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Toyah On TV: Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History

December 3rd, 2022

A Musical History: BBC4: Friday 16th December: 11.45pm
Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac are the great survivors of British and American rock music. For more than 50 years they’ve overcome break-ups and breakdowns to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide, with their 1977 smash Rumours accounting for nearly half of those sales. Here, fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview, alongside fellow celebrity admirers who all pay tribute to the band. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’ frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Rock Chicks/Favourite Singers

December 2nd, 2022

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Monday 5th December: 11pm
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)

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th December: 4pm
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: Pointless Celebrities

December 2nd, 2022

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Monday 12th December: 7pm
MusicSeries 10, Episode 5. 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: Video Killed The Radio Star

November 26th, 2022

Video Killed The Radio Star: Sky Arts: Friday 9th December: 5.30am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 7, Episode 6) An insight into the making of videos by Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Toyah On TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

November 26th, 2022

Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 6th December: 10.35am
Minder: ITV4: Thursday 8th December: 1.50am
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 and ITV4+1.

Toyah On TV: 80s Greatest Hits – 1988

November 23rd, 2022

80s Greatest Hits – 1988: Channel 5: Sunday 27th November: 11.05pm
1988. Series 1, episode 9. Jenny Powell narrates this look back at 1988, when Bros, Belinda Carlisle and Bomb the Bass were riding high in the charts, and 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.

Toyah On TV: 80s Greatest Pop Videos

November 9th, 2022

80s Greatest Pop Videos: Channel 5: Friday 18th November: 10.55pm
1985. Series 1, episode 6. A look at the greatest pop videos of 1985, an era when Kate Bush, David Bowie, Madonna and Prince dominated the Top 40. 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: Tales Of The Unexpected

November 9th, 2022

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 18th November: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Sunday 20th November: 10.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 21st November: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 22nd 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 TV: 80s Greatest Hits – 1986

November 9th, 2022

80s Greatest Hits – 1986: Channel 5: Sunday 20th November: 11.25pm
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.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Sack The Stylist?!

November 1st, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Friday 4th November: 1am
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’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Saturday 5th November: 0.00am
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!

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Favourite Singers

October 25th, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 25th October: 8am
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!

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Wednesday 26th October: 11am
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: Guy Garvey – From The Vaults

October 19th, 2022

Guy Garvey – From The Vaults: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th October: 12.00pm
1981. Series 3, episode 4. The Elbow frontman introduces clips from the TV archives from 1981, featuring performances by New Order, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Adam and the Ants, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Wilde and Toyah. Also featured are Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Madness, the Belle Stars, Dave Edmunds with the Stray Cats, and Secret Affair, and there are interviews with the Human League’s Philip Oakey, and Simon Le Bon and John Taylor from Duran Duran.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Hits

October 19th, 2022

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Hits: Channel 5: Sunday 30th October: 11pm
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: Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted

October 15th, 2022

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Really: Friday 28th October: 10pm
Toyah Willcox. Series 1, episode 5. The team undergoes one of the most terrifying investigations yet when visiting Toyah Willcox, who has experienced strange activity in her home ever since she moved in. (Photo © Discovery)

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

October 15th, 2022

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Wednesday 19th October: 11am
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: Britain’s Favourite Hits

October 12th, 2022

Britain’s Favourite Hits – 1987: Channel 5: Sunday 16th October: 10.30pm
1987. Series 1, episode 8. Simon Bates narrates this look back at 1987, when George Michael, Madonna, and 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.

Britain’s Favourite Hits – 1988: Channel 5: Sunday 23rd October: 10.30pm
1988. Series 1, episode 9. Jenny Powell narrates this look back at 1988, when Bros, Belinda Carlisle and Bomb the Bass were riding high in th charts, and Kylie Minogue went from soap icon to pop star. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Sam Fox add their thoughts on the year.

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

October 12th, 2022

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Thursday 20th October: 7pm
Series 6, Episode 14. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special celebrity music edition of the quiz that rewards the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Mark King and Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker and Limahl, Dave Hill and Dave Bartram and Antony Costa and Scott Robinson.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Way Back When/Sack The Stylist!?

October 7th, 2022

Way Back When! 1981: NOW 80s: Saturday 8th October: 9am
Way Back When! 1981: NOW 80s: Wednesday 12th October: 9pm
60 minutes of lesser heard hits from 1981. Including The Pretenders, Spandau Ballet, George Harrison, Toyah & The Pointer Sisters.

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Monday 10th October: 10pm
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!

Toyah On NOW 80s: Way Back When/1981 POWER Hour!

October 5th, 2022

Way Back When! 1981: NOW 80s: Wednesday 5th October: 9pm
60 minutes of lesser heard hits from 1981. Including The Pretenders, Spandau Ballet, George Harrison, Toyah & The Pointer Sisters.

The 1981 POWER Hour!: NOW 80s: Thursday 6th October: 8pm
60 minutes of power pop & rock! Earplugs at the ready as we rewind to 1981 with Toyah, Genesis, Rick Springfield & Meat Loaf.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

September 24th, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Monday 26th September: 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!

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

September 22nd, 2022

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s:
Thursday 22nd September: 9am

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.

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s:
Thursday 22nd September: 10pm
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)