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May 24th, 2018

live18iLive 2018: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Toyah makes a return visit to Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch tomorrow night to play a Sold Out Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date.

Four From Toyah: The fantastic Telepathic Lover, from Toyah’s new EP, was included on Dark Night Of The Soul with Julie at WFMU on 19th May – See the full playlist…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to or download: Only Artists/BBCR4 – The director and actor Alice Lowe meets the singer and actor Toyah Willcox – Listen here…

Anthology Film Archives: Jubilee – Introduced by Tessa Hughes-Freeland: “This film just so typifies the zeitgeist in London immediately prior to my leaving. Seeing Jordan waiting for the bus on the Victoria Palace Road certainly livened up a dreary English day. Jarman’s films were a huge influence on me as a filmmaker, especially his experimental work.” –Tessa Hughes-Freeland – Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Sounds Of The 70s/BBCR2 – Toyah remembers being a punk in the 70s! – Listen here…

Rock and Roll Dreams: The Crimson Queen – På første halvdel av åttitallet var Toyah blant undertegnedes absolutte favoritter, og nå, 35 år senere, står dama fortsatt høyt i kurs hos denne skribenten. Når Toyah Ann Willcox – som er hennes fulle navn – i dag fyller 60 år er det dermed på sin plass med et tilbakeblikk til storhetstiden, og med det suksessalbumet «Anthem» - Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Woman’s Hour/BBCR4 – Toyah discusses Jubilee, and her own life and work, both then and now – Listen here…

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Toyah 60: Retro Radio Interviews

May 16th, 2018

It’s Toyah’s 60th Birthday week… Listen to some retro Toyah interviews from throughout her 40 year career at Dreamscape’s Downloads section…

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BBC iPlayer: Beautiful Britain

May 13th, 2018

Listen to Beautiful Britain, presented by Toyah, at BBC iPlayer. (Photo © BBC)

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BBC Media Centre: Beautiful Britain

April 24th, 2018

bbcbb18aOver the sound of ripping wax-strips, nail drills, clippers and trimmers, Toyah Willcox invites us to eavesdrop on usually private conversations taking place in hair and beauty salons across the UK.

We drop in on appointments at Totally Polished in Blackpool, The Topiary Salon in Basingstoke, Smith Hair Studio in Edmonton and Not Another Salon in London’s East End.

From holidays and bingo wins, to hospital appointments and bereavements – customers relish the opportunity to swap stories, gossip and enjoy an hour’s escape from the stresses of daily life. Beauticians and hairdressers are trusted confidantes, privy to shocking secrets, but they also provide an independent ear and a comforting shoulder to cry on.

For Toyah’s friend and hairdresser to the stars, Keith Wainwright MBE, a trip to the salon is also an important source of physical and social contact in an increasingly online world.

According to industry reports, women and men of all ages and means are spending increasing amounts of time, and money, at hair and beauty salons in the UK. British consumers spent an estimated 1.89 billion pounds on salon services in the last quarter of 2017. We find out why. A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

• Continue reading at BBC Media Centre.

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Beautiful Britain

April 24th, 2018

bbcr4logobA Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4, presented by Toyah and produced by Victoria Ferran.

Beautiful Britain: BBC Radio 4: Fri 11th May: 11am
Over the sound of ripping wax-strips, nail drills, clippers and trimmers, Toyah Willcox invites us to eavesdrop on usually private conversations taking place in hair and beauty salons across the UK. (Duration: 30 minutes)

Toyah on the Radio: John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music

March 29th, 2018

shuttleworth14aJohn Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music:
BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 8th April: 11pm

Toyah Willcox. John Shuttleworth invites musical guests to his Sheffield home to sing one of his songs and one of their own, if they are lucky. 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. (Episode 3, from July 2014)

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 – Only Artists

March 6th, 2018

Only Artists: BBC Radio 4: Wednesday 7th March: 9am/9.30pm
Alice Lowe and Toyah Willcox. Series in which two artists discuss creative questions. Director and actor Alice Lowe, acclaimed for slasher film Prevenge, meets Toyah Willcox who by the age of 20 had played the National Theatre as well as starring in Derek Jarman’s film Jubilee. (Series 4)

• Listen live at bbc.co.uk or catch up later on BBC iPlayer.

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Radio: Toyah Talks Jubilee on BBC R4 Woman’s Hour

February 21st, 2018

bbcr4wh18bToyah guested on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour yesterday. Listen to the, 45-minute, show at BBC iPlayer. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/BBC)

Toyah, Sandra Bernhard, Sister Helen Prejean

Toyah Willcox made her screen debut 40 years ago in Derek Jarman’s iconic punk film Jubilee. It’s now been adapted for the stage set in the social and political backdrop of today. She joins us to talk about disenfranchised youth, and her own life and work, both then and now.

Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her work to end the death penalty and has been instrumental in encouraging dialogue around the world and in shaping the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to all executions. She talks about her optimism that the death penalty will be abolished.

Sandra Bernhard began her career on the comedy circuit in the 1970s. She also starred alongside Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s King Of Comedy and played one of the first openly lesbian characters on American network television in the hit sitcom Roseanne. The performer, comedian and singer is also a pioneer of the one woman show. She joins Jane to talk about her new show Sandemonium at Ronnie Scott’s London.

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Radio: Sounds Of The 70s at BBC iPlayer

February 15th, 2018

Toyah shares her memories of growing up as the “only punk in the village” and finally finding her people at a Sex Pistols gig. In this candid interview with Johnnie, Toyah reflects on the challenges she faced as a young teenager: born with a twisted spine, one leg longer than the other, a club foot and no hip sockets, she spent many years undergoing painful operations and countless physical therapies. This never dimmed her spirit however, and she recalls a host of almost-careers including time spent as a department store hair model and a missed chance to be an ice skating superstar. After defeating the bullies at school, she carved out a niche for herself as a punk – before the term had even been invented.

Listen to Toyah guesting, and talking to host Johnnie Walker, on BBC Radio 2′s Sounds Of The 70s at BBC iPlayer by clicking below.

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BBC Radio London: Jo Good: Toyah Talks Jubilee

February 2nd, 2018

Toyah Willcox on the stage version of Derek Jarman’s controversial film “Jubilee” and actress Daniella Isaacs on her show about our obsession with raw food – Listen at BBC iPlayer by clicking below. (Photo © BBC)

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC R2 Sounds Of The 70s

January 26th, 2018

bbcr215bToyah will be a guest of Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s on Sunday 11 February. Toyah will discuss the beginnings of her career in the 1970s and revisiting the Derek Jarman film Jubilee which has been adapted for the stage and plays London’s Lyric Hammersmith this Spring.

Sounds Of The 70s: BBC Radio 2: Sunday 11th February: 3pm
Sounds Of The 70s: BBC Radio 2: Tuesday 13th February: 0.00am
Toyah shares her memories of growing up as the ‘only punk in the village’ and finally finding her people at a Sex Pistols gig.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Alice Lowe

January 26th, 2018

Coming Soon to BBC Radio 4 – Toyah in conversation with Alice Lowe. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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

December 8th, 2017

ntshc12aAiring on BBC radio for the first time since it was originally broadcast in December 2012, Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas includes an interview with Toyah during this fascinating 30 minute special, discussing ‘Smash Hits’ in the early 1980s and also the memorable and iconic ‘Brave New World’ cover issue.

Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas:
BBC Radio 4 Extra:

Sat 23rd Dec: 7.30am/5.30pm | Xmas Eve: 5.30am

Neil Tennant had a life as a journalist before he became famous as a Pet Shop Boy. In fact, it was on a Smash Hits trip to New York that he had his big breakthrough with the record producer Bobby O.

Here, 30 years after his first stint on pop’s most successful and inventive magazine, Neil recalls the golden days of Smash Hits. We hear from founder and legendary magazine maker Nick Logan, editors David Hepworth and Mark Ellen, writers Miranda Sawyer and Sylvia Patterson, and from regular Smash Hits cover girl, Toyah.

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We also sample a rare recording from the 1982 Christmas Flexidisc (a message from the stars) and probably Neil Tennant’s first recording – the music for a trailer advertising Smash Hits stickers.

Producer: Susan Marling. A Just Radio Ltd. production for BBC Radio 4.

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BBC Radio 4: PM: Toyah Talks Jubilee

November 6th, 2017

bbcr4logobToyah guested on BBC Radio 4′s PM programme on Thursday afternoon, discussing Jubilee at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (and Teletubbies) with Colin Paterson.

• The interview begins at around 46 minutes into the show and runs for approximately five minutes, including a very short play of It’s A Mystery. Listen at BBC iPlayer Radio.

BBC Radio Manchester: Becky Want Show

November 1st, 2017

bbcrmanc17aToyah guested on Becky Want’s BBC Radio Manchester show yesterday, chatting about Jubilee, turning 60, performing gigs all year, punk and more.

Becky speaks to Toyah Willcox about her return to the stage in Jubilee, an adaptation of the Derek Jarman film, which first came out for the Queen’s Jubilee.

• The interview begins at around 1hr 47m into the show, after a blast of It’s A Mystery, and runs for approximately 30 minutes (includes a break for news/music). Listen at BBC iPlayer Radio.