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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: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

September 21st, 2021

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Really: Monday 4th October: 6am
Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Toyah on TV: Maigret & The Hotel Majestic

September 20th, 2021

Maigret: ITV3: Monday 20th September: 6.50pm/11.35pm
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic. Crime series featuring Georges Simenon’s celebrated Parisian detective. Maigret is called to the scene when a beautiful woman is found dead in the basement of the Hotel Majestic with a gun in her handbag. The Chief Inspector’s investigations initially centre around the staff at the hotel – until he discovers that the woman’s husband booked a trip to Rome that he never made. Starring: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Michael Shannon, Toyah Willcox (1993). (Screen Caps © ITV)

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: Sack The Stylist/80s Stars/Rock Chicks

September 18th, 2021

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s
Monday 20th September: 11pm

Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Visage, Five Star, Divine, Cher, The Jam, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Bucks Fizz, ABC, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Madonna, Adam & The Ants, A Flock Of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Su Pollard, Toyah herself and more in this crazy countdown! See the full Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 playlist here.

Well, I’ve been taking an affectionate look at fellow pop stars and their styles so I had to balance things out with that. My hair, make-up and outfit on Thunder In The Mountains was pretty crazy. But I loved it!

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Thursday 23rd September: 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!

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Friday 24th 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: Various Days & Times – See your TV Planner
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: The Old Grey Whistle Test

September 16th, 2021

Originally aired in 2018 to celebrate The Old Grey Whistle Test‘s 30th anniversary. this mammoth 3hr+ programme is repeated in full this Friday on BBC Four. (Photo © BBC)

The Old Grey Whistle Test Live: BBC Four
Friday 17th September : 9.40pm

For One Night Only. Hosted by Bob Harris, this live studio show features music, special guests and rare archive footage to mark the 30 years since the legendary series was last broadcast. Featuring performances from Peter Frampton, Richard Thompson, Albert Lee and more. Bob also chats to Whistle Test alumni, including Dave Stewart, Joan Armatrading, Ian Anderson, Chris Difford and Kiki Dee, as well as fans Danny Baker and Al Murray.

“It’s going to be a huge reunion”: Bob Harris reveals live line-up for Old Grey Whistle Test

BBC Music is reviving The Old Grey Whistle Test for a one-off live special on BBC Four. The revival marks 30 years since the legendary music TV show ended – it ran from 1971 to 1988 – and former host Bob Harris will be back at the helm.

Harris presented the show with that famous “whispering” delivery from 1972-78 and his spell included UK TV firsts including the performance from Bob Marley & The Wailers. Forty-six years since he first hosted, Harris will be back for the live three-hour special, which has generated huge excitement among music fans of a certain age.

“I know, it feels very exciting at this end too – the interest has been absolutely incredible,” the Radio 2 presenter told Music Week.

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: Minder (All Mod Cons)

September 10th, 2021

Minder: ITV4: Monday 20th September: 4.50pm
Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 21st September: 10.05am
All Mod Cons. Series 2, Episode 8. Terry tries to help his friend Kate evict some unwanted tenants, but comes to doubt her motives. Meanwhile, Arthur is desperate to get into the property market and tries to sell Terry’s flat without telling him. Guest starring Toyah Willcox and Simon Cadell. Director: Ian Sharp. Also starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Peter Childs, George Layton, Patrick Malahide, Michael Troughton. Also showing on ITV4 HD. (Photos © ITV)

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

September 10th, 2021

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Thursday 23rd September: 6pm
Music. A special celebrity music edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Fish and Barbara Dickson, Nick Heyward and Toyah Willcox, Heather Small and Mari Wilson, and Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young. (Photo © BBC)

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!

Radio: BBCR Scotland – Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective

September 3rd, 2021

It looks like there will be a track from Posh Pop, as well as a Toyah classic, on Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective this evening, in the show’s “Then & Now” feature.

Airing on BBC Radio Scotland from 6pm.

Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective: BBC Radio Scotland: Friday 3rd September: 6pm
Paging Dr Beat. Celebrating the vinyl revival with new and classic cuts all played from 7″, 12″ or LP. This week, Then & Now tracks from Toyah, Into The Groove with Freeez and music from Chvrches, Miami Sound Machine, The Jam and Horse.

• Listen online at the BBC Scotland website, or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

September 3rd, 2021

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Thursday 16th September: 6pm
Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

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 The Radio: BBC Radio Wales – Janice Long TONIGHT!

August 30th, 2021

Toyah guests on Janice Long’s BBC Radio Wales show this Bank Holiday Monday evening. For an exclusive chat about the album Posh Pop. The show airs from 7pm.

BBC Radio Wales: Janice Long: Monday 30th Aug: 7pm
Join Janice for brilliant songs from the 60’s right through to today. Janice also introduces fresh new music and artists from Wales.

• Listen online at the BBC Radio Wales website, and on Catch Up, post-airing, at BBC Sounds. **Update: BBC Radio Wales just tweeted: Tonight Janice’s special guest is singer, actor and writer Toyah. Toyah will be in after 8 to talk about her excellent new album Posh Pop.

Toyah On TV: BBC Breakfast TOMORROW!

August 30th, 2021

Toyah guests on BBC Breakfast tomorrow to talk about the album Posh Pop. The programme airs on BBC1 from 6am, and runs for just over three hours.

BBC Breakfast: BBC1: Tuesday 31st August: 6am
The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team.

• Watch as it airs on BBC1, or post-broadcast, on Catch Up at BBC iPlayer.

NB. This news was announced by Official Toyah with another, previously unseen online, new Posh Pop photo. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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.