Dreamscape: A Toyah Willcox Fansite [www.toyah.net] :
somewhere in the distance : archived Toyah news for the
month of Feb 2004
26, 2004: 'Killing Made Easy' -
Family of Noise
Toyah recorded a song, 'Lime and
the Coconut', in 2001 with the
news - the track has been
renamed, remixed and released as
a CD single for 2004.
on Catmachine Music under the
band name Family of Noise, the CD
single 'Killing Made Easy'
contains not only the original
2001 recording, but two very
different remixes; A Shot in the
Dark and Lime Pickle.
CD single CATCD01
Killing Made Easy
2. Killing Made Easy (a
shot in the dark mix)
3. Killing Made Easy
(lime pickle mix)
The Elusive Stranger:
Chris Limb: bass,
Rob Bartram: guitar,
limited edition of 500. First 100
in slimline white jewel case,
thereafter in PVC slipcase.
on the CD artwork for details on
how to buy this, a great addition
to your Toyah collection.
25, 2004: Toyah's Magic Patch -
added to Dreamscape, the third,
and final, adventure in the
'Toyah's Magic Patch' series.
were originally published in
'Suzy' magazine in 1983.
Three finds our heroine (that's
Toyah) visiting a local street
parade, only to be whisked off to
the Caribbean. There she finds
herself on a pirate ship!,
mistaken for a stowaway,
grappling with a "lean,
sun-bronzed woman in a fiery red
outfit", and generally
saving all of mankind from
horrible and nasty types!
the 80's really were strange,
again to TONE-E for the cartoon
strips. Click the image to read
all three stories.
25, 2004: Toyah newsy bits &
Help save Toyah! - Celebdaq,
the BBC celebrity stock exchange,
will remove two celebs from their
charts this Friday. Toyah is
currently second in line to be
voted off, with 31%. Julia
Volkova has 37%, Mike Skinner has
20%, and Ralf Little has 10% of
Anyone who is registered
with the site could help Toyah
stay in the listings by clicking
over and voting for Mike or Ralf
to go instead of TW! (Thanks to
Thanks to Robert Fripp's online
diary I can report that Toyah was
in Paris at the weekend. He
doesn't elaborate (and why should
he?) except to say she was there
regarding "a project she has
undertaken." (Thanks to Alec
Toyah's recent revelation, that
she may be appearing as Mama
Morton in Chicago, has
been reported on a number of
websites over the past couple of
Another teensy weensy mention for
The Tempest (region 2)
DVD. Toyah's commentary is very
interesting. I'd recommend it to
any Toyah fan, and I'm not biased
in the least :o/
21, 2004: 'The Tempest' &
10th anniversary of Derek
Jarman's death. He directed Toyah
in Jubilee and The
Tempest, the latter of which
has just been released on DVD in
the UK (along with other Jarman
films) to commemorate the
The fantastic 'Mono
Digital - Weird & Wild
Cinema' website has a page
dedicated to Jubilee and The
Tempest US DVD releases, with
collages, stills and overviews of
has often spoken about Derek
Jarman, as her director and
friend, and the breaks he gave
her early in her acting career.
was a vivacious, effervescent and
intellectually astute social
butterfly. I had never, and have
not since, met anyone quite like
him. The milk of human kindness
was cupped in his hands and the
critical unforgiving wit and
observation of Oscar Wilde were
silently waiting to strike like a
viper in his mouth. Derek could
meet anyone on their level and
subtly move them beyond their
wildest aspirations. It may be
because of this that Derek was
never alone." Toyah;
Living Out Loud - 2000
click the image to visit the
'Mono Digital' website. For
further Toyah personal
recollections on Derek Jarman and
The Tempest, highly
recommended is her autobiography,
'Living Out Loud' (2000,
published by Hodder &
Stoughton - available from
recommended is 'Modern Nature -
Journals of Derek Jarman' (1992,
published by Vintage - available
thanks to Michael Cooney and
18, 2004: 'The Tempest' - Region
Tempest, on DVD, is now
available to own. With the added
bonus of Toyah's commentary.
