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MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD by Sean Smith Man Week on Radio Gorgeous

09 Dec 2020

Today we talk about the most controversial now ex-Royal MEGHAN, activist, actor, mother and Prince Harry’s partner. Sean has written a wonderful sympathetic book about a sadly much maligned woman MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD, is published by Harper Collins #Royals #RadioGorgeous #Meghan 

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…

Murray’s Cabaret Club, discovering Soho’s secret by Benjamin Levy with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

09 Jan 2020

In 1960 there were over 200 strip clubs, clip joints and peep shows in Soho. But there was a classy, glamourous establishment which surpassed all others and that was Murray’s Cabaret Club in Beak Street, London W1, which has just been featured in the Christine Keeler TV series. Murray’s Cabaret Club was taken over in…

60’s British Icons: The Mini, E Type Jaguar and the Land Rover MAN WEEK SPECIAL Peter Grimsdale’s High Performance with Donna Freed

MAN WEEK SPECIAL The enduring style and substance of the Mini, the E Type Jaguar and the Land Rover have made them more lifestyle choices than mere cars. Peter Grimsdale, car fanatic, revs his engine in the telling of how these cars came to be and how we subsequently took over Formula One racing –…

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…

Tim Wardle, Director of Three Identical Strangers with Donna Freed, MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

29 Nov 2018

Tim Wardle, Director of Three Identical Strangers with Donna Freed, MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous  PLEASE NOTE: THIS INTERVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!! Three Identical Strangers is the quintessential ‘life is stranger than fiction’ story that starts out with the heartwarming reunion of triplets who were separated at birth. What follows is the unravelling of the dark mystery…

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous  Harry Mount is the youngest editor of The Oldie, at a mere 47 years old he started reading The Oldie aged 21. He tells us that The Oldie reader is much less likely to be offended by articles, and that they…

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, Jeopardy with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK

27 Nov 2018

  Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, JEOPARDY his new book with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK Best known as The Black Farmer behind the sausages, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation. He talks about grew up in crushing poverty in Birmingham but made a promise to himself that one…

Tail of the Tigress: Views on the Road to Gender Equality by David de Vire

30 Nov 2017

Tail of the Tigress: Views on the Road to Gender Equality by David de Vire David deVire explores the ongoing impact on our modern world of our history, the results of medical and social research, the hopes and fears of real women and investigates the potential for radical change in the structure of society. For…

Charley’s Wood by Charles Duff MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

29 Nov 2017

  Charlie was brought up by a homosexual father and lesbian mother. They were also aristocrats, listen to his moving and amusing life story here. His cold father was a cross dresser with a passion for all things royal. His mother adored him until she discovered Charlie was gay too. #memoir #aristocrat #LBGT Buy the…

George by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

  George by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells us amazing facts and stories about George Michael, one of the most successful popstars of all time. #GeorgeMichael #pop #celebrity Buy the book: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008155636/george Never miss a podcast: http://radiogorgeous.com/sign-up-newsletter/

Photographer Ian Hoskin with Donna Freed MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

Photographer Ian Hoskin with Donna Freed MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous Ladies First is a photographic essay first undertaken by Ian for his thesis project but put aside. He came across the images 30 years later and realised how little had changed. Meaningful change can only come from dialogue; the twinned images and phrases –…

Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Accident on the A35, Author of the Week on MAN WEEK with Donna Freed

Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Accident on the A35, Author of the Week on MAN WEEK with Donna Freed Returning to Radio Gorgeous’ Man Week is Man Booker Prize Shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet. In his third novel, he himself returns to the scene of the crime (or lack there of) in the drear town of…

ADELE Sean Smith Celebrity Biographer MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

04 Dec 2016

ADELE Sean Smith Celebrity Biographer tells us all about the world’s most successful popstar on MAN WEEK Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke We enter the world private world of Adele. Sean Smith the celebrity biographer tells us about his latest book and the rise of Adele.  Follow Sean @SeanSmithCeleb  Buy the book http://seansmithceleb.com/about/ We love men and women…

HIS BLOODY PROJECT Graeme Macrae Burnet MAN WEEK AUTHOR on Radio GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

02 Dec 2016

HIS BLOODY PROJECT Graeme Macrae Burnet MAN WEEK AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Donna Freed If you’ve been living under a rock, perhaps you missed the hoopla surrounding this year’s Man Booker Prize short list. It featured a “crime novel” published by tiny Scottish imprint Contraband and Graeme has since been all over the news like a…

Want your garden redesigned? JOHN WYER Gardener MAN WEEK with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS

Want your garden redesigned? JOHN WYER Gardener gives us the best tips! MAN WEEK with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS   A career officer at school suggested that John should become a garden designer and he has done just that with aplomb. John tells us how to create an urban garden and gives great suggestions, inspirations…

BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

01 Dec 2016

BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Hear literary man Alexander Larman tell Josephine about Byron’s women. Part of Man Week on Radio Gorgeous.  http://alexanderlarman.com/ Follow Alex: @alexlarman Buy the book: http://headofzeus.com/books/byrons-women Radio Gorgeous for curious women sign up www.radiogorgeous.com     

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…

Peter Swanson The Kind Worth Killing CRIME Author on MAN WEEK

  Peter Swanson The Kind Worth Killing You Should Never Talk To Strangers MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous Podcast Length: 18 Minutes 58 Seconds Sunday Times “Thriller of the Month” Crime writer, poet and Alfred Hitchcock enthusiast Peter Swanson talks about his second thriller, The Kind Worth Killing. What makes a person capable of killing?…

JOHN STANDING sings Noel Coward Noel & Cole CABARET MAN WEEK

    John Standing Sings Noel Coward NOEL & COEL   Podcast Length: 17 Minutes 19 seconds John Standing almost got away from the family trade of acting and into painting but as his mother thought he needed to earn, he fell back on acting. How he thought he would get away with it when…