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 QI Elf – and Only Connect champion – Lydia Mizon, who’s hoping that choosing Twisted Flax might give her some clues about the existence of Look Around You, Mongrels, Karma Hotel by Spooks, The Smurfs Go Pop!, Australian children’s television show Lift Off, Secret Agent: The Hunt For Red Rock Rover and Math Rescue, and competing Teletext ‘youth’ pages Ceefax Backchat and 4-Tel MegaZine. Along the way we’ll be watching BBC Three’s Greg Davies Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog Undogged, finding out how Ally Sloper invented Teletext, and revealing the hidden link between Margaret Thatcher and Children’s BBC’s ‘Boz’.
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Lydia has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Stoppit And Tidyup, Fervour, Alphabet Castle, Roseanne And The Magic Mirror, Party Mania and a book about Lydia who hated cress, which you can find here.
You can hear Paul Abbott talking about the Christmas Special of The Peter Serafinowicz Show on Looks Unfamiliar here, as well as Catrin Lowe on ITV Schools show Good Health here, and Gillian Kirby on the ‘adult’ section Teletext After Dark here. You can also find more about BBC Three’s forgotten forays into comedy with Sophie Davies on AD/BC: A Rock Opera and Clone here, and Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Monkey Dust here.
Backchat didn’t make an appearance on the last day of Ceefax, but you can read more about that in Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… here.
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