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 Martin Ruddock, who’s trying to get a show of nostalgic hands for Children’s BBC Sherlock Holmes spinoff The Baker Street Boys, sci-fi/horror comic strip Doomlord, techno-powered toy range Robotix, Commodore Amiga game The Fairy Tale Adventure, dubbed German drama serial The Legend Of Tim Tyler, and Britpop band Thurman and their somewhat mysterious past. Along the way we’ll be finding out why history has failed to recognise the Baker Street Girls, why Slough’s playing fields are to be avoided at all costs, and why a song called ‘Evil’ might not quite have the intended effect on its target audience. Also, if anyone can solve our Tim Tyler-related mystery, please get in touch!
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Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. You can always send The Baker Street Boys round to get one. I’m sure they won’t be doing anything important.
The Legend Of Tim Tyler gets another mention in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Melanie Williams, which you can find here. The Secret Of Steel City, a close geographical and conceptual relative of The Legend Of Tim Tyler, features in Looks Unfamiliar with Andy Lewis here.
Martin also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Mark Griffiths on The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy, Ben Baker on Mysteries Of Old Peking, Jem Roberts on Wet Wet Wet Being Any Good, Steve O’Brien on High Time and Ice Cold Cube by The Stone Roses, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge on The Jaws Game and Tim on the radio talking about the remake of The Prisoner, which you can find here.
Ghosts, Monsters And Legends (And Tennis Prodigies) is a feature looking at The Baker Street Boys‘ spookier contemporaries in the Children’s BBC schedules; you can find it here.
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