Looks Unfamiliar 37: Michael Livesley
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 actor and musician Michael Livesley, who’s inviting everyone to read on dot dot dot about The Rupert Bear Flexidisc, The How And Why Wonder Book Of Dinosaurs, Murphy’s Crisps, a Newsflash about TV’s Ena Sharples, Topps Football ’78 Bubblegum Cards, and KP Skips tie-in ZX Spectrum Game Clumsy Colin Action Biker. Along the way we’ll be finding out about the contribution Emlyn Hughes’ elongated leg made to road safety, planning a visit to The People’s Republic Of KDR, remembering when the Rupert Bear annual had to be wrapped in plain brown paper, and wondering who would give a decades old children’s book a one-star review on Amazon.
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Michael was behind the acclaimed stage recreation of Viv Stanshall’s Sir Henry At Rawlinson End; you can find the full story behind the Rawlinson End saga in Tim’s book Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
You can hear more about A. Mazing Monsters in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Thompson here.
Michael also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Gillian Kirby, Paul Putner, Andy Lewis, Chris Shaw, Bob Fischer, and Tim on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking about Doctor Who and politics, which you can find here.
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