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.
This is a collection of highlights from the first six shows, featuring Stephen O’Brien on The Morecambe & Wise Game, Garreth Hirons on Food Fighters, Emma Burnell on The Patchwork Monkey, Phil Catterall on the ZX Spectrum tie-in game for Platoon, Mark Thompson on Night Shift, and Ben Baker on Fiendish Feet. Along the way we’ll be finding out when it’s appropriate to address Colin Bennett as ‘Vince Purity’, how many issues of ‘Razzle And Wise’ were published, and just which elements of The Untouchables were considered appropriate for a scrolling platform game aimed at children, not to mention recalling the classic horror film ‘Dracula Vs. The Skeleton’. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking to Georgey Spanswick about ridiculous seventies board games from Are You Being Served? and War Of The Daleks to James Hunt’s Grand Prix Racing Game and Miss World…
The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar – 01 – Captain Peacock Is Pompous, Move Back Three Spaces – Looks Unfamiliar
And if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard, you can download the full editions here…
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A Fast Exciting All-Action Game is a feature looking at the ridiculous seventies television and celebrity tie-in board games released by Denys Fisher, some of which are probably best not being mentioned in polite society now; you can find it here.
You can find a further collection of highlights from Looks Unfamiliar – this time featuring Mitch Benn, Catrin Lowe, Mic Wright, Darrell Maclaine, Mark Thompson, Will Maclean, Stephen O’Brien and Sophie Davies – here.
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