The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

March 2018 issue: My Orwellian holidays

Seventy years ago, George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four on Jura. Annabel Sampson recalls her happy childhood on...

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March 2018 issue: Hit or miss? It's a fine line

A surefire flop can so easily flip into being a smash – and vice versa. Actor Michael Simkins has first-hand...

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February 2017 issue: 1940s vs 1970s fashion

Mother and daughter, Drusilla Beyfus and Nicola Shulman, thrash out the case for the ‘greatest decade for fashion’:...

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January 2017 Issue: Rachel Johnson and Nicky Haslam's ruthless guide to Christmas parties

Find out why rosé is always ‘pink wine’; why there’s nothing naffer than Christmas overseas, and why Yule Logs are an...

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January 2017 issue: Christmas with Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was all alone in London when his friend and photographer Bruce Fleming invited him over for a festive lunch that...

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Princes Michael of Kent, A Cheetah's Tale at THE OLDIE LITERARY LUNCH

Princess Michael of Kent is welcomed back to The Oldie Literary lunch to talk about her latest book A Cheetah's...

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Gyles Brandreth on Christmas at THE OLDIE LITERARY LUNCH

Irrepressible Gyles Brandreth talks about his new book on Christmas and a very funny tale about the Royals....

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Donald Trelford, Shouting in the Street The Oldie Literary Lunch

Ex editor of The Observer, Donald Trelford talks about his book Shouting in the Street - Adventures and Misadventures...

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December 2017 issue: Sixty seconds that hooked the nation

'Just a minute' is celebrating its 50th birthday. In all that time, the panel game has been presided over by...

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December 2017 issue: Tanya Gold's lucky trip to hospital wonderland

Tanya Gold discusses a Cornish clifftop fall that led to laughing gas, morphine, hugs, jelly on tap and a break from...

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The Oldie Literary Lunch: Mark Mason on Question Time

Mark Mason talks about the perfect pub quiz question in his latest book Question Time. Introduced by veteran...

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Oldie Literary Lunch, Mary & Giles Wood, The Diary of Two Nobodies

Mary and Giles Wood are regulars on tv's Gogglebox. They tell the audience at The Oldie Literary Lunch about...

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Oldie Literary Lunch The Village News: The Truth Behind England's Idyll by Tom Fort at The Oldie Lunch

Tom fort talks about his book at The Oldie Literary Lunch at Simpsons in London. The Oldie Literary Lunch is brought...

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November 2017 Issue: Peter Cook at 80

Editor Harry Mount discusses Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and The Establishment – London's first (and last) satirical...

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Oldie Literary Lunch: John Julius Norwich, Four Princes

John Julius Norwich talks about his latest history book Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the...

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Oldie Literary Lunch: Francis Beckett, Fascist in the Family

Francis Beckett tells The Oldie Literary Lunch about his father: Fascist in the Family: The Tragedy of John Beckett...

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Oldie Literary Lunch: Chris Mullin, Hinterland

Ex Labour MP and campaigner for justice tells the Oldie Literary lunch guests all about his life in his memoir...

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Oldie of the Year Awards 2017: Mary Cameron, ‘Mother Knows Best’ award

The judging panel chose to celebrate Mary Cameron, David Cameron’s mother with a ‘Mother Knows Best’ award. The...

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Oldie of the Year Awards 2017: Glenda Jackson our ‘Oldie of the Year'

Glenda Jackson, two-time academy award winner and ex-Labour MP returned to the stage last year as King Lear in a...

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