Archive for June, 2013

The Older Woman (Ep 6): BBC iPlayer

June 29th, 2013

The sixth episode of The Older Woman is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer.

It will remain online until early next Friday morning.

This is the final epsiode of Series One. A second series was made and aired in 1994 on ‘BBC Radio 4’ but I’m pretty sure that Toyah, or her character, didn’t appear.

• View all of Dreamscape’s recent news on The Older Woman.

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

June 29th, 2013

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Wednesday 10th July: 12.50pm/5.50pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Thursday 11th July: 4.50am

Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.


Breaking Through: 20:13 / 01.07.13

June 29th, 2013

The next edition of Breaking Through: Toyah’s Official Newsletter will be on 20:13 / 01.07.13 – Sign up to the mailing list by clicking below.

Throwback Thursday: Free ‘Sugar Rush’ Song

June 27th, 2013

It’s “Throwback Thursday” and The End Records are offering everyone a free download of Small Town Psychopath from The Humans album Sugar Rush. Toyah for free via!

Jack Up The 80s: Make A Date With Toyah

June 27th, 2013

Toyah Willcox says she can’t wait to play Jack Up The 80′s.

When we caught up with her recently Toyah said “I love the IOW it’s such a pretty place. I last played on the Island in the mid 90′s.”

Toyah first hit the charts in 1981 with the Four from Toyah EP. It’s A Mystery was the big hit on the EP and lots more hits followed.

Join Toyah on Sunday afternoon, 11th August as she takes the Island by storm in a not-to-be-missed appearance…

• Continue reading at Jack Up The 80s.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 27th, 2013

Rock The Stadium: Another great photo of Toyah onstage in fantastic Falkirk at the weekend. (Photo © Rock The Stadium/Emma Gray Photography)

Toyah @ Twitter: WHY? – This is sad but it really doesn’t surprise me. There is no respect for anything these days. Weekend Guitar Trio/Toyah Willcox/Jan Bang – “Live at King’s Place”: A review of the album (in Estonian, I think!)

Wave 102: Interviews: Dave chats to Toyah Willcox – Not me, Dave from ‘Wave 102’. A recent audio interview, scroll down the page to listen.

DVD Active: Doctor Who: Regeneration (UK – DVD R2): Toyah is mentioned in this, frankly, massive review of the new Doctor Who box set – The last couple of scenes with William Hartnell have a sense of eeriness to them, as you can see that The Doctor really isn’t well and he cryptically says something to Ben and Polly before heading off into the TARDIS and falling over shortly afterward; it’s easy to imagine that young viewers at the time must have been scared when they watched it, as the concept of regeneration hadn’t been mentioned then, let alone stuck in the public consciousness like it is today and Toyah Wilcox said it best in Thirty Years in the TARDIS, when she said  “in my eyes, he was dying“.

The Daily Courier: A Comic Look At Ageism and Sexism

June 26th, 2013

A new article on The Power Of Three. The film has its Canadian premiere this weekend.

Getting The Power of Three made into a feature-length film on a shoestring budget was a labour of love for all involved.And according to its Lake Country-based writer/producer, it’s also a case of art imitating life.

“It was basically a decision of three friends to make a movie that people our age would like,” said Ann Cameron, who wrote the screenplay and produced it. “So before we wised up and knew any better, that’s what we did.”

Set for it’s Canadian premiere June 29 at Creekside Theatre, The Power of Three is a feel-good comedy about three 50-something actresses who reunite after many years apart, with the idea of making a film and resurrecting their moribund careers at the same time. Filmed in and around Hampstead, London, England in 2009-10, it stars British actress Toyah Willcox as Michelle, South African native Brumilda Van Rensburg as Olivia and Cameron’s first cousin, Torontonian Robin Craig of Wind at My Back and Degrassi fame as Lizzie.

• Continue reading at The Daily Courier. View Dreamscape’s recent news on the film here.

Toyah on ‘Daybreak’

June 25th, 2013

A screen cap of Toyah guesting on ITV’s early morning breakfast programme Daybreak last Wednesday. She appeared alongside Dr Hilary Jones to discuss palliative care. I’ll add a few more caps from the programme soon. (Thanks to Alec Kelly)

Live 2013: Rock The Stadium

June 24th, 2013

Toyah at Rock The Stadium in Falkirk on Saturday, playing the ‘Here and Now’ concert alongside Paul Young, Altered Images, Five Star and many more. View other photos here and here. Click below to view a larger version of the photo. (Thanks to @RockTheStadium)

BBC Radio Solent: Alex Dyke: Toyah Interview

June 24th, 2013

Toyah guested on Alex Dyke’s show on ‘BBC Radio Solent’ last Wednesday. The show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer until this coming Wednesday afternoon.

She talks “retro Toyah” on tv (Tales Of The Unexpected, The Corn Is Green, Minder), the festivals she will be playing this Summer, the Love Is The Law & More tour and more. There’s also plays of ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’.

• The interview begins at approximately 1hr 37minutes into the show and runs for around 12 minutes. Listen here.

