048 - PETE PRODGE - PAUL NUTTALLS OF THE UCHIPS

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is comedian Pete Prodge, who’s flan-flinging facts about his half-recollections of Children’s ITV game show How Dare You!School Fun comic, budget computer game Curse Of Sherwood, He-Man spin-off action figures The Evil Horde, Burton’s Potato Puffs, and the Dune sticker album. Along the way we’ll be recounting the Legend of Friar Tuck Falling Into A Swamp, leafing through George Orwell’s story breakdown for abandoned sequel Nineteen Eighty-Five, and finding out the best way of disposing of your Dunbarton FC swaps.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

047 - JIM SANGSTER - A HORRIBLE BEE-IN-A-JAR TYPE NOISE

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is writer Jim Sangster, who’s browsing the archive shelves for any trace of controversial BBC2 satirical drama A Small ProblemThe Ballad Of Lady Di by The Hon. Nick Jones and Ian Macrae, early Channel 4 sci-fi sitcom They Came From Somewhere Else, ITV Nighttime supernatural anthology filler Worlds Beyond, The Spice Girls’ Spice World PlayStation game, and Rubovia.

Along the way we’ll be finding out whether Princess Diana preferred Breaking Glass or Lancelot Link – Secret Chimp, what Minnie Mouse did with the master tape of A Young Person’s Guide To Getting Their Ball Back, and why you should never allow The Valeyard near your family’s bookshelf.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.

046 - PAUL ABBOTT - SO I STARTED WRITING STORIES ABOUT GOBOTS INSTEAD

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is musician Paul Abbott, who's frantically trawling defunct search engines for any mention of VHS-only documentary The Compleat Beatles, the Cadbury's Smash spin-off Zeeb And The Martians books, short-lived CBBC puppet Crab E. Crab, Rock Lords spin-off action figure rangle Narlies, high concept home computer the Commodore Plus/4, Signal Radio's The Late Night Funster Show, and a couple of extra surprises involving Dudley Moore and Paul's family record collection. Along the way we'll be finding out what the rare John Lennon Transformer turned into, recalling the only joke ever told on The Comedians, debating the correct pronunciation of 'Adrian Mole' and spelling of 'Compleat', and definitely not finding out what time Crab E. Crab is on. Plus there's a live appearance by a Narlie!

You can find more hardcore historical Beatles detail in Tim's book The Larks Ascending - A Guide To Comedy On BBC Radio 3, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can find Paul's website here and follow him on Twitter here. Paul also provided the music for Mark Griffiths' play about Douglas Adams We Apologise For The Inconvenience; you can hear Mark on Looks Unfamiliar (and find out more about the play) here. You can also find Tim's feature on We Apologise For The Inconvenience in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Transformers Action Masters are covered in an edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Garreth F. Hirons, which you can find hereSaboteur was also covered in another appearance by Garreth which you can find here.

045 - MELANIE WILLIAMS - SHE WAS JUST COMPLETELY EXPUNGED FROM THE GIRL-VERSE

Looks Unfamiliar 45: Melanie Williams

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is academic Melanie Williams, who’s in search of primary sources on American-at-the-BBC sitcom-sketch show hybrid Kelly Monteith, absurdist cartoon Aubrey, Kellogg’s Rise & Shine, Girl Magazine comic strip Patty’s WorldJackie Magazine’s ‘Mustard Mind’ column, The Man Who Juggled Blocks On Variety Shows, and Rimmel Coffee Shimmer. Along the way we’ll be finding out why you should never take dating tips from The Two Ronnies, learning juggling by post, debating the merits of Mark Ellen In A Big Shirt, and tactfully avoiding the weakest Weak Lemon Drink in history.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.

Looks Unfamiliar #45 Extra: “Puzzling, Impressive And Very French”

You can find some extra chat with Melanie about previous Looks Unfamiliar choices Dead Ernest, Once Upon A Time… Man, Battle Of The Planets and The Legend Of Tim Tyler, along with some additional thoughts on Star Fleet, Ulysses 31 and Mr. Rossi Looks For Happiness – not to mention what pushed the Bristol Evening Post too far, what Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand should have said to Andrew Sachs, and the unlikely identity of Blur’s original spiritual guru – here.

You can read more about Kelly Monteith in Tim's book Not On Your Telly, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can get Melanie's book Transformation And Tradition In 1960s British Cinema from Amazon here and follow her on Twitter at @BritFilmMelanie.

You can find further Looks Unfamiliar chat about Battle Of The Planets with Rae Earl hereThe Legend Of Tim Tyler with Martin Ruddock hereDead Ernest with Jonny Morris here and and Once Upon A Time... Man with Will Maclean here. There's also some chatter about Boots Global Collection and the Just Seventeen Yearbook in the edition with Jenny Morrill here.

THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 07 - I PERSONALLY BLAME MR. BRACKETT FOR THAT

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

This is a collection of highlights from shows thirty one to thirty six, featuring Bob Fischer on Giant Hogweed, Gillian Kirby on Teletext After Hours, Tim Worthington on Patterson, Michael Livesley on Topps Football ’78 Bubblegum Cards, Chris Shaw on Rock School, and Andy Lewis on Vintage Anti-Enoch Powell Graffiti. Along the way we’ll be blowing the whistle on The Brexit Party’s sinister links to Giant Hogweed, finding out about the contribution Emlyn Hughes’ elongated leg made to road safety, planning a visit to The People’s Republic Of KDR, listening to Herbie Hancock jamming with Emu, finding out how to get the full immersive Laurel And Hardy experience by eating toffee, and definitely not drinking any ‘Solar Cola’. Plus there’s also something you might not have heard before – Tim on Round The Archives talking to Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge about the last ever episode of Chigley

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.

If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? If you liked the clip from the edition talking about The Larks Ascending, you can get it in paperback here and from the Kindle Store here. You can also find a huge feature on the last episode of Chigley and the end of ‘The Sixties’ in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And all of the others. They’re all good.

You can hear Bob on BBC Radio Tees via his show page here, and you can get his book Wiffle Lever To Full from Amazon here. You can also follow Bob on Twitter at @Bob_Fischer. You can follow Gillian on Twitter at @Mippy. You can find Michael’s official site here, and the tie-in site for his revival of Sir Henry At Rawlinson End here. You can also find him on Twitter at @MichaelLivesley. You can find Chris’ excellent Beatles podcast – featuring contributions from Looks Unfamiliar guests Samira Ahmed and John Rain – here, and follow him on Twitter here. The Sgt. Pepper Photos Project is here. Paul can be found on Twitter at @RealPaulPutner. You can find Andy’s Soho Radio show here and follow him on Twitter at @andylewisuk.

You can hear the full version of the Round The Archives appearance here.

044 - CHRIS HUGHES - THE MR. WILLMOTT-BROWN OF CHOCOLATE BARS

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is writer Chris Hughes, who’s ‘moving house’ to BBC1 in search of evidence of the existence of Ceefax-derived Saturday Morning oddity Buzzfax, Hector The Help The Aged Dog, Home Computing-themed comic Load RunnerThe Gilette Video Show, novelty confectionery The One-Two Bar, impenetrable satirical cartoonist Mordillo, Inspector Morse-themed dance record Morse (He’s A Mystery To Me) by Codex, and The British Banknote Keyring. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to insult Noel Edmonds via Teletext, why Elton John shimmying between two pianos in mid-air was embraced by mid-eighties Action Movie audiences, and what you’ll need to establish your very own Gonch Gardener lookalike agency.

You can hear Chris on What We Just Watched at TV Cream, and follow him on Twitter at @ChrisHughes01. You can also find editions of Looks Unfamiliar with Chris’ TV Cream colleagues Phil Norman here, Steve Berry here and Jack Kibble-White here.

You can find more about the undilutable grubbiness of Battle Of The Planets in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Rae Earl here, and a chat with Gillian Kirby about the murky late-night shenanigans of late-night ‘adult’ Teletext here. There’s also a lot more about Mainframe in the Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Griffiths here, and more computer magazine chat with Mark Thompson here.

You can find lots more about Battle Of The PlanetsThe Monkees and Buzzfax in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

043 - ANNA CALE - MRS. MANGEL'S LIVING ROOM WAS THE BANE OF MY LIFE

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is writer Anna Cale, who’s trying to collect a full set of everyone who remembers the Neighbours sticker album, Australian comedy film Wendy Cracked A Walnut, early ‘dungeon crawl’ computer game Rogue, vegetarian DIY wonderfood Sosmix, schools television programme Secrets Of The Sea and the Shackleton’s High Seat Chairs advert. Along the way we’ll be finding out how not to cosplay as Jason Donovan, why rock star makeup is not appropriate for your local youth club, and the only possible way of finishing Bugaboo The Flea.

You can find Anna’s website here, and follow her on Twitter at @real_meaning.

You can hear more about the exploits of the singing Neighbours stars in the Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra here, and more about dubious video shop rental choices in the edition with Emma Burnell here.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll also enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

042 - BOB FISCHER - FALSE FLAG GIANT HOGWEED

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is broadcaster Bob Fischer, who's saying 'aaaaahld up to anyone who doesn't remember BBC Daytime variety show The Tom O'Connor Roadshow, a media panic about hazardous plant Giant Hogweed, EastEnders spinoff single Can't Get A Ticket (For The World Cup) by Peter Dean, rum-favoured confectionery Glee Bars, J. Edward Oliver's 'Abolish Tuesday' campaign, and How To Be A Wally by Paul Manning. Along the way we'll be finding out the difference between 'spectators' and 'fans', blowing the whistle on The Brexit Party's sinister links to Giant Hogweed, working out how to get from Peter Dean to David Bowie in three moves, and learning far too much about the industrial action practices of school dinner ladies.

You can hear Bob on BBC Radio Tees via his show page here, and you can get his book Wiffle Lever To Full from Amazon here. You can also follow Bob on Twitter at @Bob_Fischer.

You can find more about the musical exploits of the early cast members of EastEnders – and many more bizarre television-related records besides – in Tim’s book  Top Of The Box – The Story Behind Every BBC Records And Tapes Single, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

There’s more about unlikely singing soap stars in the Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra, which you can find here, while Will Maclean told us about the media panic over dangerous dance craze ‘The Snake’ here.

041 - CHRIS SHAW - IT'S HALF PAST THREE AND SOMETHING IS HAPPENING

Looks Unfamiliar 41: Chris Shaw

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

Joining Tim this time is Beatle Academic Chris Shaw, who can identify every photo on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band but still struggles to find anyone else who can remember action comedy cartoon Bailey's Comets, Trade Test Transmission film Evoluon, BBC2 muso how-to show Rock School, live action/animation movie The Phantom Tollbooth, Radio London phone-in host Robbie Vincent, and Fighting Fantasy phone-in role-playing game F.I.S.T.. Along the way we'll be listening to Herbie Hancock jamming with Emu, revealing why you should never employ Freddie Phillips as your punchline writer, and looking into what happened in that weird bit of the television listings where the font went a bit smaller than the rest of it.

You can find Chris' excellent Beatles podcast - featuring contributions from Looks Unfamiliar guests Samira Ahmed and John Rain - here, and follow him on Twitter here. The Sgt. Pepper Photos Project is here.

You can find a huge feature on The Beatles' legendary unreleased electronic track Carnival Of Light in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here,

There's plenty more about forgotten cartoons in other editions of Looks Unfamiliar including Mark Thompson on The Drak Pack here, Martin Belam on Laurel And Hardy here, and Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on Animalympics here. You can also hear Tim talking about The Banana Splits on Perfect Night In here.

THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 06 - TOP CAT WILL ALWAYS BE BOSS CAT

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

This is a collection of highlights from shows thirty one to thirty six, featuring Justin Lewis on Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Mark Thompson on Libby’s Moonshine, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence on The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, Stephen O’Brien on Old Fashioned Christmas by Anne Charleston and Ian Smith, Garreth F. Hirons on The Ghosts Of Oxford Street, Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on The Secret Cabaret, Emma Burnell on Melody Radio and Paul Cornell on Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happens when you continually ask a radio station that doesn’t have Ghostbusters to play Ghostbusters, revisiting the forgotten link between Rupert And The Frog Song and Cannibal Holocaust, debating the identity of ‘soft lad who stood on a pole’, celebrating the career of ‘DJ Ron’, revealing how to avoid getting mistaken for an extra on Neighbours, singing a medley of all two and a half records owned by Radio Merseyside, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail. Plus there’s some little-heard extra bits of chat with Emma, Stephen and Mark as well as something you might not have heard before – Tim on Perfect Night In talking to Neil Perryman about the BBC edits of The Monkees

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.

040 - ANDY LEWIS - IT WAS AS THOUGH SOMEONE HAD PHONED THROUGH A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT COKE TASTED LIKE

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is musician Andy Lewis, who’s searching through a telescope for any signs of French adventure serial The AeronautsSpy In Space – A Scott Saunders Adventure by Patrick Moore, early interactive toy robot Sir Galaxy, stop-motion monster movie Gorgo, dubbed imported Cold War allegory children’s serial The Secret Of Steel City, and Vintage Anti-Enoch Powell Graffiti, plus some additional natter about The Goodies. Along the way we’ll be reviewing the Gault’s Brain Playset, meeting The First Cat Not In Space, recalling the classic studio jams by Garner Ted Armstrong and Wreckless Eric, and definitely not drinking any ‘Solar Cola’.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

LOOKS UNFAMILIAR THE LARKS ASCENDING EXTRA: "YOU CAN'T EXACTLY WASH THE DISHES TO YOU SUFFER BY NAPALM DEATH"

