Archive for the ‘TV/Radio 2018’ Category

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

May 19th, 2018

A repeat airing on BBC1 next weekend for Pointless Celebrities, with Toyah guesting, which originally aired in September 2016. (Photo © BBC)

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Saturday 26th May: 5.55pm
Music. A special celebrity music edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Fish and Barbara Dickson, Nick Heyward and Toyah Willcox, Heather Small and Mari Wilson, and Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young.


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)

Top Of The Pops: 1983 – Rebel Run

April 20th, 2018

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Wednesday 2nd May: 1am
22.09.1983. Simon Bates and Mike Read present the pop chart programme, first broadcast in September 1983. Featuring Toyah Willcox, David Bowie, Nick Heyward, The Alarm, Howard Jones and Hot Chocolate.

• Visit the BBC Top Of The Pops website. Click below for Dreamscape’s Rebel Run (and other Love Is The Law) lyrics.


Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

April 13th, 2018

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Really: Wednesday 25th April: 9am/2pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Really: Thursday 256h April: 6am
Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.


Toyah on TV: Trailblazers: New Romantics

April 13th, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Thursday 26th April: 4pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Friday 27th April: 11am
New Romantics. Toyah Willcox and Billy Bragg are among those examining the New Romantic movement, from The Human League and Adam Ant, to David Bowie and Ultravox. (Series 1, Episode 16)

Toyah on TV in Ireland: The Chase/WDTD?

April 9th, 2018

thechase16aThe Chase: Celebrity Special: Be3
Saturday 14th April: 0.00am
(Series 6, Episode 2). Bradley Walsh presents as celebrity contestants Toyah Willcox, John Barnes, Germaine Greer and Audley Harrison pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential charity prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They must work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock.

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: TV3: Sunday 22nd April: 7.30am
Who’s Doing The Dishes?: 3e: Wednesday 25th April: 11,50am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 1, Episode 8). Singer and actress Toyah Willcox hosts a dinner party for four guests who will win a cash prize if they can guess her identity from a selection of cryptic culinary clues. Will it remain a mystery who the celebrity host is? Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge.

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 TV: Trailblazers: Punk

March 29th, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Wednesday 11th April: 4pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Thursday 12th April: 11am
Punk. Narrated by Noddy Holder, this eye-opening series turns its attention to the origins of punk music. With Toyah Willcox and DJ  Annie Nightingale. (Episode, Series 1, Episode 5)

Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

March 25th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: ITV2: Wednesday 4th April: 7.10am
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?

Top Of The Pops: 1982 – Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

March 13th, 2018

“Soul deep!” - Next week there’s a repeat airing on BBC4 for the retro episode of Top Of The Pops with Toyah performing the euphoric Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)… Most of Toyah’s early Eighties TOTP appearances – both in the studio and on promo video – have been repeated over the last few months, see the rundown here.

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Wednesday 21st March: 1am
21.10.1982. Peter Powell presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast in October 1982. Includes appearances from The Piranhas, Toyah, The Kids from Fame, Imagination, Kool and the Gang, Bauhaus, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Sharon Redd and Shakin’ Stevens.


Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

March 11th, 2018

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Sunday 18th March: 1pm
Series 6, Episode 14. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special celebrity music edition of the quiz that rewards the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Mark King and Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker and Limahl, Dave Hill and Dave Bartram and Antony Costa and Scott Robinson. (Photo © BBC)


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 or catch up later on BBC iPlayer.


Toyah on TV: Neil McCormick’s Needle Time

March 5th, 2018

Neil McCormick’s Needle Time: Vintage TV: Thursday 15th March: 4am
Toyah Willcox. Prolific artist and actor, who enjoyed hits with ‘It’s a Mystery’, ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ and ‘I Want to be Free’, shares the story behind her remarkable career – Running Time: 60 minutes. Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Freeview 242, Virgin 343 and Freesat 505.


Toyah on TV: Toyah Willcox – My Vintage

February 28th, 2018

myvin18aToyah WillcoxMy Vintage, which originally aired on ‘Vintage TV’ in March 2012, is repeated next month.

Toyah chose 12 songs, by bands and singers as diverse as Roxy Music, Echo & The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, Tears For Fears and The Cure, and discussed why each song was significant to her.

My Vintage: Vintage TV: Sunday 11th March: 5pm
My Vintage: Vintage TV: Thu 15th March: 10.30pm
Toyah Willcox. Toyah was a rebellious child, but the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll reinvented her life and gave her grounding. Here she shares with us the songs that brought her to where she is today.

• View all of Dreamscape’s previous My Vintage news here.


Top Of The Pops: 1982 – Brave New World

February 24th, 2018

There’s another chance to see one of the greatest pop images in modern music history – brought to life in Toyah’s iconic Brave New World 1982 promo videovery soon on BBC4′s re-airing of classic editions of Top Of The Pops.

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Tuesday 6h March: 1.30am
17/06/1982. Simon Bates presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast on 17th June 1982. Includes appearances by Natasha, Roxy Music, Echo and the Bunnymen, Duran Duran, ABC, Bow Wow Wow, Queen, Toyah and Adam Ant.