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Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 29th, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 10th September: 11.30pm
1984. Series 1, episode 5. A look at the biggest singles of the year, 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: Greatest 80s Songs

August 29th, 2023

Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 3rd September: 11.20pm
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!

Toyah On TV: Greatest 80s Songs

August 22nd, 2023

Toyah On TV: Greatest 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 27th August: 11.30pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

July 24th, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 4th August: 10pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

July 16th, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 28th July: 10pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

July 3rd, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 14th July: 10pm
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 TV: 80s Greatest Hits

June 25th, 2023

80s Greatest Hits: Channel 5: Friday 7th July: 10pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

June 20th, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 30th June: 10.30pm
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 TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

May 31st, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Saturday 3rd June: 00.05am
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.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 4th June: 10.55pm
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!

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 11th June: 11.30pm
1984. Series 1, episode 5. A look at the biggest singles of the year, 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: 80’s Greatest Songs – 1982

May 22nd, 2023

80s Greatest Songs: Channel 5: Saturday 3rd June: 00.00am
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

May 1st, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 12th May: 10pm
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.

Toyah On TV: Greatest 80s Songs – 1982

April 30th, 2023

Greatest 80s Songs 1982: Channel 5: Sunday 30th April: 11.30pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

April 26th, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Saturday 29th April: 10.35pm
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: Greatest Pop Videos – 1992

April 1st, 2023

Greatest Pop Videos – 1992: Channel 5: Saturday 8th April: 10pm
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. (NB. This is a new series and hasn’t been previously aired)

Toyah On TV: Greatest Pop Videos – 1991

March 28th, 2023

Greatest Pop Videos – 1991: Channel 5: Saturday 1st April: 10.05pm
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. (NB. This is a new series and hasn’t been previously aired)

Toyah On TV: Greatest Pop Videos – 1990

March 22nd, 2023

Greatest Pop Videos – 1990: Channel 5: Saturday 25th March: 10.05pm
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. (NB. This is a new series and hasn’t been previously aired)

Toyah On TV: Greatest Songs – 1982

January 20th, 2023

Greatest 80s Songs 1982: Channel 5: Sunday 29th January: 10.55pm
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: Greatest Songs – 1981

January 12th, 2023

Greatest Songs – 1981: Channel 5: Sunday 22nd January: 10.55pm
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.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Britain’s Favourite Christmas Carol

December 17th, 2022

Britain’s Favourite Christmas Carol: Christmas Day: Channel 5: 4.50am
A countdown of the nation’s most beloved carols, as voted for by the British public. A cast of famous faces guide viewers through the results, giving their take on some of the most enduring songs ever written.

Toyah On Christmas TV: Most Shocking Moments In Pop

December 15th, 2022

Most Shocking Moments In Pop: Channel 5: Wednesday 28th December: 11.55pm
Series 1, Episode 4. Tamzin Outhwaite narrates a selection of memorable incidents involving musicians, including Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Robbie Williams rejoining Take That. There are lessons in etiquette from Grace Jones, the scoop on Beyonce’s sister Solange taking on Jay-Z and the British singing legend who was one of the first to take on the Apartheid regime. With insight from Toyah Willcox, Rick Wakeman, Bez, Dan Hipgrave, Harvey, Jay Aston, Carrie and David Grant and Linda Lewis, with comments from Ralf Little, Matt Richardson, Katie Puckrik, Pat Sharp and Robert Elms.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Britain’s Favourite Christmas Carol

December 8th, 2022

Britain’s Favourite Christmas Carol: Wednesday 14th December: Channel 5: 3.50am
A countdown of the nation’s most beloved carols, as voted for by the British public. A cast of famous faces guide viewers through the results, giving their take on some of the most enduring songs ever written. In between the notes, a team of experts reveal the musical tricks, hidden histories and surprising stories behind these classic carols. Plus, a cast of community and professional choirs from across the UK perform the carols, alongside beloved performances from the TV archives. (NB. This originally aired at Christmas 2019)