Looks Unfamiliar 3 – Mark Thompson
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 in this episode is radio host and political pundit Mark Thompson, who wonders why nobody else he knows ever seems to have heard of computer-assisted action series Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum Magazine and its legally contentious parodies of competitors, ITV Night Time filler Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, late nineties dystopian thriller The Last Train, and Hanna Barbera horror-adventure hybrid The Drak Pack. Along the way we’ll be finding out why there should be more warnings about the dangers of hallucinating a disdainful Emma Bunton, how to distinguish an American teenager on a BMX from Arthur Mullard in a school cap, and when it’s appropriate to address Colin Bennett as ‘Vince Purity’.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find a huge feature on The Last Train, and the many other attempts by the BBC and ITV at ‘doing’ sci-fi while Doctor Who was off the air, in my book Well At Least It’s Free, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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