Looks Unfamiliar #13: Rae Earl – I Think It Was A Cerebral Cheggers Plays Pop

Rock'n'Bubble Bubble Gum, as discussed by Tim Worthington and writer Rae Earl in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 13 – Rae Earl

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 Rae Earl, who insists that she’s not just making up the episodes of Battle Of The Planets where Zoltar was a woman, pop card collection Rock’n’Bubble Bubble Gum, Gyles Brandreth quiz show Puzzle Party, Children’s BBC Cold War thriller Codename Icarus, cheap culinary filler The Home Cookery Club, and short-lived comedy sensation Cheese And Onion. Along the way we’ll be finding out which Europop duo based their entire image on extruded sugar, assessing the commercial potential of a Panini Sticker Scented Candle, and advising what precautions you should take whilst within twelve thousand square feet of anywhere that may or may not have played host to agricultural pesticide at some indeterminate point in history. There’s also a bit of bonus chatter about the Channel 4 transmissions of The Gong Show, and if anyone else remembers The Yellow House, please get in touch!


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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

There’s a lengthy look at Battle Of The Planets in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. You can also find a feature on Codename Icarus and many other Children’s BBC sci-fi/fantasy serials in Well At Least It’s Free, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can find Rae’s website here and follow her on Twitter at @RaeEarl.

Rae also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Samira Ahmed, Steve Berry, Jacqueline Rayner, Una McCormack and Will Maclean, which you can find here.


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