Toni Arthur

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Toni Arthur-Hay (born on 27 December 1940) is an English theatre director, former folk singer and television presenter.

Early life and education[edit]

Arthur-Hay was born Antoinette Alice Priscilla Wilson in Oxford, England. She was educated at Mary Datchelor's Girls School in Camberwell and the Royal Academy of Music.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Arthur is most popularly remembered as one of the presenters of the children's programmes Play School and Play Away alongside Brian Cant. She also presented Woman's Hour, TV-am's breakfast show and many other programmes.

Music[edit]

She released several folk music albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s with her husband, Dave Arthur. These included Morning Stands on Tiptoe (1967).[1]

Books[edit]

Arthur has written several plays and books.

Theatre[edit]

In 2003 Arthur directed A Very Naughty Boy by Adrian Poynton based on the life of Graham Chapman. It won a First prize at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Personal life[edit]

Arthur married the singer and storyteller Dave Arthur in 1963 and they had two children Jonathan and Timothy. They separated in 1977.[1]

She married the former Time Out Magazine comedy editor Malcolm Hay in 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abbott, Kingsley (December 2009). Dave & Toni Arthur - Morning Stands on Tiptoe - Album Review. In Lewis, Alan; Draper, Jason. "Album Reviews". Record Collector (London: Diamond Publishing) (369): 92. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 

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