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 Gary Bainbridge, who’s doing his best to revisit without actually revisiting Lenny Henry comedy film Screen Two: Coast To Coast, Radio City’s Jack Your Body parody Deadly Boring, cash-in off-brand superhero movie Supersonic Man, Audisee’s book-and-tape presentation of The War Of The Worlds, Buddy Comic strip Limp-Along Leslie, That Look In Your Eye by Ali Campbell featuring Pamela Starks, the Ace Reports Annual 1981, and Unbranded Soluble Cola Tablets. Along the way – when not otherwise occupied with reminiscing about dodgy cinemas and only marginally less dodgy Serafinowicz-frequented ‘alternative’ clubs – we’ll be pondering why local radio was so obsessed with records with ‘Of The’ in the title, critically evaluating Peabo Bryson’s most challenging duet, and assessing financial viability of setting yourself up as a Those Spidery Octopus Things That Rolled Down Windows influencer.
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You can find a look at how Ace Reports‘ Children’s ITV ancestor Magpie celebrated Christmas in 1976 here.
Ben Baker chatted about Lenny Henry’s other big late eighties television comedy film Bernard And The Genie in Looks Unfamiliar here.
Gary also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Darrell Maclaine on Blockbusters Bubblegum, Mitch Benn on Two-Stage Self-Assembly Ice Cream Cones, Richard Littler on the episode of The Waltons with a poltergeist, Ben Baker on the original version of Now – The Christmas Album, Phil Catterall on the On The Hour Christmas Special and Suzy Norman on Hugo The Hippo, 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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