Looks Unfamiliar: Mitch Benn – Rumours Line-Up Rainbow

Songs From The Thames Television Programme Rainbow by Telltale (Music For Pleasure, 1973) - listen to Mitch Benn and Tim Worthington chatting about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

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 musician, comedian and writer Mitch Benn, who’s painting the whole world with Monday Morning 5.19 by Rialto, Jools Holland’s one-off Channel 4 oddity The Laughing Prisoner, Oh Baby by Rhianna, Pocketeers, ‘Adult TiswasO.T.T. and the original pre-Geoffrey incarnation of Rainbow. Along the way we’ll be helping Patrick McGoohan to escape from an angry cupcake, visiting a pub full of men playing Rat-A-Tat, and wrestling with the multidimensional implications of the existence of Rhianna Prime.

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About Mitch

Mitch Benn is a comedian, musician, journalist, author, actor and pretty much everything else along those lines you can think of. You can find Mitch’s website here and his Patreon here, and follow him on Twitter at @MitchBenn.

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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. Rialto could probably have done with one at 5:19am to be fair.

Further Listening

Mitch has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Nobody’s HouseDon’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 by The Police, Cyborg and Muton, Orion, Two Stage Self-Assembly Ice Cream Cones and Get Stuffed here and 54321, Logan’s Run The Series, Matchbox Zoomy Balloonies, Action Man’s Atomic Man and Bullet Man, King Swamp, and fifties nostalgia in the seventies here.

Mitch has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Captain America: Civil War, which you can find here.

You can hear me talking about The Prisoner to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding on The Zeitgeist Tapes here.

Further Reading

The Mersey Pirate was a summer replacement for Tiswas which, thankfully, nobody saw fit to make an ‘adult’ version of. You can read more about it in Ferry Cross The Mersey (Unless It’s Raining) here.

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