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 is a collection of highlights from Looks Unfamiliar featuring Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge on Plug Comic, Toby Hadoke on the Cabana bar, Carrie Dunn on The Isle Of Wight Waxworks Museum, David Smith on Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, Al Kennedy on The Golden Cagoule and Lydia Mizon on Ceefax Backchat. Along the way we’ll be assessing Plug’s chances of survival in the pre-Alternative Comedy standup scene, debating the Cabana-related exceptions to libel laws and finding out how Ally Sloper invented Teletext. Plus there’s something you might not have heard – an extract from Tim’s commentary on the Bluray release of legendary spooky ITV children’s serial The Owl Service…
And if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard, you can download the full editions here…
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If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? If you enjoyed this collection of highlights then you’ll enjoy Top Of The Box Vol. 2, the story behind every album released by BBC Records And Tapes. Top Of The Box Vol. 2 is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. If you’ve got access to a time machine, one of those coffee bars that Gillian Hills hung out at in Beat Girl would be worth a try.
There’s more about the last days of Ceefax in Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… here.
Gillian Kirby had plenty to say about the ‘adult’ pages Teletext After Dark in Looks Unfamiliar here, while Mitch Benn joined us for a chat about the similarly defunct eighties chocolate bar 54321 here.
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