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.