Looks Unfamiliar Annuals Extra: “We Don’t Want To Learn A History Of Sodding Cutlery”

The Sun Annual For Girls 1974 - hear Tim Worthington and Jenny Morrill talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar Annuals Extra

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 to take a browse through some of her favourite baffling children’s annuals is writer Jenny Morrill, who’s trying unsuccessfully to play the board games in The Elvis Special 1983The Home And Away Special 1990The Sun Annual For Girls 1974The Daily Mirror Book For Girls 1980 and The V Annual 1986. Along the way we’ll be finding out why you need to pass a wordsearch test in order to become an Elvis Presley fan, wondering whether Sally from Home And Away ages in real time, and debating the best way of getting on a bus upstairs. Plus there’s yet another inexplicable appearance by The Real Thing…

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About Jenny

Jenny Morrill is a writer; you can find her blog here and the Kickstarter for her annual here.

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If you’ve enjoyed this, then you’ll find more about Tim’s own experiences with baffling annuals – including those bewildering non-copyright Play School ones – 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.

Further Listening

Jenny appeared on another edition of Looks Unfamiliar – Boots Global Collection, The Just Seventeen Yearbook, P&O’s La Mer Advert, an animation about a bird that gets turned into a bat, Diary Of A Manic Street Preachers Fan, and a film her dad remembers about some sheep – which you can find here.

Ben Baker and Phil Catterall counted down eBay’s Top Selling Children’s Annuals on the Looks Unfamiliar Don’t Let’s Chart Extra, which you can find here.

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

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