Archive for the ‘BBC iPlayer’ Category

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Interview @ BBC iPlayer

December 17th, 2016

bbchereford16aAs mentioned, Toyah guested on BBC Hereford & Worcester yesterday, chatting to Tammy Gooding on her radio show.

Toyah appears at approximately 1hr 16m into the programme for the first part of the chat, discussing her age, “bucket list” – which includes visiting various countries, making pottery, and cutting a diamond – and her future…

The second part of the interview begins around 1hr 35m in – With Toyah paying tribute to Greg Lake, and talking about the Walk of Stars event, her punk days, new films, the 80s Invasion Tour and more.

• Listen to the show/interview at BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio Wales: Wynne Evans Show

December 13th, 2016

bbcwales15bToyah guested on Wynne Evan’s show on BBC Radio Wales yesterday.

Toyah on Over-50’s Bucket Lists & Wynne has the Icing on the Cake: Adrenaline thrills and age-defying adventures – actress & singer Toyah Willcox on bucket-lists for the over 50s Plus How to make a Christmas cake.

• Listen to the show at BBC iPlayer (Available for the next month).

Top Of The Pops: Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

December 11th, 2016

Watch Toyah perform Be Proud Be Loud ( Be Heard) of Top Of The Pops at BBC iPlayer now!


BBC Four: Proud, Loud & Heard @ Twitter!

December 8th, 2016

BBC Four at Twitter marked Toyah’s iconic, classic and utterly unforgettable Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard) repeated Top Of The Pops studio appearance tonight with some tweets, including this… In 1982, Toyah was so famous, she even had a lion-tailed macaque named after her on Animal Magic, and appeared on the show to meet it, and this… Toyah’s friend and erstwhile #TOTP presenter Kenny Everett was also on TV this week (his show was repeated on @BBCTwo on 20 October 1982). Click below to watch the show at BBC iPlayer. It’s also repeated.


BBC Radio London: Toyah Interview

September 5th, 2016

mysterymix13aToyah guested on Gaby Roslin’s BBC Radio London show yesterday afternoon, a three-hour marathon of chat and music.

The interview begins at approximately 15 minutes into the show with a play of It’s A Mystery, and lasted for 15 minutes but Toyah was a studio guest for most of the programme.

She chatted about how busy she currently is with gigs, films etc, discussed her music being used in Crime and Punishment, not letting technology completely take over, her health, her mindset “I’m still a punk” and much more.

• Listen to the full show at BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio London: Phil Willmott Interview

August 27th, 2016

cprm16ePhil Willmott, director of the soon to premiere Crime & Punishment discussed the production on BBC Radio London yesterday.

As well as talking about the new rock musical and the origins and genesis of it, he also elaborated on Toyah’s involvement in his adaption of Crime and Punishment, the history of free theatre in general, and much more.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer – Phil appears approximately 38 minutes into the show.

Holiday Of My Lifetime @ BBC iPlayer

February 13th, 2016

Yesterday’s Holiday of My Lifetime, with Toyah revisiting a holiday she had in 1968, is now available to watch online at BBC iPlayer. Click below to go there.


BBC iPlayer: People’s History Of Pop

February 8th, 2016

phop15aAvailable Now! Listen to the People’s History Of Pop, presented by Toyah, online at BBC iPlayer.

Stories include a fan of the Beatles who as a teenager collected as much memorabilia as she could – only to lose it all in a house fire.

A Madonna superfan, who’s even turned her downstairs loo into a shrine of the queen of pop. We’ll hear about the brilliance of David Bowie, playing to just 2000 people at Birmingham’s Que Club. And hear how a Smiths fan from Solihull has come to own a piece of Morrissey’s shirt.


Doctors: Afternoon Of The Living Dead @ BBC iPlayer

November 14th, 2015

Doctors: Afternoon Of The Living Dead aired on BBC1 on Tuesday. It’s available to watch at BBC iPlayer for the next four weeks. Toyah plays Bill. Click below to watch (may be unavailable outside the UK).


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BBC Radio Wiltshire: Toyah Guests on ‘Su Davies Show’

November 1st, 2015

bbcwiltshire15aToyah was Sue Davies “Mystery” guest this morning on her BBC Radio Wiltshire show.

Toyah chatted about playing Trowbridge Arts Festival (closing the festival tonight), the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show, imagery and how it helped start her career, the realities of the entertainment industry,  memories of living in Wiltshire, and more. There was also a brief burst of I Want To Be Free and the acoustic version of It’s A Mystery.

• The interview begins at approximately 1hr 46ms into the show and runs for around 12 minutes, including music. Listen at BBC iPlayer for the next month

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: Available @ BBC iPlayer

October 16th, 2015

All four episodes – 1. Away To Neverland, 2. In The Mermaid’s Lagoon, 3. An Awfully Big Adventure. 4. Spring Cleaning Time Again – of JM Barrie – Peter Pan, which aired this week on BBC Radio 4 Extra, are now available to listen to at your leisure at BBC iPlayer – for the next month. Click on the cast photos below (Thanks to Official Toyah) to browse the iplayer list.


