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, broadcaster and TV Crisp Expert Steve Berry, who’s keen to scratch a nostalgic itch for Single Versions Of Pop Songs That Never Get Played Anywhere Any More, Elastoplast Heroes, late night Channel 4 media-scouring current affairs effort United States Of Television, Skoal Bandits, the Starblazer Electronic Space Command Belt, and school assembly songbook Morning Has Broken. Along the way – when we’re not stalking Richard Herring – we’ll be musing on the hard-hitting storylines Grange Hill missed, discovering the identity of ‘Ant Marco’, and working out just how far you can balance a hymn book on the edge of a church balcony without the inevitable occurring. And there’s ten million points if you can work out which comedian is noisily drinking coffee in the background…
Steve Berry is the author of a number of books including TV Cream Toys, The Great British Tuck Shop (co-written with fellow Looks Unfamiliar guest Phil Norman) and A History Of Sweets In 50 Wrappers, which you can find on Amazon here. You can find Steve’s t-shirt store here and follow him on Twitter at @unloveablesteve.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. It may create slightly less noise than the ones in the background of this edition.
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If you enjoyed this, then you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
United States Of Television‘s late-night Channel 4 rival The Secret Cabaret features in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis, which you can find here.
Steve also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Rae Earl, Samira Ahmed, Will Maclean, Una McCormack, Jacqueline Rayner and Tim on the radio talking about the theme from The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, which you can find here.
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