Looks Unfamiliar 40: Andy Lewis
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 ‘Solar Cola’.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
You can find more on dubbed imported Cold War-allegorising children’s serials – in this case The Legend Of Tim Tyler – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Martin Ruddock here. There’s a lengthy chat about Godzilla in the Looks Unfamiliar Movie Double Bill Extra here, while Paul Cornell told us about the series of sci-fi novels ‘starring’ Danny Dunn here.
You can find a feature on the music from The Goodies here.
There’s 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, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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