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 is a collection of highlights featuring Justin Lewis on Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, Mark Thompson on Libby’s Moonshine, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence on The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, Stephen O’Brien on Old Fashioned Christmas by Anne Charleston and Ian Smith, Garreth F. Hirons on The Ghosts Of Oxford Street, Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on The Secret Cabaret, Emma Burnell on Melody Radio and Paul Cornell on Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happens when you continually ask a radio station that doesn’t have Ghostbusters to play Ghostbusters, revisiting the forgotten link between Rupert And The Frog Song and Cannibal Holocaust, debating the identity of ‘soft lad who stood on a pole’, celebrating the career of ‘DJ Ron’, revealing how to avoid getting mistaken for an extra on Neighbours, singing a medley of all two and a half records owned by Radio Merseyside, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail.
Plus there’s some little-heard extra bits of chat with Emma, Stephen and Mark as well as something you might not have heard before – Tim on Perfect Night In talking to Neil Perryman about the BBC edits of The Monkees…
And if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard, you can download the full editions here…
Justin – Mark – Stephen And Dave – Stephen – Garreth – Vikki And Jeff – Emma – Paul
You can hear (and see) the full version of Tim’s appearance on Perfect Night In here.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist, including a feature on watching the BBC repeats of The Monkees. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. In a BBC styrofoam cup please.
You can hear (and see!) the full version of Tim’s appearance on Perfect Night In – featuring discussions on Skiboy, Rising Damp, The Banana Splits, The Monkees, Mr. Benn, Jonathan Miller’s Alice In Wonderland, The Original Peter and Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – here.
Take A Giant Step is a feature taking a look at those long-lost BBC versions of The Monkees; you can find it here.
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