Great Lives @ BBC iPlayer

September 30th, 2015

greatlives15cThe latest edition of BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer or download as an mp3. It also airs again on BBC Radio 4 on Friday at 11pm.

The programme includes Toyah discussing Katharine Hepburn.

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.

Photo: Toyah Willcox, Matthew Parris and Dr Mark Glancy after the recording of Great Lives. (Photo © BBC)

Thunder In The Mountains… & On The One Show

September 8th, 2015

Toyah on The One Show earlier this evening. Recreating the iconic Thunder In The Mountains hair and make-up, with the help of make-up artist Sean Chapman and hairdresser Michael Douglas. Toyah also made a surprise appearance live on the programme, joining guests Simon Le Bon and John Taylor of Duran Duran on the sofa. Watch the programme at BBC iPlayer.


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.

BBC Oxford: New Toyah Interview @ BBC iPlayer

August 19th, 2015

Toyah guested on Kat Orman’s show on ‘BBC Radio Oxford’ yesterday. The interview is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, and will be for the next month.

Toyah Willcox and the Wallingford superhome: Kat meets Mike Bicknell from Wallingford. Ten years ago Mike, who was a keen runner, almost lost his leg in a road accident. Plus Kat finds out about a house in Wallingford that has qualified for “Superhome” status and talks to one of the headlines acts from this weekend’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Toyah Willcox.

• Toyah’s interview, which took place backstage at Cropredy on Saturday, begins at approximately 46m 30s into the programme and runs for around 9 minutes (plus a play of I Want To Be Free). Toyah talks about her early life and school days, rebellious teenage years, what influenced her imagery: “I wanted to be completely different, almost genderless“, visiting Oxford, Aaaaaaaah!, and her set at Cropredy.

BBC Radio Derby: Toyah Interview @ BBC iPlayer

July 31st, 2015

bbcderby15aToyah guested on Andy Potter’s BBC Radio Derby show this afternoon.

Toyah and hedgehog mapping: We hear from People’s Trust for Endangered Species which wants to map sightings of hedgehogs across the country.

Toyah’s interview ran for approximately six minutes and she chatted about playing at the forthcoming Flashback Festival in Worksop, Notts, as well as the difference in set list choices for such a concert and the diversity of her live audience in 2015. There was also some Teletubbies talk.

• Listen to Toyah’s interview via iPlayer at BBC Radio Derby. The full show is also available here.

Toyah/Sounds Of The 80s at BBC Music

June 25th, 2015

Toyah’s recent Sounds Of The 80s special is currently featured at BBC Music.


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.


BBC Radio Wales: Toyah Interview @ BBC iPlayer

February 11th, 2015

bbcwales15bAs mentioned, Toyah guested on Eleri Sions show on BBC Radio Wales yesterday afternoon.

Toyah’s interview begins at approximately 2 hours 15 minutes into the programme. She talked about her tours for 2015, The Humans, Valentines Day, King Crimson, appearing on Top Of The Pops in the 80s, imagery, current female singers, and more. There was also a play of It’s A Mystery from The Acoustic Album.

• The interview runs for around 15 minutes and can be listened to, for the next 29 days at, BBC iPlayer.

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BBC Radio Bristol: Toyah Interview @ BBC iPlayer

February 10th, 2015

aucao14bAs mentioned, Toyah was interviewed on The Afternoon Show with Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol yesterday.

Toyah’s interview begins approximately 42 minutes into the programme. She began by recounting the story of how her Mother and Father first met in Weston-Super-Mare. Toyah also discussed her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour, the origins of her name, a future trip to Japan with the King Crimson tour, reality TV in general and the recent series of Celebrity Big Brother, using full cans of hairspray in the 80s, her diet, cookery programmes, unfulfilled ambitions, and more.

There was also a play of Good Morning Universe from The Acoustic Album.

• The interview runs for around 15 minutes and can be listened to, for the next 27 days at, BBC iPlayer. Browse the full schedule of forthcoming Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour dates.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman

February 7th, 2015

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, has been airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra over the past few weeks.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane. Episodes 5 and 6 air this week and next.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Wed 11th Feb: 7am/5.30pm | Thu 12th Feb: 5.30am
Episode 5 of 6. In a rare moment, Miss Callaghan apologises to her ex, lovestruck pupil Roy. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

The Older Woman: BBC R4 Extra: Wed 18th Feb: 7am/5.30pm | Thu 19th Feb: 5.30am
Episode 6 of 6. A letter and phone calls lift the lid on Jane’s chaotic love life. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

• Listen to episodes 1 – 4, which are currently available at BBC iPlayer. Episode 1 has less than a week left though!