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 book reviewer Joanne Sheppard, who’s scouring the shelves for literary records of The December Rose, national panic about the Colorado Beetle, Brontosaurus, Will You Wait For Me? by David Bellamy, Roger Hargreaves’ Timbuctoo, KP Wickers, the BBC’s 1979 adaptation of The Enchanted Castle, Major Morgan The Electronic Organ and Wilderness Road. Along the way we’ll be revealing how to spot a supervillain transporting a ‘formula’, debating the identity of the Chickeniest Chicken Flavour Of All Time, asking Jeeves about The Ugly-Wuglies, questioning Little Professor’s qualifications and, most importantly of all, beating Dave Clark at table tennis.
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Ghosts, Monsters And Legends (And Tennis Prodigies) is a look at some of the BBC’s seventies and eighties children’s drama serials, including The Enchanted Castle and Break Point; you can find it here.
Joanne has appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Bump by MC Mallett, Horror Chews, The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris, Matchbox Fighting Furies, Mouthtrap, Connoisseur, World Magazine, All Aboard! and The Guinness Book Of Pet Records, which you can find here.
Joanne also features in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Joel Morris on the View-Master Demonstration Reel, 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.
The Baker Street Boys was featured in Looks Unfamiliar with Martin Ruddock, which you can find here.
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