Dreamscape: A Toyah Willcox Fansite [www.toyah.net] : somewhere in the distance : archived Toyah news for March 2000 - April 2001
 
  

April 2001  
HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : PAPER & WEBSITE REVIEW
April 29 : Toyah was on the Heaven And Earth Show this morning, and as well as doing the usual paper review she took a look at a few websites too. 

 

'THE SHAGAROUND' WORLD PREMIERE
April 26 : This play opened tonight at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. Toyah plays a character called Beth. It runs until May 19 then moves to the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon (22 to 27 May), and then onto the Soho Theatre in London a little later (23 July to 18 August).

 

RICHARD ALLINSON SHOW : BBC RADIO 2
April 25 : Toyah was the guest on this show tonight at 11pm. She spoke about her role in the new play The Shagaround, which opens tomorrow in Southampton. Toyah mentioned that the word shagaround is Southampton slang for a bloke who has a few women on the 'go' at the same time. She plays Beth, a liberated nurse in the production that moves to Croydon and then to the Soho Theatre in London in the coming months. 

Among other topics Toyah talked about Cabaret, working with Laurence Olivier and Katherine Hepburn, how 'exposed' she feels when singing onstage as herself as opposed to acting in a play. She also mentioned how "pissed off" she initially was about a her name being used in Coronation Street (this is the reason why she uses the Willcox more nowadays) for the character Toyah Battersby. 

Future plans include playing Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and more filming for the Holiday Show. Toyah also 
revealed that Robert is about to go on tour with Jeff Beck and then Tool (v. cool band), that she would love to visit Las Vegas and Palm Springs, and that she would consider cosmetic surgery, "I'd have everything done", she laughed! 

 

MY FAVOURITE HYMNS
April 24 : There was a repeat of this show from 1998 in various ITV regions tonight. Some old clips of Toyah were shown; Hold Tight from 1982 when she performed 'Ieya', The Ebony Tower from 1984, and Toyah & Chase from VH1 1998. 

The hymns Toyah chose as her favourites were 'Ding Dong Merrily On High', 'Once In Royal David's City', 'Jerusalem' and 'Immortal, Invisible'. 

 

TOYAH IN 'THE SENTINEL'
April 20 : Toyah was featured on the cover of the 'Shout' section of this local Stoke newspaper today. 

Toyah's Dream 

Alan Cookman previews 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' starring Toyah Willcox. 

Your chance to star with former punk rocker. 

Former punk queen Toyah Willcox will play Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in this year's open-air Shakespeare production at Stafford Castle. 
The singer, actress and TV presenter will also play Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, when A Midsummer Night's Dream opens for a two week run on June 28. 

Toyah has twice before appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was Puck in a production in Regents Park and Hermia at Birmingham Rep. But she first came to prominence as Mad in Jubilee, the punk epic directed by Derek Jarman in 1977. She later played Monkey in the cult Mods-and-Rockers movie Quadrophenia with The Who. 

In the early eighties, Toyah had a string of hits with her own band, including It's A Mystery and I Want To Be Free. Now she is a busy actress, appearing in everything from Amadeus to Jack And The Beanstalk, and presenter of TV shows like BBC1's Holiday, Holiday On A Shoestring and The Heaven & Earth Show. 

"Toyah will bring a well of experience and knowledge to the production," says the Gatehouse Theatre's Steve Freeman, who is producing A Midsummer Night's Dream with colleague Dan Shaw. "Her career spans 24 years, and she has a CV that ranges 
from Shakespeare in Regents Park to Top Of The Pops. 

"She's a personality that eceryone knows, whether as an actress, singer or TV presenter and she's going to make this year's event at the castle something really special." Steve says the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream will include other familiar faces whose names will be revealed shortly. 

Meanwhile, there are opportunities for local performers to appear alongside Toyah and the other professionals in this year's alfresco production. Director Peter Dayson is looking for local talent to fill 10 roles to be taken by amateurs.

