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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.

Toyah On The Radio: The Archers (21.08.2022)

August 23rd, 2022

It’s the day of the summer fete and Oliver’s been minding Will’s artwork stall. He hasn’t sold any pieces, and Will reckons they’ll have to change their strategy. Their tactics of moving the stall and reducing prices have no effect, until they’re approached by one interested party who engages Will in conversation about his style and method. Halfway through their conversation Will’s stunned to realise he’s talking to Toyah Willcox. Will’s a big fan. Toyah takes a shine to one of his works. Will offers it free, but Toyah insists on paying. When she’s gone star struck Will can’t believe it – who cares what anyone else thinks of his work when Toyah loves it!

Lilian reassures nervous Adil in the fortune telling tent; he’s doing really well and his last client was very famous. Adil’s oblivious, and later is keen to quit while he’s ahead having given Jean Harvey a reading she was happy with. Lilian reckons he’s found his calling. She encourages him to go and look round the rest of the fete, but when Denise turns up Lilian can’t help offering Adil’s services for one last reading. With no knowledge of Denise, terrified Adil does his best. He hits on the idea that she has a secret admirer at work. Denise is amazed, and confides to Lilian that this knowledge has helped her with a dilemma she has. Lilian chides Adil for begin irresponsible, but he insists he was hinting that the admirer was in fact an animal. Well that wasn’t obvious to Denise, observes Lilian grimly.

• Listen to the episode at BBC Sounds for the next month.

Toyah On The Radio: WCR FM / BBC Local Radio

August 23rd, 2022

WCR FM: Unchained Music Club
Tuesday 23rd August: 10pm

A show for those tired of run of the mill radio, it’s like that eclectic mixtape you always wished you had made….it just happens to be in the radio every Tuesday. And as a bonus you get some amazing guests dropping by.
Further details on this programme here…

BBC Local Radio: Stereo Underground
Saturday 27th August: 6pm

Featured Artist: Toyah Willcox. Richard Latto brings you music with attitude that defines a zest for life and an alternative spirit.
Further details on this programme here…

Toyah & Robert On The Radio: Craig Charles/BBCR6 Music

August 19th, 2022

Craig Charles: BBC Radio 6 Music: Friday 19th August: 1pm
Getting your weekend started with Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. End your week in style with a musical fight club between musician Toyah Willcox, and Robert Fripp of King Crimson. Who will win? You decide! Will Robert Fripp’s stories about working with just about everyone in music secure him the (invisible) trophy? Or will Toyah’s inspired picks get her over the line? Also on the show, Toyah unveils details of the new Rhythm Deluxe Edition of studio album ‘In the Court of the Crimson Queen’, a nod to King Crimson’s debut record.

Radio: Toyah Guests On BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

August 17th, 2022

Toyah guested on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show yesterday. The show was guest hosted by Gary Davies.

Gary Davies sits in with Toyah Willcox

Wake up and embrace the day with Gary Davies, who’s sitting-in for Zoe for ‘two whole weeks (…and a day)! Toyah Willcox is on the show this morning, chatting new music and her upcoming UK tour.

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

Radio: Toyah To Guest On The Archers

August 17th, 2022

Toyah is heading to Ambridge. She will guest on a future episode of legendary, and very long running, BBC Radio 4’s The Archers. Click below to watch Toyah talk The Archers.

Toyah On The Radio: BBCR4 – Ziggy Stardust at 50

June 20th, 2022

Toyah guests on the new BBC Radio 4 programme Ziggy Stardust at 50.

• Listen to the programme at BBC Sounds.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 2 – Jools Holland (Repeat Airing)

May 16th, 2022

Jools Holland: BBC Radio 2: Sat 21st May: 9pm
Toyah is Jools’ guest! Join Jools Holland for the first in a new series where he and a guest explore the Later… archive, picking out some favourite moments and discussing some of their favourite artists along the way. Kicking it off is singer, songwriter & actress Toyah, who picks the likes of Bryan Ferry, & Muse, as well as discussing her work and career.

“Later…with Jools Holland” is the UK’s favourite music TV programme, with an archive that stretches back 25 years full of amazing performances by legendary artists. This series – and its companion shows on BBC2 – is the first to properly explore this remarkable heritage, bringing back to BBC airwaves a treasure trove of musical delights!

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Inheritance Tracks

December 15th, 2021

Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 2nd January: 2.10pm
Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 3rd January: 2.10am
Toyah Willcox. Singer Toyah Wilcox has inherited ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and wants to pass on the track by Bjork, ‘Human Behaviour’.

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.