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The Saga #NotGoingOutClub Podcast

Series 1

Nina Myskow talks to...

We’re delighted to bring you the first series of The Saga #notgoingoutclub Podcast! Each episode has been recorded exclusively for Saga’s #notgoingoutclub.

Get ready for a stellar line-up of 14 celebrities chatting to TV presenter Nina Myskow. Guests include Joanna Lumley, Alan Titchmarsh, Sue Barker, Roger Daltrey and many other big names.

It’s your chance to discover how these stars of stage and screen are spending their extra time at home, revealing more about their lives and interests away from the spotlight. But why not begin by watching Nina introducing the series, in a video she recorded especially for the #notgoingoutclub.

Listen to The #notgoingoutclub Podcast

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Episode 14

Nina talks to… Sue Barker

30 June 2020

Sue Barker

Nina’s final podcast for the #notgoingoutclub welcomes the presenter of Wimbledon and A Question of Sport. During her successful tennis career, Sue competed in several Grand Slam Finals, won the French Open and rose to third in the world. So there’s lots of ground to cover before Nina declares Game, Set and Match!



Episode 13

Nina talks to… Kathy Lette

26 June 2020

Kathy Lette

The bestselling writer of Girls’ Night Out, Mad Cows and Puberty Blues has a wicked sense of humour and plenty of attitude! Together with her autistic son (actor Jules Robertson), she’s survived lockdown in her own special way.



Episode 12

Nina talks to… Mary Portas

19 June 2020

Mary Portas

From Harrods and John Lewis to Topshop and Harvey Nichols, Mary Portas has worked for many iconic retailers. She’s also advised the nation on the welfare of our high streets and made several illuminating TV programmes. So what does she make of the lockdown and its aftermath?



Episode 11

Nina talks to… Arlene Phillips

15 June 2020

Arlene Phillips

From West End hits like Annie and Starlight Express to TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, Arlene Phillips has had a huge impact on British entertainment. What hot gossip will she share with her good friend Nina? Find out now!



Episode 10

Nina talks to… Mr Motivator

5 June 2020

Mr Motivator

Here’s a rare chance to learn more about Derrick Evans, better known as Mr Motivator. Since bursting onto our TV screens in 1993, he’s become one of Britain’s most successful fitness and lifestyle coaches.

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Work out with Mr Motivator!



Episode 9

Nina talks to… Nicky Clarke

29 May 2020

Nicky Clarke

Famous for styling the hair of many celebrities and building a brand in his own name, we catch up with Nicky to see how social distancing will affect his salons. Find out in this special podcast.



Episode 8

Nina talks to… Gareth Malone

22 May 2020

Gareth Malone

TV’s celebrated choirmaster is renowned for bringing people together through music, and his Great British Home Chorus initiative has struck a major chord with the public. What else is Gareth doing? Find out during our exclusive podcast on Friday from 3pm.

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Gareth Malone talks to Saga



Episode 7

Nina talks to… Lesley Garrett CBE

15 May 2020

Lesley Garrett

She’s performed in the world’s greatest operas, starred in her own TV spectaculars and recorded 14 bestselling CDs. Find out more about one of the country’s top sopranos now.



Episode 6

Nina talks to… Prue Leith

8 May 2020

Prue Leith

What special ingredients does the Great British Bake Off judge, restaurateur and cookery writer have for coping with a lockdown? Find out here!

Related Saga Magazine articles:

The Grown-Up Test: Prue Leith

Cooking up a storm with Prue Leith

Prue Leith’s chocolate fudge cake

Prue Leith’s madeira cake




Episode 5

Nina talks to… Roger Daltrey

1 May 2020

Roger Daltrey

As the lead singer of The Who, Roger has sold over 100 million records. How does it feel to swap more than 50 years touring the world for a quiet life at home?

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Top of the TV pops: The best music shows of the 1960s




Episode 4

Nina talks to… Alan Titchmarsh MBE

24 April 2020

Alan Titchmarsh MBE

One of the nation’s favourite gardening gurus, TV presenters and novelists is also a dedicated environmentalist and charity champion. So how does Alan stay busy at home?

Exclusive Saga Possibilities event:

An Audience With Alan Titchmarsh

Related Saga Magazine articles:

People We Love: Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh’s favourite gardens




Episode 3

Nina talks to… Elaine Paige OBE

17 April 2020

Elaine Paige

From online exercise classes to digital tours of art galleries, the star of Evita, Cats and Chess is now at home mastering the computer domain with her famously mischievous sense of humour.

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Elaine Paige, queen of London’s West End

Hair in 1968: memories from the cast, the fans & the outrage




Episode 2

Nina talks to… Gyles Brandreth

9 April 2020

Gyles Brandreth

During his time at home, this exuberant author and broadcaster is learning poetry by heart, reading the diaries of Virginia Woolf and developing his cookery skills.

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Meeting my match by Gyles Brandreth

The Grown-Up Test: Gyles Brandreth




Episode 1

Nina talks to… Joanna Lumley OBE

3 April 2020

Joanna Lumley

Discover how the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley is making the most of her time indoors. Joanna also reflects on her travel highlights, including her recent expedition to the hidden Caribbean.

Related Saga Magazine articles:

Joanna Lumley: a mistress of modesty

Joanna Lumley’s five favourite TV travel destinations

TV blog: Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti