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Memorable TV: Shoestring: Find The Lady

February 22nd, 2015

memorabletv15aA new article on the episode of Shoestring, “Find The Lady”, in which Toyah had a significant role, by Memorable TV.

Shoestring: Find The Lady (BBC-1 2 Dec 1979 with Toyah Willcox)

In Find the Lady singer Toola asks Eddie to help her former bass player Gary “Mole” Molecombe who is convinced that his girlfriend Chrissie has been murdered by Toola’s manager Kenrick. Kenrick is quite the nasty piece of work but there seems to be no real evidence to support Moles claims of murder especially as a local photographer provides evidence of Chrissie being alive and well. But then Mole himself dies of an apparent overdose…

UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 2 December 1979
Writer: Philip Martin / Production Design: Spencer Chapman / Director: Marek Kanievska
Series: Shoestring / Season 1 Episode 9

• Continue reading at Memorable TV. View their previous feature on, another 20th Century programme which also included Toyah, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

Memorable TV: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (BBC-2 1980)

April 5th, 2014

memorabletv14aA new article on Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, in which Toyah appeared as Janet in 1980, at Memorable TV. They use a great screen cap of Toyah’s character too.

Period horror. In 1980 the BBC broadcast a feature length period adaptation of Stevenson’s proto horror classic, pulling out all the stops and persuading David Hemmings to take the lead in a rare TV role and very good he is too as the doctor who unleashes his dark side on Victorian society – with murderous and bloody consequences…

Hemmings is marvelously decadent as Hyde and the production design is sumptuous. There are some great supporting performaces too, not least from the excellent Ian Bannen who is not as well remembered these days as he should be) and also a young Toyah Willcox who at the time was trying to make more of a mark as an actress than as the punk singer she was best known for. There’s also a cameo from the gorgeous Diana Dors.

• Read the full article, including cast list and production details, at Memorable TV.