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.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
Michael has recently presented a stage recreation of Viv Stanshall’s Sir Henry At Rawlinson End – 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.
You can find Michael’s YouTube channel, with clips and previews of his latest projects, 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.
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 in the editions with Garreth F. Hirons (Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch) here and Steve O’Brien (KP Sky Divers) here, childhood misapprehensions about the news with Samira Ahmed here, and ZX Spectrum games with Emma Burnell (Lords Of Midnight) here, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence (Deus Ex Machina) here and Garreth F. Hirons (Saboteur) here and (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) here.
Michael also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Gillian Kirby, Paul Putner, Andy Lewis, Chris Shaw and Bob Fischer, which you can find here.
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