Looks Unfamiliar 31: Mark Thompson
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 political commentator Mark Thompson, who’s offering his polling predictions for the chances of people remembering hillbilly-themed soft drink Moonshine, the A. Mazing Monsters books, L!ve TV’s Agony, sci-fi sitcom Being Erica, paperback teen detectives Hawkeye Collins And Amy Adams, and Channel 5 sketch show We Know Where You Live. Along the way we’ll be revisiting the forgotten link between Rupert And The Frog Song and Cannibal Holocaust, speculating on how many hours of L!ve TV Richard Herring might have watched, and learning the terrible fate of The Sheep That Knew Too Much. And see below for a special extra bit of chatter…
Looks Unfamiliar #31 Extra: “Les Tripodes”
You can find some additional chat with Mark on the subject of watching television while on holiday, taking a look at ropey old American anthology series, French dubbed versions of The Professionals, and whatever in the name of whateverness NUTS! actually was, here.
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Mark has made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum, Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, The Last Train, and The Drak Pack – which you can find here.
Mark has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Iron Man 2, which you can find here.
Channel 5’s early late-night comedy slot also came under discussion in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Shanine Salmon, which you can find here.
Mark also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Emma Burnell, Vikki Gregorich, Jeff Lewis, Stephen O’Brien, Garreth F. Hirons, Paul Cornell, Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence, Justin Lewis, and Tim on Perfect Night In talking about the BBC edits of The Monkees, which you can find here.
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