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    Emma Freud  



Born: 1962

Career History:


BBC1 documentary series Sins Of The Flesh


Travelled throughout the Middle East for Everyman


For the last 12 years has helped to produce 7 hours of live TV and documentary for Comic Relief.


BBC2 she hosted her own chat show Plunder


C4 health series The Pulse, news programme The Big Picture Show and the arts programme The Media Show.


ITV - Emma hosted 27 hours of continual live television on the Telethon, presented the chat show Pillowtalk, and a weekly arts magazine programme Theatreland .



Morning show on GLR, The Lunchtime Show on Radio One, numerous documentaries on Radio Four and is a regular reporter on Loose Ends.



She has worked for the last 14 years with her partner Richard Curtis as his script editor on Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, The Vicar Of Dibley and Bridget Jones s Diary and Love Actually.


Emma is a trustee of Comic Relief. In 2004 she and Richard started working full time for the Make Poverty History campaign,


Was associate producer on
Live 8.





Emma pictured in 1993 (Mirror)

Former GLR presenter and Channel 4 Media Show presenter Emma joined Radio 1 in 1993.


After 'sitting in' for Nicky Campbell on his late night show Into The Night she was asked by Controller Matthew Bannister to front the daily 12-2pm programme previously presented by Jakki Brambles.

She began the weekday lunchtime slot in January 1994. Since her programme featured guest interviews and news features, and included live artist sessions. On the show she interviewed Kenneth Brannagh about Frankenstein, Joe Queenan about Hollywood celebrities, spoke about Rwanda and carried reports from Southern Sudan. 


Emma is married to screenwriter Richard Curtis (Notting Hill) and currently works as a social commentator, appearing regularly on British TV. She was born in 1962 and is the daughter of politician and broadcaster Sir Clement, and the great-granddaughter of psychologist Sigmund Freud.


She was at the station until January 1995 when the lunchtime slot was presented by Lisa I'Anson.


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NEW The following clips are taken from Emma's lunchtime Radio 1 show broadcast Tuesday 24th May 1994.


Intro at Midday

What's On and 'Open to Question'

News at 12:30

Who would you least like to make love to

'Girl Talk' tracks

Critic Joe Queenan is Guest

News at 12:30

Mark Tonderai's Report from the Sudan

Rod McKenzie with all the Answers

Jah Wobble ticket winners and - Goodbye





Top 40 Bruno Brookes



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