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.

015 - STEVE BERRY - I SURVIVED THE GREAT NOSTALGIA WARS OF 1989

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, broadcaster and TV Crisp Expert Steve Berry, who's keen to scratch a nostalgic itch for Single Versions Of Pop Songs That Never Get Played Any More, Elastoplast Heroes, late night Channel 4 show United States Of Television, Skoal Bandits, the Starblazer Electronic Space Command Belt, and school assembly songbook Morning Has Broken. Along the way - when we're not stalking Richard Herring - we'll be musing on the hard-hitting storylines Grange Hill missed, discovering the identity of 'Ant Marco', and working out just how far you can balance a hymn book on the edge of a church balcony. And there's ten million points if you can work out which comedian is noisily drinking coffee in the background...

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

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