Posted By The Sugar Girls ~ 7th April 2012
If you missed the Sugar Girls on the Robert Elms show on BBC London last week, you can now listen to the interview on the programme’s podcast, here:
On air with Robert were Duncan Barrett and former Sugar Girls Gladys Hudgell and Eva Rodwell, who made quite an entrance – their taxi was caught in traffic and it was touch and go whether they would make it in time for the show. Then when they did turn up, they breezed into the studio unaware that they were going straight on air – a bit of a shock for all concerned!
Robert clearly found it hilarious, however, and launched into his first questions for Gladys and Eva while they were still bustling about making themselves comfortable. When he told Gladys her bag was making a rustling noise she told him that, at 79, she was entitled to rustle if she wanted to!
The interview was interrupted twice by Gladys’s mobile phone going off, as her son Paul kept ringing to check whether she was on the radio. The production crew were in stitches and Robert said afterwards that it was “one of the finest and funniest interviews I’ve done for many a moon”.
There’s also a bonus audioboo interview with Gladys and Eva conducted by Robert’s producer Graham, which you can listen to here (and no phone calls were taken in that one!).
Find out more about Gladys, Eva and the other women who made Tate & Lyle one of Britain’s most famous brands in The Sugar Girls, published by Collins. Click here to buy the book for just £3.77 with free delivery.