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 and editor Justin Lewis, who’s hoping that while you may not know what night is bins, you might remember Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Radio 4’s ‘dangerous’ comedy show In One Ear, the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of Tommy, HTV children’s programme Orbit, Radio 2 quiz show Pop Score, and The Welsh-Language Dubbed Version Of Trumpton. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to tell if there’s some comedy coming up (even if it’s Fresh Fields), who would win out of two giant robot dinosaur things and an otter, the correct manner in which to formally address one of The Chippendales, and what the theme music from William Orbit’s sitcom would have sounded like.
Justin would like to acknowledge that since this was recorded, Neither Fish Nor Flesh has been officially credited to Sananda Maitreya.
Justin Lewis is a writer and editor. You can find Justin’s ‘On This Day’ project When Was Things on Twitter at @WhenIsBirths, and his official website (with details of how to get personalised When Is Births cards) here.
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Justin made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about the original Only Fools And Horses theme tune, Anglo American by Golden, The Rock Year Book, Joy by Isaac Hayes, Thomas, Stand In Line by Impelliteri, Selwyn and the Glamorgan Tiles advert – which you can find here.
You can hear more about Hello Mum, the somewhat less fondly remembered television adaptation of In One Ear, in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with John Rain which you can find here.
Justin also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Emma Burnell, Stephen O’Brien, Garreth F. Hirons, Vikki Gregorich And Jeff Jewis, Mark Thompson, Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence and Paul Cornell, and Tim on Perfect Night In talking about the BBC edits of The Monkees, which you can find here.
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