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Christmas Countdown: Festive TV & Radio 2015 #2

December 22nd, 2015

xmas15cThere’s already been an abundance of Toyah on TV this December but there are many more appearances over Christmas – Here is a second, updated, summary of what, where and when…

Most Shocking Moments in Pop 2: Channel 5 + 24
Tuesday 22nd December: 9pm

More ferocious feuds and sizzling scandals. From Grace Jones lamping Russell Harty to Solange’s fisticuffs with Jay-Z and George Michael’s dubious driving.

Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Tuesday 22nd December: 11.30pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Christmas Eve: 9pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Boxing Day: 7pm
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.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: Christmas Eve: 4.10pm
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 and HD.

A Very Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Christmas Eve: 11.30pm
A Very Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Boxing Day: 00.00am
Presenters Toyah Willcox and Wizzard’s Roy Wood are cosying up by the fireplace with two guest artists as they talk Christmas and sing favourite festive songs. (Part 1)

Top Of The Pops: The Story of 1976: Yesterday: Christmas Day: 1.55am
Top Of The Pops: The Story of 1976: Yesterday: Wednesday 30th December: 1am
Documentary examining how the BBC’s flagship pop show reflected changes in British music and culture during 1976. As the popularity of glam rock faded, no dominant musical scene emerged to replace it, leading to chart success for bands including Abba, Showaddywaddy, the Brotherhood of Man and the Wurzels – while outside the mainstream, punk rock was rapidly growing in popularity. Contributions by Tony Blackburn, Paul Morley, Toyah Willcox, David Hamilton and Dave Haslam.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: Christmas Day: 1.55pm
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 and HD.

A Very Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Christmas Day: 7pm
Snuggling up by the fireside with Toyah Willcox and Roy Wood for some Christmas chat and festive songs are pop rock act The Feeling and Imagination’s Leee John. (Part 2)

Neil McCormick’s Needle Time: Vintage TV: Wednesday 30th December: 5am
Toyah Willcox. Prolific artist and actor, who enjoyed hits with ‘It’s a Mystery’, ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ and ‘I Want to be Free’, shares the story behind her remarkable career – Running Time: 60 minutes. Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Freeview 242, Virgin 343 and Freesat 505.

NB: As well as all that Tales Of The Unexpected, Minder, Kavanagh Q.C. and Choccywoccydoodah are also all currently available to watch via their respective “catch up” services.

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