Looks Unfamiliar #8: Jem Roberts – ET Is A Definite Thing

The Memphis Sessions by Wet Wet Wet, as discussed by Tim Worthington and comedy historian Jem Roberts in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 8: Jem Roberts

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 comedy historian and storyteller Jem Roberts, who’s sharing his widely-challenged recollections of an advert reuniting Neil and Vyvyan from The Young Ones, ZX Spectrum game Dizzy and its many suspiciously 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 actual sentences afterwards.

 

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About Jem

Jem Roberts is a historian, comedian and musician; you can find his website here and follow him on Twitter at @JemRoberts. You can get Soupy Twists!, Jem’s biography of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, from Unbound here and Amazon here. Tales Of Britain, Jem’s folk history of the storytelling tradition, is available from Unbound here and Amazon here.

Buy A Book!

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Further Listening

Jem also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Steve O’Brien, Ben Baker, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Ruddock, Mark Griffiths and Tim on the radio talking about the long-forgotten reboot of The Prisoner, which you can find here.

There’s more budget-price ZX Spectrum fun with Curse Of Sherwood in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Pete Prodge, which you can find here.

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