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 are writers Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence, who have been scarred for life by the lack of widely shared memories of The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, the Roger Moore And The Crimefighters book series, CB Radio-themed comic 10-4 Action, ITV romantic comedy Pictures, ZX Spectrum immersive ‘movie’ Deus Ex Machina, and a Williams Furniture Superstore advert that gave viewers much more than was being offered in the sale. Along the way we’ll be discussing what action to take if confronted with a robber carrying a stack of board games, revealing how Handel would have repelled invading hordes, working out the best way for mice to operate a typewriter, and singing a medley of all two and a half records owned by Radio Merseyside.
035 – Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence – We'll Definitely Eat These Meatballs – Looks Unfamiliar
About Stephen And Dave
Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence are the authors of Scarred For Life, a series of books taking a detailed and humours look at the sheer volume of inappropriately child-scaring moments on television, in films, in books and much more besides in the seventies and eighties. You can find Scarred For Life Volume One here and Volume Two here, and follow them on Twitter at @ScarredForLife2.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, 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. Especially if it’s one with a name that even Quantum Jump would have difficulty spelling.
A Ghost Story For Christmas (For Children) is a feature about the extremely spooky children’s plays the BBC broadcast over the festive season in the early eighties; you can find it here.
Roger Moore And The Crimefighters’ close rivals Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators feature in Looks Unfamiliar with Steve O’Brien, which you can find here.
Stephen and Dave also appear in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Justin Lewis on Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Mark Thompson on Libby’s Moonshine, Stephen O’Brien on Old Fashioned Christmas by Anne Charleston and Ian Smith, Garreth Hirons on The Ghosts Of Oxford Street, Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on The Secret Cabaret, Emma Burnell on Melody Radio and Paul Cornell on Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits, which you can find here.
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