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 QI Elf – and Only Connect champion – Lydia Mizon, who’s hoping that the klaxon buzzer thing doesn’t go off when she mentions Stoppit And Tidyup, Acorn Archimedes game Fervour, Children’s ITV programme Alphabet Castle, Roseanne And The Magic Mirror by Virginia Ironside, VHS-assisted board game Party Mania, and a book about a girl called Lydia who hated cress. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to cope with an anxiety dream about The Fiddly Foodle Bird, recalling Hale And Pace’s classic ‘Irony Virginiaside’ sketches whether they actually existed or not, trying to work out what rhymes with Leonardo Dicaprio, and definitely not playing the The Weakest Link PlayStation game.
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There’s more Acorn Computing chat – this time about the BBC Micro Welcome cassette – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Jonny Morris, which you can find here. Catrin Lowe talked about Party Mania‘s rival Heartthrob – The Dream Date Game in Looks Unfamiliar here.
Lydia also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Shanine Salmon on the 1993 version of the EastEnders theme, Jenny Morrill on The Elvis Special 1983, Al Kennedy on Steve Jackson’s Battle Cards, David Smith on Little Clowns Of Happytown, Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge on Furzlin’ With Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers, Meryl O’Rourke on The International Shoparound Exotic Glamourwear Catalogue andTim on TV Cream Stays Indoors talking about Space Sentinels. You can find it here.
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