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 political commentator Mark Thompson, who’s intercepting encrypted transmissions from the mothership in search of V: The Series, bullying-themed children’s storybook Dirty Dick, Channel 4 cloning sitcom oddity The Giftie, dystopian BBC drama The Mad Death, The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) by Peter Schilling, and handheld video game Space Shuttle. Along the way we’ll be debating the difference between Game And Watch and Game And Time, revealing how Jeremy Beadle would have outsmarted The Visitors, and querying the provenance of tapes that ended up in ‘Dave’s Video Van’.
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Mark has appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum, Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, The Last Train, and The Drak Pack here, and Libby’s Moonshine, A. Mazing Monsters, Agony, Being Erica, Hawkeye Collins And Amy Adams – Can You Solve The Mystery? and We Know Where You Live here.
Mark has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Iron Man 2, which you can find here.
The V: The Series annual also featured in the Looks Unfamiliar Annuals Extra with Jenny Morrill, which you can find here.
Mark also appears in in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Mitch Benn on Matchbox Zoomy Balloonies, Catrin Lowe on Heartthrob – The Dream Date Game, Mic Wright on Army And Navy Sweets, Darrell Maclaine on Rutland Weekend Television, Will Maclean on The Fourth Pan Book Of Horror Stories, Stephen O’Brien on The Box Of Delights and Sophie Davies on The All Star Impressions Show; you can find it here.
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