Looks Unfamiliar #30: John Rain – They Probably Made Mick Fleetwood And Samantha Fox Look Like The Hitman And Her

Issue 64 of Oink! comic (July 1988), as discussed by Tim Worthington and SMERSH Pod host John Rain in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 30: John Rain

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 John Rain, host of SMERSH Pod, who’s querying the lack of public recognition for anarchic Children’s ITV show Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It, E.T. Cola Creams, flop one-off charity event Trading Places Day, TV phone vote thriller Murder In Space, BBC2 sketch show Hello Mum and Oink! comic. Along the way we’ll be finding out what Jaws’ favourite crisp flavour is, enduring a sleep deprivation-derived Showaddywaddy-based hallucination, learning how to keep Doctor Who on the air by eating crisps, and witnessing the single worst attempt at asking Catherine Tate on a date ever.


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Radio Swines, written by a very young Charlie Brooker for Oink! comic.


Looks Unfamiliar - the podcast about all the things that you remember that nobody else ever does.

Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can find SMERSH Pod, featuring appearances by fellow Looks Unfamiliar guests Samira Ahmed, Paul Putner and Ben Baker, here. You can also follow SMERSH Pod on Twitter at @SMERSHPOD.

There’s more about In One Ear, the Radio 4 comedy show that led to Hello Mum, in the Looks Unfamiliar with Justin Lewis which you can find here, while Paul Putner told us more about ridiculous E.T. cash-in merchandise here.


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