Looks Unfamiliar #1: Phil Catterall – Here Is Pyramint, Buy Pyramint

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Looks Unfamiliar 1 – Phil Catterall

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which I talk to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever does. Joining me in this edition is podcaster Phil Catterall, who shares his troubling memories of Madballs Comic, Channel 4’s youth-orientated consumer advice show Wise Up!, a computer game based on Platoon, ill-advised animated newspaper strip update Phantom 2040, a particularly irritating series of adverts for Birdseye Steakhouse Grills, and long-forgotten Star Wars cartoon spin-off Droids. Along the way we also find out whether R1D1 is ‘canon’, whether crisps are a vector for healthy living, and just which elements of The Untouchables were considered appropriate for a scrolling platform game aimed at children.

 

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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find more about forgotten television programmes in my book Not On Your Telly.

 

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