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Dreamscape Advent Calendar 2018: Day 11

December 11th, 2018

christmas2018cA selection of Toyah on TV this festive season. Of particular interest are Celebrity Mastermind. airing on BBC1 on Saturday 22nd December, and the Fleetwood Mac documentary A Musical History, airing on BBC Four on a number of occasions just before Christmas.

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home:
Friday 14th December: 1.50am

Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Most Shocking Christmas TV Moments: Channel 5:
Monday 17th December: 10pm

A merry romp through the most inappropriate, outrageous and appallingly atrocious Christmas television turkeys of all time. These are the kind of disastrous, ill-conceived and downright cringe-inducing moments that it’s a wonder ever made it to air. Among contributors ready to dissect the disasters – many of which they were involved in themselves – are Eamonn Holmes, Toyah Willcox, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anne Diamond, Steve Punt and Mike Read.

Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History: BBC4: Friday 21st December: 8pm
Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History: BBC4: Saturday 22nd December: 1.25am
Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History: BBC4: Christmas Eve: 00.25am
Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview alongside other celebrity fans who all pay tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’ frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

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Celebrity Mastermind: BBC1: Saturday 22nd December: 5.20pm
Series 13, Episode 2. John Humphrys puts four celebrities to the test in another episode of the classic quiz. Taking part are comedian Joe Pasquale, Newsround presenter Ricky Boleto, singer Toyah Willcox and Olympian Jeanette Kwakye. They answer questions on werewolf films, 1990s number one singles, Boudica and Disney animations.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: Christmas Day: 12.20pm
Part One. Denise Van Outen kicks off a sumptuous two-part celebration of the great songs and performers from the best classic and contemporary musicals – as voted for by the British public. From Astaire to Zellweger, from 42nd Street to 8 Mile, Moulin Rouge! and The Sound of Music, The 100 Greatest Musicals is the definitive guide to the musicals that have both stood the test of time and had a lasting impact on viewers’ lives. 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 and HD.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: New Year’s Day: Time TBC
Part Two. 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 and HD.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Celebrity Mastermind on BBC1

December 10th, 2018

celebmm18aFull details – day, time and synopsis – of the episode of the Christmas series of Celebrity Mastermind, in which Toyah is participating, has now been confirmed by the BBC.

Celebrity Mastermind: BBC1:
Saturday 22nd December: 5.20pm

Series 13, Episode 2. John Humphrys puts four celebrities to the test in another episode of the classic quiz. Taking part are comedian Joe Pasquale, Newsround presenter Ricky Boleto, singer Toyah Willcox and Olympian Jeanette Kwakye. They answer questions on werewolf films, 1990s number one singles, Boudica and Disney animations.

• The programme will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after it airs. Visit the dedicated page for this episode at bbc.co.uk.

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

December 7th, 2018

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Friday 14th December: 1.50am
Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

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Toyah on TV: Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History

November 30th, 2018

bbc4aConfirmation of the day and time the documentary Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History airs on BBC4.

Toyah is one of a number of celebrity fans – along with Fran Healy, Alan McGee, KT Tunstall and Sian Pattenden – contributing to this 60-minute look at the career of one of music’s most enduring bands. Airing twice in the days just before Christmas.

A Musical History: BBC4: Friday 21st December: 8pm
A Musical History: BBC4: Saturday 22nd December: 1.25am
Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview alongside other celebrity fans who all pay tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’ frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

November 26th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Sunday 9th December: 6.40am
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?

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Toyah on TV: Most Shocking Christmas TV Moments

November 26th, 2018

Most Shocking Christmas TV Moments: 5Star: Sunday 2nd December: 11.30pm
A merry romp through the most inappropriate, outrageous and appallingly atrocious Christmas television turkeys of all time. These are the kind of disastrous, ill-conceived and downright cringe-inducing moments that it’s a wonder ever made it to air. Among contributors ready to dissect the disasters – many of which they were involved in themselves – are Eamonn Holmes, Toyah Willcox, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anne Diamond, Steve Punt and Mike Read.

Toyah on TV: Jeremy Vine on Channel 5

November 14th, 2018

Toyah guests on Jeremy Vine’s show on Channel 5 tomorrow morning.

Jeremy Vine: Channel 5: Thursday 15th November: 9.15am
Jeremy Vine discusses and dissects the latest news, views and opinions, with co-host Storm Huntley helping on the live phone-ins.

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Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

November 13th, 2018

pointless14aToyah makes her fourth guest appearance on BBC1′s Pointless Celebrities later this month, teaming up this time with Sonique.

She was previously been on the quiz show with Cheryl Baker (of Bucks Fizz) in December 2012, Mark King (of Level 42) in August 2014 and Nick Heyward in September 2016.

• Visit the BBC Pointless Celebrities website here.

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Saturday 24th November: 6pm
Music (Series 11, Episode 14). A special celebrity 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 Glen Matlock, Slim Jim, Barbara Dickson, Ralph McTell, Keith Duffy, Brian McFadden, Sonique and Toyah Willcox.

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

November 7th, 2018

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Wednesday 14th November: 1.50am
Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

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Toyah on TV: Trailblazers: New Romantics

November 7th, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Monday 12th November: 5pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Tuesday 13th November: 3am/12pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Saturday 17th November: 11am
New Romantics. Toyah Willcox and Billy Bragg are among those examining the New Romantic movement, from The Human League and Adam Ant, to David Bowie and Ultravox. (Series 1, Episode 16)

Toyah on TV: The Chase – Celebrity Special

November 5th, 2018

thechase16aA chance for viewers in Ireland to catch Toyah’s 2016 guest appearance on ITV’s The Chase, the celebrity special which also featured Germaine Greer.

The Chase: Celebrity Special: Virgin Media One:
Sunday 11th November: 6.55pm

Bradley Walsh hosts the quiz show as four celebrities take on the Chaser. Singer Toyah Willcox, ex-footballer John Barnes, writer Germaine Greer and heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison pit their wits against one of the country’s finest quiz brains in the hope of winning thousands of pounds for their chosen charities.

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

October 16th, 2018

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, with Toyah and Tony Blackburn, which originally aired in October 2011 on BBC Two, is showing again next week on Really – Sky 142, Virgin Media 129, Freeview 17, Freesat 160, Sky (Ireland) 155 – Click below to view larger screen caps.

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Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really: Friday 26th October: 8pm
Series 1, Episode 4. Tony Blackburn and Toyah Willcox take to the road with antiques experts Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson. Their journey starts in the historic town of York and ends up with an auction in Stansted, Essex.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Personality Test

October 16th, 2018

bbcr4ex17aToyah hosting The Personality Test, the 30-minute radio quiz that’s, essentially, all about her, airs again later this month on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The 30 minute radio show was originally broadcast in 2007, on BBC Radio Four, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. It will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 26th October: 9am/4pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 27th October: 4am
Toyah Willcox chairs the comedy quiz in which all the questions are about the guest host. Panellists are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

Toyah on TV: Trailblazers: Punk

October 16th, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Friday 26th October: 2am/5pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Sunday 28th October: 1pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Monday 29th October: 12pm
Punk. Narrated by Noddy Holder, this eye-opening series turns its attention to the origins of punk music. With Toyah Willcox and DJ Annie Nightingale. (Episode, Series 1, Episode 5)

Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 16th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media Three: Monday 29th October: 1pm
Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Sunday 4th November: 7.40am
Toyah Willcox. Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?