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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…

LAURA ASHLEY by Anne Sebba – A Life in Design AUTHOR of The WEEK with Josephine Pembroke

05 Feb 2014

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  34.36 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK What do you think of when the name Laura Ashley is mentioned? Green shops with no character making bland cloths and safe furniture in muted colours all very safe and corporate. Laura Ashley’s vision…

Create Your Perfect Future: Heal Your Past to Create the Life of Your Dreams – with PSYCHIC Anne Jirsch

14 Jan 2014

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 23.17 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Anne Jirsch is a future life progressionist – she believes you can go into the future and change your fate. Anne began working with past life regression over 20 years ago and through this…

Among The Hoods, My Years With a Teenage GANG – HARRIET SERGEANT Author of the Week with Donna Freed

19 Dec 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 47.48 “I Went in as Anne Widdicombe and came out an anarchist” Harriet Sergeant Harriet Sergeant had never met a ‘hood’ until Swagger introduced her to Tuggy Tug and his gang in South London. Despite being initially frightened of them, she was charmed and moved by their…

GORGEOUS GOSSIP Rachel Hirons Screen Writer of POWDER ROOM and Drunken Antics with Donna and Josephine

12 Dec 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 24.25 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK What sort of drunk are you? slurring, sloppy, miserable, over enthusiastic, stroppy, wild or tearful? We discuss drunken antics in this weeks Gorgeous Gossip and we are  joined on the show by a talented…

Rigby and Peller Lingerie Specialists for the Queen on RADIO GORGEOUS

05 Dec 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 27.28 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   What size bust are you? You probably have not be measured up properly for years. The Queen knows a thing or two about looking good and she has been using this UK company…

Fashion Designer GAIL BERRY Makes you look GORGEOUS with her magic clothes

07 Nov 2013

  PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 25.21 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   We all want clothes that are crease free, never bobble, you can pop into the washing machine and ping into shape. Clever Gail Berry who has been designing beautiful clothes for women…

Burlesque – do you have to be an extrovert? Gorgeous Gossip with VICTORIA SADLER

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 21.47 This weeks GORGEOUS GOSSIP our guest is VICTORIA SADLER who was an internal auditor in the City of London who took up burlesque dancing – swapping daytime suits for pink sequins, spangles and feathers in the evening. We are talking about Burlesque dancing which does involve striptease….

MEN Give up on Looks at 46!!! GORGEOUS GOSSIP with Donna and Josephine

31 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 10.30 Donna’s husband (not pictured above!) found an amusing article in the newspaper – shock horror men let themselves go at an average 46 years of age. For example they wear very old underwear, have the cheapest haircuts and grow beards. These are the depressing facts (see…

CHEF Florence Knight – ONE her cookery book and life in the Kitchen

24 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 32.39   Florence Knight is in demand. Her cooking is divine and she is beautiful too. Killer combination. Her warm, personal recipes are collected in her first cookbook; plates of refreshingly simple courgette, honey and pecorino, and burrata. Pickled beetroot and rhubarb show off the ingredients beautifully. Josephine…

Gorgeous Gossip/Fashion – should you bother?

02 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Gorgeous Gossip/Fashion – do you bother? Donna and Josephine talk about fashion. Is it relevant to your life? Are you someone who has to have the latest nail varnish colour (still brown this season) or Autumn’s…

Twins by Saskia Sarginson – Author of the Week

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   SASKIA SARGINSON – THE TWINS They were identical in every way.Until the unthinkable tore them apart Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they’ve grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer…

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 Gossip – What is your Beauty Regime?

Length of Podcast : Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Today on Gorgeous Gossip Josephine and Donna chat about their beauty routine. Are you a soap and hope girl? Or do you religiously cleanse tone and moisturise? Are you into natural eco products on your skin or are you…

Author Louise Candlish/ Arts Special with Tatty Devine, Women Art Dealers, Silvia Ziranek

30 Aug 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE? PRESS this one Show Length   1.31 GORGEOUS GOSSIP – we all have times when we look back on our life and realise we were a bit unhinged. We talk about it in our weekly feature GG. Author of The Week – LOUISE…

AUTHOR Julie Kibler/Competition win CORNISHWARE MUGS/Coffee Expert DAISY ROLLO/ Chocolatier AMELIA ROPE

13 Aug 2013

Julie Kibler’s Calling Me Home Show Length: 1:11:08  Competition: 06:47   Julie Kibler, Author 08:16    Daisy Rollo, Coffee: 30:07   Amelia Rope, Chocolate: 47:44 PROBLEMS With the LINK ABOVE click on THIS ONE! Haven’t got time to listen to it all? Scroll to your fave bit…..   COMPETITION  & GORGEOUS GOSSIP Win a Couple of…

Author Jessie Keane/ Vanessa Bailey Three Day Film/Sarah Crompton Dance Critic

07 Aug 2013

Show Length 46.47     Jessie Keane  4.39   Vanessa Bailey 14.25   Sarah Crompton 27.52 PROBLEMS With the LINK ABOVE click on THIS ONE! Haven’t got time to listen to it all? Scroll to your fave bit…..   Gorgeous Gossip this week we discuss is whistle blowing to your best friend ever a good…

Laura Ashley by Anne Sebba – A Life in Design/Island Summers by Travel Writer Tilly Culme-Seymour/GG on Pets

24 Jul 2013

TROUBLE WITH ABOVE LINK PRESS HERE TO PLAY: http://bit.ly/15YFEbP All music in today’s show chosen by Tilly; these songs were played & played on the gramophone on Smalhomene. Tilly’s photos below her text. Gorgeous Gossip on PETS Love them or hate them they are in your life – we chat about the merits and the downside…

BIBA Creator Barbara Hulanicki on GORGEOUS LIVES

03 Jul 2013

Show Length 37.40   Biba! Just the name evokes black and gold/art deco/leopard print/dolly birds/1970s/tight cut skinny clothes/earth colours/loud music/feather boas/retro fashion/floppy hats/satin pyjamas. These are a familiar part of the fashion landscape in 2013, but in the 1960s Barbara Hulanicki the illustrator cum designer invented modern daywear and a lifestyle store for the young….