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Toyah On The Radio: Greatest Hits Radio TONIGHT!

June 20th, 2024

On the eve of her 44th single being released… Toyah will be joining Jackie Brambles on Greatest Hits Radio tonight for a Great Conversation from 8pm, ahead of her & Robert Fripp performance at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival this weekend. There may be a surprise too. Post-airing listen to the show here…

Toyah On The Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep3)

May 24th, 2024

The first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martin Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 31st May: 7am/12pm/6pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 1st June: 2am
Episode 3 of 6. Roy’s quest to insinuate himself further into Jane’s good books gets a new lease of life when she requests his help to save a tree. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

Toyah On The Radio: The Heritage Chart Show

May 24th, 2024

The Heritage Chart Show: North Wales TV: Friday 24th May: 5pm/11pm
The Heritage Chart Show: Teesid TV: Saturday 25th May: 9am/12pm/5pm
Special 100th Anniversary Edition. The Heritage Chart show is presented by Mike Read and features the top 40 heritage hits, voted on by people in 80+ countries across the globe. Including messages from many number 1 artists: Limahl, Paul Young, Gary Kemp, Right Said Fred, Kim Wilde, Boy George, Marty Wilde, Toyah, Dean Friedman, Mungo Jerry, Suzi Quatro Tony Hadley, Cliff Richard, Katrina, Nik Kershaw and many more! Visit theheritagechart.co.uk. (Airing on North Wales TV and Teeside TV simultaneously)

Toyah On The Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Eps 1&2)

May 16th, 2024

The first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, begins airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra from next Friday.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 17th May: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 17th May: 12pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 17th May: 6pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 18th May: 2am
Episode 1 of 6. Local hack journalist Roy Hitchcock meets his former English teacher, and sets out on a crusade to win her heart against all odds. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 24th May: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 24th May: 12pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 24th May: 6pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 25th May: 2am
Episode 2 of 6. Can Roy impress Jane by joining a green pressure group? Meanwhile, Pavarotti appears in his dreams with some invaluable advice. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

• Below are a couple of Radio Times clippings with a little more detail about the series, published when The Older Woman originally aired in January 1993. (Thanks to Anthony Lewis)

Christmas 2023 Countdown: Day 4: Starman

December 8th, 2023

Christmas 2012, Toyah guested on Steve Lamacq’s Rock College on BBC Radio 2 as ‘Guest Lecturer’, discussing how absolutely life-changing first discovering David Bowie was for her when growing up in Birmingham in the early 1970s.

Toyah talks about the legendary album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and of first glimpsing, and hearing, Bowie performing Starman on the music programme Lift Off With Ayshea.

“This was a moment that changed my life forever…”

This was such a great audio clip/opinion piece by Toyah it would’ve been a real shame to just let it disappear after its week on iPlayer back in 2012… so here it is! Click below to listen.

Radio: Toyah & Robert On BBC Radio Wales

October 26th, 2023

Toyah & Robert guested on BBC Radio Wales last week.

Engaged after just a week! Musicians Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have been married for 37 years and it was a whirlwind at the start…

They spoke to Carol Vorderman and revealed their Welsh connections too.

• Watch at BBC Radio Wales/Facebook.

Greatest Hits Radio: Toyah Talks To Ken Bruce

September 15th, 2023

Toyah joined Ken Bruce for Golden Years and took us through the year of 1972. She tells Ken about her love for Roxy Music and Elton John amongst others. Toyah talks about the impact of the 1970s and recalls what she remembers about the decade.

She also shares a story about her early life in school and how she may have cause some trouble in school. One story involves several alarm clocks, a school stage and a former Prime Minister!

• Listen to the great interview below or at You Tube.

Toyah & Robert On The Radio: Craig Charles/BBC6 Music

June 29th, 2023

Craig Charles: BBC Radio 6 Music: Thursday 29th June: 1pm
Your early afternoon party with Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox

Craig Charles brings a joyous mix of the big tunes and catches up with King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Toyah Willcox. They chat about the success of their Sunday Lunch YouTube series, which has been viewed 111 million times, and how it has turned into a UK tour.

Radio: Absolute Radio – My Absolute 80s

June 24th, 2023

Toyah guested on Absolute Radio’s My Absolute 80s on Thursday night. The first of a new series, with Toyah choosing the songs that defined the decade for her. Listen by clicking below.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC Three Counties Radio

June 24th, 2023

Babs Michel: BBC Three Counties Radio: Saturday 24th June: 6am
Toyah guests on Babs Michel’s breakfast show this morning – at approximately 8.10am. Listen live or available at BBC Sounds later.

