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

June 29th, 2015

Toyah’s week of choosing her “Tracks Of My Years”, on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio Two show, begins this morning. The programme can be listened to online at the BBCR2 website and will be available, post-airing, at BBC iPlayer. Toyah will choose two songs each day until Friday.

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two: Monday 29th June: 9.30am
Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from T.Rex and Kate Bush. Plus PopMaster, the daily Love Song and the Album and Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk.

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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.

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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.

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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 the Radio: BBC R2 Ken Bruce Show

June 16th, 2015

bbcr215aThe week of Toyah’s “Tracks Of My Years” airing on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio Two has been confirmed. Toyah will guest each weekday morning between Monday 29th June and Friday 3rd July, choosing two songs each day that have meant the most to her.

Ken Bruce: BBC Radio Two
W/C Monday 29th June: 9.30am

Toyah Willcox picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from T.Rex and Kate Bush. Plus PopMaster, the daily Love Song and the Album and Record of the Week. Email ken.bruce@bbc.co.UK.

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 on the Radio: Pick Of The Pops

May 26th, 2015

Pick Of The Pops: BBC Radio Two: Saturday 6th June: 1pm
Pick Of The Pops: BBC Radio Two: Thursday 11th June: 3am
Tony Blackburn presents a selection of classic chart hits from 1960 and 1981, including tracks from George Harrison, Toyah, Anthony Newley, Kim Wilde and Vangelis.

Toyah on the Radio: Tracks Of My Years

May 16th, 2015

bbcr215aAs previously mentioned in March, Toyah will be guesting on “Tracks Of My Years” on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2. It’s been confirmed this will air in June,

Ken Bruce presents Tracks Of My Years: Each week a different artist joins Ken Bruce to pick 10 of the songs that have meant the most to them (two songs per day, Monday to Friday).

• Browse previous participants at the BBC Radio 2 website.

Toyah Records Tracks Of My Years, BBC R2

March 24th, 2015

bbcr215aToyah confirmed via Twitter that she was recording “Tracks Of My Years” yesterday for future broadcast on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2.

Ken Bruce presents Tracks Of My Years: Each week a different artist joins Ken Bruce to pick 10 of the songs that have meant the most to them (two songs per day, Monday to Friday).

• Browse previous participants at the BBC Radio 2 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.

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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.

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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)

BBC Radio 2: ‘Steve Wright’s Big Guests’ Podcast

March 21st, 2013

Toyah’s interview from yesterday’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon show on ‘BBC Radio 2’ is also now available for the next week as a podcast. It’s included in the latest “Steve Wright’s Big Guests”, which also includes Charlie Watts and Marcus Brigstoke.

Steve Wright’s Big Guests: 20 Mar 2013: Daily highlights from Steve Wright’s afternoon show on BBC Radio 2. Featuring chat with top showbiz guests. Steve and the team chat to The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts about his latest live gigs. Plus Marcus Brigstocke tells Steve about his comedy tour and Toyah Willcox tells all about her new touring show.

• Visit the BBC Podcasts & Downloads page.

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Steve Wright In The Afternoon: Listen Now

March 20th, 2013

A great interview with Toyah on today’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon show on ‘BBC Radio 2’, with Steve delving into Toyah’s past and talking about her early career and pop success in the Eighties. He also enquired whether her late 70’s/early 80s image was actually a persona or real.

Toyah also talks about currently touring with Hormonal Housewives, impersonating Madonna on crutches and much more. There were plays of ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’.

The full show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer (Toyah’s interview begins approximately two hours into the show and runs for around 20 minutes including the plays of the songs) or you can listen directly here or by clicking on the photo of Toyah below, taken at ‘BBC Radio 2’ last week when the interview was recorded. (Photo © BBC Radio 2)

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 2 ‘Steve Wright’ TODAY!

March 20th, 2013

Steve Wright’s interview with Toyah airs today on his BBC Radio 2 show. It was pre-recorded at the beginning of last week.

Steve Wright In the Afternoon: BBC Radio 2
Wednesday 20th March: 2.00pm

Steve chats to comic Marcus Brigstocke, singer Toyah Willcox and Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Plus, more fascinating Factoids to impress your friends and family with, the very latest lifestyle and entertainment news, half an hour of Non-Stop Oldies and a load of great music to see you through the afternoon.

The programme can be listened to live online at the ‘BBC Radio 2’ website. The show will be available to listen to at BBC iPlayer after it airs. Toyah’s interview may also be included on Steve Wright’s Big Guest’s Podcast: Daily highlights from Steve Wright’s afternoon show on BBC Radio 2. Featuring chat with top showbiz guests. The podcasts are updated daily and available for seven days.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 2: Steve Wright

March 12th, 2013

Steve Wright In the Afternoon: BBC Radio 2: Wednesday 20th March: 2pm
Steve chats to comedian Marcus Brigstocke, and singer and actress Toyah Willcox. Plus more fascinating Factoids, the latest entertainment and lifestyle news and the Non-Stop Oldies.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 11th, 2013

• Toyah’s appearance on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon show goes out on Wednesday 20th March. Steve’s show airs each week day between 2 and 5pm and can be listened to online at the BBC Radio 2 website. (News Source: The Official Toyah Facebook)

• “Just recording Steve Wright In The Afternoon, then Brighton. Its Snowing in london!!!!!tweeted Toyah today.

• Those Hormonal Housewives begin the second week of their mammoth UK tour at the Theatre Royal, Brighton this evening. Visit the website for details. Tomorrow they play Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre.

West Sussex Gazette: Some Hormonal Housewives: Following 2012’s incredibly popular show at The Hawth, the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives are back and return to Crawley this spring… This year, the ladies are led by British pop icon Toyah Willcox and writer Julie Coombe.

Daily Star: A Double Mystery For Toyah: A retro tabloid photo article from the ‘Daily Star’ is included in KajaFax’s look back at 1983. (be warned, there is a “mini pop” in the article!!)

Steve Lamacq’s Rock College: Toyah Talks Bowie

November 23rd, 2012

Steve Lamacq’s Rock College is now available to listen to online at BBC iPlayer. It will remain there until 11pm next Thursday.

You don’t need books, there’s no detention and the common room record player works. Lammo opens the doors to his rock college, joined by Bernard Sumner, Toyah and Gideon Coe.

Toyah was Guest Lecturer: She talked about the moment that changed her life forever: First seeing, and hearing, David Bowie, specifically the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’.

Toyah talks passionately about Bowie and the influence his music and imagery had on her life and career, as well as many other people over the years. She appears at approximately 44 minutes into the show.