Looks Unfamiliar: Anna Cale – It Felt Like A Social Realist Jonny Briggs

Sport Billy (Filmation, 1980) - listen to Anna Cale talking to Tim Worthington about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

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 Anna Cale, who’s trying her best not to think of punning introductions to Sport Billy, Silly Games by Lindy Layton, Welsh language children’s serial Joni Jones, mid-eighties romantic comedy The Girl In The Picture, blockbuster Australian miniseries Return To Eden, The Incredible Hulk Smash-Up Action Game, Trev & Simon’s Stupid Video and Diana Dors’ TV-am slot Dors’ Dozen. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to ruin a promising romance by being touchy about Camberwick Green, studying for a degree in Bruce Leeology, discussing whether The Hulk is more frightening when ‘revving’ and revealing what to do when confronted with a sentient out-of-control Blue Peter feature.

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076 – Anna Cale – It Felt Like A Social Realist Jonny Briggs Looks Unfamiliar

Echo My Heart by Lindy Layton (Arista, 1991) - listen to Anna Cale and Tim Worthington talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

About Anna

Anna Cale is a writer; you can find Anna’s website here, and follow her on Twitter at @real_meaning. Anna’s Diana Dors biography The Real Diana Dors is available here.

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Further Listening

Anna has appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about the Neighbours sticker album, Wendy Cracked A Walnut, Rogue, Sosmix, Secrets Of The Sea and the Shackleton’s High Seat Chairs advert here.

Anna has appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Spider-Man: Homecoming, which you can find here.

Anna 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, Samira Ahmed on The Fun Food Factory, Jonny Morris on Battlestar Galactica action figures, Matt Lee on They Might Be Giants’ ‘Dial-A-Song’ service and Shanine Salmon on Neopets; you can find it here.

Trev And Simon’s World Tour featured in Looks Unfamiliar with Darrell Maclaine which you can find here.

Further Reading

Lindy Layton didn’t quite make it onto baffling 1990 compilation Summer Chart Party, but you can find out who did in Party To 18 Of The Hottest Summer Hits here.

Looks Unfamiliar - 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.

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