Posts Tagged ‘Sounds Of The 80s’

Live 2023: Sounds Of The 80s – The Live Tour

December 9th, 2023

Toyah is playing BBC Radio 2’s New Year’s Eve spectacular – Sounds Of The 80s – The Live Tour. She said: “Can’t wait to see in the New Year performing at a very special New Year’s Eve Sounds of the 80s gig at Symphony Hall, Birmingham B:Music with T’Pau/Carol Decker Deniece Pearson (Five Star)”. Tickets are available via the link below.

Toyah on the Radio: Sounds Of The 80s

June 3rd, 2019

Sounds Of The 80s with Gary Davies: BBC Radio 2: Wednesday 5th June: 3am
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Toyah Willcox guests on My 80s, whilst there’s a Gloria Estefan Mastermix!

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Sounds Of The 80s TONIGHT!

May 31st, 2019

Sounds Of The 80s with Gary Davies: BBC Radio 2: Friday 31st May: 10pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Toyah Willcox guests on My 80s, whilst there’s a Gloria Estefan Mastermix!

• Listen online or at BBC sounds post airing – Here are some screenshots from Toyah’s last guest appearance on Sounds Of The 80s, back in 2015 when the show was presented by Sara Cox and also aired, visually, on BBC Red Button!

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Sounds Of The 80s

September 13th, 2016

bbcr2sote16aSounds Of The 80s: BBC Radio 2:
Friday 16th Sep: 10pm/
Wed 21st Sep: 3am
Sara plays the hits of the 80s and Toyah chooses one of her 80s b-sides. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

• Visit the BBC Radio 2/Sounds Of The 80s website.

Toyah/Sounds Of The 80s at BBC Music

June 25th, 2015

Toyah’s recent Sounds Of The 80s special is currently featured at BBC Music.


Sounds Of The 80s: Screen Caps/BBC iPlayer

June 21st, 2015

A selection of screen caps from last night’s Sounds Of The 80s, which aired on BBC Radio Two and, visually, on the BBC Red Button, with Toyah guesting. Toyah chatted about her music career and imagery and there was a short montage (Brave New World, Echo Beach, Soul Passing Through Soul, It’s A Mystery from Top Of The Pops) and a full play of the I Want To Be Free video, with Toyah recalling how good it was to make. The programme is now available at BBC iPlayer. Click below to view larger versions of the screen caps.


Radio: Sounds Of The 80s on BBCR2 Tonight!

June 20th, 2015

Toyah guests on BBC Radio Two’s Sounds Of The 80s tonight. A specially filmed segment will also be available on BBC Red Button (as well as BBC Interactive 601 on Freeview) at 10.30pm – see here for repeat air days/times – Toyah talks about her career in the 80s and the Anthem album. Sounds Of The 80s will be online, for the next month, at BBC iPlayer post-airing tonight.


An interesting extra piece of info about tonight’s Red Button feature – The Toyah video clips being used have been given a new audio track, greatly improving the sound quality. This painstaking process was carried out by longtime Toyah fan David Anning.

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Toyah on BBC Red Button: Sounds Of The 80s

June 12th, 2015

bbcsote15aAs well as guesting on the radio show – on Saturday 20th June – Toyah has also recorded a filmed portion for BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The Eighties, with Sara Cox. (Photo © BBC)

This will be available on the BBC Red Button (as well as BBC Interactive 601 on Freeview), and also BBC iPlayer. The Red Button air time slots are as follows:

Saturday 20th June: 10.30pm
Sunday 21st June: 3am & 8.30pm

Monday 22nd June: Midnight & 7pm
Sara Cox plays a plethora of ’80s videos and chats to punk pop icon Toyah about her hectic times during the early 1980s and the creation of her album Anthem, which included tracks such as It’s a Mystery, I Wanna Be Free and Obsolete. Toyah also reveals her own favourite video from the decade. 80s videos in the show include classics from Human League, Whitney Houston, the Jam, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Thompson Twins, Adam and the Ants, Pet Shop Boys, the Pretenders and ABC. Plus a look back at what the top five singles were this week in 1989.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R2: Sounds Of The 80s

June 7th, 2015

bbcr2sote14aFollowing last Thursday’s announcement by BBC Who’s in Today?, the date of Toyah’s guest appearance on BBC Radio Two’s Sounds Of The 80s, presented by Sara Cox, has been revealed.

This is Toyah’s second time on the show, she previously guested back in February 2014. That is available to listen to here.

