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Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

October 9th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 12th October: 5pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

October 7th, 2021

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Thursday 7th October: 12pm
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

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Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

October 7th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Saturday 16th October: 9pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Thursday 21st October: 11pm
1988. Series 1, episode 9. Jenny Powell narrates this look back at the era of Bros, Belinda Carlisle and Bomb the Bass. It was also the time when Kylie Minogue went from soap icon to pop star. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Sam Fox add their thoughts on the year when Fairground Attraction had a Perfect hit, the Hollies were back in the charts, and Yazz and the Plastic Population breathed new life into 1980 song The Only Way Is Up.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Saturday 16th October: 10.30pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Friday 22nd October: 12.30am
1989. Series 1, episode 10. Jackie Brambles narrates this look back at 1989, the era of Madonna, Milli Vanilli and Jason Donovan. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Jenny Powell add their thoughts on the year when the Bangles’ Eternal Flame was a huge hit, Lisa Stansfield sang All Around The World, and Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers were almost unstoppable.

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

September 29th, 2021

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Saturday 2nd October: 9am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 29th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Saturday 9th October: 9pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Friday 15th October: 1am
1986. Series 1, episode 7. Tony Blackburn narrates this study of 1986 pop hits, with series regulars Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini and Cheryl Baker joined by Sam Fox. Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer, Sinitta’s So Macho, Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus, and the Bangles’ Walk Like an Egyptian are some of the tracks being discussed.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Saturday 9th October: 10.30pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: : 5Select: Friday 15th October: 2.30am
1987. Series 1, episode 8. Simon Bates narrates this look back at 1987, when George Michael, Madonna, and the Pet Shop Boys stormed the Top 40. Series regulars Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini and Jenny Powell are joined by Carol Decker, who reflects on the era that her band, T’Pau, finally made their breakthrough. It was also a time when Rick Astley, the Firm, Mel & Kim, and Bruce Willis had their share of chart success.

Toyah On TV: Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude

September 27th, 2021

Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude: NOW 80s: Tuesday 28th September: 1pm
The 25 greatest women in rock and pop from across the decade, whose attitude and strength were never in doubt! Hosted by Radio 1 legend Janice Long.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 20th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 2nd October: 11pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Friday 8th October: 1.25am
1985. Series 1, episode 6. A look at the biggest-selling singles of 1985, the best pop videos, the artists who appeared in them, and the stories behind the songs. A-ha’s Take On Me, and I Know Him So Well, by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson are two of the classic tracks under discussion. Contributors include Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Carol Decker. Jenny Powell narrates.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Rock Chicks/Seven Inch Heroes

September 16th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s
Thu 16th Sept: 4pm/
Sat 18th Sept: 9am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s
Friday 17th September: 12pm

T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s: Saturday 18th September: 2.05am/5.30am
Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world! (NB. This airs sporadically on NOW 80s, sometimes including Toyah!)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 14th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 25th September: 1.20am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Friday 1st October: 11pm
1984. Series 1, episode 5. A look at the biggest singles of 1984, the best pop videos, the artists who appeared in them, and the stories behind the songs. Cheryl Baker reveals how Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to Do with It started off as a Bucks Fizz song. Plus, a look at Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s controversial Relax, and the hits of Wham!. With contributions from Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Carol Decker and Jenny Powell.

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

September 10th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Saturday 11th September: 9am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Toyah On TV: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s!

September 7th, 2021

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Thursday 9th September: 9am
Brilliant songs, big voices, blazing hair & bags of attitude – the ladies of the 80s had the lot! From Toyah to Tina & Joan Jett to Janet Jackson.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 5th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 18th September: 11pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Friday 24th September: 1am
1983. Series 1, episode 4. Simon Bates narrates this look at the music of 1983, featuring interviews with Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker, Carol Decker, Jenny Powell and other famous faces. Among the featured tracks are Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), New Order’s Blue Monday, and Bad Boys by Wham! With Simon Bates, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker, Jenny Powell, Carol Decker.

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

September 4th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Sunday 5th September: 11am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

September 1st, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 4th September: 6pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 29th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 11th September: 11pm
1982. Series 1, episode 3. Janice Long recalls the hits of 1982, when ABC, Culture Club, Musical Youth, Tears for Fears, the Stranglers, Kraftwerk, the Jam, Yazoo, and the Goombay Dance Band made their way up the charts. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Clare Grogan add their thoughts on the era.

Toyah On TV: NOW 80s – The Best 1981 Party Ever!

August 29th, 2021

The Best 1981 Party Ever!: NOW 80s: Sunday 29th August: 6pm
2 hours of the biggest party tunes – all from 1981. Including Duran Duran, Dollar, Soft Cell & Tenpole Tudor.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 23rd, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 1st September: 00.00am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 4th September: 10.30pm
1981. Series 1, episode 2. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Clare Grogan are among those recalling the music and memories of 1981. It was a year when Bucks Fizz were losing their skirts, Adam and the Ants were re-inventing the pop video, and synthesizer bands were making it big. However, there was still room in the charts for the retro sound of Shakin’ Stevens. Narrated by Tony Blackburn.

Toyah On TV: NOW 80s – Ladies With Attutude/Seven Inch Heroes

August 21st, 2021

Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude: NOW 80s:
Monday 23rd August: 11pm
The 25 greatest women in rock and pop from across the decade, whose attitude and strength were never in doubt! Hosted by Radio 1 legend Janice Long.

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s:
Tuesday 24th August: 11.35am/3.30pm
Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world! (NB. This airs sporadically on NOW 80s, sometimes including Toyah!)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 21st, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 25th August: 00.05am
1980. Episode 1. Gary Davies narrates this look at the music of 1980, featuring revealing interviews with the singers and band members who made it one of the biggest years in pop. From the Specials and the Jam to Blondie and Bowie, and not forgetting the biggest girl band of the time – the Nolans, it was a year of music and pop videos to remember. Sheena Easton was singing about her man working 9 to 5, Madness stormed the charts with Baggy Trousers and Dexy’s Midnight Runners had a memorable number one with Geno. Contributors include Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini and Katie Puckrik.

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

August 19th, 2021

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Saturday 21st August: 9am
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30

August 15th, 2021

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Tuesday 17th August: 11am
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown!