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 Beatles Expert Chris Shaw, who can identify every photo on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band but still struggles to find anyone else who can remember action comedy cartoon Bailey’s Comets, Trade Test Transmission film Evoluon, BBC2 muso how-to show Rock School, live action/animation movie The Phantom Tollbooth, Radio London phone-in host Robbie Vincent, and Fighting Fantasy phone-in role-playing game F.I.S.T.. Along the way we’ll be listening to Herbie Hancock jamming with Emu, revealing why you should never employ Freddie Phillips as your punchline writer, and looking into what happened in that weird bit of the television listings where the font went a bit smaller than the rest of it.
You can hear Tim talking to Chris about the Yellow Submarine soundtrack album here.
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You can find a huge feature on The Beatles’ legendary unreleased electronic track Carnival Of Light in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. 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. There was probably some fancy coffee machine at the Evoluon. Which didn’t work.
Chris also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Bob Fischer, Gillian Kirby, Paul Putner, Andy Lewis, and Tim on Round The Archives talking to Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge about Chigley, which you can find here.
There’s more about the idiosyncratic world of Jackanory in Out In The Dark here.
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