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Toyah On TV: 80s Greatest Pop Videos – 1985

February 19th, 2022

80s Greatest Pop Videos: Channel 5: Friday 4th March: 10pm
1985. A look at the greatest pop videos of 1985, an era when Kate Bush, David Bowie, Madonna and Prince dominated the charts. Peter Cox and Richard Drummie from Go West recall making the promos for their hits. Paul Young remembers his time at the top of the charts, and directors including Kevin Godley talk about on-set antics and the tricks of the trade behind some of the most famous videos ever made. With Toyah Willcox, Nick Heyward, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow.

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

February 19th, 2022

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Tuesday 22nd February: 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“).

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Toyah On TV: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s

February 2nd, 2022

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Saturday 5th February: 12pm
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: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s

January 26th, 2022

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Saturday 29th January: 12pm
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: The 1981 POWER Hour!

January 25th, 2022

The 1981 POWER Hour!: NOW 80s: Saturday 29th January: 12pm
60 minutes of power pop & rock! Earplugs at the ready as we rewind to 1981 with Toyah, Genesis, Rick Springfield & Meat Loaf.

Toyah On TV: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

January 25th, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Sunday 30th January: 4am
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: 80s Greatest Pop Videos – 1980

January 17th, 2022

80s Greatest Pop Videos: Channel 5: Friday 28th January: 10pm
1980. A look back at the greatest pop videos from the eighties, beginning in 1980, with contributions from Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant and others. Musicians from the Jam, Dexys Midnight Runners and UB40 check out their early videos, while the director of David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes, and the writer of Sheena Easton’s first big hit revel in the nostalgia.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks

January 17th, 2022

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 22nd January: 8pm
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)

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Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

December 31st, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 8th January: 9pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 12th January: 10.30pm
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.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 8th January: 10.30pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Thursday 13th January: 00.00am
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.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Sunday 9th January: 00.00am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Thursday 13th January: 1.30am
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: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

December 31st, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Thursday 6th January: 9am
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)

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Toyah On Christmas TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

December 23rd, 2021

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Monday 27th December: 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.

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

December 23rd, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Thursday 30th December: 9am
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)

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

December 19th, 2021

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 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 Christmas TV: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

December 19th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 4am
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 Christmas TV: Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s

December 13th, 2021

Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: 4Music: Christmas Day: 1am
Jimmy Carr is joined by three teams of top celebrities for another fiendishly difficult pub quiz about news, music, telly and fashions of the 80s. Playing the quiz are David Mitchell, Phill Jupitus, Alan Carr, Sarah Greene, Jack Dee and Jason Donovan. And, as ever, Jimmy is helped by a host of famous question-setters, including Jim Bowen, Kim Wilde, Tony Robinson and Toyah Willcox. (NB. This originally aired in September 2013).

Toyah On TV: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

December 13th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Thursday 16th December: 4pm
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: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

December 9th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Sunday 12th December: 12pm
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!

Ross-Shire Journal: Stars of 1980s Set For Black Isle Showground

December 6th, 2021

Stars of 1980s’ pop music set for Black Isle Showground extravaganza with ABC, Nik Kershaw, Toyah and T’Pau confirmed and Highland Hospice set to get share of ticket sales

Stars of the eighties are set to shine at the Black Isle Showground for a nostalgia-fuelled party that will also put a smile on faces at one of the Highlands’ most cherished charities.

ABC, known for hits including The Look of Love, Poison Arrow and All of My Heart, will headline a two-day bash at the Black Isle Showground at Muir of Ord.

Also lined up for Isle Be Back, are Toyah, who rose to fame on the back of It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free and Wouldn’t It Be Good star, Nik Kershaw. T’Pau, famous for China in Your Hand and Heart and Soul, also feature in the event scheduled for May 13 and 14, 2022.

• Continue reading at the Ross-Shire Journal.

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

December 5th, 2021

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Friday 10th December: 0.00am
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: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

December 5th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Monday 6th December: 1am
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)

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Toyah On TV: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

December 5th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Monday 6th December: 1pm
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!