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BBC Radio 2: Jools Holland – Listen Online at BBC Sounds

May 17th, 2020

Last night’s debut episode of the new BBC Radio 2 Jools Holland show, with Toyah as his first guest, is now available to listen to online.

A new series where Jools 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.

• Listen to the show online at BBC Sounds. It’s available for the next four weeks. (Photo © BBC)

BBC Media Centre: Jools Holland / BBC Radio 2

May 12th, 2020

In the first of a new series, Jools Holland opens the vault of his TV series Later… to rummage through three decades-worth of classic archive performances.

Tonight he revisits the very first episode of the show to play the Neville Brothers and to tease out the history of New Orleans music.

Formed in 1977 in New Orleans, The Neville Brothers’ eponymous debut album was released just a year later on Capitol Records. Composed of brothers Aaron, Art, Charles, Cyril and Ivan Neville, the band became a key fixture in the New Orleans music scene, going on to win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1990 for their song Healing Chant.

Also in this first episode Jools is joined by singer, actor and writer Toyah Willcox , who’ll be picking her own favourite Later… performances – including Muse, David Bowie and Bryan Ferry – and discussing her career with Jools. Willcox is a four-times Brit Award nominated singer-songwriter, actor and producer.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, she has released over 20 albums and achieved eight Top 40 singles, including I Want to Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains. In 2001 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Central England in recognition of her achievements in performing arts, media and broadcasting.

Ep 1/6 | Saturday 16 May | 8.00pm-9.00pm | BBC Radio 2: Presenter: Jools Holland | Producer: Mark Hagen for the BBC

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 2 – Jools Holland

May 2nd, 2020

Jools Holland: BBC Radio 2: Saturday 16th May: 8pm
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: Jools Holland Show – BBCR2

March 4th, 2020

Toyah will be a guest on Jools Holland’s upcoming BBC Radio 2 series in April.

Toyah will be talking about her new box set Toyah Solo and selecting some of her favourite music act’s performances from the Later with Jools archive. Broadcast details coming soon.

• Further info at Toyah’s Official Instagram.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Good Morning Sunday

June 16th, 2019

Toyah will guest on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday in a couple of weeks, on Sunday 30th June.

Toyah Willcox is back on tour and celebrating her 40 year career in music. Her new album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is described as a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard. As well as performing live in the Good Morning Sunday studio Toyah looks back over her career in music, on the stage and film.

Good Morning Sunday: BBC Radio 2: Sunday 30th June: 6am
The Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad present a show focusing on ethical and religious issues, with guests and spiritual music.

• Listen online live at the BBC Radio 2 website or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

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 Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 24th, 2018

live18iLive 2018: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Toyah makes a return visit to Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch tomorrow night to play a Sold Out Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date.

Four From Toyah: The fantastic Telepathic Lover, from Toyah’s new EP, was included on Dark Night Of The Soul with Julie at WFMU on 19th May – See the full playlist…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to or download: Only Artists/BBCR4 – The director and actor Alice Lowe meets the singer and actor Toyah Willcox – Listen here…

Anthology Film Archives: Jubilee – Introduced by Tessa Hughes-Freeland: “This film just so typifies the zeitgeist in London immediately prior to my leaving. Seeing Jordan waiting for the bus on the Victoria Palace Road certainly livened up a dreary English day. Jarman’s films were a huge influence on me as a filmmaker, especially his experimental work.” –Tessa Hughes-Freeland – Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Sounds Of The 70s/BBCR2 – Toyah remembers being a punk in the 70s! – Listen here…

Rock and Roll Dreams: The Crimson Queen – På første halvdel av åttitallet var Toyah blant undertegnedes absolutte favoritter, og nå, 35 år senere, står dama fortsatt høyt i kurs hos denne skribenten. Når Toyah Ann Willcox – som er hennes fulle navn – i dag fyller 60 år er det dermed på sin plass med et tilbakeblikk til storhetstiden, og med det suksessalbumet «Anthem» – Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Woman’s Hour/BBCR4 – Toyah discusses Jubilee, and her own life and work, both then and now – Listen here…

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Radio: Sounds Of The 70s at BBC iPlayer

February 15th, 2018

Toyah shares her memories of growing up as the “only punk in the village” and finally finding her people at a Sex Pistols gig. In this candid interview with Johnnie, Toyah reflects on the challenges she faced as a young teenager: born with a twisted spine, one leg longer than the other, a club foot and no hip sockets, she spent many years undergoing painful operations and countless physical therapies. This never dimmed her spirit however, and she recalls a host of almost-careers including time spent as a department store hair model and a missed chance to be an ice skating superstar. After defeating the bullies at school, she carved out a niche for herself as a punk – before the term had even been invented.

Listen to Toyah guesting, and talking to host Johnnie Walker, on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 70s at BBC iPlayer by clicking below.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC R2 Sounds Of The 70s

January 26th, 2018

bbcr215bToyah will be a guest of Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s on Sunday 11 February. Toyah will discuss the beginnings of her career in the 1970s and revisiting the Derek Jarman film Jubilee which has been adapted for the stage and plays London’s Lyric Hammersmith this Spring.

Sounds Of The 70s: BBC Radio 2: Sunday 11th February: 3pm
Sounds Of The 70s: BBC Radio 2: Tuesday 13th February: 0.00am
Toyah shares her memories of growing up as the ‘only punk in the village’ and finally finding her people at a Sex Pistols gig.

The Reunion: Women of Punk

April 13th, 2017

See further information on The Reunion at toyahwillcox.com. (Photo © BBC)

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Toyah on the Radio: Steve Wright/BBC Radio 2

February 28th, 2017

bbcr215bToyah, Paul Young and Martika are guesting on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 today. The show begins at 2pm and airs for three hours.

Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney, Toyah, Paul Young & Martika, Morven Christie: It’s a Big Show with Morven Christie discussing The Replacement, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talking about series 3 of Catastrophe, plus Toyah, Paul Young and Martika are in ahead of their ’80s Invasion Tour. And there’s a load of Factoids, the Non-Stop Oldies and the latest entertainment and lifestyle news.

• Listen online live at the BBC Radio 2 website or post-airing at BBC iPlayer.

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.

Radio: BBCR2 Dermot O’Leary Show

September 6th, 2015

bbcr215bToyah guested on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio Two show yesterday.

Toyah can be heard from approximately 47m 30s into the show, chatting about Aaaaaaaah!, being on tour, and recalling 1983 and featuring in Smash Hits etc – comparing/remembering her responses to a retro interview then and now. The interview lasts for around nine minutes, which includes a play of I Want To Be Free.

• Listen at BBC iPlayer for the next month.

Three For Toyah: Aaaaaaaah!, Dermot & Cottingham

September 4th, 2015

There’s a busy weekend ahead – Tonight there is the Aaaaaaaah! screening + Cast Q&A at Picture House Central in Piccadilly, London. Tomorrow afternoon Toyah guests on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio Two show, and on Sunday plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Cottingham Folk Festival (scheduled to be onstage at 3pm at The Civic Hall)

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Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Dermot O’Leary

August 23rd, 2015

bbcr215bToyah will be guesting on Dermot O’Leary’s Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio Two in a couple of weeks.

Dermot O’Leary: BBC Radio Two
Saturday 5th September: 3pm

Dermot hosts Saturday Sessions from Richard Hawley and Editors and chats to Nigel Kennedy and Toyah Willcox.

Tracks Of My Years: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 10th, 2015

bbcr2kbs15dLast week Toyah guested on Tracks Of My Years on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio Two show – Here’s a catch-up of some extra related newsy bits…

Official Toyah: Toyah Selects The ‘Tracks Of My Years’: Toyah has selected the Tracks of My Years for BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce Show which airs all of this week – Visit toyahwillcox.com…

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Read a full transcript of Toyah’s Tracks Of My Years week – including all her song choices and chat – at Lärwi’s site…

Ken Bruce @ Twitter: Ken tweeted: “toyahofficial is choosing the #Tracksofmyyears all week with @realkenbruce starting with T Rex and Kate Bush…“.

Tasmin Archer @ Twitter: Tasmin tweeted: “Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years,with songs from David Bowie & Tasmin Archer“.

BBC Radio 2 Facebook: A listener posted: “Glad I listened to Toyah Willcox yesterday explain the meaning of Nights in White Satin. For the past 30 odd years I’ve been clueless as to its meaning…!

Shadow.com: Want to see what people say about Lana Del Rey? – Not sure if this is a Lana Del Rey website but they mentioned Toyah choosing Videogames on Ken’s show.

Listen Again: The full week of programmes are available at BBC iPlayer until the end of July.

Tracks Of My Years @ Dreamscape: Browse all of our news here…

Radio: BBCR2 Ken Bruce: Tracks Of My Years (Day Five)

July 3rd, 2015

It’s the final day of Toyah’s week-long Tracks Of My Years residency with Ken Bruce at BBC Radio Two. The full week of programmes are available at BBC iPlayer until the end of July.

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two: Friday 3rd July: 9.30am
Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from Peter Gabriel and U2. Plus PopMaster, the daily Love Song and the Album and Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk.

Radio: BBCR2 Ken Bruce: Tracks Of My Years (Day Four)

July 2nd, 2015

bbcr215aIt’s Day Four (already!) of Toyah’s Tracks Of My Years on BBC Radio Two with Ken Bruce.

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two: Thu 2nd July: 9.30am
Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from Lana Del Rey and Simon and Garfunkel. Plus PopMaster, daily Love Song and the Album & Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk.

BBC iPlayer: Listen to Monday’s show here, Tuesday’s here, yesterday’s here, and today’s, live at the BBC Radio Two website from 9.30am, here.

Radio: BBCR2 Ken Bruce: Tracks Of My Years (Day Three)

July 1st, 2015

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two: Wednesday 1st July: 9.30am
Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from David Bowie and Tasmin Archer. Plus PopMaster, daily Love Song and the Album & Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk.

Radio: BBCR2 Ken Bruce: Tracks Of My Years (Day Two)

June 30th, 2015

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two: Tuesday 30th June: 9.30am
Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from Adele and the Moody Blues. Plus PopMaster, daily Love Song and the Album & Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk.

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