Tempest - Special Features
from actress Toyah Willcox and
the film's cinematographer
director Derek Jarman
as one of the most successful
adaptations of Shakespeare, Derek
Jarmans The Tempest is
also, unsurprisingly, one of the
most unconventional. Though
keeping the essence of the text,
the films greatness lies in
Jarmans skill at creating a
visually stunning, erotically
charged world of haunting
highly atmospheric and full of
Jarmans punk era attitude,
the famous finale, in which
Elizabeth Welch sings
surrounded by sailors, is one of
the most memorable, and campest
moments in British cinema
Toyah Willcox, Peter Bull,
David Meyer, Neil Cunningham,
years and over.
Duration: 1 hour
and 32 minutes (approx).
18, 2004: Dreamscape's mini Toyah
|Thanks to everyone who
has emailed me their favourite Toyah
album and Toyah song.
Please keep 'em coming, and
hopefully this will be as
definitive (of online Toyah fans)
as is possible!
18, 2004: Toyah newsy bits &
| According to
Robert Fripp's online diary Toyah
did some sort of "solo
performance" on Sunday
evening (15th February).
Toyah, and Robert, recently
visited the hairdresser Derek
Goddard (Toyah's old friend and
creator of some of her coolest
Toyah is currently filming a
televsion programme on dyslexia.
Robert (Fripp) was recently
interviewed for this too.
to Owen Keenan and Alec Kelly.
The Rainbow Network website is
currently running a competition
to win The Tempest on DVD.
You have to register with the
site to take part.
Don't forget that Maigret
& The Hotel Majestic,
featuring Toyah as Gigi, is now
available to buy on DVD.
18, 2004: Toyah in the press
|Toyah has recently been
mentioned in a couple of UK
by geoff brown
Our critic enjoys
Thursday February 12,
the award-giving, ballyhoo season
upon us, Warner Home
Entertainment is issuing for our
amazement, delight, and
instruction DVD editions of six
Oscar-winning movies from the
1930s and 1940s, ranging in time
from the 1932 Grand Hotel to the
1944 Gaslight. As the producing
studio is MGM the sugar quotient
is high at times, along with the
opulence that just misses good
taste. But alongside Mrs Miniver
and The Great Ziegfeld you have
Mutiny on the Bounty to enjoy,
with Charles Laughtons
Captain Bligh sputtering Mr
Christian! at Clark Gable
while the crews blood
there is Grand Hotel, the
collections prize. The film
itself is a poignant document of
old Hollywoods glory, with
its parade of Berlin hotel guests
(and MGM stars). There is Garbo
the ballerina who wants to be
alone, Joan Crawford, the
ambitious stenographer, jewel
thief John Barrymore: the list
extras entertain as well. One is
a bizarre musical parody, made
the next year, entitled Nothing
Ever Happens (the hotels
is a 1932 newsreel showing the
Hollywood elite arriving at
Graumans Chinese Theatre
for the spectacular Los Angeles
stars! Such style! With one
exception: you have to laugh at
the studio boss, Louis B. Mayer,
greyly uttering scripted
platitudes from a cue card
plainly planted high on the
its glamour and glossy packaging,
Grand Hotel was born to collect
Oscars, and in 1932 it won the
big one, for Best Picture. Fair
enough; but lets also spare
a thought for the variously
excellent or challenging films
that never win Oscars or get the
paparazzi circling the
wildly personal and quirky films,
made to no factory recipe.
Jarmans work, for instance,
too often forgotten in the ten
years since his death. Next week
marks the exact anniversary, and
two of his features will arrive
in the shops in DVD editions from
more easily accessible is The
Tempest from 1979. Not your
normal Shakespeare, of course,
what with horn-piping sailors,
Elisabeth Welch singing Stormy
Weather, and Ariel in a boiler
suit. But Jarmans gay
sensibility flourishes on
Prosperos isle, and
Shakespeares verse survives
the shocks remarkably well. Toyah
Willcox (Miranda) shares
commentary duties with a
cameraman, Peter Middleton.
other disc contains The Last of
England (1987), Jarmans
fiery, jagged, angry elegy to a
lost world, the images of 1980s
urban decay intercut with home
movies of his own childhood. This
DVD enjoys the liveliest
commentary, with four
participants, including the
producer James Mackay; both
releases add various silent
super-8 films from Jarmans
burgeoning days in the early
1970s and a moving interview from
the end of his life. Grand Hotel
and the Oscars seem as far away
Friday February 13,
spectacular had its climax on
Monday night, but it continued to
dominate the British tabloids
through the week.
papers scrambled to secure
exclusive access to the
rainforest-hardened I'm a
Celebrity contestants. The Daily
Mail, inevitably, had spoken to
runner-up Jennie Bond, the former
royal reporter. The Daily Mirror
claimed to have secured
"John Lydon's only
interview" when it was
"invited ... to an exclusive
party in his room", yet
could only muster 350 words out
of the encounter. The Sun said it
had "got the interview they
all wanted", but in fact it
had signed up Peter Andre.
