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 trying her hardest not to be roped into appearing in the background of The Bump by M.C. Mallett, some mysterious unidentified horror-themed sweets with free stickers, The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris, Matchbox Fighting Furies, wildly contrasting game shows Mouthtrap and Connoisseur, National Geographic’s World Magazine, children’s compilation album All Aboard! and The Guinness Book Of Pet Records. Along the way we’ll be assessing Chessington World Of Adventure’s suitability for Goth day trips, questioning when pirates jumped the shark, revisiting Flanders And Swann’s controversial Public Information Film and recounting the revolutionary snack food innovations of Crisp Gascoine.
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Joanne has also been on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The December Rose, Colorado Beetle panic, Brontosaurus, Will You Wait For Me? by David Bellamy, Timbuctoo, KP Wickers, The Enchanted Castle, Major Morgan The Electronic Organ and Wilderness Road, which you can find here. You can also hear Joanne on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Blade II here, Blade: Trinity here and Avengers Assemble here.
Joanne also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Grace Dent on a mysterious clown that leaned into the television screen and waved, Deborah Tracey on Five To Eleven, 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.
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.
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