The India Hicks Podcast

By India Hicks

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A wonderfully intimate look into the life and work of India Hicks and her extraordinary family. In Season One we’re talking Movie Stars, Matadors and Maharajas as we have tea and cake with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and of course India’s much moved mum. Now in her 90s Lady Pamela’s stories will astound you; she’s first cousins with Prince Philip, travelled the world on the famous Commonwealth tour when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, befriended everyone from Grace Kelly to Gandhi and had a front row seat as her father, the last Viceroy of India, oversaw the complicated process of partition. Produced by Lisa Francesca Nand and edited by Alex George.  

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3. The Mountbattens at War; Dispatched to New York with the Vanderbilts

Like so many families the Mountbattens' lives were disrupted significantly in the Second World War with Lady's Pamela's father, Lord Mountbatten, missing after his ship was sunk. In this episode India and producer Lisa are transfixed by Lady Pamela’s account of being dispatched to New York to the house of the legendary Vanderbilts and the extraordinary time she had in their house next to Central Park whilst her parents, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, played key parts in the fight for Europe.

Aug 12, 2019
2. Childhood as a Mountbatten; Lions, Coatimundis, Bears and Being Left in Budapest

Imagine growing up in a house with a lion, a bear, a mongoose and a coatimundi (yes we had to look it up too). We’re having tea and cake at home with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and India Hicks' much loved mum. In our second episode, India, Lady Pamela and producer Lisa Francesca Nand talk about the exotic creatures that both terrified and tantalised the Mountbattens and their  equally exotic visitors, the curious occasion when Lady Pamela and her sister were left for months on end in a random hotel outside Budapest and much more.

Aug 03, 2019
1. Childhood as a Mountbatten; A Plethora of Kings

The family and friends who visited the Mountbattens during Lady Pamela's childhood read like a list of who's who in royalty, politics, high society, the world's greatest authors and artists and Hollywood's finest. Lady Pamela Hicks, India Hicks and their producer Lisa, listen as Lady Pamela regales astounding stories of Kings, Queens and lovers and the weird and wonderful life of growing up as a Mountbatten. 

Aug 01, 2019