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 writer and artist Juliet Brando, who’s trying not to get anyone expelled courtesy of hazy recollections of Gideon, Escaping by Asia Blue, The Cuckoo Sister, The Telebugs, Slapwrist Bracelets, Tottie: The Story Of A Doll’s House and Tab Clear. Along the way we’ll be finding out which crimes are worthy of incarceration in Doll Alcatraz, evaluating which Roxette single will most impress your teenage crush, discussing how to react if you suddenly hear your voice in the background of a bleak American drama series and debating whether a school trip ever actually happened if nobody randomly fell into an oxbow lake.
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There’s more from Looks Unfamiliar about Children’s BBC drama with Joanne Sheppard on The December Rose here and The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris here, Stephen O’Brien on The Box Of Delights here, Jane Hill on Out Of Bounds here, Rae Earl on Codename Icarus here, Samira Ahmed on The Changes here and Martin Ruddock on The Baker Street Boys here.
You can hear more about some less nightmarish Smallfilms productions with Meryl O’Rourke talking about Sam On Boff’s Island on Looks Unfamiliar here and Tim talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about the Clangers Election Special on The Zeitgeist Tapes here.
Can’t Beat The Real Thing is a taste test challenge through the history of forgotten off-brand colas; you can find it here.
Ghosts, Monsters And Legends (And Tennis Prodigies) is a look at Children’s BBC’s spooky sci-fi serials of the seventies and eighties; you can find it here. There’s also a look at some one-off spooky Children’s BBC dramas in A Ghost Story For Christmas (For Children) here.
There’s a look at a Smallfilms production with a happier ending – the Bagpuss episode The Frog Princess – in And You And I Would Call Them Dragonflies here.
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