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 comedian, musician, actor, journalist, sci-fi author and pretty much everything else besides Mitch Benn, who’s trying to make out the images in a fuzzy black and white tenth generation copy of spooky Children’s ITV comedy drama Nobody’s House, Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 by The Police, Denys Fisher Toys’ Cyborg and Muton, BBC2 rock opera Orion, Two Stage Self-Assembly Ice Cream Cones and million o’clock in the morning no-budget cookery show Get Stuffed. Along the way we’ll be finding out about Steve Ditko’s role in the invention of Cornetto, listening to the ‘L.A. Law Version’ of Pretty In Pink, going to see a time-travelling Candy Flip and discovering why Muton’s ultimate enemy was the Skinny Vanilla Latte.
Mitch Benn is a comedian, musician, journalist, author, actor and pretty much everything else along those lines you can think of. You can find Mitch’s website here and his Patreon here, and you follow him on Twitter at @MitchBenn.
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Mitch has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about 54321, Logan’s Run The Series, Matchbox Zoomy Balloonies, Action Man’s Atomic Man and Bullet Man, King Swamp, and fifties nostalgia in the seventies here, and Monday Morning 5.19 by Rialto, The Laughing Prisoner, Oh Baby by Rhianna, Pocketeers, O.T.T. and the original pre-Geoffrey incarnation of Rainbow here. You can also find Mitch on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Captain America: Civil War here.
Get Stuffed‘s late night contemporary Night Shift features in Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Thompson here.
Mitch also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Suzy Norman on Hugo The Hippo, Richard Littler on the episode of The Waltons with a poltergeist, Gary Bainbridge on Radio City’s Jack Your Body parody Deadly Boring, Darrell Maclaine on Blockbusters Bubble Gum and Tim on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about the Clangers Election Special, which you can find here.
You can find a feature about Rentasanta, the little-seen Christmas Special of Nobody’s House‘s close rival Rentaghost, here. A Fast Exciting All-Action Game is a look at Denys Fisher Toys’ long and bewildering history of ill-conceived television and movie tie-in games, which you can find here.
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