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 writer Anna Cale, who’s trying to collect a full set of everyone who remembers the Neighbours sticker album, Australian comedy film Wendy Cracked A Walnut, early ‘dungeon crawl’ computer game Rogue, vegetarian DIY wonderfood Sosmix, schools television programme Secrets Of The Sea and the Shackleton’s High Seat Chairs advert. Along the way we’ll be finding out how not to cosplay as Jason Donovan, why rock star makeup is not appropriate for your local youth club, and the only possible way of finishing Bugaboo The Flea.
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Anna made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about Sport Billy, Silly Games by Lindy Layton, Joni Jones, The Girl In The Picture, Return To Eden, The Incredible Hulk Smash-Up Action Game, Trev & Simon’s Stupid Video and Dors’ Dozen – which you can find here.
Anna has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Spider-Man: Homecoming, which you can find here.
You can hear more about the exploits of the singing Neighbours stars – and in particular an unspeakable record made by Madge and Harold – in the Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra with Stephen O’Brien which you can find here. There’s more about dubious video shop rental choices, notably Rutger Hauer vehicle Split Second, in the Looks Unfamiliar with Emma Burnell which you can find here.
Anna also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Paul Abbott, Jim Sangster, Melanie Williams, Pete Prodge, Chris Hughes, and a hopeless attempt by Tim and assorted past guests at successfully playing some TV tie-in DVD games, which you can find here.
There’s more early home computing fun in A Funny Old Game here.
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