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Toyah @ Christmas: Festive TV & Radio 2012

December 29th, 2012

There are still some Toyah appearances on TV over the next few days as the year draws to a close.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV
Saturday 29th December: 8.00pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.

100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: 4Seven
Sunday 30th December: 1.05am/5.55pm
A countdown of the nation’s favourite games, gadgets and playthings, as decided by a Channel 4 online poll. Inventors and toymakers tell the inside stories of their creations and successes – including Action Man, Yahtzee, Barbie and Trivial Pursuit – while the children of yesteryear, namely today’s celebrities, authors, actors and journalists, take a nostalgic look back at the toys they loved.

Best Of: My Vintage Part 1: Vintage TV: Sunday 30th December: 5.30pm
Our very special guests, including Toyah Willcox, Lol Creme, Thomas Dolby, Suzi Quatro, Hazel O’Connor and Mark King share their superb music selections and the stories behind them for this annual round-up of the best on this, your favourite, TV channel.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: New Year’s Eve/Hogmanay: 8.15pm
Part One, 100 – 51. Denise Van Outen presents the first in a two-part rundown of the 100 best musicals as voted for by viewers, featuring 42nd Street, 8 Mile and The Sound of Music. The first show counts down from 100 to 51 and features memorable clips from film, stage and TV, interspersed with interviews given by performers, directors, writers and choreographers. Also airing on More4 +1.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: New Year’s Day: 6.15pm
Part Two, 50 – 1. Denise Van Outen concludes the rundown of viewers’ favourite musicals, counting down from 50 to number one. Including memorable clips from film, stage and TV productions, plus contributions by celebrity fans, Hollywood movers and shakers, critics and journalists. Also airing on More4 +1.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo

December 29th, 2012

There’s one final opportunity to catch the three-hour festive filled Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo, tonight on Vintage TV.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 29th December: 8.00pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.

For the second year in a row Toyah presented a mammoth Christmasfest on Vintage TV. This year’s was Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo, which ared on the channel around 20 times through December, recorded at ZSL LondonZoo. The full playlist was:

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Andy Williams), The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole), Last Christmas (Wham), Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin’ Stevens), Wonderful Christmas Tine (Paul McCartney), I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard), Walking In The Air (Aled Jones), Frosty the Snowman (The Ronettes), Silent Night (Bros), All Alone On Christmas (Darlene Love), Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Mel Smith & Kim Wilde), The Millenium Prayer (Cliff Richard), It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas (Pet Shop Boys), I Believe In Father Christmas (Greg Lake), When A Child Is Born (Johnny Mathis), Mary’s Boy Child (Harry Belafonte), Stay Another Day (East 17), All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey), Winter (Tori Amos), This Christmas (Gloria Estefan), White Christmas (Bing Crosby), Santa’s List (Cliff Richard), A Winter’s Tale (David Essex), Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt), Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea), Best Christmas Of Them All (Shakin’ Stevens), Winter Wonderland (Scott Weiland), Have Yoursefl A Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra), Please Come Home For Christmas (Aaron Neville), Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade).

Toyah on the Radio: The Eclectic Light Show

December 23rd, 2012

Toyah guests on The Eclectic Light Show‘s ‘Musical Milestones’ on Canterbury’s Marlow FM on Christmas Eve.

Xmas Eve Lunchtime Celeb Special: Musical Milestones are those key memorable tracks that either marked a significant event or had a lasting and influential effect.

The Eclectic Light Show: Marlow FM: Xmas Eve: 12pm
Toyah Willcox recalls reaching ‘rock bottom’ personally and professionally in the early 90s. Starting with their earliest recollections as a child and continuing through their formative years and on to the present day, our celebrities have chosen their six most significant or important tracks. They reveal the very personal story behind each of their choices – taking the listener on a voyage of discovery into their life and career.

• Tune in on 97.5FM to this special Eclectic Light Show between 12 midday and 2pm on Christmas Eve or listen online.

Toyah on the Radio: Bev Meets… ‘BBC Radio WM’ TODAY!

December 23rd, 2012

Just a reminder that Bev Meets… Toyah Willcox airs today on BBC Radio WM. You can listen online and it will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The two hour show, which also includes Tony Christie, begins at Midday. I’m not sure if Toyah and Tony have an hour each but it’s sure to be an interesting show.

Bev Meets: BBC Radio WM: Sunday 23rd Dec: 12pm
Toyah Willcox and Tony Christie. Bev meets West Midlands’ stars Toyah Willcox and Tony Christie to discuss their lives and careers.

Toyah @ Christmas: Festive TV & Radio 2012

December 21st, 2012

Toyah is, as always, a significant presence on the UK festive TV and Radio schedules. There are numerous appearances, both new and old, with documentaries, interviews, music, film and more to help you through the festive season.

There are many opportunities to catch Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo over the next couple of weeks, a one-hour Toyah Special on BBC Radio WM with Bev Bevan, a great Slade documentary from 1999, the classic Quadrophenia and some of those 100 Greatest… retrofests!

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV
Friday 21st December: 9.00pm, Saturday 22nd December: 1.00am, Sunday 23rd December: 2.30pm, Christmas Eve: 6.00pm, Christmas Day: 6.00am, Christmas Day: 7.30pm, Boxing Day: 11.00am, Thursday 27th December: 2.30pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.

It’s Slade: BBC Four: Friday 21st Dec: 9.00pm
It’s Slade: BBC Four: Saturday 22nd Dec: 00.20am
It’s Slade: BBC Four: Christmas Eve: 1.50am
Top pop documentary, narrated by Radio One’s Mark Radcliffe, about one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved bands. Slade scored six number ones in the 70s, a feat rivalled only by Abba. Apart from Noddy and his bandmates – Dave Hill, Jim Lea and Don Powell – the cast here also includes Noel Gallagher of Oasis (who covered Cum On Feel the Noize), Status Quo, Toyah Willcox, Suzi Quatro and Ozzy Osbourne. Altogether now “Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall……….?”

Quadrophenia: ITV1: Saturday 22nd December: 3.00am
Quadrophenia: STV: Christmas Day: 12.45am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. Also airing on the +1 channels.

Bev Meets: BBC Radio WM: Sunday 23rd December: 12pm (12-2pm)
Toyah Willcox and Tony Christie. Bev meets West Midlands’ stars Toyah Willcox and Tony Christie to discuss their lives and careers.

100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: Channel 4: Sunday 23rd December: 3.00pm
100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: 4Seven: Boxing Day: 3.55pm
A countdown of the nation’s favourite games, gadgets and playthings, as decided by a Channel 4 online poll. Inventors and toymakers tell the inside stories of their creations and successes – including Action Man, Yahtzee, Barbie and Trivial Pursuit – while the children of yesteryear, namely today’s celebrities, authors, actors and journalists, take a nostalgic look back at the toys they loved. Also revealed is the inspiration behind the design of the Raleigh Chopper, the unlikely individual responsible for the creation of one of the world’s toughest action figures, and why the Vietnam War almost brought Britain’s Matchbox car range to an end.

The Eclectic Light Show: Marlow FM: Christmas Eve: 12pm
Toyah Willcox recalls reaching ‘rock bottom’ personally and professionally in the early 90s. Listen online at Marlow FM’s website.

Bev Meets: BBC Radio WM: Thursday 27th December: 2pm
Jasper Carrot and Toyah Willcox. Bev meets West Midlands’ stars Jasper Carrot and Toyah Willcox to discuss their lives and careers.

Toyah on Christmas TV: 100 Greatest Christmas Moments TONIGHT!

December 15th, 2012

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments airs for the first time this year tonight on More4. Toyah appears sporadically discussing various Christmas-related topics. There’s also a short clip of Toyah’s ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ performance from Pop Goes Christmas.

