Looks Unfamiliar #54: Gary Bainbridge – There Must Be Some Kid Getting A Hundred And Fifty Grand

Lenny Henry in Coast To Coast (BBC2, 1987), as discussed by Tim Worthington and Gary Bainbridge in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 54: Gary Bainbridge

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 Screen Two: Coast To Coast, Radio City’s Jack Your Body parody Deadly Boring, cash-in 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 wondering what local radio’s obsession with records with ‘Of The’ in the title was all about, listening to Peabo Bryson’s most challenging duet, and assessing the futility of setting yourself up as a Those Spidery Octopus Things That Rolled Down Windows influencer.

 

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Looks Unfamiliar - the podcast about all the things that you remember that nobody else ever does.

Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

You can find much more about Lenny Henry’s eighties projects 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.

You can find Gary’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @Gary_Bainbridge.

You can read more about the strange world of Liverpool’s independent cinemas and how I didn’t see A Clockwork Orange here.

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