Looks Unfamiliar 47: Jim Sangster
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 Jim Sangster, who’s browsing the archive shelves for any trace of controversial BBC2 satirical drama A Small Problem, The Ballad Of Lady Di by The Hon. Nick Jones and Ian Macrae, early Channel 4 sci-fi sitcom They Came From Somewhere Else, ITV Nighttime supernatural anthology filler Worlds Beyond, The Spice Girls’ Spice World PlayStation game, and Rubovia.
Along the way we’ll be finding out whether Princess Diana preferred Breaking Glass or Lancelot Link – Secret Chimp, what Minnie Mouse did with the master tape of A Young Person’s Guide To Getting Their Ball Back, and why you should never allow The Valeyard near your family’s bookshelf.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
Instead of plugging a book this time, I’m asking you to donate to The Alzheimer’s Society instead. You’ll find out why when you listen to it.
You can read more about Rubovia here and hear Tim talking about it here. There’s more on early Channel 4 oddness in other editions of Looks Unfamiliar, with Emma Burnell talking about Accidental Death Of An Anarchist here, Garreth F. Hirons on The Ghosts Of Oxford Street here and Vikki Gregorich and Jeff Lewis on The Secret Cabaret here.
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