Looks Unfamiliar: Grace Dent – Be More Chorlton

Have A Cracking Christmas At Woolworths - listen to Grace Dent and Tim Worthington talking 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 author, restaurant critic and broadcaster Grace Dent, and they’re comparing notes on what they would bring to an Ultimate Christmas Experience including the Have A Cracking Christmas At Woolworths and Christmas ’82 – Today’s Tesco adverts, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer pilot The Weekenders, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie pilot The Crystal Cube, John Peel’s Festive Fifty, The NME Singles Of The Year 1991, Sky Star Search, the lost Doctor Who panto episode from 1965, The Butthole Surfers appearing on Snub TV, a disastrous interview from Channel 4’s Naked CityChas’n’Dave’s Christmas Knees-UpChorlton In The IceworldBanned From The Pubs by Peter And The Test Tube Babies, Weed Bus by The Stairs, and some unwelcome intrusions from Max Headroom, a shower of ‘refreshed’ Granada announcers and the Test Card Clown – but no Test Card Girl. Along the way we’ll be testing the scientific veracity of Schrodinger’s Peel Session, querying whether David Quantick is the real Santa, suffering from Hugh Laurie Seasickness, discovering the exact wrong Pulp song to serenade someone with, and calling for the immediate abolition of Sexually Assertive Butter Men.

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Ultimate Christmas Experience – Grace Dent – Be More Chorlton Looks Unfamiliar

The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion.
Happy Christmas from BBC Test Card F.

About Grace

Grace Dent is a writer and broadcaster. You can find Grace’s columns for The Guardian here and get her book Hungry here. You can follow Grace on Twitter at @gracedent.

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If you enjoyed this then you’ll enjoy Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist which also happens to include a huge feature on Chorlton In The IceworldCan’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

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Further Listening

You can hear another appearance by Grace on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about Magic Smile by Rosie Vela, a mystery clown who appeared on the television from nowhere, the BBC Domesday Project, Puddles In The Lane by Alan Parker, BMX BeatThe Untied Shoelaces ShowGoing Out, The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts, Wacko and That’s Life!‘s raw kidney bean campaign – here.

Further Reading

You can read more about The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident – if you dare – in Emergency Questions here.

Looks Unfamiliar - 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.

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