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 are podcast hosts Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, who are heading back round the archives again in search of spooky BBC sitcom So Haunt Me, ZX Spectrum strategy game Stonkers, Atari Indiana Jones-riffing side-scroller Pitfall!, Furzlin’ With Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers, Marion Chesney’s ‘Six Sisters’ novels and translated comedy book Le Petit Nicolas. Along the way we’ll be querying how many different ways Shag Connors can spell his name, reading about Barbara Cartland’s trip to Borley Rectory, and debating which is more of an ocular irritant out of the Ken Dodd’s Diddymen Annual design aesthetic and Mr. T on Sesame Street insert film that someone has deliberately trodden on.
059 – Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge – Once Upon A Time Gyles Brandreth Was Quite A Cool Name – Looks Unfamiliar
About Lisa And Andrew
Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge are the hosts of Round The Archives, a podcast featuring detailed and irreverent reviews of archive television programmes. You can find Round The Archives here, and follow the show on Twitter at @Roundthearchiv1.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Yes I know it’s probably a bit modern and metropolitan and sophisticated for Shag Connors but even so.
Lisa and Andrew made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about Big John Little John, Virtual Murder, The Jaws Game, Matchbox Cascade, the Bobby Brewster novels and Enid Blyton’s Mr. Pinkwhistle – which you can find here.
Lisa and Andrew also appear in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongsideShanine Salmon on the 1993 version of the EastEnders theme, 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 and Meryl O’Rourke on The International Shoparound Exotic Glamourwear Catalogue, which you can find here.
There’s more entertaining-at-the-time games console fun with the story of Nintendo World Cup in A Funny Old Game here.
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