The Larks Ascending is a new book by Tim Worthington looking at the history of Comedy on BBC Radio 3. In this special extra edition of Looks Unfamiliar, Tim talks to Garreth F. Hirons about the book and some of the programmes covered in it, including the infamous ‘Piotr Zak’ hoax, David Renwick and Andrew Marshall’s academic broadcasting parody The Half-Open University, left-wing theatre troupe sitcom Blood And Bruises, The National Theatre Of Brent’s ‘History of mankind from the First Amoeba to the Second World War’ All The World’s A Globe, Chris Morris chatting to Peter Cook in Why Bother?, and Armando Iannucci’s interval talk on how to Use Your Ears. We’ll also be appreciating some quality drumming, starting a Mexican Wave with Dr. Hans Keller, and definitely not enrolling on Professor Alan Alanson’s Magic Brain Programme (Guaranteed Not To Work!).

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

You can get The Larks Ascending in paperback here and from the Kindle Store hereFun At One, Tim’s previous book looking at comedy on BBC Radio 1 (including lots more about Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci), is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can hear Garreth as a guest on Looks Unfamiliar here and here, and in a Christmas Extra looking at some of Channel 4’s decidedly odd Christmas Day programming here. There’s more on forgotten radio comedy in the editions of Looks Unfamiliar with Jacqueline Rayner here and Justin Lewis here.

039 - PAUL PUTNER - THERE'S NO DRILL VERSION OF THE THEME TO HUNTED

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is actor Paul Putner, who is most definitely not avin’ a larf when he claims to remember E.T. cash-in disco record Phone Home by Johnny Chingas, William Castle movie The Night Walker, the Treborland advertising campaign, detective series Holmes And Yoyo, rural horror film Out Of Town, and early high-end games console the Vectrex Arcade System. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to get the full immersive Laurel And Hardy experience by eating toffee, meeting The Snake Out Of Starsky And Hutch, taking a guess at what Gandhi’s novelty cash-in single would have sounded like, and enjoying a quick game of Brucie’s Play Your Second Hand Vectrex Right.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can find more E.T. cash-in nonsense in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with John Rain here, and more on William Castle’s screen career in the ‘extra’ with Mark Thompson here.

There’s a look at the true tedium of You Must Be The Husband and its inappropriately jazzy theme music here, while you can hear Chevette’s cover of We Can Dance Again by Pulp as part of a 1998 mix here.

Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

038 - GILLIAN KIRBY - WHAT'S NOT WORK SAFE ABOUT SICK WORMS?

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is juggler Gillian Kirby, who doesn’t want your money honey but does want your memories of an unidentified episode of Dramarama about two youngsters trying to walk around the outside of England via the coast, Teletext After Hours, misunderstanding references in Transvision Vamp lyrics, Lava Lamp-esque soft drink Orbitz, Seattle Coffee Company, early social media site bolt.com and the S.T.A.R.S. novels by Hunter Davies. Along the way we’ll be finding out how much vomiting was involved in the average episode of Children’s Ward, shouting sexist heckles at the male members of The Mock Turtles, saying a big hello to Fourth Bloke from Transvision Vamp, and exploring the little-known friendship between Kate Middleton and Honey Monster (Puffs). Whether this has any bearing on Gillian’s choice of new National Anthem we’re not saying…

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can follow Gillian on Twitter at @Mippy.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll probably also enjoy Tim’s new book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

If you’re pining for a bottle of Orbitz, you can hear Garreth F. Hirons talking about discontinued soft drink Quatro in Looks Unfamiliar here.

037 - MICHAEL LIVESLEY - HE WAS PITCHING HIS FELLOW POTATOES INTO THE FAT

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is actor and musician Michael Livesley, who’s inviting everyone to read on dot dot dot about The Rupert Bear Flexidisc, The How And Why Wonder Book Of Dinosaurs, Murphy’s Crisps, a Newsflash about TV’s Ena Sharples, Topps Football ’78 Bubblegum Cards, and ZX Spectrum Game Clumsy Colin Action Biker. Along the way we’ll be finding out about the contribution Emlyn Hughes’ elongated leg made to road safety, planning a visit to The People’s Republic Of KDR, remembering when the Rupert Bear annual had to be wrapped in plain brown paper, and wondering who would give a decades old children’s book a one-star review on Amazon.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can find Michael’s official site here, and the tie-in site for his revival of Sir Henry At Rawlinson End here. You can also find him on Twitter at @MichaelLivesley.

