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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 23rd, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 1st September: 00.00am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 4th September: 10.30pm
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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

August 21st, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 25th August: 00.05am
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.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs (Episode Six)

April 2nd, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 9th April: 10pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 11th April: 10.55pm
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 (Episode 5)

March 25th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 2nd April: 10pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 4th April: 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: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs (Episode 4)

March 20th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Friday 26th March: 10pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 28th March: 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! Director: Yvette Lyons, Sian Brooks, Vanessa L. Williams. Starring: Simon Bates, Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker, Jenny Powell, Carol Decker.