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Toyah On The Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Backstage Tales

November 24th, 2021

Backstage Tales : BBC Radio Four Extra
Mon 6th/Tues 7th December : 2.30pm/2.30am

Midge Ure reveals the bizarre world of musicians on tour

He spills the beans on ‘the rider’, tour catering, tricky artists and overprotective managers and the most eye-watering examples of rock ‘n’ roll excess, and frugality, backstage. Getting a rock tour on the road is a massive undertaking, particularly if the star has a large entourage. Just feeding the crew is a military operation.

Having spent nearly 30 years on the road, Midge is perfectly placed to reveal the reality of musicians on tour. Fascinated by this bizarre backstage world, Midge goes on a mission to track down music promoters, tour managers, caterers, roadies, record company employees and the stars themselves to gather together the most intriguing and amusing backstage tales. The programme also hears from Jason Donovan, Boy George, Kim Wilde, Toyah Willcox and Martin Kemp.

• Listen at the BBC Radio 4 Extra website. (This originally aired in November 2011)

Radio: BBC R4 Extra – Aesop’s Astronauts by Tony Mulholland

November 14th, 2021

Aesop’s Astronauts, an audio drama/play broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996, in which Toyah has a main role, has a rare airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra early next month.

Aesop’s Astronauts, by Tony Mulholland, explores what might have happened to the animals used as astronauts in the earliest years of space exploration. In the play the animals develop Accelerated Evolutionary Syndrome and the power of speech.

Toyah plays Mona in The Mona Story ‘episode’. The production was directed and recorded at BBC Pebble Mill.

• Listen to the drama at the BBC Radio 4 Extra website on Saturday 4th December. The audio drama has a running time of 1hr 30m.

Radio: BBC Radio Scotland – Billy Sloan Show

October 31st, 2021

Toyah guested on Billy Sloan’s BBC Radio Scotland show on Saturday night. This was a special on The Who, and Toyah chats about the band, Quadrophenia – how she got a part in the film and her character, Monkey – and more!

It’s a special on The Who with Billy in conversation with Roger Daltrey, talking about his incredible career as frontman with the band for over 50 years. Billy also talks to Who fans who reveal just why they love the band. These famous admirers include John Lydon, Jon Fratelli, Toyah, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, Lulu and former Who drummer Kenny Jones. All laced with a great Who soundtrack.

• Listen at BBC Sounds. Toyah’s interview begins at approximately 24 minutes into the show and runs for around 12 minutes. Toyah also chooses her favourite song by The Who.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC Radio 2 – Rylan On Saturday

October 23rd, 2021

A reminder Toyah is guesting on Rylan On Saturday on BBC Radio 2 this afternoon. The show begins at 3pm.

Toyah said this week: “Hear me chatting to the wonderful Rylan on BBC Radio 2 on Sat 23 Oct. I’ll be talking all things Posh Pop and Proud Cabaret from the middle of the Atlantic in a storm!”

Rylan On Saturday: BBC Radio 2: Saturday 23rd October: 3pm
Pop Prince Craig David, Pop Icon Toyah plus Shelia the Wookie. Craig David discusses his new single with MNEK plus national treasure Toyah chats to Rylan. Email rylan@bbc.co.uk if you want to play along to the film & TV Quiz Couch Potatoes quiz or suggest a song on the White Isle of Rybiza. Plus mummy Linda is back to share her dinner ideas.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC Radio 2 / Rylan On Saturday

October 9th, 2021

Toyah will guest on Rylan’s Saturday afternoon BBC Radio 2 show in a fortnight’s time – Saturday 23rd October.

Rylan on Saturday
Pop legends Craig David and Toyah chat to Rylan

Pop legends Craig David and Toyah chat to Rylan about their new music.

Email rylan@bbc.co.uk if you want to play along to the film & TV Quiz Couch Potatoes quiz or play a song on the White Isle of Rybiza. Plus mummy Linda is back to share her dinner ideas.

• Listen live or on Catch Up at BBC Sounds after the show airs.

Radio: Richard Green/BBC Radio Devon

September 20th, 2021

Toyah guested on Richard Green’s BBC Radio Devon show on Saturday.

Faye from Steps, The Retro Hour features Howard Jones, Toyah and Brother Beyond.

