THE BEST OF LOOKS UNFAMILIAR 06 - TOP CAT WILL ALWAYS BE BOSS CAT

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 Justin Lewis on Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Mark Thompson on Libby’s Moonshine, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence on The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, Stephen O’Brien on Old Fashioned Christmas by Anne Charleston and Ian Smith, Garreth F. Hirons on The Ghosts Of Oxford Street, Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on The Secret Cabaret, Emma Burnell on Melody Radio and Paul Cornell on Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happens when you continually ask a radio station that doesn’t have Ghostbusters to play Ghostbusters, revisiting the forgotten link between Rupert And The Frog Song and Cannibal Holocaust, debating the identity of ‘soft lad who stood on a pole’, celebrating the career of ‘DJ Ron’, revealing how to avoid getting mistaken for an extra on Neighbours, singing a medley of all two and a half records owned by Radio Merseyside, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail. Plus there’s some little-heard extra bits of chat with Emma, Stephen and Mark as well as something you might not have heard before – Tim on Perfect Night In talking to Neil Perryman about the BBC edits of The Monkees

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

036 - PAUL CORNELL - YOU DON'T WANT A LESS POWERFUL MANTRA FOR FRIPPERY ASTRAL TRAVEL

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 Cornell, who’s wondering if anyone else remembers Australian sci-fi series Phoenix Five, canonically-dubious Middle Earth-‘inspired’ novel Fear In Firland. the Danny Dunn book series, BBC Saturday Morning show Outa-Space!, an instructional manual for astral projection, and Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be pitching story ideas for The Magic Alex New Adventures, reciting the lyrics to Blondie’s ode to Gordon Murray, revealing which popular song has less than one note in it, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail.

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

You can find Paul’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @Paul_Cornell. Paul’s blog post covering BBC sci-fi/fantasy shows not available on DVD is here. Hammer House Of Podcast, presented by Paul with Lizbeth Myles, can be found here.

There’s a huge feature on Outa-Space!Zokko!Whoosh! and Ed And Zed! in Tim’s collection Well At Least It’s Free, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Longtime Wogan favourite S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox is covered in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Phil Norman, which you can find here.