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Toyah On TV: 90s Greatest Pop Hits

February 15th, 2024

90s Greatest Pop Hits: Channel 5: Tuesday 20th February: 3am
1990. Series 1, episode 1. A selection of the 1990s most memorable videos, telling the stories behind them and hearing from artists, directors, choreographers and critics, beginning with 1990. Kate Pierson of the B-52’s reminisces about filming Love Shack and Betty Boo talks about Doin’ the Do, while members of En Vogue, EMF and Beats International look back at their own visual treats. Timmy Mallett recalls the experience of filming for Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and Go West reflect on their video exploits, while Cliff Richard, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow look back on the year.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Songs

February 15th, 2024

Britain’s Favourite Songs: Channel 5: Saturday 17th February: 3am
1997. Series 1, episode 8. Chart countdown celebrating the biggest-selling singles of 1997 and focusing on the stories behind the songs. Featuring including massive hits from Boyzone, Hanson, All Saints, Backstreet Boys and Chumbawamba. Contributors include Alex James, Toyah Willcox, Cliff Richard and Kerry Katona.

Toyah On TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

February 15th, 2024

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 19th February: 5pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 20th February: 1pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 21st February: 9am
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: Celebrity Catchphrase

February 15th, 2024

Celebrity Cathphrase: ITV2: Sunday 25th February: 1.25pm
Series 3, episode 7. 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: Britain’s Favourite Songs

February 15th, 2024

Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1991: Channel 5: Wednesday 21st February: 3am
1991. Series 1, episode 2. Beverley Craven, Candi Staton, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow reflect on the year’s videos.

Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1992: Channel 5: Thursday 22nd February: 3am
1992. Series 1, episode 3. A selection of the year’s most memorable videos. With commentary from a host of industry figures including Mark Radcliffe, Toyah Willcox, Andrew Collins, Nina Myskow and Bez.

Toyah On TV: The Chase – Celebrity Special

February 7th, 2024

The Chase: Challenge: Saturday 17th February: 9pm
The Chase: Challenge: Sunday 18th February: 4am
Celebrity Special. Bradley Walsh presents as celebrity contestants Toyah Willcox, John Barnes, Germaine Greer and Audley Harrison pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They must work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1992

February 7th, 2024

Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1992: Channel 5: Friday 9th February: 3am
1992. Series 1, episode 3. A selection of the year’s most memorable videos from acts including Erasure, George Michael, Take That, Kylie Minogue, Shakespears Sister, Shanice Wilson, U2, Snap, Tasmin Archer, Charles & Eddie, Jimmy Nail, Crowded House, Whitney Houston, Nirvana and Tori Amos. With commentary from a host of industry figures including Mark Radcliffe, Toyah Willcox, Andrew Collins, Nina Myskow and Bez.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1991

February 7th, 2024

Britain’s Favourite Songs – 1991: Channel 5: Thursday 8th February: 3am
1991. Series 1, episode 2. A selection of the year’s most memorable videos, from George Michael and Seal to REM and U2. Chesney Hawkes recalls the experience of filming his chart-topper The One and Only, Kate Pierson of the B-52’s reminisces about working with REM on Shiny Happy People, and Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, discusses meeting Michael Jackson to record Do the Bartman. Plus, Beverley Craven, Candi Staton, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow reflect on the year’s videos.

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

February 2nd, 2024

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th February: 8am
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: Portrait Artist Of The Year

January 24th, 2024

Portrait Artist Of The Year: Sky Arts: Sunday 4th February: 5.30pm
Celebrities V Kids Special. Nitin Ganatra, Anita Mangan, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Toyah Willcox, Leigh Francis and Gemma Cairney join six school pupils selected as part of Sky Arts Access All Arts initiative to paint portraits of Konnie Huq, Lee Ridley and Chi-Chi Nwanoku.

Toyah On TV: Way Back When! 1981

January 24th, 2024

Way Back When! 1981: NOW 80s: Saturday 27th January: 11pm
60 minutes of lesser heard hits from 1981. Including The Pretenders, Spandau Ballet, George Harrison, Toyah & The Pointer Sisters.

Toyah On TV: Greatest 80s Songs (1980)

January 12th, 2024

Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 21st January: 3am
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: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!

January 12th, 2024

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Wednesday 17th January: 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.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

January 12th, 2024

Celebrity Cathphrase: ITV2: Monday 22nd January: 6pm
Series 3, episode 7. 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: Greatest 80s Songs (1986)

January 10th, 2024

Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Thursday 18th January: 3am
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 TV: Greatest 80s Songs (1988)

January 10th, 2024

Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Wednesday 17th January: 3.20am
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: Greatest 80s Songs (1987)

January 10th, 2024

Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Tuesday 16th January: 3am
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. It was also a time when Rick Astley, the Firm, Mel & Kim, and Bruce Willis had their share of chart success.

Toyah On The Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Inheritance Tracks

December 30th, 2023

Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 9th January: 8.50pm
Toyah Willcox. Singer Toyah Willcox has inherited ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and wants to pass on the track by Bjork, ‘Human Behaviour’.

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

December 30th, 2023

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 6th January: 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)

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Toyah On New Year TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

December 23rd, 2023

Celebrity Cathphrase: ITV: Friday 5th January: 2pm
Series 3, episode 7. 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.