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 writer Catrin Lowe, who’s frantically swiping right on Singing In The Band – Songs From BBC TV’s Play School And Play Away, Lenny Henry sitcom Chef!, Heartthrob: The Dream Date Game, the Germs Germs Germs instalment of ITV Schools show Good Health, BBC2’s controversial sitcom-styled presentation of The Marriage Of Figaro, and True To Us by Vanilla. along the way we’ll be learning Dominic West’s Fish Dance, recalling the mercurial musical career of ‘Trevor’, disputing Peter Hitchens’ Hot Or Not rating, and implementing Number Of Oasis T-Shirts Owned as a key method of assessment for potential suitors. Plus – the truth behind THAT Vanilla/Brass Eye rumour…
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There’s much more about Reggae Rita – and indeed ‘Dr. Dread Gosling’ – in Top Of The Box, a guide to every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. Top Of The Box Vol. 2 is the story behind every album released by BBC Records And Tapes, from Play School Play On to Russell Grant’s Zodiac Jukebox. Top Of The Box Vol. 2 is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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Catrin has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Thor: Love And Thunder, which you can find here.
Heartthrob‘s close rival Party Mania was very unsuccessfully played in Looks Unfamiliar with Lydia Mizon, which you can find here.
Catrin also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Mitch Benn on Matchbox Zoomy Balloonies, Mic Wright on Army And Navy Sweets, Darrell Maclaine on Rutland Weekend Television, Mark Thompson on The Giftie, Will Maclean on The Fourth Pan Book Of Horror Stories, Stephen O’Brien on The Box Of Delights, Sophie Davies on The All Star Impressions Show and Tim talking to Ben Baker and Phil Catterall about A Christmas Lantern, which you can find here.
Listen With Hamble is a look at all of the children’s albums released under BBC Records And Tapes’ ‘Roundabout’ imprint; you can find it here.
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