 

CELEBRITY READY STEADY COOK
April 16 : Toyah made her appearance on this show this evening, emerging through a giant red tomato to loud applause. The main ingredient in her shopping bag was tofu and she said she is still "preferably vegetarian". Toyah seemed to have a great time, recounting tales of her childhood, and opening her front door to Bryan Ferry in thigh length boots and a leather mini skirt. At the end she was beaten by fellow guest Midge Ure. 

 

THE TV MAG
April 14 : Toyah was featured in a few UK TV guides today, mentioning that she is to appear on the Bank Hoilday Monday Ready Steady Cook. This is from 'TV Mag'. 

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW
April 8 : Toyah was on this show again this morning, not doing the usual newspaper round up. Instead she interviewed photographer Mike Abrahams, who has spent the last four years travelling through 14 different countries in order to capture the most private moments of intense believers. The exhibition of stunning photographs is at the AOP Gallery in London until April 21st. Mike is having a book of the pictures published too. 

 

'BEYOND MEDICINE' BEGINS 39 SHOW SERIES
April 2 : Toyah's new alternative health series Beyond Medicine begins today on the Discovery Health Channel. Toyah investigates over 30 therapies including yoga, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. The first show is on at 8am, Midday, 4pm & 8pm and the first show looks at how iridology uses the eyes as indicators of health, and the power of human touch. 

Mon 2 April : Iridology : Power of human touch 
Tue 3 April : Ancient art of Ayurvedic Medicine 
Wed 4 April : How Yoga can free the mind, body & spirit 
Thu 5 April : Enzyme Medicine 
Fri 6 April : Feng Shui 
Mon 9 April : Science of the Human Spine 
Tues 10 April : How modern day midwifery evolved 
Wed 11 April : The myriad benefits of fasting 
Thu 12 April : Art Therapy as a path to holistic health 
Fri 13 April : The healing power of magnets 
Mon 16 April : Reflexology 
Tues 17 April : Chelation Therapy 
Wed 18 April : Forms of Bodywork 
Thurs 19 April : Ear Accupuncture 
Fri 20 April : Biofeedback 
Mon 23 April : Bach's Flower Therapy 
Tues 24 April : Alternative Dentistry 
Wed 25 April : Environmental medicine 
Thurs 26 April : Naturopathic Medicine 

And lots more followed



 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : TOYAH ON RETREAT
April 1 : There was a repeat showing of Toyah's weekend retreat in Dorset, at the 'Foundation for Joyous Living'. The idea of the weekend is to "break down barriers that people hold since childhood" through dancing, shaking, singing and hugging. Toyah enjoyed the experience and said for the first time she felt free, though she did find the shaking about slightly weird. 

 

March 2001   
HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW
March 25 : Another review of the weeks top newspaper stories on this show this morning. Toyah 'waxed lyrically' about how people's noses appear to get bigger when they tell lies, the new dieting game show that's about to hit our TV screens, and S Club 7 making 'dopes' of themselves by getting caught smoking joints. 

 

SKY DIGITAL MAGAZINE
March 20 : There is a picture of Toyah and a description of the new show she is presenting on the Discovery Health channel in Sky Customers Magazine. This is a magazine mailed out to those who subscribe to Sky Digital.

 

THE LOOK MAGAZINE
March 10 : There was a small Toyah article in this magazine  yesterday, obviously taken from the OK Magazine feature from a couple of weeks ago, mentioning the possiblity of Toyah turning up in Eastenders as Nick Cotton's girlfriend.

 

TOYAH RECEIVES DOCTORATE
March 8 : Toyah received her Honorary Doctorate in recognition of  her achievements in Performing Arts and Broadcasting  today. The ceremony was held at The  International Convention Centre. As Toyah collected her award she gave her backing to the  Birmingham Dyslexia Association (BDA). She said, "They're  obviously doing a lot of good and have a lot of determination to have set up this organisation and got this far. I hope they can continue." 

