Emma Forbes



Talking Telephone Numbers

Top Tip Challenge

What's My Line?


Probably fed up with being referred to as "daughter of Nanette Newman" (and also of the actor, Bryan Forbes), this page not being an exception. That said, she certainly has made her own mark on television, mainly in children's programming.

She started off as the cookery expert on Going Live!, where she would try to get Phillip Schofield to bake something with hilarious consequences. She was carried over to Live and Kicking, this time as main presenter. She also presented the children's talk show Speakeasy for ITV.

She co-hosted Talking Telephone Numbers, again with Phillip Schofield, and later fronted Top Tip Challenge. Viewers in some ITV regions will also have seen her host three series of What's My Line?


Emma co-wrote a cookery book called Take 3 Cooks - namely herself, her mother and her sister.

She appeared as a schoolgirl in the 1978 film International Velvet.

Books / Tapes

Emma Forbes' "Going Live!" Cookbook


First Artist Management, 3 Tenterden Street, London W1S 1TD

Web links

IMDb entry


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