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 actress, singer, writer and 1980s Pop Culture Geek Deborah Tracey, who’s taking time out at 10.55am to invite us all to reflect on Hardwicke House, Five To Eleven, How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self Culture? by Martini Ranch, budget computer game Kwik Snax, Bring Me The Head Of Mavis Davis and Kate’s Party by Joan Solomon. Along the way we’ll be answering an Accidental Rik Mayall Trick Question, listening to Margaret Thatcher’s Panpipe Moods, meeting the Simon Cowell of cheap computer games and addressing a problematic difference of opinion on what Mariah Carey ‘doing an L7’ might actually entail.
Deborah Tracey is an actress, singer and writer. You follow her on Twitter at @DeborahTracey.
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You can find the sleevenotes from the cancelled Hardwicke House DVD – and lots more besides – in Well At Least It’s Free, a collection of columns and features available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Sufficiently strong to shake off the effects of Five To Eleven, please.
Time Will Crawl is a look back at the weird mid-morning void on BBC1 between light daytime programming and the news that Five To Eleven exponentially filled; you can find it here.
Jem Roberts talked about Code Masters’ original Dizzy game – which Kwik Snax was one of many, many sequels to – in Looks Unfamiliar here.
Deborah also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Grace Dent on a mysterious clown that leaned into the television screen and waved, Joanne Sheppard on Matchbox Fighting Furies, Lucy Pope on Barcode Battler, Mitch Benn on O.T.T. and Ben Baker on the 1990 Bullseye Christmas Special, which you can find here.
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