Looks Unfamiliar 4 – Stephen O’Brien
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 Stephen O’Brien, who wonders why he gets blank looks all round whenever he mentions Steven Moffat sitcom The Office, early ‘lad mag’ LM, eighties puzzle cash-in paperback You Can Do The Cube, KLF-affiliated early Stock Aitken Waterman act Brilliant, The Beachcombers and other last-minute ITV emergency schedule replacement standbys, and The Morecambe And Wise Board Game. No he’s not making that last one up. Along the way we’ll be finding out how many issues of ‘Razzle And Wise’ were published, how many characters Stefan Dennis can play on stage at once, and which seventies action serial is slightly less preferable to actually being at school.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find the full story of the Rubik Cube’s ill-advised follow-up Rubik’s Magic – and much more about the bookshop where we found all those copies of You Can Do The Cube – in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle store here.
If you want to hear Stephen interviewing Tim as a guest on Looks Unfamiliar, then you can find that here.
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