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 podcaster Al Kennedy, who’s clapping the Nega-Bands in the hope of swapping places with someone who remembers The High Life, MB Games’ Flipsiders, ZX Spectrum clone the SAM Coupé, BBC Scotland’s hill-based quiz show The Golden Cagoule, British Home Stores’ space toy range Explorer 12, Ladybird role playing puzzle book Steeleye And The Lost Magic and the forgotten Captain Marvel Genis-Vell. Along the way we’ll be navigating the warring tribes of Blokes Getting In The Way In HMV, evaluating the commercial feasibility of Travel Twister, campaigning for equal pay for female action figures and revealing how to fool your parents into putting on Kick by INXS as a witty practical joke.
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Al has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Alias The Jester, Steve Jackson’s Battle Cards, Marblehead Manor, Joe’s Apartment, Channel Hopping, Puddle Lane and Advanced Lawnmower Simulator, which you can find here, and on It’s Good, Except It Sucks chatting about the Silver Surfer cartoon here.
Paul Abbott joined us on Looks Unfamiliar for a chat about the SAM Coupé’s close rival the Commodore Plus/4 here.
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