Toyah Looks Forward to ‘Jack Up The 80s’

June 24th, 2013

A great photo of Toyah, looking forward to playing the Jack Up The 80s festival later in the Summer. ‘Jack Up The 80s’ say “80’s icon Toyah is gearing up for her performance on Sunday 11th August at Jack Up The 80’s!“. View a larger version of the photo by clicking below, and further info on ‘Jack Up The 80s’ here. (Thanks to @JackUpThe80s)

Toyah @ Twitter & Instagram

June 24th, 2013

Toyah @ Twitter & Instagram: Toyah has been tweeting and Instagramming photos a-plenty over the last few weeks: Love Is The Law & More, WillyFred, fanmail, food, Robert Fripp, Rock The Stadium…

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Evening Express: Midge & Toyah Play Aberdeen

June 22nd, 2013

Midge Ure and Toyah Willcox to play Aberdeen gig

Concert in tribute to former university union bar

A former Aberdeen university union is to be marked with a 1980s gig. The University of Aberdeen’s union bar will be remembered at The Lemon Tree on August 17, with Midge Ure and Toyah Willcox joining the line-up.

• Continue reading at the Aberdeen Evening Express.

Worcester Standard: Upton Music Festival 2013

June 22nd, 2013

Readers in with chance of becoming a high-flying VIP

The countdown to one of Worcestershire’s biggest ever music festivals has begun and to celebrate we are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an exclusive prize to ensure they arrive in style.

Upton Music Festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday from August 23 to 25, has unveiled its best ever line up including soul legend Alexander O’Neal, 70s rockers Slade, Neville Staple and Pershore’s very own Toyah Willcox.

• Continue reading at the Worcester Standard.

The Falkirk Herald: Falkirk Prepares

June 22nd, 2013

Falkirk prepares to welcome thousands of music fans

Die-hard fans began queueing for tonight’s Ronan Keating concert 12 hours before he was due on stage.

The former Boyzone singer kicks the celebrations off tonight, while tomorrow its the turn of some of the Best of the 80’s, featuring scintillating sets from the likes of Midge Ure, Altered Images, Five Star, T’Pau and Toyah.

• Continue reading at The Falkirk Herald.

What’s On: Toyah To Help Recreate Student Glory Days

June 22nd, 2013

Toyah To Help Recreate Student Union Glory Days At Lemon Tree

Aberdeen’s University Union, which once stood at the corner of Gallowgate/Kirkgate, may have disappeared from the city landscape 10 years ago – but its spirit lives on.

And the Union’s glory days will be celebrated at re:Union  in The Lemon Tree on Saturday, August 17, with a fabulous line-up including iconic punk princess Toyah Willcox, Ultravox’s Midge Ure and Union favourites Blues ‘n Trouble.

• Continue reading at What’s On.

Toyah on the Radio: The Older Woman (Ep 6)

June 22nd, 2013

The fifth episode of The Older Woman is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. It will remain online until early next Friday morning.

The final episode airs next Thursday morning/afternoon and very early Friday morning.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra 
Thu 27th June: 7am & 5.30pm/Fri 28th June: 5.30am
Episode 6 of 6. A letter and phone calls lift the lid on Jane’s chaotic love life. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

Toyah on TV & Radio: Rundown

June 22nd, 2013

There are a number of television and radio appearances (mostly retro) for Toyah over the next week or so. Here’s a rundown:

The Corn is Green: True Entertainment: Monday 24th June: 7.00pm
The Janice Long Review Show: Vintage TV: Monday 24th June: 11.00pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Watch: Wednesday 26th June: 1.00pm (also on Watch +1)
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 27th June: 7.00am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 27th June: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Thursday 27th June: 12.50pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 28th June: 5.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Friday 28th June: 6.00am
Minder: ITV4: Monday 1st July: 5.55pm (also on ITV4 +1)
Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 2nd July: 2.00am (also on ITV4 +1)
Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: BBC Radio 6Music: Thursday 4th July: 6.00pm

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Toyah on TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

June 22nd, 2013

Minder: ITV4: Monday 1st July: 5.55pm
Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 2nd July: 2.00am
All Mod Cons. Arthur decides to sell Terry’s flat without his permission. Meanwhile, Terry gets a job minding at a local club and ends up getting into more trouble than he had planned for when he realises the club’s manager is on the fiddle. Starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Toyah Willcox, Simon Cadell, James Ottaway, and Tony Osaba. (Series 2, Episode 8, 1980). Also showing on ITV4 +1.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC 6Music: Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable

June 22nd, 2013

Toyah is making a return to Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC Radio 6Music at the beginning of next month.

Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: BBC Radio 6Music
Thursday 4th July: 6.00pm
Nadine Shah, A&R man James Endeacott and Toyah join Steve to discuss some new releases.

ATV Today: ATV Choice: Vintage TV

June 22nd, 2013

Next week its another busy schedule over on Vintage TV with shows featuring Jerry Naylor, Toyah (pictured), Trevor Horn, Feargal Sharkey and Mick Gallagher among others airing to delight your music pleasures.

Janice Long (pictured) hosts another lively episode of The Janice Long Review Show. Broadcaster Paul Sexton returns to the 12 Bar Club, alongside producer Trevor Horn and 80s starlet Toyah, to discuss her 1982 gothic release The Changeling and the Sex Pistols’ ground-breaking Never Mind The B*****ks.