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November 9th, 2012

SFX: Celebrity Sci-Fi Raves: The Toyah article “My Sci-Fi”, originally published in ‘SFX’ magazine in July 2007, is now online at their website: “I like all the Aliens, I like Pitch Black, and I’m a big fan of Chronicles Of Riddick. I actually think it’s a superb film and I get very angry when I read bad reviews about it. I think all the cast are stunning in it, and the effects are stunning.” (View the original magazine version here).

Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: Toyah Willcox, Frankie from Frankie and the Heartstrings and James Endeacott get a little 80s and review new releases from Madness and Adam Ant plus singles from Willy Mason and The Lumineers amongst others. (Podcast available to download for the next 24 days!)

Spiral Earth: Damien Barber – Spiral Firsts: First celebrity you fell in love with? Toyah Willcox.

This is Kent: Dover Town Christmas Lights Switch On: Dover Community Radio, working with the town council, will be compering and co-ordinating the mainstage events at the Dover Town Christmas Lights Switch On on Saturday November 24. The event will be attended by Mayor of Dover Anne Smith and the cast of the Marlowe Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty, which includes Gareth Gates and Toyah Willcox.

• Toyah @ Twitter: Toyah has received an early Christmas pressie (Thanks to Lärwi)

• A few years ago Phil Spalding played on Robbie Williams’ album ‘Escapology’, and on his new CD ‘Take The Crown’ Bill Rieflin plays drums. Joel Bogen for the next one? Maybe not! (Thanks to Colin Dew-Parry)

World’s Strangest: 11 Notable Doctor Who Fans: More than almost any series (apart from Star Trek, perhaps), the term “fan following” seems to have been invented for Doctor Who. As the series prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2013, it’s worth noting some of the more prominent fans.

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