Looks Unfamiliar: Becky Darke – It’s Not One Of Those Mr. Frosty Situations

Rowntree's Secret - listen to Becky Darke and Tim Worthington talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

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 Becky Darke, who’s trying to send messages from the nostalgia equivalent of the beyond to Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors, Tubby Turtle, Jim Henson’s The Tale Of The Bunny PicnicIn The Garden Of Bad Things by Doug MacLeod, Bucky O’Hare and the Secret bar. Along the way we’ll be assessing which bath toys are most suitable for hand to hand combat, examining the physics underpinning Cadbury’s Spira, estimating how much money you can get on eBay for a decades-old combination of Matey, mud and jam, and questioning why parents apparently immediately lose the capacity to understand the syntax of swearing – and that’s not even getting started on Becky’s secret metal arm…

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100 – Becky Darke – It's Not One Of Those Mr. Frosty Situations Looks Unfamiliar

Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors (DIC, 1985) - listen to Becky Darke and Tim Worthington talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.
Bucky O'Hare And The Toad Wars! (Marvel/Sunbow, 1991) - listen to Becky Darke and Tim Worthington talking about it in Looks Unfamiliar.

About Becky

Becky Darke is a writer and horror historian. You can find Becky’s podcast Don’t Point That Horror At Me here and follow her on Twitter at @bunnydarke.

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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.

Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Please do not serve it poured into a Tubby Turtle. Or ‘enhanced’ by chocolate-flavoured Shredded Wheat for that matter.

Further Listening

You can find further longing for discontinued high-concept chocolate with Toby Hadoke’s tale of stolen Cabana bar woe in Looks Unfamiliar here. David Smith joined us for a chat about another bizarre Marvel Entertainment animated series – Little Clowns Of Happytownhere.

Further Reading

Never mind the Secret bar, whatever happened to Virgin Cola? Find out in Can’t Beat The Real Thing here.

Looks Unfamiliar - 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.

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