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 journalist Mic Wright, who’s pushing, filing, stamping, indexing, briefing, debriefing and numbering his recollections of I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape by The Times, Clarissa Explains It All, 2000 AD strip Nikolai Dante, Sharky And George, Steve Aylett’s biographies of non-existent writer Jeff Lint, and psychological puzzle sensation The Game. Along the way we’ll be debating whether Tony Soprano would still come top of all of those critics’ lists if he had a pet alligator, playing Paranoid Mornington Crescent, trying to figure out the logic behind posting on the Internet to say there’s nothing on the Internet about Sharky And George, and placing bets on whether anyone can beat Margaret Thatcher at The Game.
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Mic Wright is a journalist and writer. You can find his newsletter Conquest Of The Useless here and follow him on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.
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You can find Mic on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Adventures Of Pete And Pete, Army And Navy Sweets, Emergency by 999, Rock On by David Essex, Thunderbirds comic and the murky origins of a certain unsavoury playground rumour here. Mic has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about The Punisher here, Thor: Ragnarok here, Logan here and the Christmas Special of the X-Men animated series here.
You can find some thoughts on Free For All, the election-themed episode of The Prisoner with Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding on The Zeitgeist Tapes here and a chat with Mitch Benn about Jools Holland’s Channel 4 oddity The Laughing Prisoner on Looks Unfamiliar here.
Mic also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Mr. Men Songs, Hilary Machell on Enamel Bedroom Door Name Plates, Juliet Brando on The Telebugs, Bibi Lynch on You Just Might See Me Cry by Our Kid, Tim Worthington on Bad Ronald, Grace Dent on The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident and some extra chat with Tim about about Something Outa Nothing by Letitia Dean And Paul J. Medford and Karen Gillan’s The Hoarding, which you can find here.
You can find more of my thoughts on those endless articles about ‘authored’ television in The Top Ten Most Least Best Worst Underrated Overrated Up And Down In And Out Round About Eeny Meeny Macka Racka Rare Are Dominacka Shickeypoppa Dickywhoppa Om Pom Stick TV Programmes In The World… Ever! here.
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