Toyah acknowledged that the Doctorate was a world away from her achievements at Edgbaston School for Girls, "I'm very flattered to have been given this award today, but I can't 
stop laughing about it because I was very badly behaved at school and I wasted my time there completely. When I left school I got my life together and really fought hard to establish a career. I started learning as soon as I left school because I gained the freedom of choice, and you continue to learn throughout your lifetime."

 

I LOVE 1986
March 3 : Toyah made another of her sporadic appearances on  this look back at the eighties. In last night's show she was commenting on 'power' ballads. 

 

February 2001   
OK MAGAZINE
February 27 : Toyah is in this week's (Issue 253 : March 2) OK magazine in the UK. In an article called 'My Big Week' she talks about what she got up to in the week after she finished her panto run.

 

TRIGGER HAPPY TV 2
February 26 : Toyah made a short appearance on the second series of this excellent comedy show last night. Unfortunately for those without cable it was on E4. It will be repeated this coming Sunday, March 4 @ 8pm. 

It will also be shown on terrestrial Channel 4 at some point in the future too.

 

GLAM & GLITTER
February 25 : Toyah contributed to this tribute to the UK glam years, commenting on David Bowie, The Sweet, Alice Cooper and Marc Bolan. Toyah said she identified with things like Marc Bolan's 'glitter tear', and that in her opinion glam died the day Marc was killed.

 

HOLIDAY GUIDES
February 25 : A repeat showing, of Toyah and her dad on a narrowboat doing the canal trip on the Warwickshire Ring in the Midlands, was broadcast this evening on BBC1.

 

HEAVEN EARTH SHOW : PAPER REVIEW
February 25 : The usual paper review by Toyah on this show this morning. Talking about what was hitting the headlines all through this week.

 

IT'S YOUR FUNERAL
February 18 : Toyah started off by saying that she has thought about her funeral but doesn't dwell on it.  She would like a Tibetan Sky Burial, in which the body is taken to a mountain top, dismebered, pumelled, and then fed to the vultures. Toyah said she would prefer to die before her father or husband, and if she had to be reincarnated she would like to return to earth as a man and 'sin forever'. 

The funeral ceremony would include David Bowie lighting an eternal flame in her memory, and Billie Whitelaw, Peter Gabriel, Dawn French & others she admires saying goodbye to her. At the altar would be a huge picture of her from 'Brave New World', the image in which she would like to be remembered. 

Elgar's 'Nimrod' would be played and Toyah would like the poem 'I'm Not Gone' read. Those attending would overeat foods from different cultures, get very drunk, think about their funerals and be confused by Toyah's The funeral would end with a 40 piece orchestra belting out  'I Want To Be Free', with anyone who wants to, joining in karaoke style. 

And Toyah's epitaph? : 'She came, she lisped, she went'!


 


HOLIDAY GUIDES
February 18 : Toyah visited Acapulco in Mexico, a place that claims to have 'invented' discos, parasailing, and hotels shaped like pyramids. 

Toyah watched the famous cliff divers, visited the Old Town Square and the Mexican Craft Markets. She also went on the Shotover Jet which powers within inches of  rock face and does 360% spins. 

She also went to Coyuca Lagoon, totally tropical, full of wildlife, 
and virtually concrete free. This is where films like Tarzan and 
African Queen were shot. 

Toyah visited Walita's Restaurant, basically just an old woman's house, where food and drink was served. She also gave Toyah a face pack, full of minerals, that she promised would 'take fiveyears off her'. Toyah discovered the mud in the face pack was from the wildlife filled riverbank!

 

BRIGHTON BOOK SIGNING
February 15 : At this evening's signing event of the paperback of 'Living Out Loud' Toyah answered questions from fans, and performed an acoustic version of 'It's A Mystery' with a local young guitarist.

 

SUNDAY MIRROR
February 11 : Toyah is featured in an article in this newspaper today on alternative health. Here it is.

