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 Joel Morris, who’s holding his NostalgiaViewerTM up to the light for a glimpse of Hanna Barbera’s Alice In Wonderland Or What’s A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This, Channel 4’s Four-Mations strand, Chutes Away!!!!!, Marks And Spencer’s ‘St. Michael’ gift books, Dungeons And Dragons-inspired TV Movie Mazes And Monsters and the View-Master Demonstration Reel. Along the way we’ll be pondering whether Dad’s Army would have been improved by being entirely about some triangles, flicking through Patrick McGoohan’s Big Book Of Blunders, and nominating our suggestions for the View-Master Netflix Universe.
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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 is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. They didn’t actually do View-Master ‘Coffee’ reels. I did check.
View-Master – and the Space: 1999 reels in particular – also features in a chat with Samira Ahmed on Looks Unfamiliar here.
Joel also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside 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, Shanine Salmon on Neopets and Anna Cale on Diana Dors’ Dors’ Dozen, which you can find here.
You can read about the non-St. Michael books that had a significant influence on me in The Books I Couldn’t Help Thinking About here.
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