Sounds Of The 80s: BBC Radio Two: Saturday 20th June: 10pm
Sounds Of The 80s: BBC Radio Two: Saturday 24th June: 3am
Singer and actor Toyah Willcox joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and the top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

• Visit the BBCR2/Sounds Of The 80s website.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 15th, 2014

bbcplaylister14aSounds Of The 80s: Toyah’s ‘I Want To Be Free’ was included on the playlist of Sounds Of The 80s on BBC Radio 2 at the weekend, and repeated in the early hours of today – Listen to the show, for the next four weeks (BBC iPlayer, the TV and radio catch-up service, has just extended its programme availability from one week to 30 days), at BBC iPlayer…

The Talent Zone: Toyah Willcox showcased her home on Through The Keyhole: The actress and eighties music legend, allowed Lemon to roam around her home getting up to all sorts including allowing Toyah’s pet rabbit to break her rather expensive guitar – Continue reading…

Music For Stowaways: British Rock & Pop Awards 1979-1981: From 1982 (confusingly the 1981 ceremony thanks to the year numbering) onwards, the British Rock & Pop Awards were happening concurrently with the British Record Industry Awards (later the BPI Awards, and even later the BRIT Awards) – Continue reading…

John’s Look-Out: Reboot…1981 No.49… Here you go with another issue, it’s No.49 – A classic Toyah ‘Look-In’ cover from 1981 – View here…

Sounds Of The 80s: Toyah On The 80s

February 17th, 2014

Toyah’s interview from Saturday’s Sounds Of The 80s on BBC Radio 2 is now available in full as a standalone clip. Click below to listen. Browse all previous Sounds Of The 80s interviews here.


BBC Radio 2: Sounds Of The 80s TONIGHT!

February 15th, 2014

A reminder that Toyah guests on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s tonight. The show, hosted by Sara Cox, airs between 10pm and Midnight. You can listen live at the website or catch up, post-broadcast, at BBC iPlayer. Toyah’s interview will also likely be made available separately at the site, as has been the case with all previous guests, including Nick Heyward, Adam Ant, Carol Decker and Marc Almond. (Photos © BBC / Toyah Willcox Ltd)


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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 13th, 2014

Queer Pagan Punk: BFI Derek Jarman retrospective: As mentioned yesterday, Toyah guested at this event last night. She tweeted: “fabulous night at @BFI Southbank Jarman retrospective. Loved it. The audience really liked The Tempest“.

My Vintage: It’s a great upcoming weekend for Toyah fans, not only is she guesting on Sounds Of The 80s (see below) but Sunday sees the premiere of the My Vintage, Toyah and Robert special, which I know a lot of people are looking forward to seeing.

Sounds Of The 80s: BBC Radio 2: Toyah guests on this show on Saturday night. Toyah tweeted on Tuesday: “I’m Sara cox’s special guest on this sat’s sounds of the 80s @BBCRadio2 10pm“. Listen live at the Radio 2 website or catch up at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.


Live 2014: Toyah played her first live date of the year on Sunday. A PA at the Ultimate 80s show in Skegness, with a host of other 80s bands. She tweeted: “In skeggy. Just met Annabelle from Bow Wow Wow 4 1st time! Musical Youth think im a Toyah Impersonator. BOYS! Lol“.

Busy Toyah!: This “newsy bits” update wouldn’t have been possible without Twitter. Our penultimate post is this tweet from Toyah on how busy she is: “Crazy 2 weeks. Feel like I’m on a bob sleigh run with no shoes on! Acoustic rehearsal\press\tv\scripts\talks….Aaaahhhhhhhhhh“.

Photos: View larger versions of each of the photos above at Twitter, Instagram and The Official Toyah Website, respectively. (Photos 1&3 © Toyah Willcox Ltd, 2 © Vintage TV)

Toyah on the Radio: Sounds Of The 80s

January 30th, 2014

Sounds Of The 80s: BBC Radio 2: Saturday 15th February: 10.00pm
Toyah joins Sara, recalling her success in the 80s. Plus there is a classic 12″ single, three tracks from a vintage eighties album and a look back at the Top 5 this week in 1981.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R2: Sounds Of The 80s

January 23rd, 2014

bbcr2sote14aToyah will be guesting on an upcoming edition of Sounds Of The 80s on BBC Radio 2. The programme, hosted by Sara Cox, airs each Saturday night at 10pm.

You can watch Sounds of the 80s on the Red Button from 10:20pm-11:20pm on Saturday night. You can access this by pressing the Red Button on your TV remote from any BBC television channel.

• Keep an eye on the Radio 2 website for further info and confirmation of when Toyah will be appearing. The programme will also be available post-broadcast at BBC iPlayer. (News Source: Breaking Through)