Looks Unfamiliar #11: Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge – He Looks Like A Normal Boy With A Nose

Big John Little John (NBC, 1976) - listen to Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge talking to Tim Worthington about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 11 – Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge

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 are Round The Archives hosts Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, who relate their not especially shared memories of body-swap sitcom Big John Little John, quirky BBC detective series Virtual Murder, Matchbox Cascade, H.E. Todd’s Bobby Brewster books, Enid Blyton’s Mr. Pink Whistle, and the Jaws Game. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to re-enact Total Wipeout in the comfort of your own home, how many voices ‘Radio’s Man Of A Thousand Voices’ really had, and why The Clown from Camberwick Green could never legitimately qualify as a master of disguise.

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The Jaws Game (Ideal, 1975) - listen to Tim Worthington and Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

About Lisa And Andrew

Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge are the hosts of Round The Archives, a podcast featuring detailed and irreverent reviews of archive television programmes. You can find Round The Archives here, and follow the show on Twitter at @Roundthearchiv1.

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There’s more about Virtual Murder – and the many other similarly unsuccessful attempts by the BBC and ITV (and others) at making hit ‘genre’ shows while Doctor Who was off the air – in Tim’s book Well At Least It’s Free, a collection of columns and features and a weird thing about the books on Professor Yaffle’s shelf. Well At Least It’s Free is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Further Listening

Lisa and Andrew have made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about So Haunt MeStonkersPitfall!Furzlin’ With Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers, Marion Chesney’s ‘Six Sisters’ novels and Le Petit Nicolas – which you can find here.

Lisa and Andrew also appear in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Ben Baker, Steve O’Brien, Martin Ruddock, Mark Griffiths, Jem Roberts and Tim on the radio talking about the deservedly forgotten remake of The Prisoner, which you can find here.

Further Reading

A Fast Exciting All-Action Game is a feature looking at some of the more unlikely examples of seventies tie-in board games, from The Morecambe And Wise Game to one we can’t really mention any more; you can find it here.


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