Looks Unfamiliar Looks Familiar Extra: “If You’re One Of Those People Who Sells Crack…”

Denis Norden in Looks Familiar, as discussed by Tim Worthington and quizmaster Ben Baker in Looks Unfamiliar.

In a special edition of Looks Unfamiliar, Tim Worthington and Ben Baker take a look back at the show that gave Looks Unfamiliar its name – Looks Familiar.

ITV’s light-hearted Denis Norden-fronted nostalgia show is itself the stuff of hazy dust-caked photo-pages-falling-out-of-library-book recollections now, but how does it stand up in a world where irony is more important than accuracy when it comes to ‘remembering’ things? Tim and Ben watch a couple of editions and have a bit of a chat about the comic potential of endless clips of men dressed as women falling into some water, Richard Murdoch’s cameo in The Wire, and the cinematic careers of Alan Cowboy and ‘Britain’s Rin Tin Tin’ Ian The Dog. Plus, find out who we’d book for a revival of Looks Familiar!


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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, or even Looks Familiar, then you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can hear Ben’s previous appearances on Looks Unfamiliar here and here. Ben’s official website with details of his books is here, and you can follow him on Twitter at @benbakerbooks.

Ben presents Don’t Let’s Chart – a podcast looking at ludicrous lists and top tens of meaningless nonsense – with Phil Catterall (who you can hear on Looks Unfamiliar here). You can find Don’t Let’s Chart here or follow the show on Twitter at @dontletschart. You can also find a special one-off episode of Don’t Let’s Chart that Ben and Phil did for Looks Unfamiliar – counting down the top-selling vintage children’s annuals – here.

Ben also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Phil Norman, John Rain, Jenny Morrill, Tim Worthington, Jack Kibble-White and Martin Belam, which you can find here.


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