Daily Star had the most to brag
about, having enlisted topless
model Jordan and former pop
singer Kerry McFadden, who was
voted "queen of the
jungle". The tabloid was
keen to assert its exclusivity:
"The Daily Star - the only
paper to get the real story. Do
not accept cheap and nasty
fakes," it blared. As fate
would have it, that exhortation
appeared directly alongside the
protruding breasts of a semi-clad
the Mail, the debate raged. I'm a
Celebrity - good or bad? "It
was a microcosm of human social
interaction and class war,
unfolding before our eyes,"
said Val Hennessy. "As
compelling as any Tolstoy novel,
or Chekhov play." Phooey,
said Sir Roy Strong: "It
made me feel utterly ashamed that
the country of Purcell,
Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and
Winston Churchill had sunk so
post-match analysis in the Daily
Record came from Toyah Willcox, a
participant in last year's
series. "They all talked to
each other and got on with each
other and it was incredibly
interesting ... I was interested
in all of them."
the Mirror, Sue Carroll declared
herself a Jennie Bond convert.
"She was a trouper who never
whinged. She ate everything put
in front of her, refused to be
drawn into slanging matches,
didn't gossip, approached the
most appalling challenges without
demurring, and stoically survived
for days at a time without an
alcoholic drink. Just one
question. How did she ever become
recent visitor to Australia,
Prince Harry, was on high
rotation in the tabs this week.
"Another night on the tiles
for party prince," said the
Daily Express. He had been
"photographed out on the
town for the second time in six
days". Not everyone was
distressed by this
scandal, however. "Good on
His Highness," cheered the
Daily Mirror's 3am girl Jessica
Callan. "The ginger party
boy has proved he has plenty in
common with most other
19-year-olds in this country.
Harry is, quite simply, one of us
... [He] has got all the staying
power of one of grandmama's Derby
runners. And that's unlike his
lightweight brother, Wills, who
notoriously cannot stay the
distance ... [Harry] may not have
the pin-up status of William but
I know who I'd rather have a pint
11, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"Winner is a perfect role
on the telly (Day fifteen) :
Daily Record, Feb 10th
"Winer is a
perfect role model"
absolutely thrilled for Kerry
is the perfect role model for
women these days. She's normal,
not anorexic, and a mum.
she came out with some great
observation about Jennie's bush
tucker trial, when she said:
"She's got more balls than
any man I've ever met," was
series was better than any of the
trials were gobsmackingly harder.
Psychologically, they were the
cruellest yet. I couldn't have
done any of the ones they did.
really liked Jordan when she was
in, but when she left it made the
show more interesting.
sexual tension left the programme
and it became what people had
gone into it for the challenge.
Jordan had won I think it would
have been unfair because the
media is so pro-Jordan and she
doesn't represent the whole
entertainment industry, just a
pocket of it.
isn't just brilliant that Kerry
won. It's bloody remarkable.
an fan of celebrity television
and this time there was a very
all talked to each other and got
on with each other and it was
my time, not everybody talked.
There was tension.
this time there was an
exceptional team and I was
interested in all of them.
only thing that surprised me was
Jordan. I didn't expect to like
her but I did.
Jordan and Kerry did their trials
they were fantastic.
10, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"The King is dead, long live
|Toyah on the telly
(Day thirteen/fourteen) : Daily
Record, Feb 9th 2004.
"The King is
dead, long live the Queen"
we'll see the first ever Queen of
the Jungle and it will be Kerry
the real shock is that Jennie
actually made it to the final.
first, I was amazed when Jordan
got booted out on Saturday until
I realised the people who usually
vote for her were all down the
pub. They probably woke up in
shock on Sunday morning to the
news that their favourite had
Brocket will probably be fuming
that the public chose the
opinionated Jennie ahead of him.
I must say that it surprises me
too. If Jennie wins, she will be
we live with Jennie being signed
up to make as many public
appearances as Linda Barker has
done since last year's show? I
it won't come to that. Kerry and
Peter have been the most
I do wish someone would tell
Peter that talking to God in a
New York accent is a no-no. But
none of that matters because
little Kerry will win this out of
9, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"Bottom line on real
on the telly (Day twelve) : Daily
Record, Feb 7th 2004.
