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

October 16th, 2018

bbcr4ex17aToyah 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 in 2007, on BBC Radio Four, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. It will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 26th October: 9am/4pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 27th October: 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.

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

September 16th, 2018

leemack14aThe Lee Mack Show: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 22nd September: 10pm
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 Older Woman (Ep6)

July 30th, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra. with the final episode on this week.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 30th July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 30 July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 31st July: 5am
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. Last in Series.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep5)

July 22nd, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 23rd July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 23rd July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 24th July: 5am
Episode 5 of 6. Roy is temporarily distracted from his obsession with Jane by Dick’s rapid descent into alcoholism – and the sudden appearance of Elsa’s ex-husband. However, a night of unbridled passion with Jane looks increasingly likely…. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep4)

July 15th, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 16th July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 16th July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 17th July: 5am
Episode 4 of 6. Roy tries to impress Jane with some campaigning local journalism. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep3)

July 8th, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 9th July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 9th July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 10th July: 5am
Episode 3 of 6. Roy’s quest to insinuate himself further into Jane’s good books gets a new lease of life when she requests his help to save a tree. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep2)

July 1st, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 2nd July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 2nd July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 3rd July: 5am
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.

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• Below are a couple of Radio Times clippings with a little more detail about the series, published when The Older Woman originally aired in January 1993. (Thanks to Anthony Lewis)

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 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.