 

I LOVE 1983
February 10 : Toyah appeared throughout this look back at 1983 tonight, though she wasn't presenter as previously thought. She commented on most of the topics featured, Knight Rider, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Flashdance, leg warmers, Wham!, Sloane rangers, the female fitness craze, Just 17 magazine, Blockbusters, and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

 

HEAVEN & EARTH : PAPER REVIEW
February 4 : Toyah did the paper review on this weekly Sunday morning show today.

 

January 2001    

PARADISE FOUND : TOYAH ON RETREAT
January 29 : Toyah was featured on this show yesterday on ITV. She went on retreat to The Old Mission in Santa Barbara, California, which dates back to 1786. 

Father Virgil Fordano was Toyah's spiritual director for the week long 'journey'. She told him her reasons for going on the retreat included; inquisitiveness, a mid-life need for answers, to focus, and to recover from exhaustion. 

Over the week Toyah told the Father how badly the death of her friend Jill Dando had affected her, how her husband is her soul mate, and how she finds it difficult to accept love. 

Toyah also spoke of how painting helped her to relax, and she kept a video diary of her feelings during the week. 

At the end of the retreat Toyah said that although she didn't feel that she and the Father were on the same level spiritually, she described the 82 year old as 'one of the very few important people she had met in her life'.

 

I LOVE 1981
January 20 : Toyah was featured in this show on BBC 2 UK TV today. Unfortunately it wasn't as one of the cool things about 1981 but simply commenting on Shakin' Stevens and Kim Wilde. The show had a huge chunk about Adam Ant and items on scented rubbers and Valentine cards(?) but not a sausage about Toyah, who incidentally was definitely the most successful female singer in Britain that year.

 

LIVING OUT LOUD : PAPERBACK
January 18 : The paperback of 'Living Out Loud' is published today. 
 

LIVING OUT LOUD : BORDERS BOOK SIGNINGS 
Toyah will be appearing at the following Borders bookshops to sign copies of the paperback release of Living Out Loud; 

7 February : 7pm : Oxford 
8 February : 6.30pm : Oxford Street, London 
15 February : 6.30pm : Brighton

 

December 2000   
TOYAH IN PANTO : SNOW WHITE
December 1 : Toyah opened in this panto today. She is playing the Wicked Queen (Oh yes she is!!) at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage. The panto runs until Saturday 25th January.

 

November 2000   
HELLO MAGAZINE
Novemeber 10 : Toyah and Robert are featured in Hello this week. They are pictured at their home, and Toyah is interviewed too.

 

VH1 'SO 80'S' BILLBOARD POSTERS
November 8 : The 'Blue Meaning' image of Toyah is being used by the satellite/cable music channel VH1 to help promote their new eighties show, So 80's. These pictures are on huge billboards nationwide.

 

October 2000   
OPEN HOUSE : GUEST PRESENTER
October 18/22 : Toyah was guest presenter on this Channel 5 chat show on these dates. She and fellow guest presenter Simon Biagi interviwed lots of people, and did a great job. 

TV YEARS : 1981 
October 29 : Toyah appeared on this show on Sky One this evening, commenting on various TV shows from '81. Including the Royal Wedding.

 

September 2000   
LIVE TALK : INTERVIEW
September 26 : Toyah was interviewed on this chat show this afternoon on ITV. She talked about the 80's, her acting career, the new book and revealed that she used to fancy David Bowie and Simon Le Bon(!!).

 

SCOTTISH SUNDAY POST
September 24 : There is an article in this newspaper today titled, 'Strange Secret of Toyah's Happy Marriage'.

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : PAPER REVIEW
September 24 : Toyah appeared on this show this morning live to review the papers. Among other things, she spoke about the death of Paula Yates, the GM Crop 'Warriors' and also found time to slag off the Millenium Dome. "Nuke it", she said before remembering she was on a Sunday morning religious show!!!

