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, television phone vote thriller Murder In Space, BBC2 sketch show Hello Mum and Oink! comic. Along the way we’ll be finding out Jaws’ favourite corn snack flavour, enduring a sleep deprivation-derived Showaddywaddy-based hallucination, discussing 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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030 – John Rain – They Probably Made Mick Fleetwood And Samantha Fox Look Like The Hitman And Her – Looks Unfamiliar
John Rain is the host of SMERSH Pod, an irreverent look at the James Bond series, Michael Caine’s cinematic output, eighties action movies and much more besides. You can find SMERSH Pod here and follow the show on Twitter at @SMERSHPOD. Thunderbook, John’s guide to the James Bond Cinematic Universe, is available from Amazon here.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, then you’ll 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. You’ll need one to get through the three in the morning bit of ITV Telethon, frankly.
John has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Doctor Strange, which you can find here.
In One Ear, the Radio 4 comedy show that led to Hello Mum, was one of Justin Lewis’ choices on Looks Unfamiliar; you can listen to him talking about it here. There’s more about more about ridiculous E.T. cash-in merchandise in the Looks Unfamiliar with Paul Putner, which you can find here.
John also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Martin Belam on the Laurel And Hardy cartoon, Jenny Morrill on the Just Seventeen Yearbook, Jack Kibble-White on Don’t Give Up Your Day Job by Richard Digance, Phil Norman on The Country Life Christmas Box, Ben Baker on Looks Familiar, and Tim on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about politics and Doctor Who, which you can find here.
If you’re looking for more on the strange world of cola flavouring, try Can’t Beat The Real Thing here. Don’t try any of the actual colas though.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can help Podnose to continue providing quality podcasts for free by donating to their GoFundMe here.
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