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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

October 31st, 2021

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 5th November: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Sunday 7th November: 10.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 8th November: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 9th November: 9.30am
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!/Rock Chicks

October 26th, 2021

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s
Thursday 28th October: 1am

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!

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 30th October: 2pm
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 2 – Rylan On Saturday

October 23rd, 2021

A reminder Toyah is guesting on Rylan On Saturday on BBC Radio 2 this afternoon. The show begins at 3pm.

Toyah said this week: “Hear me chatting to the wonderful Rylan on BBC Radio 2 on Sat 23 Oct. I’ll be talking all things Posh Pop and Proud Cabaret from the middle of the Atlantic in a storm!”

Rylan On Saturday: BBC Radio 2: Saturday 23rd October: 3pm
Pop Prince Craig David, Pop Icon Toyah plus Shelia the Wookie. Craig David discusses his new single with MNEK plus national treasure Toyah chats to Rylan. Email rylan@bbc.co.uk if you want to play along to the film & TV Quiz Couch Potatoes quiz or suggest a song on the White Isle of Rybiza. Plus mummy Linda is back to share her dinner ideas.

Toyah on TV: NOW 80s – Seven Inch Heroes

October 23rd, 2021

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s: Wednesday 27th October: 11.10am
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!

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Money For Nothing

October 17th, 2021

Celebrity Money For Nothing: Really: Friday 29th October: 12pm
Series 1, Episode 1. Sarah Moore and Jay Blades search the homes of celebrities to uncover unloved and unused gems for charity. Sarah and Jay look through the homes of 1980s pop stars Sinitta and Toyah Willcox in the hope of uncovering four pieces of junk to transform and sell on for a profit. Woodworking wizard Norman Wilkinson is tasked with taking on Toyah’s tired chairs, while robot-mad Mark Haig gives Sinitta’s broken fan a steampunk-inspired makeover. But will Sarah and Jay find new homes for their revamped items?

Toyah On The Radio: BBC Radio 2 / Rylan On Saturday

October 9th, 2021

Toyah will guest on Rylan’s Saturday afternoon BBC Radio 2 show in a fortnight’s time – Saturday 23rd October.

Rylan on Saturday
Pop legends Craig David and Toyah chat to Rylan

Pop legends Craig David and Toyah chat to Rylan about their new music.

Email rylan@bbc.co.uk if you want to play along to the film & TV Quiz Couch Potatoes quiz or play a song on the White Isle of Rybiza. Plus mummy Linda is back to share her dinner ideas.

• Listen live or on Catch Up at BBC Sounds after the show airs.

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: 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)