Top Of The Pops: 1981: Good Morning Universe

May 25th, 2016

Hot on the heels of Toyah’s ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ studio appearance comes their ‘Good Morning Universe’ performance on Top Of The Pops.

Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC Four: Friday 3rd June: 7.30pm
Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC Four: Saturday 4th June: 1.05am
26.11.1981: Mike Read presents the pop chart show, first broadcast on 26 November 1981. Includes appearances by Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool and the Gang, Earth Wind and Fire, Cliff Richard, Ultravox, and Queen and David Bowie.

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Live 2016: More Toyah Dates

May 25th, 2016

More live dates for 2016 have been confirmed and added to Toyah’s Gig Diary.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 25th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Saturday 28th May: 0.05am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

May 25th, 2016

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 30th May: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 31st May: 8.30am

Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

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Top Of The Pops: Thunder In The Mountains

May 25th, 2016

Toyah’s ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ Top of The Pops studio appearance, which re-aired on BBC Four last week. (Thanks to MadFranko008)

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Toyah & Robert on TV: All Star Mr & Mrs

May 25th, 2016

All Star Mr & Mrs: TV3: Monday 6th June: 12pm
Toyah Willcox, Gabby Logan and Jake Wood. TV presenter Gabby Logan and former Scottish rugby international Kenny Logan, singer Toyah Willcox and her husband, guitarist Robert Fripp, and EastEnders star Jake Wood (Max Branning) and his wife Alison find out how much they really know about each other. The couple who give the most correct answers to a series of questions about each other get the chance to win £30,000 for their chosen charity. Hosted by Phillip Schofield.

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Toyah & Robert: Thank You

May 25th, 2016

Toyah and Robert’s “Thank You” song. Click below to listen at Soundcloud.

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Happy Birthday Toyah

May 18th, 2016

Happy Birthday to Toyah.

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Toyah’s Birthday 2016

May 17th, 2016

We’ve reached the final day of our count down to Toyah’s Birthday – Yes! Toyah’s big day is tomorrow! – and the last day of revisiting past Dreamscape birthday updates… To celebrate Toyah’s 50th Birthday in 2008 a special mini-site was put together, which you can visit by clicking below…

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The Official Toyah website also gave fans some great Toyah treats that landmark year, including a gorgeous new look website and lots of special content related to Toyah’s 50th.

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Shakespeare on Film: The Tempest @ Watershed

May 16th, 2016

tempest16bDerek Jarman’s The Tempest is being screened next month at Watershed, Bristol as part of the BFI presents Shakespeare on Film programme.

Brooding and darkly laden with symbolic imagery, Derek Jarman’s terrific, homoerotic adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play is considered by some to be the most evocative Shakespeare adaptation ever to reach the screen.

A tale of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation, it focuses on an ageing magician named Prospero (Heathcote Williams) – who is imprisoned on an island with his beautiful daughter Miranda (Toyah Willcox) and a beast called Caliban (Jack Birkett) – and his plans to seek vengeance on his brother by conjuring up a wild tempest to shipwreck his ship. This is Jarman at his most playful and original – enjoy!

Shakespeare on Film: The Tempest
Sun 19 June 12:00 | Director: Derek Jarman
Cast: Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox, Karl Johnson
135 mins, 1979, UK

• Further info at the Watershed website. There’s also a short article on the screening at bristol247.com. Browse further details on BFI presents Shakespeare on Film here.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 16th, 2016

rainbow16aAural Sculptors: Toyah The Rainbow London 21st February 1981: Toyah did not support The Stranglers, but Toyah Willcox did lend a helping hand at the early April Rainbow gigs as a guest vocalist. Here is a soundboard recording of the band Toyah playing in their own right at the Rainbow. This is, I think, an audio rip of the long deleted BBC Video of the band’s appearance at the North London venue – Continue reading…

British Horror Revival: Eight pop stars who wrote soundtracks for British horror films: Robert Fripp – Steve Oram’s bonkers 2015 humans-act-like-apes feature Aaaaaaaah! includes among its cast former 1980s pop star Toyah Willcox. When her husband, King Crimson rocker Fripp, heard about the movie he offered Oram a collection of unreleased tracks from which to collate a soundtrack – Continue reading…

Radio Times: The Great British Sewing Bee is back with a new judge: Clients at Swanky Modes included Cher, Grace Jones, Toyah Willcox and Julie Christie – Continue reading…

Loughborough Echo: Tribute acts galore set their sights on Glastonbudget: Top tribute acts and local artists took to the stage at Glastonbudget last year which marked its 10th anniversary with a record attendance. The real-life Toyah Willcox headlined as special guest on Saturday – Continue reading…

Sunday Post: Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley admits he had to hold back in the I’m A Celebrity jungle: Tony, who had hits with True and Gold while in Spandau Ballet, lost 10kg in the jungle and he’ll be showing off his still-slimmer shape as one of the big names at this year’s Rewind Scotland festival, which runs from July 22 to 24. It takes place at Scone Palace Perth and also features Adam Ant, Midge Ure, Toyah, Rick Astley, ABC, and more – Continue reading…

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Toyah’s Birthday 2016

May 16th, 2016

Today we are continuing to count down to Toyah’s Birthday and back in 2010 we were doing the same… with rare photos, radio interviews, classic interviews and more in a “1981 themed” celebration. Take the leap back to May 2010

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Happy 30th Anniversary & Happy Birthday Robert

May 16th, 2016

Happy Anniversary to Toyah and Robert and Happy Birthday to Mr Fripp.

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Live 2016: Toyah @ The Fleece

May 15th, 2016

Toyah plays a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Fleece, Bristol in October. Browse further details and/or book tickets by clicking below.

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Toyah’s Birthday 2016

May 15th, 2016

Dreamscape’s 2012 birthday updates centred around rare footage from Look! Hear! (1981) and Dear Heart (1982)…

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