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.
Shanine made another appearance on Looks Unfamilar talking about Married For Life, Habbo Hotel, Blouse And Skirt, Renegade, Night And Day and Neopets, which you can find here.
Shanine has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Black Panther, which you can find 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.
Shanine also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Lydia Mizon on Stoppit And Tidyup, 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 and Meryl O’Rourke on The International Shoparound Exotic Glamourwear Catalogue, which you can find here.
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