang with the gals, have a chat, make connections: otherwise known as networking. Vivacious networking maveric, Simona Barbieri wanted a low tech, low pressure forum for women to get together, tell their stories and support each other. She devised a simple 5 dot…

Her Brilliant Career – 10 Extraordinary Women of the 50s by Author RACHEL COOKE

27 Nov 2013

  PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 27.05 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   “Cooke wittily cooks up ten real anti-domestic goddesses from the 50’s – the decade of the perfect housewife” Josephine from Radio Gorgeous The 1950s housewife we know and love the retro image…

Author LINDY WOODHEAD – WAR PAINT Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein

26 Sep 2013

    Author LINDY WOODHEAD – WAR PAINT Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Their Lives, their Times, their RIVALRY We love makeup it covers up the horrid bits, it gives us confidence – a splurge at the make up counter cheers us up and we are always hoping to find the miracle in the jar….

GORGEOUS BABYLON/ IMOGEN EDWARDS-JONES on Gorgeous Lives with Josephine Pembroke

21 Aug 2013

Press white triangle in green square above   Length of Podcast: 51 mins   Imogen Edwards jones is a hugely successful writer of the Babylon Books. She invented series including Hotel Babylon which was made into a BBC TV series. Imogen’s eighth book in the series has just come out and she tells us some strange…

Joanna Hodgkin on Amateurs In Eden: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell | The Story of a Bohemian Marriage

05 Mar 2012

While the Durrell family’s time on Corfu has been much documented, one woman had remained in the shadows until now: Joanna Hodgkin’s mother and Lawrence Durrell’s wife, Nancy. Joanna tells us about their bohemian early romance, Nancy’s tense flight from the encroaching horrors of World War II, and the subsequent breakdown of her relationship with…

Where There’s A Will | Lisa Hilton Nancy Mitford and The Horror of Love | Serena Bolton | Deb Leary OBE

23 Feb 2012

Where There’s A Will-The practicalities of putting your affairs in order and potential pitfalls if you don’t!–3rd-age/291-where-theres-a-will She was one of the 20th century’s most glamorous and popular authors, he was one of Europe’s most influential politicians of the period: Lisa Hilton tells the story of the tumultuous love affair between Nancy Mitford and…

Lisa Hilton on The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski

22 Feb 2012

She was one of the 20th century’s most glamorous and popular authors, he was one of Europe’s most influential politicians of the period: Lisa Hilton tells the story of the tumultuous love affair between Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski, the Free French commander who inspired her most famous novel The Pursuit of Love. “Gaston was…