Looks Unfamiliar Christmas On 4 Extra
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 for a special edition is writer and musician Garreth F. Hirons, who’s here to talk about Channel 4’s 1991 Christmas Day oddity The Ghosts Of Oxford Street, a musical history documentary featuring Malcolm McLaren, Happy Mondays, The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl, Nick Cotton from EastEnders and many other equally unlikely names. There’s also room for a look at some of Channel 4’s other peculiar Christmas Day offerings over the years, as well as finding out who was Q Magazine’s House Diva Of Choice, celebrating the career of ‘DJ Ron’, defining what constitutes a ‘New Console Christmas’, and discussing why Tom Jones would not have been a good choice for a Doctor Who assistant.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
Higher Than The Sun, the story of Screamadelica by Primal Scream, Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub and Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne – and how Creation Records took on the world and almost won – is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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