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Toyah On The Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Great Lives

April 16th, 2023

A repeat broadcast of Great Lives later this month, featuring Toyah discussing wonderful Katharine Hepburn. Toyah worked with the inspirational actress, and pioneer, early in her career when both starred in the film, The Corn Is Green, in the very late 1970s.

Great Lives: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 27th April: 9pm
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.