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 does. 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, 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 image on extruded sugar, the commercial potential of a Panini Sticker Scented Candle, and 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!
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find a feature on Battle Of The Planets in The Camberwick Green Procrastination Society, and a lengthy look at Codename Icarus and many other Children’s BBC sci-fi/fantasy serials in Well At Least It’s Free.
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