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 time Tim’s the guest, joining Paul Abbott for a chat about California Fever, Galloping Galaxies!, inappropriately scheduled horror film Bad Ronald, the In-Flight Entertainment compilation series, The Chronicles Of Narmo by Caitlin Moran, Pirate Radio Four, The Collings And Herrin Podcast and Children’s BBC music show What’s That Noise?. Along the way we’ll be finding out the correct manner in which to address multiple instances of Pete Waterman, meeting Robert Bloch’s Pantomime Horse, revealing how Craig Charles facilitated the demolition of a school wall and catapulting all known copies of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men into the sun.
The Hoarding Extra – “Watch It Instead Of Ghostwatch”
Some additional Looks Unfamiliar chat as Tim Worthington joins Paul Abbott to talk about The Hoarding, a horror short written by, directed by and starring Karen Gillan that found itself getting a little bit lost at the height of lockdown. As well as taking a look at Karen’s under-celebrated spooky and creepy film-making catalogue, there’s also room for some thoughts on what makes a good horror film and why nobody might have wanted one while the world was at a virtual standstill, a look at the movies that sneaked out when cinemas briefly reopened and almost immediately closed again, and a brief impersonation of Paul Daniels…
Looks Unfamiliar The Hoarding Extra – Tim Worthington – Watch It Instead Of Ghostwatch – Looks Unfamiliar
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You can find further appearances by Tim as the guest on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Only Way by Lisa Stansfield, The Brain, the Jackanory adaptation of Starstormers, a Public Information Film about boat safety, I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake, Secrets From The School Underground, Skyman and Rubovia here, Stop-Go!, It’s A Shame by Kris Kross, Spider-Woman, I Wanted To See You To See If I Wanted You by Moose, The ITV Encyclopedia Of Adventure, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, the original version of Right Here by SWV and Radio Tip Top here, I Was Born On Christmas Day by Saint Etienne Featuring Tim Burgess, Ferrero Prestige, Bod’s Present, A Merry Jingle by The Greedies, Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T. Colgan, Mariah Carey’s rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Richard Herring’s Christmas Emergency Questions, Iron Man 3, Joe 90 Christmas Special The Unorthodox Shepherd and Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You’re A Lovely Guy) by Max Headroom here, comedy on BBC Radio 3 here, Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride here and EastEnders spinoff single Something Outa Nothing by Letitia Dean And Paul J. Medford here.
You can also find Tim as the guest on his Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Guardians Of The Galaxy here, The Defenders here, Ant-Man And The Wasp here, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings here and The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special here.
Paul has appeared as a guest on Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Compleat Beatles, Zeeb And The Martians, Crab E. Crab, Rock Lords: Narlies, the Commodore Plus/4 and The Late Night Funster Show here and the Christmas Special of The Peter Serafinowicz Show here, and on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Thor: The Dark World here and Iron Fist here.
You can read more about the story of my bizarre mid-afternoon viewing of Bad Ronald in You’re Weird, Ronald here. There’s also more about Rentasanta, the Christmas Special of Galloping Galaxies! ancestor Rentaghost, here, and further appreciation of Caitlin Moran’s (and Andrew Collins’ and Richard Herring’s) literary works here.
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