Looks Unfamiliar #38: Gillian Kirby – What’s Not Work Safe About Sick Worms?

Orbitz, as discussed by Tim Worthington and Gillian Kirby in Looks Unfam

Looks Unfamiliar 38: Gillian Kirby

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 juggler Gillian Kirby, who doesn’t want your money honey but does want your memories of an unidentified episode of Dramarama about two youngsters trying to walk around the outside of England via the coast, Teletext After Hours, misunderstanding references in Transvision Vamp lyrics, Lava Lamp-esque soft drink Orbitz, Seattle Coffee Company, early social media site bolt.com and the S.T.A.R.S. novels by Hunter Davies. Along the way we’ll be finding out how much vomiting was involved in the average episode of Children’s Ward, shouting sexist heckles at the male members of The Mock Turtles, saying a big hello to Fourth Bloke from Transvision Vamp, and exploring the little-known friendship between Kate Middleton and Honey Monster (Puffs). Whether this has any bearing on Gillian’s choice of new National Anthem we’re not saying…


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

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

You can follow Gillian on Twitter at @Mippy.

If you’re pining for a bottle of Orbitz, you can hear Garreth F. Hirons talking about similarly discontinued high concept soft drink Quatro in Looks Unfamiliar here. There’s more about Teletext’s strange extra-curricular behaviour in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Chris Hughes here.

Gillian also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Michael Livesley, Paul Putner, Tim Worthington, Andy Lewis, Chris Shaw, Bob Fischer and Ben Baker And Phil Catterall, which you can find here.

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