 

I LOVE 1979
September 23 : Toyah popped up on the last of this, look back at the seventies, series tonight. Waxing lyrical about Gloria Vanderbelt (!!) Jeans and the 'film phenomenon' of 1979, Quadrophenia, in which she of course starred

 

TOYAH IN TWO UK MAGAZINES
September 16 : Toyah features this week in two UK magazines. 'Now' with the innacurate story that Toyah is joining ITV Soap Emmerdale this Christmas. 

TV Times (pictured) also has a small feature with Toyah talking about her style! 
 
 

THE MOST FERTILE MAN IN IRELAND 
September 22 : Toyah attended the premiere of this film in Dublin today. She has a small role in the production.

 

BARMY AUNT BOOMERANG : SERIES TW
September 14 : The second series of this children's show, in which Toyah plays the title role, begins today on BBC1 (UK TV) at 4.20 pm, and will be on each Thursday at the same time for the next 15 weeks.

 

FBI : FULLY BOOKED INTERACTIVE
September 9 : Toyah appeared on this kids show this morning to talk about the second series of Barmy Aunt Boomerang which begins this Thursday. She also mentioned her new book and that she will be filming for Holiday soon. 

GLASGOW BOOK SIGNING 
September 9 : Toyah was at Ottakar's Bookshop in Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow today, signing copies of Living Out Loud. By all accounts the book is selling like hotcakes!!!!!

 

LIVING OUT LOUD : PUBLISHED TODAY
September 4 : Toyah's autobiography Living Out Loud is officially published today. There are plenty of book signings planned to help publicise the book. Toyah will also be guesting on various television and radio shows to talk about it. 
 

WOMAN'S HOUR : INTERVIEW 
Septemebr 4 : Toyah was interviewed on this BBC Radio 4 show today.

 

August 2000   
LIVING OUT LOUD : EDINBURGH BOOK SIGNING
August 27 : Toyah was in the West End branch of Waterstones in Edinburgh today, from 4 - 7 pm, signing copies of her autobiography, Living Out Loud. When I was there it was fairly busy with a long line of people waiting to get their book signed. Toyah looked great, and seemed very happy. She also told me she had seen this website!!!!
HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : LORE & LEGENDS
August 27 : In the fourth Lore and Legends this week Toyah was on the lookout for giants! Toyah interviewed a variety of people to help explore the myth.


  

PICASSO'S WOME
August 13 : This play opens today at the Edinburgh Festival and continues until Monday August 28 at the Assembly Theatre Rooms. Toyah plays Dora Carr.

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : LORE & LEGENDS
August 13 : Lore and Legends Number two, and Toyah was on the trail of dragons this week, or one dragon in particular. Toyah visited Uffington in Oxfordshire and explored the George and the Dragon story. She visited Dragon Hill where George is said to have conquered the dragon, and evil. 

Toyah spoke to various residents about the area's most famous historical event, including Rev John Gawne Cain. He is of the opinion George didn't kill any dragon and that the myth is simply a metaphor for good winning over evil.

 

SCOTLAND TODAY INTERVIEW
August 8 : Toyah appeared on Scotland's Evening News show talking about her role in Picasso's Women, and acting parts for women over 40. 

Toyah also acted out a small part of her monologue.

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : LORE & LEGENDS
August 6 : Now that the Sacred Spaces series has finished, this morning Toyah presented a new slot called Lore and Legends. She visited the Isle of Man and explored the myth of  'the little folk', or as non Islanders would call them, fairies. 
Toyah spoke of how she, as a child, conspired with fairies to be as mischievious as she possibly could. 

Interesting Fact : One fairy legend tells of babies being switched and being replaced by a CHANGELING!!

 

DAILY EXPRESS ARTICLE
August 5 : Toyah is interviewed in this UK newspaper today. She mainly talks about her role in the play Picasso's Women, her Edinburgh Festival debut and the possibility that the production may transfer to London's West End.