Toyah talks Posh Pop and more, with the interview beginning around 2hr 10m into the show and runs for around 10 minutes. There were plays of I Want To Be Free and Space Dance, the latter of which Toyah chose to be played on the show.

• Listen to the show/interview for the next four weeks at BBC Sounds.

Retro Charts: Top 10 Countdown Show

September 7th, 2021

This week’s Retro Charts show is packed with legends like Toyah, Duran Duran, Donny Osmond, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton and more.

The Retro Charts show counts down the top 10 current albums and singles from singers and bands that have been around for more than 25 years. It’s the only chart of its kind based on actual sales. No, it’s not an oldies show!

This edition is for the chart week ending Thursday 2 September, 2021.

This show is owned by the chart provider, Retro Charts. Follow this channel on Mixcloud, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook@retrocharts to be notified when the new chart is released each week. The show is aired on great radio stations worldwide. If you are a radio station and you want to air this weekly show, or get a version with custom links and idents, contact us via email: retrocharts@aol.co.uk

• Continue reading at Retro Charts @ Mix Cloud.

Radio: BBCR Scotland – Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective

September 3rd, 2021

It looks like there will be a track from Posh Pop, as well as a Toyah classic, on Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective this evening, in the show’s “Then & Now” feature.

Airing on BBC Radio Scotland from 6pm.

Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective: BBC Radio Scotland: Friday 3rd September: 6pm
Paging Dr Beat. Celebrating the vinyl revival with new and classic cuts all played from 7″, 12″ or LP. This week, Then & Now tracks from Toyah, Into The Groove with Freeez and music from Chvrches, Miami Sound Machine, The Jam and Horse.

• Listen online at the BBC Scotland website, or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester – Mike Sweeney

September 1st, 2021

Toyah guested on Mike Sweeney’s BBC Radio Manchester show earlier today, talking about Posh Pop, Sunday Lunch and more.

There were plays of I Want To Be Free and Levitate during the interview, which aired in two parts.

Toyah Willcox (01/09/2021)
Mike chats to singer, Toyah Willcox, about her Posh Pop Tour 2021.

• Listen on Catch Up at BBC Sounds for the next few weeks.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC Radio Wales – Janice Long TONIGHT!

August 30th, 2021

Toyah guests on Janice Long’s BBC Radio Wales show this Bank Holiday Monday evening. For an exclusive chat about the album Posh Pop. The show airs from 7pm.

BBC Radio Wales: Janice Long: Monday 30th Aug: 7pm
Join Janice for brilliant songs from the 60’s right through to today. Janice also introduces fresh new music and artists from Wales.

• Listen online at the BBC Radio Wales website, and on Catch Up, post-airing, at BBC Sounds. **Update: BBC Radio Wales just tweeted: Tonight Janice’s special guest is singer, actor and writer Toyah. Toyah will be in after 8 to talk about her excellent new album Posh Pop.

BBC Radio 2: Toyah Talks ‘Posh Pop’ With Steve Wright!

August 24th, 2021

A great interview with Toyah on today’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon show on BBC Radio 2. This included plays of two previously unheard songs from Posh Pop.

Toyah talked about the recording process of Posh Pop, what inspired the album, and about loving being back on the road touring, playing festivals and gigs.

There were plays of I Want To Be Free, It’s A Mystery, Levitate, The Bride Will Return, and a short burst of Rhythm In My House at the close of the chat.

Steve enthused about Toyah having such a longtime career yet still releasing such quality music. He also mentioned Toyah’s legendary warehouse, Mayhem!

Toyah also talked about her latest film work, on, the just released, To Be Someone and, the to be released in October, The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory.

• Listen to the show/interview at BBC Sounds. Toyah appears approximately 2hrs 30m into the show. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On The Radio: BBCR2 – Steve Wright In The Afternoon

August 24th, 2021

Steve Wright In The Afternoon: BBC Radio 2
Tuesday 24th August: 2pm

Toyah and Shaun. New and vintage music, quirky facts and entertainment news. With guests Toyah Willcox and Shaun Evans. Listen to the show live from 2pm here. It will also be available at BBC Sounds/On Demand after broadcast this afternoon.

