Looks Unfamiliar 36: Paul Cornell
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 Paul Cornell, who’s wondering if anyone else remembers Australian sci-fi series Phoenix Five, canonically-dubious Middle Earth-‘inspired’ novel Fear In Firland. the Danny Dunn book series, BBC Saturday Morning show Outa-Space!, an instructional manual for astral projection, and Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be pitching story ideas for The Magic Alex New Adventures, reciting the lyrics to Blondie’s ode to Gordon Murray, revealing which popular song has less than one note in it, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
You can find Paul’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @Paul_Cornell. Paul’s blog post covering BBC sci-fi/fantasy shows not available on DVD – as mentioned in Looks Unfamiliar – is here. Hammer House Of Podcast, presented by Paul with Lizbeth Myles, can be found here.
There’s a huge feature on Outa-Space!, Zokko!, Whoosh! and Ed And Zed! in Tim’s collection Well At Least It’s Free, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Longtime Wogan favourite S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox is covered in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Phil Norman, which you can find here. Patrick Moore’ s Scott Saunders novels are covered in the edition with Andy Lewis, which you can find here.
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