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 yoga teacher Lucy Pope, who’s leading a guided nidra meditation on high concept ITV game show Interceptor, supermarket-skewed gaming device Barcode Battler and franchise ending movie sequel Teen Witch. Along the way we’ll be admiring the Gucci Winter Barcode Collection, finding out what Naomi Campbell keeps in her pocket (providing she actually has one), assessing how easy it is to dance to the Interceptor theme and debating who would ‘win’ out of Robyn Lively and Doogie Howser M.D..
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you can find a lot more about long-forgotten shows like Interceptor in Not On Your Telly, a collection of columns and features on the theme of ‘lost’ television. Not On Your Telly is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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You can hear more about Barcode Battler-style early entertainment tech in Looks Unfamiliar with Darrell Maclaine on the V-Tech Master Painter here, Paul Putner on the Vectrex Arcade System here and Meryl O’Rourke on the Roadstar Portable Television here.
Lucy 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, Joanne Sheppard on Matchbox Fighting Furies, Mitch Benn on O.T.T. and Ben Baker on the 1990 Bullseye Christmas Special; you can find it here.
Stay Alert! is the story behind similarly high-concept eighties game show Captain Zep – Space Detective; you can find it here.
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