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 World, Jackie 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 here, The Legend Of Tim Tyler with Martin Ruddock here, Dead 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.