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 musician Andy Lewis, who’s searching through a telescope for any signs of French adventure serial The Aeronauts, Spy In Space – A Scott Saunders Adventure by Patrick Moore, early interactive toy robot Sir Galaxy, stop-motion monster movie Gorgo, dubbed imported Cold War allegory children’s serial The Secret Of Steel City, and Vintage Anti-Enoch Powell Graffiti, plus some additional natter about The Goodies. Along the way we’ll be reviewing the Gault’s Brain Playset, meeting The First Cat Not In Space, recalling the classic studio jams by Garner Ted Armstrong and Wreckless Eric, and definitely not drinking any ‘Sola Cola’.
040 – Andy Lewis – It Was As Though Someone Had Phoned Through A Description Of What Coke Tasted Like – Looks Unfamiliar
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You can find much more about dubbed imported children’s serials, including Belle And Sebastian and The Flashing Blade, in Tim’s book Well At Least It’s Free, a collection of columns and features. Well At Least It’s Free is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Cold War-allegorising children’s serial The Legend Of Tim Tyler was featured in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Martin Ruddock, which you can find here.
Andy also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Bob Fischer, Gillian Kirby, Tim Worthington, Michael Livesley, Chris Shaw and Tim on Round The Archives talking to Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge about Chigley; you can find it here.
Can’t Beat The Real Thing is a not especially affectionate look back at the various non-Coke/Pepsi colas that were frequently offered as ‘alternatives’; you can find it here.
It’s Not Hard To Find, You’ve Got It In Your Mind is a feature on the music of the early series of The Goodies; you can find it here.
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