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.

038 - GILLIAN KIRBY - WHAT'S NOT WORK SAFE ABOUT SICK WORMS?

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 juggler Gillian Kirby, who doesn’t want your money honey but does want your memories of an unidentified episode of Dramarama about two youngsters trying to walk around the outside of England via the coast, Teletext After Hours, misunderstanding references in Transvision Vamp lyrics, Lava Lamp-esque soft drink Orbitz, Seattle Coffee Company, early social media site bolt.com and the S.T.A.R.S. novels by Hunter Davies. Along the way we’ll be finding out how much vomiting was involved in the average episode of Children’s Ward, shouting sexist heckles at the male members of The Mock Turtles, saying a big hello to Fourth Bloke from Transvision Vamp, and exploring the little-known friendship between Kate Middleton and Honey Monster (Puffs). Whether this has any bearing on Gillian’s choice of new National Anthem we’re not saying…

You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

You can follow Gillian on Twitter at @Mippy.

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

If you’re pining for a bottle of Orbitz, you can hear Garreth F. Hirons talking about discontinued soft drink Quatro in Looks Unfamiliar here.