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 broadcaster Samira Ahmed, who’s on the hunt for the perfect recipe for remembering Selfridges’ Space: 1999 Walkthrough, Dairy Marketing Council lifestyle booklet Good Looks Ahead, Saturday Morning television show and accompanying cookbook The Fun Food Factory with Nanette Newman, and lots more about obscure ViewMaster reels, the Italian theme tune from The Return Of The Saint, the surprising link between Peeping Tom and Chigley, the identity of the other children from The Magic Roundabout and much more besides. Along the way we’ll be investigating the Kennedy-esque ‘Paul Is Dead’ rumours surrounding The Magic Roundabout, revealing why you should never send the Camberwick Green Clown through the post, learning how to make Angel Delight Surprise, and finding out why the answer to pretty much everything is Drink More Milk.
Samira is a broadcaster and journalist and more importantly the world’s biggest fan of Space: 1999. You can find Samira’s website here and follow her on Twitter at @SamiraAhmedUK. Samira’s podcast How I Found My Voice can be found here.
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Samira made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about The Saturday Banana, Havoc, The Changes, Childhood Misapprehensions About The News, Nurdin & Peacock Own Brand Cola, The School Computer and that time that Picture Box used a clip from Cleopatra Jones – which you can find here.
Samira also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Joel Morris on the View-Master Demonstration Reel, Joanne Sheppard on Colorado Beetle panic, Emma Burnell on the stage musical version of Dirty Dancing, Jonny Morris on Battlestar Galactica action figures, Matt Lee on They Might Be Giants’ ‘Dial-A-Song’ service, Shanine Salmon on Neopets and Anna Cale on Diana Dors’ Dors’ Dozen, which you can find here.
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