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MAN WEEK SPECIAL: Comedy Wildlife Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks with Donna Freed

16 Dec 2019

Wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks and interiors photographer Tom Sullam present the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Started when Paul felt defeated and depressed by reports of elephant poaching that discouraged rather than inflamed his desire to help conservation efforts. The awards, in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation, and then the resulting book, help raise awareness…

Ladies who lunch, single mums & cougars: The Field Guide to (some of) The Peoples of the British Isles by Chelsea Renton Artist GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Cartoonist Chelsea describes to Josephine her hilarious illustrations in her new book featuring accurate observations of ladies who lunch, cougars, a single mother and the lifestyle shopkeeper. Chelsea’s amusing book is stuffed full with all different types of people, which will keep you tickled for hours. Chelsea also tells us about her life as an…

GUY SINER of ‘Allo Allo’ fame – MAN WEEK with Victoria Pearson on Radio Gorgeous

02 Dec 2018

  GUY SINER of ‘Allo Allo’ fame – MAN WEEK with Victoria Pearson on Radio Gorgeous Guy Siner of ‘Allo Allo’ fame, famous for playing Lieutenant Gruber the gay World War Two German soldier. Guy discusses his fantastic career including his experiences on stage and screen, working with Johnny Depp and Derek Jacobi and his…

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON

01 Aug 2018

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON  Award winning comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby chats to Victoria Pearson. Topics include her new book ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ stand up comedy as a form of very public therapy and Conscious Uncoupling.  https://www.rosiewilby.com/ #GorgeousComedy #RosieWilby #radiogorgeous                    …

SINDHU VEE STAND-UP COMEDIAN with VICTORIA PEARSON Gorgeous Comedy

20 Jun 2018

SINDHU VEE STAND-UP COMEDIAN with VICTORIA PEARSON – GORGEOUS COMEDY  Sindhu Vee comedy star of BBC Radio 4 and HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU chats with Victoria Pearson about the differences between male and female comedy, gratuitous swearing and how her Family life influences her material. She highlights her comedy influences and makes her…

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Annie Siddons GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Donna Freed

04 Sep 2017

  How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Annie Siddons GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Donna Freed Artist, committed London lover and single mum, Annie Siddons found herself in the midst of very married, very homogeneous suburbia. She also found herself to be profoundly lonely. Loneliness, it’s not just for old people anymore and in Annie’s case…

Can you IMPROVISE? Jinni Lyons & Rhiannon Vivian GORGEOUS LIVES with Nicola Kidner on Radio Gorgeous

24 May 2016

Can you IMPROVISE? Jinni Lyons & Rhiannon Vivian GORGEOUS LIVES with Nicola Kidner on Radio Gorgeous   Nicky Kidner talks to two comic actresses from the Edinburgh Festival. Both women perfomed solo – one scripted, one improvised, they chat about the nature of fear and how it can fuel the exhilaration of performance.   Follow Jinni…

Ruby Wax MENTAL HEALTH, are you FRAZZLED? with Nicki Bannerman RADIO GORGEOUS

11 May 2016

Ruby Wax MENTAL HEALTH asks are you FRAZZLED? with Nicki Bannerman on RADIO GORGEOUS   Ruby Wax has been on tour both entertaining and influencing our minds on her new tour based on her book ‘Frazzled’. Following her Masters at Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy she discusses how your brain can be trained just like your body;…

Sara Pascoe ANIMAL The Autobiography of a FEMALE BODY Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Selection with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

04 May 2016

  Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Page Selection Sara Pascoe ANIMAL The Autobiography of a FEMALE BODY with Donna Freed COMEDIAN & AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous   Not satisfied with the little bit about sperm from her Edinburgh show, Sara Pascoe felt compelled to do more and more research until she came up the an informative, hilarious,educational, thought-provoking…

Deliciously Stella – CLEAN TASTING COMEDY with NICOLA KIDNER Gorgeous Lives on Radio Gorgeous

20 Apr 2016

  GORGEOUS LIVIES: Stand-up comedian Bella Younger with Nicola Kidner Nicola Kidner meets her instagram healthy living parody idol: @deliciouslystella who hit the big time when Davina McCall discovered her. Since then Bella Younger is living her dream of being a full time comic (Edinburgh show, gifting suites, working on skits with Jamie Oliver) and…

