Looks Unfamiliar 25 – Tim Worthington
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 time the guest is Tim himself, who talks to Stephen O’Brien about the fact that almost literally nobody he has ever met has heard of The Only Way by Lisa Stansfield, sixties crime caper movie The Brain, Jackanory‘s adaptation of Starstormers by Nicholas Fisk, the ‘There Were Three Of Them, In A Boat…’ Public Information Film, the original version of I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake, trashy teen novel Secrets From The School Underground, early Mark Radcliffe vehicle Skyman, and forgotten ‘fourth’ Trumptonshire series Rubovia. Not to mention a certain less than reputable unidentified film that used to show up on German cable channels late on Saturday Nights. Along the way we’ll be finding out whether Kim Wilde Doing Abba is preferable to Abba Doing Kim Wilde, watching the Welsh Brass Eye, hearing about when Billy Elliot exploded (and even then wasn’t as good as Musical Youth), and getting annoyed at a fictional schoolboy’s opinions on Monty Python’s Flying Circus. And if you’re listening, Ian Radio 4 Extra, sort those repeats out!
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
There’s a more detailed feature on the various versions of I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake here. You can also find a feature on Rubovia in Not On Your Telly, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here, and a more detailed look at Skyman in Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Tim also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Jenny Morrill, Phil Norman, Ben Baker, John Rain, Martin Belam and Jack Kibble-White, which you can find here.
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