Radio: Toyah To Guest On BBC Radio 2 / Steve Wright Show

August 23rd, 2021

Toyah is guesting on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow afternoon. The show airs for three hours, beginning at 2pm

With guests Toyah Willcox and Shaun Evans
Toyah’s album is called Posh Pop, and Shaun Evans is starring in the BBC One drama Vigil as well as returning for an 8th series of Endeavour on ITV. Plus there’s Factoids, the Non-Stop Oldies and the latest entertainment and lifestyle news.

• Listen live at the website or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Tea With Toyah!

August 19th, 2021

BBC Music Introducing in Hereford & Worcester, had tea with Toyah. The multi-million selling singer/songwriter, author and actress invited them to chew the fat at her place. This aired last Sunday (15th August). Listen to the interview by clicking below.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC H&W – The Big Toyah Willcox Interview

August 12th, 2021

Toyah guests on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester’s Tammy Gooding show tomorrow afternoon for “Tammy’s Big Toyah Willcox Interview”. The show airs from 2 – 6pm. Toyah has previously guested on Tammy’s radio show a number of times over the past few years, most recently in March 2020.

Tomorrow’s Toyah interview will most likely centre around the new album, Posh Pop, which is released in just two week’s time (Friday 27th August). Pre-order Posh Pop here.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Tammy Gooding: Friday 13th August: 2pm
Tammy’s big Toyah Willcox interview. What you need to know where you live on a Fantastic Friday with Tammy.

• Listen live at their BBC website or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Kent/Dominic King Show – Interview Transcript

June 1st, 2021

A full transcript of Toyah’s recent interview on BBC Radio Kent’s Dominic King Show can now be read online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

• Read it here. Listen to the interview at BBC Sounds.

Radio: BBC Radio Kent/Dominic King Show TONIGHT!

May 26th, 2021

Toyah guests this evening on The Dominic King Show which airs from 6pm on BBC Radio Kent. Toyah is on after 8pm.

The Dominic King Show: Chris Addison + TOYAH
Evenings on BBC Radio Kent. Featuring great music and conversation.

• Listen online at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks.

RTÉ: Punk Pop Legend Toyah Willcox Talks To RTÉ Arena

May 23rd, 2021

To a generation of teenagers, the 1980s punk pop star Toyah Willcox was an inspiration with brightly dyed hair and dramatic make up.

The singer and actor joins RTÉ Arena to discuss her new album Posh Pop, out in July and her hit YouTube series Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch.

• Listen to this great interview at the RTE website.

Audio Drama: King Frank & The Knights Of The Ecoquest

March 22nd, 2021

Toyah plays the role of Haroldia The Herald in Martin Kiszko’s fifteen-part audio/radio drama King Frank & The Knights Of The Ecoquest for Fun Kids Radio. See Martin’s tweet about this (including a photo of him and Toyah) here, and Toyah’s by clicking below.

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Great Lives

October 30th, 2020

Great Lives: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 12th November: 6.30pm
Great Lives: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 13th November: 0.30am
Great Lives: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 14th November: 7.30am/5.30pm
Great Lives: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 15th November: 5.30am
Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn. (Series 37, Episode 9). Singer Toyah Willcox chooses the actress and Hollywood legend, Katherine Hepburn. With Matthew Parris. From 2015.

Dubbed an ‘oddity’ and ‘box office poison’, she liked to goad the press and public with her eccentric behaviour and unconventional love life. Her career in Hollywood spanned six decades, during which she starred alongside other Hollywood greats, including James Stewart, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.

The four time Oscar award winning actress Katharine Hepburn is this week’s Great Life. She is championed by singer and actress Toyah Willcox – who met and worked with her. The expert is Dr Mark Glancy – Reader in Film History, at Queen Mary, University of London. The presenter is Matthew Parris. Producer: Perminder Khatkar. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

Toyah on the Radio: Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective/BBC Scotland

October 4th, 2020

Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective: BBC Radio Scotland:
Friday 9th October: 6pm
National Album Day. Featuring tracks from some of your favourite 80s albums. Now in its third year, National Album Day 2020 takes place on Saturday 10th October.

Toyah Willcox is one of this year’s ambassadors and chooses her favourite vinyl record, Grant counts down the best-selling albums of the whole decade and also plays some of John Lennon’s biggest hits of the 1980s on what would have been his 80th birthday.