Looks Unfamiliar #10: Mark Griffiths – It Was Definitely An Audience Member, If You’ll Pardon The Pun

BBC Records And Tapes Off Beat Sound Effects, as discussed by Tim Worthington and writer Mark Griffiths in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 10 – Mark Griffiths

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 Mark Griffiths, who shares his all too vivid recollections of microship revolution-era synthpop track Five Minutes by Mainframe, The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy, Disneyland by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Charles Hawtrey as a vampire on Runaround, BBC Records And Tapes’ Off Beat Sound Effects, and missing the first episode of a new series of Doctor Who because you were at the Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool. Along the way we’ll be speculating on how Robert Kilroy-Silk’s personal archives are organised, what ‘Door Creak With Eno’ might sound like, and how to respond if faced with a Doctor Who-themed Sophie’s Choice.


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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

You can read more about the strange story of BBC Records And Tapes – and their many, many other Sound Effects albums – in Tim’s book Top Of The Box, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can find Mark’s official site here and follow him on Twitter at @MarkGriffiths42. You can get the audio version of Mark’s play about Douglas Adams We Apologise For The Inconvenience from Amazon here and find details of forthcoming performances of We Apologise For The Inconvenience here. You can find Tim’s review of the original production of We Apologise For The Inconvenience in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

The Frankie Goes To Hollywood computer game features in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Garreth F. Hirons, which you can find here. Mainframe also put in an appearance – courtesy of Load Runner magazine – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Chris Hughes, which you can find here.

Mark also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Martin Ruddock, Ben Baker, Jem Roberts, Steve O’Brien and Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, which you can find here.


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