Hi! I’m Tim Worthington – writer, occasional broadcaster, and TV’s ‘Clangers Expert’. Well, that’s what the BBC decided to call me anyway.
I started off a long time ago contributing to – and eventually publishing – paper-and-ink (and very badly stapled) fanzines. Since then I’ve gone on to write for The Guardian, The Independent, Shindig!, Doctor Who Magazine and the BBC Music website amongst others. I’ve also written sleevenotes for reissues of amongst others Sapphire And Steel, Children Of The Stones and the Not The Nine O’Clock News albums. I’ve also written several books including histories of comedy on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 3, and a complete guide to the many and baffling singles released by BBC Records And Tapes. You can find out more about them here.
I’ve also contributed to a number of TV and radio shows as both a writer and an interviewee, including Let’s Go Round Again: The Story Of The Magic Roundabout, The Story Of Slapstick, Comedy Connections, Time Shift, The Best Of Bad TV, Banned In The Eighties, David Walliams’ Awfully Good, The Funny Side Of… and, erm, Woman’s Hour. No, me neither. I’ve also acted as a presenter, writer and researcher for the pop-up station Radio 1 Vintage, and present my own podcast, Looks Unfamiliar, which you can find here. I also present It’s Good, Except It Sucks, a podcast looking at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which you can find here.
I’m also one of the contributing editors of the popular nostalgia website TV Cream and its many and varied – and frequently baffling – spin-offs.
If you want to know more, then you could always try this interview with the We Are Cult website, or this one with Creation Records.
© Tim Worthington.
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