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.
This is a collection of highlights from Looks Unfamiliar featuring 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, Lucy Pope on Barcode Battler, Mitch Benn on O.T.T. and Ben Baker on the 1990 Bullseye Christmas Special. Along the way we’ll be listening to Margaret Thatcher’s Panpipe Moods, questioning when pirates jumped the shark, admiring the Gucci Winter Barcode Collection, finding out what Naomi Campbell keeps in her pocket (providing she actually has one) and outlining the full horror of what would happen if an edition of Bullseye simply refused to stop. Plus there are a couple of extras you may not have heard before – Tim on The Sitcom Club USA talking about Friends: The One With The Football and Ben Baker’s Christmas Box talking about BBC Schools programme Watch‘s retelling of The Nativity, plus a bit of chat with Joanne on It’s Good, Except It Sucks about Blade II. Not to mention some pronunciation tips from The Ten Rings…
And if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard, you can download the full editions here…
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The Fear Of A Clown is a feature looking at an altogether different terrifying television circus employee; you can find it here.
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