 

July 2000 
NICKY CAMPBELL INTERVIEW
July 23 : Toyah was a guest on Nicky's radio show today on BBC Radio Five Live. The general discussion was about accents. Toyah also spoke about her new book and the article in today's Express. 

Toyah also told Nicky 'that's enough' of her old songs when he played It's A Mystery, Free, and Thunder, though she did agree that they are classics to people of a certain age!

OPEN HOUSE : BOOK INTERVIEW
July 23 : Toyah guested on this UK Channel 5 show today. Carol Barnes & Simon Biagi spoke to her about her career and the new autobiography, Living Out Loud. Toyah reminisced about inviting Hell's Angels to tea with her parents, not liking It's A Mystery, Katherine Hepburn playing with her hair, and how since turning 40 not giving a damn what anyone thinks of her. 

They also played clips of Toyah's first ever Top Of The Pops appearance singing, It's A Mystery, and Kenny Everett fooling around doing I Want To Be Free.


  

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACES
July 23 : Sacred Spaces number eight and Toyah met Jilly Goolden, who she described as 'the woman who possibly has the most famous nose in Great Britain'. They visited Jilly's sacred space, a church in Berwick, covered in beautiful murals. Jilly was just as enthusiastic about the church as she usually is about plonk!! 

Toyah also spoke to Rev. Peter Smith and local lad, John Higgins, who has been immortalised in the nativity scene included in the mural.

 

HOW WAS IT FOR YOU? : VH
July 18 : VH1 repeated this excellent 60 minute Interview originally broadcast in 1997, with Toyah this afternoon at 3pm (UK Time). She talked about the 80's and if you missed it second time around you should kick yourself as it is a great hour of Toyah-at-her-peak type gossip!!

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACES
July 17 : In the latest of her Sacred Spaces Interviews, this week, Toyah met ex-Word presenter Terry Christian in his home city of Manchester. They visited his local church and he told Toyah about his catholic upbringing. However, his sacred space was actually Old Trafford Football Ground - home of Man. Utd. 

Toyah also spoke to Keith Kent, the head groundsman of the ground, and also to journalist, David Meek.

 

OFFICIAL TOYAH WEBSITE LAUNCHED TODAY
July 5 : The new official Toyah website, www.toyahwillcox.com, was launched today. It looks great and already has confirmed a couple of rumours that have been doing the rounds. 1. There may be a possibility that Toyah could be joining ITV Soap Emmerdale, and, 2. Toyah and Joel  (Bogen) have been considering reforming the original Toyah band for a tour. (Could we ever be that lucky?!!)

 

June 2000   
HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACE
June 25 : Sacred Spaces, Number four. This morning Toyah visited Crumpsall in North Manchester to meet folk musician/tv presenter Mike Harding. She spoke to him about his childhood, growing up, and the place that means the most to him. A small village called Dent, where he has renovated a remote barn. He now uses the barn to create his music and to write. Mike told Toyah that only people he really trusts are invited to his 'sacred space' - a compliment indeed!!

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACES
June 18 : Sacred Spaces number three in a series of who knows how many was shown this morning. Toyah visited St. Ives in Cornwall and met self taught artist, John Higgins, who has a strange obsession with (no, not Toyah) a local lighthouse. 

He has painted it numerous times and Toyah took him in a chopper to visit it for the first time. Inside the lighthouse Toyah admired a door and almost got vertigo at the top before leaving John alone for a while to speak to Cornish historian, Clive Carter, about the history of the lighthouse. Soundtrack used was Madonna's Frozen and Ray of Light.

 

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS
16 June : The show where Toyah guested was repeated tonight on BBC 2 UK TV. Originally broadcast last year, Toyah was on Phil Jupitus's team alongside Tony from Terrorvision. Plenty of jokes about The Good Sex Guide and Teletubbies for, and from, Toyah, (heavy) metal jibes for Tony, and the usual fat jokes for Phil.

