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.

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.