"Bottom line on
thickens. Alex finally gets her
just desserts and the rest start
to put their plans for winning
into action. The only surprise
about Alex's eviction is that she
was fifth to go, not first. She
has done virtually nothing in the
last 12 days except show off her
pert bottom and thong after the
bush tucker trial.
we saw a brief glimpse of what
she may really be like when she
joined Lord Brocket in his
bitching about Jennie, then
looked as though butter wouldn't
melt in her mouth when asked
about it on camera.
getting very interesting and Lord
B is at the thick of the
intrigue. His hostile reaction to
Jennie is typical of middle-aged
men from his sort of background
sorry to bring the monied
background up again your
he doesn't like the fact she
doesn't sit and smile and simper
when he's pontificating at the
top of his voice. She's a good
journalist who can't help asking
the way, Jennie might be 53 but
she's fit. She looked fantastic
in her swimming costume during
her trial and that just might
have swung some more votes her
way. If only she didn't talk so
fascinated by what's happening
with Peter and Jordan.
to be harsh but he's too dim to
be using her as his way of
winning. That's Jordan's job and
she's made a complete hash of it.
would be one in the eye for her
if she ends up being voted out
and Peter makes it to the final
is still my favourite to win. She
just gets more and more watchable
and she'll have swung things her
way by putting Lord B in his
place about the bitching.
I think the game might be up for
Charlie boy. His nasty remarks
behind Jennie's back could do for
him in tonight's vote.
9, 2004: Bedtime Stories
|Toyah can be
sporadically heard reading
children's Bedtime Stories, as
part of the 'Bedtime Reading'
series, on the CBeebies channel.
(Thanks to Anya).
7, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"The fun left with
|Toyah on the telly
(Day eleven) : Daily Record, Feb
"The fun left
Johnny. What a shame my old mate
has left the camp.
an undoubted superstar and while
the others might think him
arrogant for saying he would have
won the damn thing, he was right.
He'd have won it by a landslide.
known Johnny for more than 25
years, ever since we both
auditioned for the film
was me who had to nurse him
through that audition and can
tell you this he is an incredible
gentleman and a man of amazing
the public image of the snarling
punk rocker. John Lydon is an
absolute sweetheart and I think
the nation caught a glimpse of
that over the last 10 days.
now he's gone from the camp so
has all of the energy and the
bored with Jordan and Peter, who
should either put up or shut up
And no one else has Johnny's wild
we will see is everyone's true
colours emerging and the ones who
really want to win it won't be
able to hide their ambition.
expect a lot more bitching of the
sort Lord Brocket was indulging
in about Jennie. I can't believe
he called her an old slag.
got the right approach to this.
She sees it as a game and if she
wins, she wins.
she doesn't, no one's dead and
she's had a holiday out of it.
not the way Jordan and Lord B are
looking at things now.
will have done cartwheels when
she realised Johnny was off. She
probably thinks she has no more
she might be counting her
chickens too soon. Like Johnny
I'm backing Kerry to sneak the
a woman with talent and also
vulnerability viewers like that.
if she ends up doing another
horrible bush tucker trial the
sympathy votes will come flooding
6, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"It's a mystery to me why
Razor was evicted"
|Toyah on the telly
(Day ten) : Daily Record, Feb 5th
"It's a mystery
to me why Razor was evicted"
perfect record of predicting who
is next for the chop has been
wrecked by the Razor.
eviction last night did surprise
me because I felt Jennie wouldn't
last another day.
Razor hasn't really done anything
since he performed heroics in the
very first bush tucker trial.
Since then he'd been lying around
moping because he doesn't like
the food. Now he's gone, we're
getting to the nitty-gritty.
Jordan wants to win she said from
the start that's the only reason
she's there. And while she's
friends with Kerry and Alex, her
flirtation with Peter has
it's starting to backfire on her.
He's so keen and so old-fashioned
in his pursuit that he's pushed
her much further than she
is having the time of his life
and he's the unconscious clown.
Somehow I don't think he'll
realise that the joke is on him
when he comes out.
toilet situation isn't funny
either. This lot are going to the
loo in twos and threes because at
night the wildlife, from rats to
snakes, slither on in there and
Jennie won't have to worry about
it for much longer. I'll stick my
neck out and predict she'll be
gone by tonight.