Toyah & Robert On TV & Radio: BBC Breakfast/Vectis

June 21st, 2023

BBC Breakfast: Ahead of their Sunday performance at Glastonbury 2023 Catch Toyah & Robert on BBC Breakfast at 07:50am on BBC One, Wednesday 21st June (aka later this morning)…

Vectis Radio: Isle of Wight Festival 2023 – Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp on taking their Sunday Lunch on tour and the covers you haven’t heard yet: After their barnstorming set in the Big Top, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp chat to Nik and Kieren about their upcoming tour, working together after 37 years of marriage and the tracks you haven’t heard them cover live… yet! – Listen at Audio Boom…

Radio: Greatest Hits Radio – It’s A Mystery/Big 45

June 2nd, 2023

It’s A Mystery, Toyah’s forever iconic 1981 hit, from the Four From Toyah EP, was the “Big 45” on The Simon Mayo Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio on Tuesday.

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester – Mike Sweeney Show

June 1st, 2023

Toyah and Robert guested on Mike Sweeney’s BBC Radio Manchester Show yesterday.

Mike chats with Toyah and Robert about their career ahead of their show at The Lowry later this year.

• Listen to the show, for the next month, at BBC Sounds.

Virgin Radio: My 80s Playlist

May 8th, 2023

My 80s Playlist: Toyah Willcox picks her favourite 80s tunes from Bowie to Kate Bush

80s icon Toyah Willcox made her name not just on the charts but on the screen too.

She first kicked things off in the band Toyah until 1983, before embarking on an impressive solo career, with top 10 singles including I Want To Be Free and Thunder in the Mountains. Toyah also found fame on the big screen as Monkey in 1979’s Quadrophenia, and worked alongside Katharine Hepburn in The Corn is Green.

While at the Top of the Tower at Virgin Radio 80s Plus Toyah sat down with Steve Denyer for My 80s Playlist, and shared the top 80s tunes that made the era.

• Continue reading at Virgin Radio.

Radio: My 80s Playlist – Toyah Willcox

May 8th, 2023

The iconic Toyah Willcox joins Steve Denyer on My 80s Playlist.

Radio: BBC R4 Extra – Jake Yapp’s Unwinding

January 22nd, 2023

Toyah guested on Friday evening’s edition of Jake Yapp’s Unwinding on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The live show had a runtime of three hours and was a mix of live guests, sketches, archive comedy, interviews and more.

Jake Yapp’s Unwinding | Series 1 Episode 15 of 20
Comedian and broadcaster Jake Yapp with a new live show for January evenings; three hours of comedy, guests and games. Tonight he’s joined by Toyah.

• Listen to the show at BBC Sounds for the next month. See Toyah’s tweet about guesting on Jake Yapp’s Unwinding.

Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 11: Musical Milestones

December 15th, 2022

Christmas 2012, Toyah guested on Marlow FM’s ‘Musical Milestones’ on The Eclectic Light Show.

She discussed her life and career in relation to music and what it has meant to her, as well as its importance in her life. Toyah also chose six pieces of her favourite music, for significant reasons which she discusses during the programme.

The music choices were by Gustav Holst (Mars, The Planet Suite), Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water), T. Rex (Ride A White Swan), David Bowie (Life On Mars), Shakespears Sister (Stay), Muse (Supermassive Black Hole).

“Music embodies your soul, it embodies your physicality, it embodies your thoughts…”

This aired on Christmas Eve that year, and at the time marlow FM didn’t have a Listen Again function so I recorded it and uploaded to Dreamscape a low quality mp3 of the 30-minute special. Click below to listen/download.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep4)

September 16th, 2022

The first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 27th September: 9.30am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 27th September: 4.30pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 28th September: 4.30am
Episode 4 of 6. Roy tries to impress Jane with some campaigning local journalism. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep3)

September 12th, 2022

The first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martin Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 20th September: 1.30am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 20th September: 4.30pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 21st September: 4.30am
Episode 3 of 6. Roy’s quest to insinuate himself further into Jane’s good books gets a new lease of life when she requests his help to save a tree. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

Toyah On The Radio: BBCR Scotland – The Afternoon Show

September 7th, 2022

Toyah guested on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon Show today, talking Slave To The Rhythm and more. Toyah’s interview is now available as a downloadable podcast.

Musician, artist and TV presenter Toyah Willcox chats about returning to music with the release of her brand new single.

• Listen to Toyah’s interview at BBC Sounds.

Toyah On The Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Personality Test

August 26th, 2022

Toyah hosting The Personality Test, the 30-minute radio quiz that’s, essentially, all about her, airs again early next month on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The 30 minute radio show was originally broadcast in 2007, on BBC Radio Four, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. It will be available at BBC Sounds post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 8th September: 9am/4pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 9th September: 4am
Toyah Willcox chairs the comedy quiz in which all the questions are about the guest host. Panellists are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.