Looks Unfamiliar 8 – Jem Roberts
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 this time is comedy historian and storyteller Jem Roberts, who shares his widely-challenged recollections of an advert reuniting Neil and Vyvyan from The Young Ones, ZX Spectrum game Dizzy and its many close relatives, short-lived rave-goes-Charleston sensation Doop by Doop, budget maize snack Wheelz, powdered drink from outer space Alien Blood, and the dim and distant days of Wet Wet Wet Actually Being Any Good. Along the way we’ll be finding out the best techniques for constructing a ‘sandwich car’, learning how not to confuse ET with a gardener, and wondering who smoked ‘Rococan’ and if they were able to still form sentences afterwards.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find Jem’s website – and more about how to back Tales Of Britain – here. For more about a little-known Rik And Ade TV series, have a look at my book The Camberwick Green Procrastination Society.
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