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Tellurian: Toyah Clippings

September 26th, 2012

A few Toyah bits and pieces from ‘Tellurian’, the Toyah Fan Club Newsletter which ran from 1986 until 2001: The Times: A Childhoood. View here. Toyah Willcox, interviewed by Deanish, plus a few ‘Ophelia’s Shadow’ related clippings. View here.

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Out Of The Blue (1993)

August 26th, 2012

Two photos of Toyah taken during the filming of the ‘Out Of The Blue’ video in 1993. This was the first single from the ‘Dreamchild’ album. Click on these to view larger. (Thanks to Andi)

ITV Calendar News: Cheap Thrills (1991)

August 18th, 2012

A 1991 report from ITV Calendar News, featuring rare footage of Toyah’s Cheap Thrills performance, has just been uploaded to You Tube. Toyah visited a number of British prisons, while simultaneously touring theatres with Amadeus, in 1991 in Cheap Thrills, a specially written play based on the life of Janis Joplin. Click below to view and here for larger caps.

Toyah’s appearance on BBC1’s Clean Slate, also from 1991, has been uploaded too.

Categories: 1990s, Screen Shots, Theatre, You Tube Tags:

National Lottery’s Greatest Hits: It’s A Mystery (1999)

May 25th, 2012

Music was very much on the backburner at the time so when Toyah appeared on the National Lottery’s Greatest Hits in 1999 it was an exciting moment. It was a great performance and Toyah even wore a classic Melissa Caplan outfit for the occasion. Show host Angela Griffin introduced Toyah by claiming ‘It’s A Mystery’ was a “number one hit”. Not quite but who cares it was just good to see Toyah singing on TV again. She also released the lottery balls and as she pressed the button exclaimed “may this finger make you rich“! Unfortunately it didn’t. View at You Tube, and see larger caps here. (Thanks to Paul Lomas)

Toyah On The Radio: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Episode 4)

May 20th, 2012

The complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ this month. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 27th May: 9.00am/4.30pm
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 28th May: 5.00am
Spring Cleaning Time Again.Wendy longs for home, but first she and the brothers must be rescued from Captain Hook. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. Episode 4 of 4.

• Episode Two (In The Mermaid’s Lagoon) is still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, until early AM this Monday. Episode Three (An Awfully Big Adventure) airs on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ tomorrow and Monday. Full details here.

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Toyah On The Radio: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Episode 3)

May 12th, 2012

The complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ this month. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 20th May: 9.00am/4.30pm
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 21st May: 5.00am
An Awfully Big Adventure. Captain Hook turns the tables, as the battle between the Lost Boys and the pirates begins. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. Episode 3 of 4.

• Episode One (Away To Neverland) is still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, until early AM this Monday. Episode Two (In The Mermaid’s Lagoon) airs on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ tomorrow and Monday. Full details here.

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Toyah On The Radio: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Episode 2)

May 4th, 2012

The complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ this month. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 13th May: 9.00am/4.30pm
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 14th May: 5.00am
In The Mermaid’s Lagoon. The mischievous boy and the children arrive in Neverland. Stars Toyah Willcox, Ron Moody, Georgina Cates and Roy Hudd. Episode 2 of 4.

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Toyah On The Radio: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Episode 1)

April 27th, 2012

The complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, will re-air on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’ in May. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 6th May: 9.00am/4.30pm
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 7th May: 5.00am
Away to Neverland. A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime. Stars Toyah Willcox, Ron Moody and June Whitfield. Episode 1 of 4.

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Toyah Timeline | 1976 – 2012

April 19th, 2012

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Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Chris Charlesworth

April 11th, 2012

Not exactly “breaking news”, but I just very recently discovered that one of the shots of Toyah from the 1979 Simon Fowler photo shoot is included in this book. The cover boasts it contains “over 400 x-rated photos”. The photo of Toyah can hardly be classed as x-rated and, especially, by today’s standards is relatively conservative.

‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by Chris Charlesworth was published by Omnibus Press in 1993 and again in July 2009. It includes photos of Madonna, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Elvis and numerous others.

This is a bumper collection of photographs, mostly of rock and pop stars in situations where in hindsight, they would probably have preferred the cameramen to be elsewhere at the time. It is also a collection of shots in which sex has been used to sell the artist, or their records, or both, in the days before sexism was a political issue. Apart from the album sleeves themselves, these pictures have not been touched up or airbrushed. Neither were the negatives consigned to the darkroom bin or locked away in safety deposit boxes.

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FTE Audio: To Mother With Love (BBC Radio 2, 1999) Pt. 2

April 4th, 2012

As Part One was fairly popular (almost 170 listens and six downloads) I’ve transferred and uploaded the second part quicker than I’d planned to. So, here is Part Two of the radio documentary Toyah presented in 1999, To Mother With Love: The Story Of The Tattoo. This originally aired on ‘BBC Radio 2’ on 2nd March 1999. In this part Toyah briefly talks about fans who have her image tattooed on themselves! Listen to Part One here. (Thanks again to Seàn)

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FTE Audio: To Mother With Love (BBC Radio 2, 1999) Pt. 1

April 3rd, 2012

Toyah presents a radio documentary on the story, and history, of the tattoo: To Mother With Love: The Story Of The Tattoo aired on ‘BBC Radio 2’ on 2nd March 1999. This is Part One. I’ll upload the remainder when I’ve converted it from tape to mp3. (Thanks to Seàn)

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This Morning: Toyah Interview 1992: “Mellow & Mature”

March 29th, 2012

20 years ago! An interesting and honest interview from This Morning in 1992. Richard and Judy talk to Toyah about Memoirs Of A Survivor, her childhood, privacy, the press, fans, the recent Anthony Clare radio interview, being a parent and more. View the full interview below or at ‘You Tube’ here. Click on the screen caps for larger versions.