Over the moon to chat with the legendary TV and radio presenter Tommy Boyd on tonight’s House of Fun with me Karin Ridgers…. and we also find out your most favourite kids TV shows of the 80s and 90s….. Magpie? Why Don’t You? Blue Peter? Going Live? Swap Shop? Pauline Quirks? Something else?
Tommy tells us more about interviewing incredible stars over his extensive TV and radio presenting career ……
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“Debbie Harry (Who I asked to marry me, she agreed…), Madonna (Spent a weekend with her – just her and me – before she made it big), Kylie, Kim Wilde, Bucks Fizz. Some of the nicest rock stars I’ve interviewed include ; David Bowie and Bryan Ferry………. and the classiest guy Morten Hartog. I gave Kate Bush her TV debut, I got to play Heathcliffe having her singing Wutherin’ Heights to me, a good way to spend an afternoon…”
I’m into football, politics, animal rights, good films, cooking (my vegetarian chorizo is as good as it gets), and being a dad. In a few weeks I’ll be a grandfather twice over (both my eldest son’s first babies are due in the same week).
Tommy was co-presenter of the ITV children’s magazine programme Magpie and then went on to host What’s Happening?, a news quiz. He also presented the Saturday TV-am show Wide Awake Club throughout the 1980s.
Tommy also hosted Children’s BBC programme called Puzzle Trail. He then headed over to The Saturday Show alongside then Saturday Starship, was the host of CITV and worked on The Children’s Channel, a satellite television channel. Then heading over to present the TV programme MLB on Five before continuing with his brilliant radio presenting career.
Tonight’s stunning playlist:
Madness – The Prince
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Police – Roxanne
Chas and Dave – Ain’t No Pleasing You
Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud
Bad Manners – This Is Ska
George Michael – Jesus To A Child
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
Blondie – Call Me
Strokes – Juicebox
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Madonna – Borderline
Kim Wilde – Chequered Love
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
Toto – Africa
David Bowie – Life On Mars