You can find the full story behind Rawlinson End in Tim’s book Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

The Blur article mentioned in the show can be found here. You can hear more about A. Mazing Monsters in the Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Thompson here, outmoded crisps in the one with Garreth F. Hirons here, childhood misapprehensions about the news with Samira Ahmed here, and ZX Spectrum games with Emma Burnell here and Garreth F. Hirons here.

036 - PAUL CORNELL - YOU DON'T WANT A LESS POWERFUL MANTRA FOR FRIPPERY ASTRAL TRAVEL

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is writer Paul Cornell, who’s wondering if anyone else remembers Australian sci-fi series Phoenix Five, canonically-dubious Middle Earth-‘inspired’ novel Fear In Firland. the Danny Dunn book series, BBC Saturday Morning show Outa-Space!, an instructional manual for astral projection, and Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be pitching story ideas for The Magic Alex New Adventures, reciting the lyrics to Blondie’s ode to Gordon Murray, revealing which popular song has less than one note in it, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.

You can find Paul’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @Paul_Cornell. Paul’s blog post covering BBC sci-fi/fantasy shows not available on DVD is here. Hammer House Of Podcast, presented by Paul with Lizbeth Myles, can be found here.

There’s a huge feature on Outa-Space!Zokko!Whoosh! and Ed And Zed! in Tim’s collection Well At Least It’s Free, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Longtime Wogan favourite S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox is covered in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Phil Norman, which you can find here.

035 - STEPHEN BROTHERSTONE AND DAVE LAWRENCE - WE'LL DEFINITELY EAT THESE MEATBALLS

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time are writers Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence, who have been scarred for life by the lack of shared memories of The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, the Roger Moore And The Crimefighters books, CB Radio-themed comic 10-4 Action, ITV romantic comedy Pictures, ZX Spectrum immersive ‘movie’ Deus Ex Machina, and a Williams Furniture Superstore advert that gave viewers much more than was being offered in the sale. Along the way we’ll be discussing what action to take if confronted with a robber carrying a stack of board games, revealing how Handel would have repelled invading hordes, working out the best way for mice to operate a typewriter, and singing a medley of all two and a half records owned by Radio Merseyside.

You can hear more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can hear more about the Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators book series in this edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Steve O’Brien.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll probably also enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 05 - THEY'RE NOT GOOSESTEPPING DOWN THE STREET SHOUTING HEIL THE KANDYMAN

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

This is a collection of highlights from shows twenty five to thirty, featuring Martin Belam on the Laurel And Hardy cartoon, Jenny Morrill on The Just Seventeen Yearbook, Jack Kibble-White on Don’t Give Up Your Day Job by Richard Digance, Tim Worthington on Secrets From The School Underground, Ben Baker on Looks Familiar, John Rain on Hello Mum and Phil Norman on The Country Life Christmas Box. Along the way we’ll be getting annoyed at a fictional schoolboy’s opinions on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, critically evaluating Richard Murdoch’s cameo in The Wire, and trying our hardest to avoid talking about a cannibalistic emulsified cross between Last Tango In Paris and Straw Dogs. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding on The Zeitgeist Tapes about Doctor Who and politics…

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can hear the full version of my appearance on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking about Doctor Who and politics here.

If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? There’s  Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And all of the others. They’re all good.

034 - JUSTIN LEWIS - IT SOUNDS LIKE REGIONAL SWEEP

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is writer and editor Justin Lewis, who’s hoping that while you may not know what night is bins, you might remember Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Radio 4’s ‘dangerous’ comedy show In One Ear, the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of Tommy, HTV children’s programme Orbit, Radio 2 quiz show Pop Score, and The Welsh-Language Dubbed Version Of Trumpton. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to tell if there’s some comedy coming up (even if it’s Fresh Fields), who would win out of two giant robot dinosaur things and an otter, the correct manner in which to formally address one of The Chippendales, and what the theme music from William Orbit’s sitcom would have sounded like.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can find Justin’s When Is Births on Twitter here, and his official website (with details of how to get personalised When Is Births cards) here.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll probably also enjoy Tim’s new book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.


033 - EMMA BURNELL - THEY'RE ONLY EATING MACARONI

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is journalist Emma Burnell, who’s going to the polls with her hazy memories of The Royal Potwasher, Melody Radio, Channel 4’s presentation of Accidental Death Of An AnarchistA Woman In Her Own Right by Anne Dixon, The Lords Of Midnight and Herman’s Head. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happens when you continually ask a radio station that doesn’t have Ghostbusters to play Ghostbusters, what BBC Test Card F has to tell us about Second Wave Feminism, what Channel 4’s ‘Red Triangle’ meant to adolescent boys and girls respectively, and why we’re all sick of the sight of The Utarg Of Utarg.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll probably also enjoy Tim’s new book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.