Looks Unfamiliar #37: Michael Livesley – He Was Pitching His Fellow Potatoes Into The Fat

The How And Why Wonder Book Of Dinosaurs, as discussed by Tim Worthington and actor and musician Michael Livesley in Looks Unfamiliar.

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 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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The Persuaders! meet Rupert Bear.

Looks Unfamiliar - the podcast about all the things that you remember that nobody else ever does.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

You can find Michael’s official site here, and the tie-in site for his revival of Sir Henry At Rawlinson End here. You can also find him on Twitter at @MichaelLivesley.

You can find the full story behind Rawlinson End 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.

The Blur article mentioned in the show can be found here.

You can hear more about A. Mazing Monsters in the Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Thompson here, more about outmoded crisps (specifically Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch) in the one with Garreth F. Hirons here and with Steve O’Brien (KP Sky Divers) here, childhood misapprehensions about the news with Samira Ahmed here, and ZX Spectrum games with Emma Burnell here, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence here and Garreth F. Hirons here.


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