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 novelist Suzy Norman, who’s frantically scribbling references in the margin to Sugar Box by Then Jerico, psychedelic animated musical oddity Hugo The Hippo, inexlicable Welsh family sayings, Jennifer And Josephine by Bill Peet, Arthur Fowler’s appearance on fictitious game show ‘Cat And Mouse’ in EastEnders, and Chambourcy Real Chocolate Mousse. Along the way we’ll be disclosing Mark Shaw’s cunning scheme for achieving victory on Pointless, debating whether the cruellest parental Christmas Day manoeuvre was timing Christmas Dinner to coincide with Top Of The Pops or forcing you to open your presents in strict order of sibling height, and questioning why it is apparently considered ‘Mod’ to put salt on Weetaflakes. Plus there’s more discussion of early EastEnders than you’ve probably heard anywhere since Mary The Punk left the show…
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You can find further musings on defunct desserts and how exciting EastEnders was to begin with in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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Something Outa Nothing, the song ‘written’ by teenage band The Banned in EastEnders which later became a real life hit single, was the subject of an edition of Looks Unfamiliar with me as the guest which you can find here. Shanine Salmon joined me on Looks Unfamiliar for a chat about the ill-advised 1993 ‘sophisticated’ refit of the EastEnders theme which you can find here.
Suzy also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Richard Littler on the episode of The Waltons with a Poltergeist, Gary Bainbridge on Radio City’s Jack Your Body parody Deadly Boring, Tim Worthington on It’s A Shame by Kris Kross, Phil Catterall on the On The Hour Christmas Special, Ben Baker on Now – The Christmas Album, Mitch Benn on Two-Stage Self-Assembly Ice Cream Cones, and Darrell Maclaine on Blockbusters Bubblegum as well Tim on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about the Clangers Election Special, which you can find here.
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