Toyah takes Len Goodman on the Holiday of her lifetime
Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman is broadcast BBC ONE on Friday 12 February at 15:45
Len Goodman takes singer, actress and presenter Toyah Willcox back to the Llangollen Canal in North Wales to reminisce about a wonderful narrow boat holiday she had back in 1968.
First up Len surprises Toyah by picking her up in the Golden Lark – a beautiful narrow boat similar to the one she would have holidayed in back in 1968. As they drift along at a very civilised pace they start chatting about how her time on the canal was very different to her home city of Birmingham. For Toyah the holiday meant freedom and fun.
Along the way they test their artistic side by painting trays just like ones that adorn the sides of the narrow boats, they tuck into a vintage picnic with the all-important pork pie and they visit an antiques shop like the ones her father would have taken her to whilst on holiday. One of the highlights is Toyah manning the tiller to negotiate the boat across a 127 feet Aqueduct – not for the faint hearted!
Along the way we get an insight into Toyah’s amazing career which includes acting in films, singing her way up the charts and featuring in programmes such as the Teletubbies. We also delve into what made this holiday so memorable for a young Toyah Willcox.