Looks Unfamiliar 53: Richard Littler
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 illustrator and custodian of Scarfolk Museum Richard Littler, who’s hearing things that go bump in the night that he thinks might just be the episode of The Waltons with a poltergeist, the Star Wars tableau in the 1978 Blackpool Illuminations, mysterious annual Ghost Special No. 2, MAD Magazine’s Protect And Survive parody Meet Mr. Bomb, the Six Million Dollar Man’s adversary Maskatron, railway safety film The Finishing Line, BBC Records And Tapes’ Sound Effects No. 13 – Death And Horror, ITV children’s horror serial Come Back Lucy and Richard Williams’ animated version of A Christmas Carol. Along the way we’ll befinding out what Richard Stilgoe rhymed with ‘poltergeist’, debating ‘Giant Haystacks Bloke’s position in Star Wars continuity, announcing our nominations for the Weird Mechanical Chicken Award and scrutinising Terry Wogan’s controversial C3P0 origin story. And there’s more about that elusive Quosh Tropical too…
Looks Unfamiliar 2001 Extra: “We’ve All Seen The Christmas Tapes…”
You can find some extra chat with Richard about a BBC transmission of 2001: A Space Odyssey that might well have been tampered with by the ‘Backroom Boys’ here.
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You can find much more about BBC Records And Tapes in Tim’s book Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes. Top Of The Box is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
There’s more about Quosh Tropical in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Jacqueline Rayner here. BBC Records And Tapes’ Off Beat Sound Effects also turned up in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Mark Griffiths which you can find here.
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