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4: Saturday 15th December: 9.00pm
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4 +1: Saturday 15th December: 10.00pm
Jimmy Carr reveals the greatest Christmas moments of all time. From when George Bailey’s guardian angel earns his wings in It’s a Wonderful Life to Dawn and Tim’s long-awaited kiss under the mistletoe in The Office, this programme counts down the 100 festive moments that remain indelibly stuck in the nation’s memories.

Toyah on Christmas TV: It’s Slade

December 14th, 2012

It’s Slade: BBC Four: Friday 21st December: 9.00pm
It’s Slade: BBC Four: Saturday 22nd December: 00.20am
It’s Slade: BBC Four: Christmas Eve: 1.50am
Top pop documentary, narrated by Radio One’s Mark Radcliffe, about one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved bands. Slade scored six number ones in the 70s, a feat rivalled only by Abba. Apart from Noddy and his bandmates – Dave Hill, Jim Lea and Don Powell – the cast here also includes Noel Gallagher of Oasis (who covered Cum On Feel the Noize), Status Quo, Toyah Willcox, Suzi Quatro and Ozzy Osbourne. Altogether now “Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall……….?”.

Toyah on TV: The 100 Greatest…

December 12th, 2012

100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: Channel 4: Sunday 23rd December: 3.00pm
100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: 4Seven: Boxing Day: 3.55pm
100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross: 4Seven: Sun 30th December: 1.05am/5.55pm

A countdown of the nation’s favourite games, gadgets and playthings, as decided by a Channel 4 online poll. Inventors and toymakers tell the inside stories of their creations and successes – including Action Man, Yahtzee, Barbie and Trivial Pursuit – while the children of yesteryear, namely today’s celebrities, authors, actors and journalists, take a nostalgic look back at the toys they loved. Also revealed is the inspiration behind the design of the Raleigh Chopper, the unlikely individual responsible for the creation of one of the world’s toughest action figures, and why the Vietnam War almost brought Britain’s Matchbox car range to an end.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: New Year’s Eve/Hogmany: 8.15pm
Part One, 100 – 51. Denise Van Outen presents the first in a two-part rundown of the 100 best musicals as voted for by viewers, featuring 42nd Street, 8 Mile and The Sound of Music. The first show counts down from 100 to 51 and features memorable clips from film, stage and TV, interspersed with interviews given by performers, directors, writers and choreographers. Also airing on More4 +1.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: New Year’s Day: 6.15pm
Part Two, 50 – 1. Denise Van Outen concludes the rundown of viewers’ favourite musicals, counting down from 50 to number one. Including memorable clips from film, stage and TV productions, plus contributions by celebrity fans, Hollywood movers and shakers, critics and journalists. Also airing on More4 +1.

December Will Be Magic Again: A Toyah Telly Christmas

December 9th, 2012

The legendary Christmas double issue of ‘Radio Times’ goes on sale this week, signalling that Christmas is well and truly under way (not long till the BBC idents start either ;)). This year’s brilliant cover features The Snowman and The Snowdog, the follow-up to Raymond Briggs’s much-loved classic The Snowman.

Toyah is, as always, part of the festive TV schedules: There are numerous showings of Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo over the next couple of weeks, The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments next weekend, Pointless Celebrities this Tuesday and Maigret tomorrow. No doubt more will be added to the listings over the next week in the build up to Christmas!

Maigret: ITV3: Monday 10th December: 00.30am
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). Also airing on ITV3 +1 and ITV3 HD.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Monday 10th December: 2.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Tuesday 11th December: 11.00am
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Wednesday 12th December: 2.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Friday 14th December: 5.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 15th December: 1.30pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 15th December: 11.00pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Tuesday 11th December: 5.15pm
Comedian Stephen K Amos, singer and actress Toyah Willcox, TV presenter Katie Derham and singer Cheryl Baker take part in the unorthodox general knowledge quiz, in which contestants must find the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to members of the public. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4: Saturday 15th December: 9.00pm
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4: Monday 17th December: 10.00pm
Jimmy Carr reveals the greatest Christmas moments of all time. From when George Bailey’s guardian angel earns his wings in It’s a Wonderful Life to Dawn and Tim’s long-awaited kiss under the mistletoe in The Office, this programme counts down the 100 festive moments that remain indelibly stuck in the nation’s memories. Also airing on More4 +1.

Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 20th December: 11.30am
Neil Tennant was a journalist on music’s most poptastic magazine before he was a Pet Shop Boy. Here, with colleagues and stars, he recalls the early 80s golden age of Smash Hits. We hear from founder and legendary magazine-maker Nick Logan, from editors David Hepworth and Mark Ellen, writers Miranda Sawyer and Sylvia Patterson and from regular Smash Hits cover girl, Toyah.

Quadrophenia: ITV1: Saturday 22nd December: 3.00am
Quadrophenia: STV: Christmas Day: 12.45am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. Also airing on the +1 channels.

Toyah on the Radio: Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas

December 9th, 2012

Toyah is guesting in a BBC Radio 4 special on Smash Hits this Christmas, hosted by Neil Tennant.

Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas: BBC Radio 4: Thursday 20th December: 11.30am
Neil Tennant was a journalist on music’s most poptastic magazine before he was a Pet Shop Boy. Here, with colleagues and stars, he recalls the early 80s golden age of Smash Hits.

We hear from founder and legendary magazine-maker Nick Logan, from editors David Hepworth and Mark Ellen, writers Miranda Sawyer and Sylvia Patterson and from regular Smash Hits cover girl, Toyah.

We also sample a rare recording from the 1982 Christmas Flexidisc (a message from the stars) and what’s probably Neil Tennant’s first ever recording.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Pointless Celebrities

December 7th, 2012

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Tues 11 Dec: 5.15pm
Comedian Stephen K Amos, singer and actress Toyah Willcox, TV presenter Katie Derham and singer Cheryl Baker take part in the unorthodox general knowledge quiz, in which contestants must find the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to members of the public. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo

December 7th, 2012

Numerous opportunities through December to catch Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo, a three-hour festive (and animal) filled special from Vintage TV.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 8th December: 11.00am
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Monday 10th December: 2.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Tuesday 11th December: 11.00am
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Wednesday 12th December: 2.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Friday 14th December: 5.00pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 15th December: 1.30pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Saturday 15th December: 11.00pm

Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.

Toyah on TV: Lorraine

December 4th, 2012

Toyah’s guest appearance on Lorraine, along with Gareth Gates, finally airs this morning.

The footage was pre-recorded last week. Lorraine is airing this morning from 8.30am to 9.25am on ITV1. It should be available to watch online at ITV Player post broadcast.

Toyah on Christmas TV: 100 Greatest Christmas Moments

December 4th, 2012

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments has aired each & every festive season since it was first recorded in 2004. This year is, again, no exception.

Toyah reminisces about Pop Goes Christmas from 1982: “Pop Goes Christmas was a Christmas special with all the favourite, current, pop artists. And they are such homely pop artists. You’ve got Shakin’ Stevens. There’s David Essex… Why they had me I really do not know. I come out like a little gremlin, who just suddenly appears, looks like no one else… Black contact lenses, that are larger than my pupils, so I look like I’m on speed! Everyone on the show got to do two songs. Everyone got to perform their current hit and then chose a Christmas song to do.”

A clip of Toyah’s ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ performance from Pop Goes Christmas is shown.

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4: Saturday 15th December: 9.00pm
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments: More4 +1: Saturday 15th December: 10.00pm
Jimmy Carr reveals the greatest Christmas moments of all time. From when George Bailey’s guardian angel earns his wings in It’s a Wonderful Life to Dawn and Tim’s long-awaited kiss under the mistletoe in The Office, this programme counts down the 100 festive moments that remain indelibly stuck in the nation’s memories

Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo TODAY!

November 29th, 2012

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Thursday 29th November: 2.00pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.