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 Jacqueline Rayner, who’s heading to the top of the department store on a mission to find out if anyone else shares her recollections of Tommy Steele’s ITV panto Quincy’s Quest, lurid soft drink Quosh Tropical, comedy battle game Klonks, Bernie Clifton’s comedy character El Bandido, Pippa Dolls and Honey Bear Spread. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to tell if Morecambe And Wise are coming to murder you, the best adventure Doctor Who never had, what measures to take when a runaway horse smashes into a bathroom factory, and why you should avoid German Smarties at all costs. Plus if you can tell us the name of Jac’s mystery scary children’s programme, or alternately who said ‘bastards’ on Radio 4, please let us know…!
Jacqueline Rayner is a novelist and dramatist who works extensively in Doctor Who books and audio plays. You can find Jac’s website, which includes the hilarious Amazon Toilet Seat Tweet story (still going viral now!), here, and follow her on Twitter at @GirlFromBlupo.
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You can find a huge feature on Quincy’s Quest in 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 available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. It’ll do until we get hold of some Quosh Tropical.
There’s more about Pippa’s close rival Havoc – the Mary Quant-designed ‘action doll’ – in Looks Unfamiliar with Samira Ahmed, which you can find here. The Quosh Tropical mystery deepens in Looks Unfamiliar with Richard Littler here.
Jac also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Una McCormack, Samira Ahmed, Steve Berry, Will Maclean, Rae Earl and Tim on the radio talking about the theme song from The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, which you can find here.
You can find more about what Children’s ITV was up to during the festive season in the seventies in Christmas With Children’s ITV: Magpie, Christmas Eve 1976 here.
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