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 journalist Martin Belam, who’s searching hard for concrete historical evidence of the Laurel And Hardy cartoon, Faith No More being censored by Top Of The Pops, a scene that may or may not have gone missing since the original cinema release of Flash Gordon, an actual space shuttle touring provincial air shows, a Capital Radio documentary on the making of Dr. Mabuse by Propaganda, and when New Order couldn’t work out how to play Your Silent Face live. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to be mistaken for a monarchist by watching the Red Arrows, why Nik Kershaw asked his fans to come and have a go if they thought they were hard enough, and why the science in Iron Man 2 was ‘wrong’.
026 – Martin Belam – It's Not Funny Having A Piano Fall On Your Head If Someone's Just Drawn It – Looks Unfamiliar
Martin Belam is a writer and designer, and Senior Social Reporter for London at The Guardian. You can find Martin’s website (featuring his essential Friday Reading newsletter) here and follow him on Twitter at @MartinBelam. You can also find his musical alter ego m-orchestra here.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll also 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.
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There’s more about rumoured missing scenes from legendary blockbuster movies in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Richard Littler, which you can find here.
Martin also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Jenny Morrill on the Just Seventeen Yearbook, John Rain on Hello Mum, Phil Norman on The Country Life Christmas Box, Tim Worthington on Secrets From The School Underground, Ben Baker on Looks Familiar and Jack Kibble-White on Don’t Give Up Your Day Job by Richard Digance, which you can find here.
Believe it or not, there were actually worse animated interlopers than the cartoon Laurel And Hardy, as you can find out in The Ten Most Non-Canonical Non-Canonical Cartoon Characters here.
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