Looks Unfamiliar #45: Melanie Williams – She Was Just Completely Expunged From The Girl-Verse

Kelly Monteith (BBC2, 1979-84), as discussed by Tim Worthington and academic Melanie Williams in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 45: Melanie Williams

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 academic Melanie Williams, who’s in search of primary sources on American-at-the-BBC sitcom-sketch show hybrid Kelly Monteith, absurdist cartoon Aubrey, Kellogg’s Rise & Shine, Girl Magazine comic strip Patty’s WorldJackie Magazine’s ‘Mustard Mind’ column, The Man Who Juggled Blocks On Variety Shows, and Rimmel Coffee Shimmer. Along the way we’ll be finding out why you should never take dating tips from The Two Ronnies, learning juggling by post, debating the merits of Mark Ellen In A Big Shirt, and tactfully avoiding the weakest Weak Lemon Drink in history.

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Looks Unfamiliar #45 Extra: “Puzzling, Impressive And Very French”

You can find some extra chat with Melanie about previous Looks Unfamiliar choices Dead Ernest, Once Upon A Time… Man, Battle Of The Planets and The Legend Of Tim Tyler, along with some additional thoughts on Star Fleet, Ulysses 31 and Mr. Rossi Looks For Happiness – not to mention what pushed the Bristol Evening Post too far, what Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand should have said to Andrew Sachs, and the unlikely identity of Blur’s original spiritual guru – here.

About Melanie

Melanie Williams is a film historian and writer. You can follow her on Twitter at @BritFilmMelanie and find Melanie’s book Transformation And Tradition In 1960s British Cinema on Amazon here

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You can read much more about Kelly Monteith as part of ‘The TV That Time Forgot’ in Tim’s book Not On Your Telly, a collection of columns and features with a ‘forgotten television’ theme. Not On Your Telly is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Further Listening

You can hear Melanie talking about Captain America: The First Avenger on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks here.

Dead Ernest was covered in more detail in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Jonny Morris, which you can find here.

Once Upon A Time… Man was one of the items featured in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Will Maclean, which you can find here.

Melanie also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Paul Abbott, Anna Cale, Jim Sangster, Pete Prodge, Chris Hughes and a very unsuccessful attempt by several previous guests at playing Tom Baker’s Ultimate Sci-Fi Quiz, which you can find here.

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