6, 2004: Toyah on TV - 'The
after it is, finally, released on
Region 2 DVD, the Artsworld
channel will broadcast The
Tempest. The channel is also
showing Jubilee on the
13th February. It's a
Tempest : Artsworld - Tuesday
17th February : 8.00pm
Jarman's highly individual and
beguiling version of
Shakespeare's last play, shot in
ruined abbeys and mansions with
an undercurrent of absurdist
humour. Director: Derk Jarman
Starring: Heathcote Williams,
Toyah Willcox, Elisabeth Welch,
Karl Johnson, Peter Bull, Richard
more info on The Tempest
DVD please see 7th January news
5, 2004: 'Daily Record' - Toyah's
on the telly (Day nine) :
Daily Record, Feb 4th
I predicted, Diane didn't survive
a public vote last night.
I don't think her being kicked
off was a reaction to her
flopping at the bush tucker
trial, when she managed the grand
total of zero meals for the camp.
particular trial was one of the
hardest and most sadistic I've
seen and I don't think anyone
could possibly have caught even
did it for Diane was not being
seen to be up front in the first
week. But I was surprised that it
seemed to be between her and
me, Peter has been one of the
stars. He's provided great
entertainment with his singing
and his flirting and his camp
leadership qualities that revolve
around cuddles - or, more
specifically, him cuddling
relationship is getting deeper
and deeper and Jordan's backing
herself into a corner. But I
admired her honesty in talking
openly about having liposuction -
great free advice for middle-aged
women like me.
we need now is for Jordan to tell
the world she's not a role model
for young women and they don't
all need the double D cup to get
on. If she does that, she'll push
my old mate John Lydon all the
will the very prim and proper
Jennie live up to her ambition to
be Queen of the jungle?
she's my hot tip to be voted out
on tonight's show.
4, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"Johnny Rotten will be
on the telly (Day eight) : Daily
Record, Feb 3rd 2004.
will be king"
Willcox isn't surprised Mike got
kicked out. Now she gives her
verdict on which celebrity will
be crowned king or queen of the
The winner. He's been
stropping about and threatening
to leave since he got there, but
he's too good to go. There's no
way the production team will let
him walk, not now that he's
become such a ratings winner.
Johnny has been the star of the
A revelation. And she'll be
among the final three so long as
people don't get tired of her
constant chat about men's private
What a fabulous recovery Kerry
has made from the first miserable
couple of days of whining. Now,
she's bubbly and funny and has
formed a formidable double act
with Jordan. She'll make the
Brocket: The Rocket has been
impressive. He doesn't take
himself too seriously. I liked
his spat with Jennie - they're
very alike - and his charm could
mean he lasts until Sunday.
Mr Amiable has been a very
cheery chappie around the camp,
but he hasn't done much. I don't
think Razor has what it takes to
We haven't heard much from Jennie
since her bush tucker trial. I
want to see more of her with
Johnny because they are such
opposites. Jennie will make it
He'll suffer a viewer's
backlash over the Jordan
flirtation. Women find him
endearing but I think guys will
soon have had it with him. Out on
What a missed opportunity for
Alex. If she'd stripped in the
stream after her great
performance in the bush tucker
trial, she would have probably
won the damn thing. As it is, I
can't see her surviving beyond
The quietest one in camp and my
tip to be voted out tonight
unless, of course, she has a
blinder in her bush tucker trial.
That's what wins you public
4, 2004: Toyah in 'Chicago'? /
February webletter is now
available to read at www.toyahwillcox.com.
always, an interesting read.
Toyah reveals she might, just
might, be playing Mama Morton in
the musical Chicago. That
would be worth a trek to London!
also confirms that she will be
returning to the Marlowe Theatre
in Canterbury for Christmas 2004,
playing Carabosse, the evil
fairy, in Sleeping Beauty.
also chat about writing for the
'Daily Record', I'm A
Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
series 3, being asked to play the
Queen of the Fairies in a new
childrens drama for
Saturday mornings called Misty,
The Tempest DVD release,
and that her three priorities for
04 are the new book, the
one-woman-show, and returning to Calamity
to all that. Click on the Chicago
logo to visit Toyah's Official
3, 2004: 'Daily Record' -
"Viewers hooked by Andre's
|Toyah on the telly
(Days six/seven) : Daily Record,
Feb 2nd 2004.
by Andre's pursuit"
turning into the date from hell.
