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Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Loose Ends

November 2nd, 2015

bbcr4logobToyah guests on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends this weekend.

Hosted by Clive Anderson, the lively mix of conversation, music and comedy will include Toyah, Joe Brown, John O’Farrell and music from The Zombies and an acoustic song from Toyah herself.

BBC Radio 4: Loose Ends:
Saturday 7th November: 6.15pm

Clive Anderson and Scottee are joined by Joe Brown, Mackenzie Crook, Toyah Willcox, John O’Farrell and the Zombies for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

• Listen live at the BBC Radio 4 website or on BBC iPlayer post-airing. (Thanks to toyahwillcox.com)

BBC Radio 4: Great Lives

October 19th, 2015

Browse the full collection of BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives, including the, recently aired, final episode of Series 37 with Toyah paying tribute to the incredible Katharine Hepburn. Many of the episodes are still available to listen to online via iPlayer, and some are downloadable as podcasts.

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Great Lives: Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn

September 27th, 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. The expert is Dr Mark Glancy – Reader in Film History, at Queen Mary, University of London. The presenter is Matthew Parris. The producer is Perminder Khatkar.

BBC Radio 4: Tuesday 29th September: 4.30pm/Friday 2nd October: 11pm
Great Lives, Series 37 – Episode 9 of 9

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Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Great Lives

September 17th, 2015

bbcr4logobToyah discusses, the inspirational, Katharine Hepburn in an upcoming edition of BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives.

Great Lives: BBC Radio 4
Tue 29th Sep: 4.30pm/Friday 2nd Oct: 11pm
Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives, presented by Matthew Parris. Toyah Willcox champions the life of Katharine Hepburn, who she met and worked with.

Toyah on the Radio: World At One

August 26th, 2014

bbcr4logobTune into World at One today at 1:40pm, on BBC Radio 4, to hear Toyah on a feature which looks forward to Kate Bush’s opening night of ‘Before The Dawn’ tonight at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

World at One: BBC Radio 4: Tuesday 26th Aug: 1pm
National and international news with Edward Stourton. Listeners can share their views via email: wato@bbc.co.UK or on twitter: #wato.

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Toyah on the Radio: John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music

July 19th, 2014

More chances to listen to John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music. Toyah guests in John’s new series later this month. The programme will also be available at BBC iPlayer post-airing.

John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music: BBC Radio 4: Sunday 27th July: 7.15pm
John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 1st August: 7.30am
John Shuttleworth invites musical guests to his Sheffield home to sing one of his songs and one of their own, if they are lucky. 3: Mary is not happy, as John has invited Toyah Willcox to the lounge and she is worried that Toyah will live up to her wild 80s image and wreak havoc in the house.

Toyah on the Radio: John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music

July 14th, 2014

John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music: BBC Radio 4: Sunday 27th July: 7.15pm
John Shuttleworth invites musical guests to his Sheffield home to sing one of his songs and one of their own, if they are lucky. 3: Mary is not happy, as John has invited Toyah Willcox to the lounge and she is worried that Toyah will live up to her wild 80s image and wreak havoc in the house.

The Guardian: Next Week’s Radio

July 12th, 2014

guardian13cMusical moment of the week comes in John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music (Sunday, 7.15pm, Radio 4) in which he welcomes guests to his lovely home, offers them a cup of tea, demonstrates his less-than-complete mastery of his electronic keyboard, and tries to stop them being bothered by his manager Ken in the conservatory. In a regular feature called Under The Covers, guests are invited to perform one of their host’s tunes. This week, cockney songsmith Chas Hodges chooses Shopkeepers In The North, John’s poignant meditation on the relative merits of the retail experience above and below the Wash, and he plays and sings it with the delicacy and accomplishment you would expect from somebody who’s been in bands since before the Beatles. Future guests being warned to watch the sharp edges on the wicker furniture will include Toyah Willcox and Leee John. They’ll have to go some to better Chas.

• Continue reading at The Guardian.

BBC Radio 4: John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music

July 10th, 2014

bbcr4logobSince the mid-1980s, aspiring singer/songwriter, John Shuttleworth has been posting audio cassettes of his “finest songs to date” to pop stars throughout the land, in the hope that someone would record his material. But all to no avail.

However, the BBC has very kindly given John a series and asked him to invite pop starts to bring their music to his Sheffield home. So it is that Chas and Dave, Heaven 17, Toyah Willcox and Lee John find themselves in John’s lounge having tea with wife Mary, being flirted with by Mary’s friend Joan and hassled by John’s agent Ken Worthington, as they try and perform not only one their greatest hits but more importantly, one of John’s.

• Visit the BBC website. It looks likely that Toyah will guest on John’s show on either Sunday 27th July or 3rd August.

BBC Radio 4: Download ‘Ramblings’

October 23rd, 2013

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Toyah’s guest presenter edition of BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings, which aired last Thursday and Saturday and has been online at BBC iPlayer all week, is now also available to download.

Guest presenter, Toyah Willcox, joins listener, Cathy Dreyer, as she completes yet another circuit of a short local route which she has chosen to walk 365 times.

• Visit the BBC Radio 4 website to download the programme.

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BBC Radio 4: ‘Ramblings’ Photos

October 15th, 2013

As previously mentioned, Toyah guest presents this week’s edition of Ramblings on ‘BBC Radio 4’. Here are a couple of photos of Toyah and Cathy Dreyer (with Buster) from the walk. Visit the Ramblings website to view larger versions of the photos and full details on this Thursday’s programme. (Photos © BBC)

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• Visit Cathy’s Walking In A Circle blog. The page on the Ramblings walk is here.

Toyah on the Radio: This Week

October 14th, 2013

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A reminder that there are two upcoming radio appearances for Toyah this week. Today on Jowheretogo on ‘ne1fm102.5′ and Thursday, guest presenting Ramblings on ‘BBC Radio 4’.

