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 writer Jenny Morrill, who’s rifling through an eighties teenager’s diary in search of any concrete evidence of the existence of Boots Global Collection, the Just Seventeen Yearbook, a P&O Advert using La Mer, an unidentified Eastern European animation about a bird that gets turned into a bat, Melody Maker column Diary Of A Manic Street Preachers Fan, and a film her dad remembers about some sheep. Along the way we’ll also be finding out which face mask Oasis fans favoured, who ‘Andrew’ was in Rainbow, and which is the most animated out of Thom Yorke and a poster of Thom Yorke, not to mention examining the worrying amount of evidence of The Snowman’s sinister culture-jamming agenda.
Jenny Morrill is a writer and a keen collector of terrifying pop culture junk from charity shops.
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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.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. As long as it’s not as patronisingly named as anything from the Boots Global Collection.
Jenny made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Elvis Special 1983, The Home And Away Special 1990, The Sun Annual For Girls 1974, The Daily Mirror Book For Girls 1980 and The V Annual 1986, which you can find here.
The Boots Global Collection’s close contemporary Rimmel Coffee Shimmer shows up in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Melanie Williams, which you can find here.
Jenny also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Phil Norman, John Rain, Ben Baker, Jack Kibble-White, Tim Worthington and Martin Belam, which you can find here.
You can find further tales of nineties indie-dom in Let The Melody Shine, Let It Cleanse My Mind here.
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