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Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire (11th February 2016)

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime.

In the episode to be broadcast on BBC ONE on Friday 12th February at 3.45pm, Len Goodman, the Strictly Come Dancing judge takes singer, actress and presenter Toyah Willcox back to the Llangollen Canal to reminisce about a narrowboat holiday she enjoyed there in 1968. Filming also took place at the Mere in Ellesmere.

During the programme Toyah reveals how her time on the canal was very different to that spent in her home city of Birmingham, symbolising freedom and fun. She and Len tuck into a vintage picnic and visit an antiques shop like the ones Toyah's father would have taken her to while away from home. 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 there is 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. Len also delves into what made this holiday so memorable for a young Toyah Willcox.