 

HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACES
4 June : Toyah presented the second instalment of 'Sacred Spaces' on this show today. She reported from Abbey Road Studios which have become a shrine to Beatle's fans from all over the world. 

Toyah spoke to fans, musicians who have recorded there, and people who work at the studios, about their feelings and the studio's unique atmosphere. Toyah also spoke to Pete Best, original drummer with The Beatles about his memories from the sixties. And four Toyah's crossed that famous zebra crossing!!!

 

May 2000   
HEAVEN & EARTH SHOW : SACRED SPACES
28 May : Toyah presented a new weekly feature in this show called 'Sacred Spaces'. The subject was a new temple with an extremely murky past. The Jam Yang Buddhist Centre in London which was previously Lambeth Magistrate's Court.

 

PANEL GUEST : 'A QUESTION OF POP
27 May : Toyah appeared on this Pop Quiz show today. She joined H from Steps on Noddy Holder's team. Opposite Suggs, Lisa from Steps and Stephen from Boyzone. Presenter Jamie Theakston introduced Toyah thus; "If  Steps have turned the pop world upside down, our next guest turned suburbia inside out. With a strong image and an even stronger voice she was the first female to put the power in girl. She scared your gran, shocked your mum, and no doubt your dad fancied her, the superb Toyah Willcox." Suggs beat Noddy by 32 points to 27.

 

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS
21 May : Toyah was featured in this repeat tonight. This was when she became a Guide on a Camel Ride. Her tasks included leading the group to their overnight camp with virtually no help or information. On the way she made some desert soap, coaxed a camel up a hill and got very upset, 'I'm not tired, I'm ratty!", she told one of the travellers. She admitted at the end of her challenge, 'I was a lousy tour guide but I enjoyed the experience.'

 

TOP OF THE POPS 2
17 May : An archive Toyah appearance was included in this show today to mark her birthday tomorrow. The performance was 'I Want To Be Free' from 1981. The host, Steve Wright, made a few sarcy comments; "Toyah, before she was on all those lame daytime tv shows." and, "It's Toyah, before she even knew what a holiday was. This is her classic TOTP appearance from 1981, she's very excitable." And finally, "Do you know I think she might have been miming there, I can't be sure." 

The onscreen comment said, 'Cake and presents also for Toyah... 42 this week. Starting as an actress, she made her screen debut with Noel Edmonds and Phil Daniels in a tv play called Glitter. And that is her real name.'

 

HOLIDAY ON A SHOESTRING
2 May : Toyah reported from the beautiful Langkawi tonight. While there she tried the local King Fruit ("that's disgusting!"), checked out the "great value" taxi trips, eyed up a hand-painted sarong, took a boat trip to see the Pregnant Maiden Island and still found time to admire the awesome sunset. Toyah described Lang-kawi as "care-free, stress-free and duty-free!".

 

NO CD REISSUE FOR 'LOVE IS THE LAW'
2 May : The Connoisseur Collection have confirmed that there will be no CD release for Toyah's fifth studio album, 1983's 'Love Is The Law'. After last year's reissue of 'Anthem' and 'The Changeling' on CD this is a big disappointment.

 

April 2000   
A QUESTION OF POP
29 April : Toyah made an appearance  on the 'Mystery Guest' section of this show. She redid Madonna's 'Ray Of Light' video. Noddy Holder recognised her easily.
PANEL GUEST ON 'THROUGH THE KEYHOLE'
18 April : Toyah popped up as one of the panel who have to guess 'who would live in a house like this?'


  

TOYAH STARS IN 'DOCTORS'
18 April : Toyah played Marcy Preston, a single mother with a son from hell, in this afternoon soap today.

 

'SONGS OF PRAISE' GUEST PRESENTER
16 April : Toyah presented this religous show from Paris. As well as interviewing a number of British people who now live and work in France, Toyah also performed 'The Rose'.
   
March 2000  
DREAMSCAPE LAUNCHES
10 March : Hieya!!! :)