Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which I chat to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to have even heard of. You can find all of the episodes to download below, or if you’d prefer you can subscribe in iTunes here.
Steve O’Brien – “E.T. Pretzel Design”
Entertainment journalist Steve O’Brien on Simon In The Land Of Chalk Drawings, KP Sky Divers, Health And Efficiency, Ice Cold Cube and High Time by The Stone Roses, Brat Farrar and the Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators books.
Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge – “He looks like a normal boy with a nose”
Podcasters Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge on Big John Little John, Virtual Murder, Matchbox Cascade, the Bobby Brewster books, Enid Blyton’s Mr Pink-Whistle, and the Jaws game.
Mark Griffiths – “It was definitely an audience member, if you’ll pardon the pun”
Writer Mark Griffiths on Five Minutes by Mainframe, The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy, Disneyland by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Charles Hawtrey as a vampire on Runaround, BBC Records And Tapes’ Off Beat Sound Effects, and missing the first episode of a new series of Doctor Who because you were at the Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool.
Martin Ruddock – “I made a plasticine Harold Macmillan”
Writer Martin Ruddock shares his recollections of The Baker Street Boys, Doomlord, Robotix, The Fairy Tale Adventure, The Legend Of Tim Tyler and Thurman. [Download]
Jem Roberts – “ET is a definite thing”
Comedy historian and storyteller Jem Roberts tells us about Doop, Dizzy (the ZX Spectrum game), Alien Blood, Nibbit Wheelz, Wet Wet Wet Being Any Good, and an advert reuniting Neil and Vyvyan from The Young Ones. [Download]
Ben Baker – “Just a bit massively stereotypical”
Ben Baker is back for a second appearance talking about Toksvig, The Whizzkid’s Guide, Mysteries Of Old Peking, Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi, Go (the 1999 film), and Making Your Own TV Listings Magazines. [Download]
Emma Burnell – “Jessica Wakefield is Jessica Fletcher writ large”
Broadcaster, columnist and standup comic Emma Burnell on Whose Side Are You On?, Sweet Valley High, Scoubidou, The Patchwork Monkey, Split Second, and the Ever Ready ‘Power To The People’ advert. [Download]
Ben Baker – “The famous Fourth Universal Monster”
Writer, broadcaster and quizmaster Ben Baker on TV Mayhem, The Onion Bag, Fiendish Feet, the early internet craze for misidentifying every comedy song as ‘by’ Weird Al Yankovic, Bingo Brown, and the International Youth Service penpal scheme. [Download]
Stephen O’Brien – “The classic ‘Four Calculators’ sketch”
Writer Stephen O’Brien on The Office (the Steven Moffat one), LM magazine, You Can Do The Cube, Brilliant (the band), The Beachcombers and other last-minute ITV emergency schedule replacement standbys, and The Morecambe And Wise Board Game. [Download]
Mark Thompson – “I’m quite happy with my passport colour to be honest”
Radio host and political pundit Mark Thompson on Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum, Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, The Last Train, and The Drak Pack. [Download]
Garreth F. Hirons – “Piers Morgan, I want my Sizzlin’ Bacon back!”
Musician and writer Garreth F. Hirons on The Bigger The God, Food Fighters, Saboteur, The Triangle Of Terror, Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch, and Fun At The Funeral Parlour. [Download]
Phil Catterall – “Here is Pyramint, buy Pyramint”
Podcaster Phil Catterall on Madballs Comic, Wise Up!, Phantom 2040, the Platoon computer game, Birdseye Steakhouse Grills adverts, and Star Wars: Droids. [Download]
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.
© Tim Worthington.
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