Looks Unfamiliar #19: Jonny Morris – What Was Actually In The Dandy?

Mr. Spendy, a rare tie-in Mr. Men book not written by Roger Hargreaves, as discussed by Tim Worthington and Jonny Morris in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 19: Jonny Morris

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 Jonny Morris, who’s wondering if there is anyone else out there who recalls the BBC Micro Welcome cassette, The Dandy strip Jack Silver, non-canonical Mr. Men book Mr. Spendy, BSB’s The Carmen Ejogo Show, Andrew Sachs sitcom Dead Ernest, and Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to estimate James Bond’s ‘Biorhythms’, what the second worst ZX Spectrum game was, how many times it’s possible to say ‘Padmasambhava’ in one sentence, and why The Barron Knights should have covered T.V.O.D.. Also, we solve two mystery half-recollections live on air!

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About Jonny

Jonny Morris is a novelist and dramatist who has worked extensively in Doctor Who spin-off media. You can find Jonny’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @jonnymorris1973.

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Further Listening

In The Sofa is covered in more depth in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Will Maclean, which you can find here.

Dead Ernest – and more compelling evidence of its astonishing levels of unfunniness – also came up in the Looks Unfamiliar Extra with Melanie Williams which you can find here.

Jonny also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside James Gent, Darrell Maclaine, Paul Kirkley, Ros Ballinger, Garreth F. Hirons and Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about Absolute Beginners, which you can find here.


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