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.
This time Tim’s the guest, talking to Garreth F. Hirons about Children’s BBC show Stop-Go!, It’s A Shame by Kris Kross, the animated series of Spider-Woman, I Wanted To See You To See If I Wanted You by Moose, The ITV Encyclopedia Of Adventure, the original version of Right Here by SWV, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Radio Tip Top. Along the way we’ll be finding out how the cast of The Sullivans got caught up in a South-East turf war, attempting to define the Drop The Dead Donkey Font, puzzling over how Dracula can logistically get ‘revenge’, and querying how far Roger Lloyd Pack was from any falling-through-bar incident at any given point in time.
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You can find more about the story behind Radio Tip Top – and many more Radio 1 comedy shows besides – in Tim’s book Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Tim has made several other appearances as the guest on Looks Unfamiliar, talking about The Only Way by Lisa Stansfield, The Brain, the Jackanory adaptation of Starstormers, a Public Information Film about boat safety, I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake, Secrets From The School Underground, Skyman and Rubovia here, comedy on BBC Radio 3 here and Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride here.
Tim also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Suzy Norman, Mitch Benn, Richard Littler, Gary Bainbridge and Darrell Maclaine, as well as a clip of Tim appearing on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about the Clangers Election Special, which you can find here.
I Love The Gentle People is a feature about the mid-nineties ‘Loungecore’ boom, including more on Radio Tip Top; you can find it here.
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