Posts Tagged ‘Clare Balding’

Radio: Toyah @ BBC iPlayer Radio

January 17th, 2017

There’s a great selection of past Toyah at BBC Radio 4 content currently available to listen to at BBC iPlayer Radio; Great Lives: Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn (originally aired in September 2015), Ramblings: Toyah takes Clare Balding for a walk in Worcestershire (February 2013), Woman’s Hour: Toyah on being a punk (February 2012), A Good Read: Book reviews (March 1998), and Saturday Live: Toyah’s shares her secret life (August 2011).


BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’: Full Transcript

March 19th, 2013

A full transcript of the episode of Ramblings Toyah guested on, at the end of last month, is now available for your reading pleasure at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

The interview was recorded at Croome Park, Worcestershire in January and aired on ‘BBC Radio 4’ on 28th February. It’s still available to download as a podcast from the BBC’s Podcast & Downloads page.

Read all of Dreamscape’s news on Ramblings here.

BBC Radio 4: ‘Ramblings’ Podcast

March 4th, 2013

Toyah’s excellent episode of BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings, which aired a couple of times over the last few days, is available for the next four weeks as a BBC podcast.

Ramblings with Clare Balding: Toyah Willcox at Croome Landscape Park
Thu, 28 Feb 13: Duration: 25 mins
Actress and singer, Toyah Willcox, takes Clare Balding on a windy walk around Croome Landscape Park in Worcestershire.

• Visit the BBC Podcasts & Downloads page and the Ramblings hompage.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 28th, 2013

Ramblings is now available to listen to a BBC iPlayer for the next week, and is also downloadable as a podcast for the next 30 days. Toyah talks to, and walks with, Clare Balding in Croome Par, Worcestershire, chatting about her health, childhood and family life, how her career began and future plans. A great interview. It’s also repeated on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday at 6am.

• Lots of great feedback on Twitter for Ramblings: “Always love Ramblings but esp enjoying today’s with the resilient Toyah. Inspiring for us who are also recovering from injury“, “Just heard lovely Toyah on Ramblings with claire Balding” and “Just listened to Clare Balding taking to Toyah Willcox on Ramblings – fabulous interview” are just a few of the comments.

Billboard: Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA: Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including co-writing Grace Jones’ joint highest-charting U.K. single, 1985’s “Slave to the Rhythm.” He has also written for a diverse range of artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and pop and rock acts such as Toyah and Dollar. (Also reported by Complete Music Update)

What’s On: Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue of ‘What’s On’, the magazine that is available with various newspapers in the Kent area: Former 80s punk princess Toyah Willcox talks to What’s On about her new role as a Hormonal Housewife.

Stroke Association: Toyah is once again playing a Black Tie Ball, helping raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. The event takes place on Friday 21st June at The New Wheatsheaf Conf + Banqueting centre, Castleford. (Tickets: £45pp,

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’ TODAY!

February 28th, 2013

Toyah’s edition of Ramblings airs on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon at 3pm. It’s also repeated at 6am on Saturday morning.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thu 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Sat 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding is walking for self-improvement. Actress and singer Toyah Willcox takes Clare for a walk in rural Worcestershire.

For Toyah, who has had problems with her joints, including a hip replacement, walking is the perfect exercise. She says it helps her to keep her weight down and remain active. Episode 4 of 6.

The programme will also be available at BBC iPlayer and as a podcast after it airs today.

• Browse all of our Ramblings news here. A huge thank you to for including Dreamscape in their Related Links for Toyah’s Ramblings episode.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4: Ramblings

February 22nd, 2013

There is now less than a week until Toyah’s episode of Ramblings airs on BBC Radio 4.

The programme was recorded at the end of last month when Clare Balding and Toyah visited Croome Park.

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thu 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Sat 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside. Episode 4 of 6.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Ramblings news here.

Evesham Observer: Television Stars Pay Visit To Croome Court

February 5th, 2013

BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding and Pershore singer and actress Toyah Willcox were the special guests at Croome Court as they promoted its new walking book.

The historic National Trust mansion, situated near Pershore, was the host venue for an upcoming episode of BBC Radio 4 show ‘Ramblings’ on Thursday (January 31). Ramblings, which is presented by Ms Balding, features interviews with notable and interesting people during walks through the countryside.

Amy Forster, house and visitor services manager at Croome Court, said: “Toyah is a strong supporter of Croome and has been kind enough to promote our walking programme and walking events in the past. BBC Radio 4 interviewed Toyah because of the real need she has to walk in order to keep fit.”

• Continue reading at the Evesham Observer. Read all of our Ramblings news here.

Hereford Times: Clare & Toyah Enjoy A Stroll at Croome Park

January 31st, 2013

A new article, by the Hereford Times, on Toyah recording Ramblings earlier today with Clare Balding. Looking at the photos, it may have been a windy walk!

Clare Balding and Toyah Willcox Enjoy A Stroll at Croome Park

TV presenter Clare Balding and pop icon Toyah Willcox shared their love of the countryside when they met up for a chat at Worcestershire beauty spot.
The pair met up at Croome, near Upton, when Ms Balding brought he popular Radio 4 programme ‘Ramblings’ to the National Trust property today. The chat with Ms Willcox, who is a regular visitor to Croome, will be broadcast at 3pm on Thursday, February 28 and repeated the following Saturday at 6am.
• Continue reading at the Hereford Times and Worcester News.

Toyah on the Radio: Ramblings

January 31st, 2013

Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 28th February: 3.00pm
Ramblings: BBC Radio 4: Saturday 2nd March: 6.00am
Toyah Willcox. Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside. Episode 4 of 6.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’

January 31st, 2013

Toyah will guest on a future edition of the long-running BBC Radio 4 series Ramblings. The programme in which, the fantastic (yes I’m a fan ;)), Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people on a walk through the countryside.

Earlier today Clare tweeted: “Today I am walking with Toyah Wilcox for Ramblings. She has a bad ankle so it may be more of a shuffle“. Someone then replied telling her that “Wilcox” was “Willcox”, and there then followed a series of tweets which, if Twitter had existed, could have been posted anytime between 1987 and now: It’s a Mystery“, “turning suburbia upside down“, “Mum deodorant“… Such fun! Clare’s tweet was also posted by Celeb Tweets (Not being a follower of Twitterers, I have to admit this is where I first spotted it).

Series 23 of Ramblings begins on BBC Radio 4 next Thursday (7th February) at 3pm. More details on when Toyah will guest when the information becomes available.

UPDATE: Toyah has also tweeted about Ramblings (including this great photo of herself and Clare): “Recording radio 4 Ramblings with claire balding, I’m very slow, still limping“. View the original photo here. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)