Jowheretogo: ne1fm102.5:
Monday 14th October: 12.00pm

Jo Oliver presents listeners with an hour of information on what’s on in the local area, including gigs, theatre, comedy and more. This Monday’s show has an interview with Toyah who is at Legends Rock Club next Friday – fun starts at 12.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 17th October: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Saturday 19th October: 6.07am
5: The Same Walk 365 Times. Walking series. Guest presenter Toyah Willcox joins listener Cathy Dreyer as she completes yet another circuit of a short local route in Oxfordshire that she has chosen to walk 365 times.

Toyah on the Radio: Ramblings

October 4th, 2013

bbcr4logoaAs previously mentioned, Toyah is one of the Guest Presenters in the latest series of BBC Radio 4’s, highly popular, Ramblings.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thu 17th Oct: 3pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Sat 19th Oct: 6.07am
5: The Same Walk 365 Times. Walking series. Guest presenter Toyah Willcox joins listener Cathy Dreyer as she completes yet another circuit of a short local route in Oxfordshire that she has chosen to walk 365 times.

The programme can be listed to online as it airs at the Ramblings website and will also be available, post-broadcast, at BBC iPlayer.

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BBC R4 Ramblings: Guest Presenter Toyah

September 25th, 2013

bbcr4ramblingsgToyah has recorded an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings as a Guest Presenter. The programme, usually presented by Clare Balding, will air on the station on Thursday 17th October.

Toyah was a guest on Ramblings earlier this year when Clare interviewed her at Croome Park in Worcestershire. The programme is still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. It’s also downloadable as a podcast at iTunes. That edition is also included in Ramblings – Clare’s top 30, pretty special as there have been 25 series of the programme.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Ramblings news here. Visit the Ramblings website. There’s also a full transcript of the episode at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

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BBC Radio 4: ‘Ramblings’ Podcast

March 4th, 2013

Toyah’s excellent episode of BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings, which aired a couple of times over the last few days, is available for the next four weeks as a BBC podcast.

Ramblings with Clare Balding: Toyah Willcox at Croome Landscape Park
Thu, 28 Feb 13: Duration: 25 mins
 
Actress and singer, Toyah Willcox, takes Clare Balding on a windy walk around Croome Landscape Park in Worcestershire.

• Visit the BBC Podcasts & Downloads page and the Ramblings hompage.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’ TODAY!

February 28th, 2013

Toyah’s edition of Ramblings airs on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon at 3pm. It’s also repeated at 6am on Saturday morning.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thu 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Sat 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding is walking for self-improvement. Actress and singer Toyah Willcox takes Clare for a walk in rural Worcestershire.

For Toyah, who has had problems with her joints, including a hip replacement, walking is the perfect exercise. She says it helps her to keep her weight down and remain active. Episode 4 of 6.

The programme will also be available at BBC iPlayer and as a podcast after it airs today.

• Browse all of our Ramblings news here. A huge thank you to bbc.co.uk for including Dreamscape in their Related Links for Toyah’s Ramblings episode.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4: Ramblings

February 22nd, 2013

There is now less than a week until Toyah’s episode of Ramblings airs on BBC Radio 4.

The programme was recorded at the end of last month when Clare Balding and Toyah visited Croome Park.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thu 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Sat 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside. Episode 4 of 6.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Ramblings news here.

Toyah on the Radio: Ramblings

January 31st, 2013

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Saturday 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside. Episode 4 of 6.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’

January 31st, 2013

Toyah will guest on a future edition of the long-running BBC Radio 4 series Ramblings. The programme in which, the fantastic (yes I’m a fan ;)), Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside.

Earlier today Clare tweeted: “Today I am walking with Toyah Wilcox for Ramblings. She has a bad ankle so it may be more of a shuffle“. Someone then replied telling her that “Wilcox” was “Willcox”, and there then followed a series of tweets which, if Twitter had existed, could have been posted anytime between 1987 and now: It’s a Mystery“, “turning suburbia upside down“, “Mum deodorant“… Such fun! Clare’s tweet was also posted by Celeb Tweets (Not being a follower of Twitterers, I have to admit this is where I first spotted it).

Series 23 of Ramblings begins on BBC Radio 4 next Thursday (7th February) at 3pm. More details on when Toyah will guest when the information becomes available.

UPDATE: Toyah has also tweeted about Ramblings (including this great photo of herself and Clare): “Recording radio 4 Ramblings with claire balding, I’m very slow, still limping“. View the original photo here. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Woman’s Hour: 2012 Musical Highlights

January 3rd, 2013

The New Year’s Day edition of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour was a look back at the last 12 months of the show, including Toyah’s guest appearance from January 2012 when she discussed punk.

Toyah appears at approximately 19-minutes into the programme, though Tori Amos and Sinead O’Connor feature earlier so the entire hour is worth listening to.

The programme is available at BBC iPlayer until Tuesday. (Thanks to Zoe Evans)

Toyah on the Radio: Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas

December 9th, 2012

Toyah is guesting in a BBC Radio 4 special on Smash Hits this Christmas, hosted by Neil Tennant.

Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 20th December: 11.30am
Neil Tennant was a journalist on music’s most poptastic magazine before he was a Pet Shop Boy. Here, with colleagues and stars, he recalls the early 80s golden age of Smash Hits.

We hear from founder and legendary magazine-maker Nick Logan, from editors David Hepworth and Mark Ellen, writers Miranda Sawyer and Sylvia Patterson and from regular Smash Hits cover girl, Toyah.

We also sample a rare recording from the 1982 Christmas Flexidisc (a message from the stars) and what’s probably Neil Tennant’s first ever recording.