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.

LOOKS UNFAMILIAR SUMMER EXTRA: "NO MORE GIANT BREADS FOR US!"

As a special extra Summer treat for fans of Looks Unfamiliar, here’s a compilation of holiday highlights from the archives, with extracts from little-heard Summer-themed podcasts by Tim Worthington, Ben Baker, Phil Catterall and Darrell Maclaine. A lot of this hasn’t been available anywhere for a very long time, and a lot of it is still rather funny, so hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

Along the way we’ll be talking about Summer Holiday television, Rat On The Road, Wimbledon, The Radio 1 Roadshow, Why Don’t You? and Now – The Summer Album; rating the best and worst holiday camps and end of the pier variety acts; and lending an ear to zany hilarious ‘rude’ records for fun DJs in wacky nightclubs. We’ll also be finding out how to distinguish between different iterations of Mark Curry, what constitutes Roland Rat Canon, what happened when The Grumbleweeds went post-Blue Jam, and what Paul Shane definitely did not do to supplement his Hi-De-Hi! income. Not to mention attending a Hardwicke House Roadshow…

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

You can hear Phil on Looks Unfamiliar here, Ben here and here, and Darrell here. Ben also came back to talk about Looks Familiar, the show that gave Looks Unfamiliar its name, in a special which you can find here. You can find more fun from the archives in the Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra here.

Ben and Phil also present Don’t Let’s Chart, a podcast looking at ridiculous and nonsensical lists – you can find a special they did for Looks Unfamiliar listeners here and follow the show on Twitter at @dontletschart. You can also hear a special exclusive edition in which they run through a list of Tim’s Most Hated DVD Extras if you donate to Don’t Let’s Chart via Patreon here.

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

020 - PAUL KIRKLEY - THE MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE FERRET SACRIFICE EVER

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 Kirkley, who wonders if anyone else recalls The Kids From Fame Again, the The A-Team tie-in novels, Del Amitri by Del Amitri, David Nobbs' Henry Pratt novels, video rental shop favourite The Beastmaster, BBC1 holiday filler The Saturday Picture Show, and TV Tops comic strip The Fantastic Adventures Of Adam Ant. Along the way we'll be finding out what Robert Smith takes on holiday, what happens when Dick Turpin runs head first at Sapphire And Steel, and why you should never obey Musical Youth lyrics to the letter.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can find Paul’s official website, with details of his series of Doctor Who books Space Helmet For A Cowhere. You can also find Paul on Twitter as @prkirkley.

There’s more chat about Saturday Morning television in several other editions of Looks Unfamiliar, including Samira Ahmed on The Saturday Banana here, Paul Cornell on Outa-Space! here, Ben Baker on TV Mayhem here and Emma Burnell on The Saturday Show here.

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

Paul also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Jonny Morris, Darrell Maclaine, James Gent, Ros Ballinger and Garreth F. Hirons, which you can hear here.

THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 02 - HE'S NOT ON A QUEST TO FIND OUT, HE'S JUST ON A QUEST TO GET OUT

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 seven to twelve, featuring Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge on the Jaws game, Ben Baker on Mysteries Of Old Peking, Martin Ruddock on Doomlord, Steve O’Brien on High Time and Ice Cold Cube by The Stone Roses, Jem Roberts on an advert reuniting Neil and Vyvyan from The Young Ones, and Mark Griffiths on The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy. Along the way we’ll be finding out why nothing is scarier than a playing field in Slough, how to spot Simon Bates in disguise via a series of cryptic clues, and what musical genres ‘The Youngs Ones’ were followers of. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking to Mark Thompson about the revival of The Prisoner, which everyone seems to have forgotten about already.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can find an edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Ben talking to Tim about ITV nostalgia show Looks Familiar here, and another Looks Unfamiliar appearance by Ben here.

You can hear Tim making a guest appearance on Lisa and Andrew’s podcast Round The Archives, talking about Chigley and the end of ‘The Sixties’, here.

If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? There’s Not On Your Telly, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Or Well At Least It’s Free, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Or Top Of The Box, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Or even Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 01 - CAPTAIN PEACOCK IS POMPOUS, MOVE BACK THREE SPACES

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 the first six shows, featuring Stephen O’Brien on The Morecambe & Wise Game, Garreth F. Hirons on Food Fighters, Emma Burnell on The Patchwork Monkey, Phil Catterall on the ZX Spectrum tie-in game for Platoon, Mark Thompson on Night Shift, and Ben Baker on Fiendish Feet. Along the way we’ll be finding out when it’s appropriate to address Colin Bennett as ‘Vince Purity’, how many issues of ‘Razzle And Wise’ were published, and just which elements of The Untouchables were considered appropriate for a scrolling platform game aimed at children, not to mention recalling the classic horror film ‘Dracula Vs. The Skeleton’. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking to Georgey Spanswick about ridiculous seventies board games.

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can also find a second appearance by Garreth here (as well as a Christmas mini-episode here), and another by Mark (with a bit of extra bonus chat) here. Garreth also took over as presenter for a special about comedy on BBC Radio 3 which you can find here. Emma’s second appearance – again with some extra bonus chatter – can be found here. Ben showed up for a second time here, and also for a special where we talked about ITV nostalgia show Looks Familiar, which you can find here. Stephen came back for a Christmas Special to talk about forgotten (and mostly awful) eighties Christmas Singles, which you can hear here.

You can find Stephen’s website here. Garreth’s podcast Retrospecticus – The Simpsons And Modern History Together At Last can be found here. Emma’s official website is here, and her podcast The Zeitgeist Tapes can be found here. You can find Phil on Twitter here, and Ben’s official website with details of his books is here. Mark is a regular contributor to the political debate podcast House Of Comments, which you can find out more about here.

The full version of the chat about seventies board games is on the Audio page.

If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? For starters there’s Well At Least It’s Free, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And then there’s Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Or even 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.