Jo Brand with Rosie Boycott WOMEN’S EQUALITY PARTY Interview

03 Feb 2016

5X15 present Jo Brand with Rosie Boycott at THE WOMEN’s Equality Fundraiser  It’s too bad they broke the mold when they made the firebrand that is Jo Brand because we could do with more funny, gobby broads like her! Please keep calling it like you see it, Jo! Jo Brand Tweets: https://twitter.com/iamjobrand Find out more about WEP: http://www.womensequality.org.uk…

Sandi Toksvig at the Womens Equality Party CELEBRITY FUNDRAISER

20 Jan 2016

  5 x 15 presents: Sandi Toksvig talking at the Womens Equality Party Length: 20.00 mins  Mission Statement from the Women’s Equality Party  WE are pushing for equal representation in politics, business, industry and throughout working life. WE are pressing for equal pay and an equal opportunity to thrive. WE are campaigning for equal parenting and caregiving…

Aimi Macdonald Cabaret Comedienne on GORGEOUS LIVES

01 Dec 2015

Podcast Length: 25 Minutes  Aimi MacDonald Cabaret Comedienne on GORGEOUS LIVES    Actress, singer and dancer Aimi MacDonald became a household name when David Frost spotted and cast her as “The Lovely” Aimi MacDonald on At Last the 1948 Show with Monty Python. Aimi tells us about being stranded on the A3 with the Beatles and…

Rosie Millard The Square – Hi Jinks in North London

10 Nov 2015

Journalist and broadcaster Rosie Millard has turned novelist. With no time to do additional research, Rosie Millard set her novel in a milieu she knows, a pretty London square very much like her own. Although she is a bit like the thin, blonde Jane (she was the one who called her a massive bitch!) she…

SHARE A LOVER? Rules For Thursday Lovers by YANA STAJNO

09 Sep 2015

  Rules For Thursday Lovers by YANA STAJNO  What does a bored, ignored, middle-aged wife and mother do? Take a lover? Too much trouble on one’s own, wouldn’t it be better to share one with a friend? What could possibly go wrong with that? Josephine explores the possibilities of Rules For Thursday’s Lover with Yana. Yana…

Virginia Ironside – Yes! I Can Manage, Thank You!

30 Jun 2015

  Virginia Ironside – Yes! I Can Manage, Thank You! AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Josephine Pembroke Virginia Ironside – Yes! I Can Manage, Thank You! Not to mention the mad dog and the crazy new neighbour. And then there’s the lump, a frightening symptom of…what? Marie is back, courting laughter and disaster in equal…

Funny Women & Comedian Maddy Anholt

07 Jun 2015

Funny Women founder Lynne Parker checks in with the latest in making women funny and we are joined by funny female Maddy Anholt. She tells us about the dating woes that led her to write her show, Diary of a Dating Addict, which she hopes to take to the Edinburgh Fringe.  @funnywomen + @maddyanholt1 funnywomen.com maddyanholt.com Plenty…

Can You become a Nun?

01 Jun 2015

Running away and joining a nunnery is unfortunately harder than you think. We did some research to ask : Can You become a Nun? Donna and Josephine delve into a the religious world. Can Donna pass the test to become a nun? Gorgeous Gossip on Radio Gorgeous. You all heard it: there has been a…

Stand Up For Women and 50:50 Parliament

28 Apr 2015

Stand Up For Women and 50:50 Parliament – Last week Radio Gorgeous went to Stand Up For Women and met Sasha Rakoff who is the founder. She wants to combine Stand Up and  Comedy = Want Equality! That’s their motto at Stand Up For Women.  We also chatted to Frances Scott who is the woman behind…

MARRIAGE Proposals have you turned one down?

09 Mar 2015

  MARRIAGE Proposals have you turned one down? How to get married Radio Gorgeous style: Donna did the asking and it only took 4 years to get an answer. Josephine got desperate and decided on a Tie Me Up Tie Me Down approach to surprisingly good results. Have you ever had an offer you had…