Looks Unfamiliar #6: Emma Burnell – Jessica Wakefield Is Jessica Fletcher Writ Large

The Ever Ready 'Power To The People' advert, as discussed by Tim Worthington and journalist Emma Burnell in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 6 – Emma Burnell

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 broadcaster, columnist and standup comic Emma Burnell, who is banking on someone else remembering Miners’ Strike fundraising album Whose Side Are You On?, Sweet Valley High novels, short-lived playground craze Scoubidou, children’s horror novella The Patchwork Monkey, undistinguished Rutger Hauer vehicle Split Second, and the Ever Ready ‘Power To The People’ advert. Along the way we’ll be discussing the sociocultural ramifications of an earnest man talking to some earnest men, assessing the potential risks of hiring videos from ‘a van’, and speculating on the possible psychotropic effects of smoking a Fanta Yo-yo.


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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

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

You can find another appearance by Emma on Looks Unfamiliar with more highlights from her childhood bookshelf (and a hidden extra bit about a longstanding Children’s ITV mystery involving Big Daddy) here, and her official website is here. You can follow Emma on Twitter at @EmmaBurnell_.

Emma co-presents The Zeitgeist Tapes, the podcast looking at where politics and popular culture collide, with Steve Fielding; you can find The Zeitgeist Tapes here and follow the show on Twitter at @ZTPodcast, and there’s an edition with Tim making a guest appearance talking about all things Doctor Who and politics here.

There’s more on unconventional choices from the video shop in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Anna Cale, which you can find here.

Emma also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Phil Catterall, Ben Baker, Garreth F. Hirons, Stephen O’Brien and Mark Thompson, which you can find here.


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