Looks Unfamiliar 58: Shanine Salmon
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 theatre critic Shanine Salmon, who’s hoping not to have a restricted view of the ill-advised 1993 refit of the EastEnders theme, E4 old vs. new comedians reality show Kings Of Comedy, Channel 5 stand-up show Club Class, hard-hitting anti-drug campaigns aimed at schoolchildren, BBC Three game show Sack Race, and Jerry Hall’s dating show Kept. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happens if you play the EastEnders theme backwards, the real reason why Bernard Manning never did Reality TV, how much ‘Entertainment’ could actually be found in The Ian Wright Entertainment Show, and why you should always steer clear of women in Marc Almond eyeshadow.
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You can read much more about the strange history of EastEnders spinoff singles 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 EastEnders – and in particular Arthur Fowler’s appearance on the fictitious game show ‘Cat And Mouse’ – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Suzy Norman, which you can find here.
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