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.
This time Tim’s the guest, talking to Garreth F. Hirons about some lesser heard examples of comedy on BBC Radio 3 including the infamous ‘Piotr Zak’ hoax, David Renwick and Andrew Marshall’s academic broadcasting sendup The Half-Open University, left-wing theatre troupe sitcom Blood And Bruises, The National Theatre Of Brent’s ‘History of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War’ All The World’s A Globe, Chris Morris chatting to Peter Cook in Why Bother?, and Armando Iannucci’s talk on how to Use Your Ears. Along the way we’ll also be appreciating some quality drumming, starting a Mexican Wave with Dr. Hans Keller, and definitely not enrolling on Professor Alan Alanson’s Magic Brain Programme (Guaranteed Not To Work!).
Looks Unfamiliar The Larks Ascending Extra: "You Can't Exactly Wash The Dishes To You Suffer By Napalm Death" – Looks Unfamiliar
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Rule Of Third is an extract from the opening chapter of The Larks Ascending, looking at comedy on Radio 3’s ancestor the BBC Third Programme; you can find it here.
You can hear more about Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci’s work over on Radio 4 and Radio 1 in the Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra here.
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