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 comedian Ros Ballinger, who does her best to convince everyone else of the existence of children’s comedy crime serial Henry’s Leg, sci-fi radio drama Waiting For Aliens, Those Ice Creams That Had Real Fruit In Them, a Safety Video for schools starring Hannah Taylor Gordon, Microsoft Explorapedia, and reading your dad’s copy of The Adventures Of Fat Freddy’s Cat while he’s not looking. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to unsuccessfully smuggle Skittles into school, studying the art of the ‘Archers Sigh’, and learning which specific varieties of Smiths Crisps to avoid discussing if you want to dodge getting detention.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, 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.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. You can always look ‘coffee’ up on Microsoft Explorapedia if you really need to.
Ros also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Paul Kirkley on The Kids From Fame Again, Garreth F. Hirons on Sweet 75, Darrell Maclaine on The Brennan JB7 and Jonny Morris on Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights, which you can find here.
It may be slightly more primitive than Microsoft Explorapedia, but you can find an affectionate look back at the more than a little ridiculous Nintendo World Cup in A Funny Old Game here.
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