Not just for Jordan but for
moment when he tried to force her
into saying she loved him was the
ultimate embarrassment. But
that's what's keeping us
has gone way beyond pathetic in
his pursuit of Jordan.
done to Jordan and Kerry for
chomping on those insects for the
bush tucker trial.
did a whole lot better than I
think that the people behind the
show have really upped the danger
level of all the trials and
one is getting an easy ride and I
think it's helping the
camaraderie in camp.
that team spirit will suffer
tonight when the first celebrity
is voted out.
haven't changed my mind about who
will go first.
Diane and Mike will be the first
three to go as not one of them
has done or said anything
even losing a quiet one will have
an effect on morale.
my own experience, you don't want
to be first to go but as soon as
someone leaves, all you can think
of is getting out of there and
being reunited with your loved
favourite to win is still my old
mate Johnny his little outburst
about Jordan was classic Lydon.
3, 2004: 'Brum' - On (Region 1)
region 1 DVD's are released later
this month in America, featuring
five adventures on each, narrated
DVD's, which can be bought via
Amazon.com, are Brum - The
Airport & other Adventures,
and Brum - Stunt Bike Resue
& other Stories.
is here to save the day in 5 new
live action adventures created by
the producers of the
Teletubbies! Brum is seen daily
on TLC and Discovery Kids Ready,
Set, Learn programming block! Get
ready for thrills and spills all
the way as Brum, a super-brave
action hero, regularly saves the
zany grown up residents of the
Big Town from misadventure!
One includes episodes Brum and
the Naughty Dog, Brum and the
Airport Adventure, Brum and the
Pizzeria, Brum and the Gymnast
and Brum and the King of
Two includes the episodes Brum
and the Stunt Bike Rescue, Brum -
Chasing Balloons, Brum and the
Runaway Train, Brum and the
Gorilla Caper and Brum and the
Splash and Grab!
2, 2004: Toyah presents 'Goodbye
afternoon Toyah presented the 30
minute farewell show to the
Pebble Mill Studios, Goodbye
Pebble Mill... at One, on
featured lots of retro clips from
the Pebble Mill vaults, plus
recollections from many a famous
was even a clip of Toyah (looking
amazing) from a 1981 edition of Look
Hear! Ah the memories...
thanks to Andi
Westhorpe for the screen captures
from the show. Please click on
the picture to see more at
2, 2004: Dreamscape's Toyah
Calendar for 2004
added to the site...
Calendar page full of Toyah
upcoming appearances, events and
and everything, Toyah related,
that is happening in 2004 I will
try to add to this page. If
anyone has any info they think
could be included to, please
don't hesitate to email me
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with the info.
2, 2004: Toyah newsy bits &
| A short clip of
Toyah, from series two of I'm
A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of
Here!, on Saturday night's
BBC1 awards show, 2003 TV
Treasure Chest Hunt in I'm A
Celebrity... included a
"gift" submitted by
Toyah. The junglemates decided to
opt for her side of the chest,
and were rewarded with a pair of
John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten)
briefly mentioned Toyah, and Quadrophenia,
on last night's live stream of IACGMOOH!
UK Style (Sky, channel 148)
features a Toyah profile or Toyah
quiz whenever the show Under
Offer is being aired on the
channel. Rather bizzarely, the Under
Offer isn't the property show
Toyah used to be a team captain
in (alongside Fred Dineage)!
(Thanks to Michael Cooney).
2, 2004: Toyah on TV - 'Jubilee'
first film, the (almost)
legendary Jubilee, is on
the cable TV channel, Artsworld
: Artsworld - Friday 13th
February : 10.15pm
controversial portrait of early
British punk which imagines
Elizabeth I paying a visit to the
future of her sceptred isle, with
the aid of an astrologer and the
angel Ariel. Somewhat
overshooting the present, she
finds herself in a land of chaos
and decay in which the punks have
inherited the Earth. Made in the
year of Queen Elizabeth II's
silver jubilee. Director: Derek
Jarman. Starring: Jenny Runacre,
Toyah Willcox, Ian Charleson,
Little Nell, Richard O'Brien,
Karl Johnson (1977).
click on the Jubilee image
for a page dedicated to the film,
and Toyah's character, Mad.