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Alix Christie Gutenberg’s Apprentice Author of the Week with Donna Freed on Literary Lusts

10 Dec 2014

  AOTW: Alix Christie Gutenberg’s Apprentice Alix Christie, printer, journalist and writer, talks to Donna at the Buck’s Club, which was inspiration for the Drones Club whose preeminent member was PG Wodehouse who created Bertie Wooster. The Gutenberg printing press is the first tech start-up with all the attendant tension that we have become used…

Laura MacMillan Mandarin Oriental Spa Prague

06 Nov 2014

Laura MacMillan, currently Spa Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Prague, trained as a therapist before transitioning into the management side of the business. She lets us in on the best treatments available.  10% off if your treatment  at The Mandarin Oriental Prague Spa  please mention RADIO GORGEOUS for your discount  www.mandarinoriental.com/prague/hotel-offers/ @lmacmillanMOSPA  Laura on Twitter…

SHIRLEY CONRAN on GORGEOUS LIVES – Money Stuff, Superwoman, Lace & MORE….

10 Jul 2014

SHIRLEY CONRAN Her early divorce, along with her innate and pragmatic design sense and a gift for teaching has driven Shirley Conran to do many things: free women from housework (Superwoman), teach girls about sex (Lace), demand a work/life balance and she has now turned to money and maths. Women don’t have enough money and…

Louise Chunn Welldoing.org 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…

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…

Amanda Ruiz – The Ultimate Door Opener

20 May 2014

  Amanda Ruiz the ULTIMATE DOOR OPENER meets Josephine Pembroke founder of Radio Gorgeous CLICK LINK To watch the VIDEO! http://www.amandaruiz.co.uk/newsItem.php?postId=24 www.radiogorgeous.com

EROTICA Julia Chambers

06 May 2014

GORGEOUS GOSSIP: Can you be a feminist, and a feminine one at that, and write erotic fiction? Julia Chambers, author of erotic fiction My Renaissance, as well as a professor, mother, and many other things does just that and discusses how tricky it can be. Julia, Josephine and Donna debate – in Part 1 –…

3 Romantic Cities in ITALY – GORGEOUS ESCAPES with Sarah Tucker

13 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 28:11 Gorgeous Escapes: Sarah Tucker’s Grand Tour of Italy Savvy traveller Sarah Tucker gives us her top tips for Venice, Florence and Rome. Take the tour: stand for coffee in Venice, beat the crowds in Florence and immerse yourself in the revamped Coliseum in Rome. Start with a weekend in Venice, the better…

Author of the Week – Joanna Rees – The Key to it All

06 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 10:00 The wonder bubble of joy and energy that is Joanna Rees tells Donna about writing as a child, taking the plunge as a novelist, how she met her husband, the secrets of Brighton, her first radio experience (imagine you didn’t know you were live!) her writing routine and eventually her latest book: The…

Virginia Ironside – Agony Aunt & Comedian/ Solves YOUR Problems

27 Feb 2014

Podcast length: 17:15 Being a granny doesn’t seem to slow Virginia Ironside down, in fact it only seems to provide fresh material for her columns and one woman show. Operations are the new black, says the hopeful bionic woman and don’t be afraid of therapy. Make your life better: listen to Virginia Ironside on Radio…

Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon By Kate Williams

Podcast length  1:03:06 Author of the Week How far do you think black stumps for teeth, leadened white skin with large circles of crushed beetles for rouge and reappropriated mouse skins for eyebrows will get you? Empress! Napoleon’s beloved Josephine was born to a disaffected plantation owner, sent to France to marry, abandonned, shut in…

The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams at The Langham London W1 Gorgeous Gossip

Podcast length: 23:15 Here we go again: it’s half term again! Donna tries to run from her shadow, I mean her son. And Josephine tries to lose hers in Dans le Noir but accidentally gets him and his friends pissed instead – alas, another holiday survived. Back to the show! The Langham Hotel is the…

Gorgeous Flicks introducing Clare Muller Film Critic on Gorgeous Gossip with Donna & Josephine

20 Feb 2014

Show length: 23:02 Moving pictures, film, cinema: it’s all entertainment. Josephine and Donna take a trip down memory lane to the darkened seats of the movie theatre and we introduce chicken chewing, Guinness toting Gorgeous Film Critic Clare Muller! She rates American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street and August: Osage County. Does she give them…

SERVANTS – by Lucy Lethbridge

13 Feb 2014

  Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey have given us a skewed view of what it was like to be in service in the late Victorian, early Edwardian period. In grand houses, servants turned their faces to the wall when their masters walked by. The work was gruelling and poorly paid, you were up before dawn…

Female SEX Enhancer & Oldie of the Year awards! GORGEOUS GOSSIP

  Josephine attended the Oldie of the Year Awards and raised a glass (or two) with cartoonist Stephen Abbleby. She managed to nab some of the winners for a chat. Anne Reid from Last Tango in Halifax won Oldie Pin Up of the Year and is even prettier in real life. Campaigner Joan Woolard struck…

Velvet Eccentric Interiors with Abigail Ahern the UK’s hottest Interior Designer

06 Feb 2014

IMAGE ABOVE : ABIGAIL AHERN’s HOME PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  17.06 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK  ‘”I can’t have enough velvet” Hannah from Velvet Eccentric VELVET ECCENTRIC what does that name conjure up? Something British, lustrous, unpredictable, luxurious. It is the name of a…

DIVORCE the UP and the Downside/ GORGEOUS GOSSIP with Radio Gorgeous

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  27.03 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Donna and Josephine talk about divorce not that they know what it really feels like being smug married themselves. So they invited Caroline and Lucy recent divorcees onto the show to ask what…

TRAVEL Antarctica & Malta via Buenos Aires – Sarah Tucker on Gorgeous Escapes whats hot and whats not 2014

30 Jan 2014

 Length  25.00 More images of Sarah’s travels below just scroll down This week, our new travel correspondent Sarah Tucker brings you Gorgeous Escapes. She tells us about her 8 day expedition to Antarctica with her son and 90 other people ranging in age from 7 to the late 70’s. Sarah was overwhelmed by the sight…

Sibling Rivalry – Are there any upsides? Gorgeous Gossip We ask Corinne a counsellor

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  18.00 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   Most of us have siblings. Donna and Josephine admit that may be they have been a touch competitive with their siblings. Blood is thicker than water… which only makes it all the messier when…

The Engagements by J. Courtney-Sullivan Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous

23 Jan 2014

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  31.34 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   NYTimes best selling author J Courtney Sullivan’s latest novel The Engagements is an enthralling tale of love, marriage and the many forms of heartbreak. The De Beers perennial campaign: A diamond is forever…