Broadcasting Career

You can hear Edwina frequently on BBC Radio 5 doing the newspaper reviews on Saturday nights on the Stephen Nolan show. You’ll often hear her commenting on current events on other BBC stations including Radio Belfast, Merseyside, Three Counties etc, and on High Peak Radio.

Big Star's Little Star

With Grand-Daughter - Zoe, September 2013

Dangerous Drivers School

Series 2 Episode 4 February 2013

Loose Women

ITV January 2013

Antiques Road Trip

BBC November 2013

The One Show

BBC March 2013

It’s a dog’s life... filming with Honey for The One Show in November 2013 at Huddersfield, with the British Association of German Shepherd Dogs.

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC Autumn 2011

Come Dine With Me

Channel 4 May 2010

Edwina is the first contestant ever to be asked to appear for a second time in Come Dine With Me. The new celebrity edition was on Channel 4 on Election Night, May 6, 2010.

Her menu includes political dishes called “Lloyd George’s Lament” and “Twin Peaks” – to see what happened next, watch the programme or go to

With Brian Paddick, Rod Liddle and Derek Hatton on Come Dine With Me Election Special

In the kitchen with Sheba the dog and the CDWM camera crew

A Selection of other TV Appearances

2009 was a busy year on TV and radio, with interviews and news items on the parliamentary expenses scandal, the state of the NHS and other topics on The One Show, BBC News, Sky News and others.

Featured programmes this year included Family Fortunes, Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt, Come Dine with Me, Loose Women and appearing for several weeks with Ant and Dec.

In  Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway during February and March 2009, Edwina was part of a team of celebrities who were required to meet several challenges, including pulling a 20 tonne truck, yomping over the Sussex Downs, and recording a pop single for charity. “Hard work, though both Ant and Dec are lovely people, highly professional. I did suggest that with their dedication to getting things right, it was a pity they weren’t running the country!” says Edwina.

Family Fortunes

Edwina with husband, brother, daughter and niece on Family Fortunes.


James May's Toy Stories

Later in 2009 Edwina appeared in James May’s Toy Stories, in which James challenged Liverpool University engineering students to build a bridge over the canal by the Liver Building using only Meccano. “That was fun: Meccano was made in my native city and I cherished my set as a child,” Edwina says. “Fortunately I didn’t have to build the bridge, only help judge the competition. It made a terrific programme which has been repeated several times.”


As a native Liverpudlian Edwina is delighted to see that Liverpool has just celebrated its 800th birthday (the anniversary of its first charter from King John in 1207), and is the European Capital of Culture for 2008. She filmed an authored piece entitled "My Kind of Town" for BBC TV's The One Show in August 2007, which included a visit to her old school, to her father's former shop in Williamson Square and to the historic Princes Road Synagogue.

ON THE ROOF ITV September 2007

In September 2007 Edwina featured on ITV's This Morning show every day for a week with popular presenters Philip Schofield and Fern Britton. She lived on the ITV building roof with nothing but a computer laptop for company. She had to obtain clothing, food, shelter, and even somewhere to sit out of a limited budget; only a tent, a portaloo and a dressing-gown were provided. Challenges were set - and met - including arranging a wedding reception (actually a renewal of vows) on the roof for 30 guests, with champagne, a cake, canapés, the vicar, set-dressing, flowers, musicians, and formal clothing for herself and the bride and groom. Along the way she acquired an exercise bike, five singing toy birds (from the RSPB), a forty-foot flagpole and Union Jack (from and an immense toy dog (from Battersea Dogs' Home) to keep her company.


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