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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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Toyah on the Radio: Inheritance Tracks

April 18th, 2017

Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 22nd April: 2.10pm
Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 23rd April: 2.10am
Toyah Willcox. Singer Toyah Wilcox has inherited ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and wants to pass on the track by Bjork, ‘Human Behaviour’.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 Extra: The Lee Mack Show

January 20th, 2017

leemack14aThe Lee Mack Show: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Monday 30th January: 10.30pm
Episode 6 of 6. Toyah Willcox joins the sharp comedian for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Steve Brown. From April 2005. Includes a great performance of Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Toyah.

• Listen online at the BBC website. The programme will also be available, post-broadcast, at BBC iPlayer.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Personality Test

January 15th, 2017

perstest15aToyah hosting The Personality Test, the 30-minute radio quiz that’s, essentially, all about her, airs again later this month on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The 30 minute radio show was originally broadcast, 10 years ago, on BBC Radio Four in 2007, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. It will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 26th January: 9am/4pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 27th January: 4am
Toyah Willcox chairs the comedy quiz in which all the questions are about the guest host. Panellists are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

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.

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JM Barrie – Peter Pan: Airing All This Week

October 11th, 2015

peterpan15aA reminder that there’s another chance to hear the four-part audio drama Peter Pan, with Toyah in the lead role and also starring Ron Moody, June Whitfield and Roy Hudd, all this week on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

There are four airings of each of the episodes. Full details here. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995 so these latest could be considered the 20th Anniversary repeats. (Thanks to Anthony for the ‘Radio Times’ clipping below)

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old - See Peter Pan at The Official Toyah Instagram.

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BBC Radio 4 Extra: JM Barrie – Peter Pan

October 2nd, 2015

peterpan14aThe complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, airs again on BBC Radio 4 Extra later this month, over four consecutive days – with four airings for each episode. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC R4 Extra: Tue 13th Oct: 6am/1pm/8pm | Wed 14th Oct: 1am
Away to Neverland. A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime. Stars Toyah Willcox, Ron Moody and June Whitfield. Episode 1 of 4.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC R4 Extra: Wed 14th Oct: 6am/1pm/8pm | Thu 15th Oct: 1am
In The Mermaid’s Lagoon. The mischievous boy and the children arrive in Neverland. Stars Toyah Willcox, Ron Moody, Georgina Cates and Roy Hudd. Episode 2 of 4.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC R4 Extra: Thu 15th Oct6am/1pm/8pm Fri 16th Oct: 1am
An Awfully Big Adventure. Captain Hook turns the tables, as the battle between the Lost Boys and the pirates begins. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. episode 3 of 4.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC R4 Extra: Fri 16th Oct: 6am/1pm/8pm | Sat 17th Oct: 1am
Spring Cleaning Time Again. Wendy longs for home, but first she and the brothers must be rescued from Captain Hook. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. episode 4 of 4.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 Extra: The Lee Mack Show

June 19th, 2015

leemack14aAnother chance to hear the episode of The Lee Mack Show with Toyah appearing as his music/sketch guest.

The Lee Mack Show: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 27th June: 11pm
Episode Six of Six. Toyah Willcox joins the sharp comedian for stand-up, sketches and music. Originally aired on BBC Radio Two in April 2005, Toyah also performs ‘Sweet Child O Mine’. Also starring: Angela McHale, Steve Brown

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Personality Test

February 7th, 2015

perstest15aToyah hosting The Personality Test, the radio quiz that’s all about her, airs again later this month on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The 30 minute radio show, originally broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 2007 and again in 2009, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince, will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 18th February: 9am/6pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 19th February: 1am
Toyah Willcox chairs the comedy quiz in which all the questions are about the guest host. Panellists are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

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!

Toyah on the Radio: The Older Woman

January 13th, 2015

The six-part radio drama, The Older Woman, in which Toyah plays Elsa airs again in January and February on BBC Radio. Originally broadcast by ‘BBC Radio 4′ in January and February 1993 it also stars Zoë Wanamaker and Martin Clunes as Jane and Roy. It’s being repeated by BBC Radio 4 Extra. Toyah also sings the theme tune – Listen here.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 14th January: 7am/5.30pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 15th January: 5.30am
Episode 1 of 6. Local hack journalist Roy Hitchcock tries to win the heart of his former teacher. Stars Zoë Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox, with David Troughton and Nicky Henson. The Older Woman is written by Tony Bagley.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 21st January: 7am/5.30pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 22nd January: 5.30am
Episode 2 of 6. Can Roy impress Jane by joining a green pressure group? Meanwhile, Pavarotti appears in his dreams with some invaluable advice. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

Toyah on the Radio: A Good Read

August 17th, 2014

A Good Read: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 25th August: 6.30pm
A Good Read: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 26th August: 1.30am
4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and F Scott Fitzgerald. From March 1998.

Toyah on the Radio: John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music

July 19th, 2014

More chances to listen to John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music. Toyah guests in John’s new series later this month. The programme will also be available at BBC iPlayer post-airing.

John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music: BBC Radio 4: Sunday 27th July: 7.15pm
John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 1st August: 7.30am
John Shuttleworth invites musical guests to his Sheffield home to sing one of his songs and one of their own, if they are lucky. 3: 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.

Toyah On The Radio: JM Barrie – Peter Pan (Episode 4)

June 26th, 2014

peterpan14aThe complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is currently re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 29th June: 9am/5pm
JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 30th June: 5am
Spring Cleaning Time Again. Wendy longs for home, but first she and the brothers must be rescued from Captain Hook. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. episode 4 of 4.

Toyah On The Radio: JM Barrie – Peter Pan (Episode 3)

June 16th, 2014

peterpan14aThe complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is currently re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.

Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.

JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 22nd June: 9am/5pm
JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 23rd June: 5am
An Awfully Big Adventure. Captain Hook turns the tables, as the battle between the Lost Boys and the pirates begins. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. episode 3 of 4.