Looks Unfamiliar #21: Darrell Maclaine – The Russ Abbot’s Madhouse Cosplay Kit

Rubik's Clock, as discussed by Tim Worthington and designer Darrell Maclaine in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 21: Darrell Maclaine

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 designer Darrell Maclaine, who shares his hazy recollections of Carols At Christmas by The Greater Manchester Police Choir Featuring The Cast Of Coronation Street, FunFax: Disguise And False Identity, Rubik’s Clock, The Brennan JB7 Advert, The VTech Master Video Painter and The Children’s BBC Broom Cupboard 1996 April Fool’s Day Hoax. Along the way we’ll be debating whether the Chief Constable Of Greater Manchester was Paul Morley or Phil Spector, contemplating the legend of Patrick Bossert’s Rubik Elves, learning how to fake having a limp by actually having a limp, and discovering how to hide your copy of True Identity on VHS in plain sight.


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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you can find a feature on the strange story of Rubik’s Clock’s direct ancestor Rubik’s Magic in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can find Darrell’s Redbubble store here.

You Can Do The Cube, a bafflingly best-selling book about completing Rubik’s Cube written by a child, is covered in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Stephen O’Brien which you can find here. The Brennan JB7 also makes a surprise cameo appearance in the edition with Emma Burnell here.

Darrell also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Jonny Morris, Paul Kirkley, James Gent, Ros Ballinger and Garreth F. Hirons, which you can hear here.


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