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 Hilary Machell, who’s searching for anyone with the same name as her who remembers Noah And Nelly In SkyLark, Wombles T-Shirts, Enamel Bedroom Door Nameplates, the correct spelling of ‘Kerb’, Children’s ITV magazine show CBTV and the mysterious and sinister disappearance of rissoles and corresponding rise of quiche. Along the way we’ll be celebrating those much-loved children’s television favourites The Selbmow, sending off for The Funny Richard Nixon Buzzer (‘you never know when it’ll do Watergate next!’), hitting the town in Mickey Mouse t-shirts with lenticular eyes and assessing the financial viability of Postal Quiche.
090 – Hilary Machell – If You're Really Lucky You Might Get Some Marvel Aftershave – Looks Unfamiliar
Hilary Machell is a writer. You can follow Hilary on Twitter at @hilarymachell.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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Gary Bainbridge joined us for a chat about CBTV‘s precursor Ace Reports on Looks Unfamiliar here.
Hilary also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Mr. Men Songs, Juliet Brando on The Telebugs, Bibi Lynch on You Just Might See Me Cry by Our Kid, Tim Worthington on Bad Ronald, Mic Wright on Sharky And George and Grace Dent on The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident, which you can find here.
You can read about how CBTV‘s ancestor Magpie – which similarly made unashamed use of the Teddington Lock Studios exterior – celebrated Christmas in 1976 here.
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