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.
Here are shows one to six of Looks Unfamiliar, with some extra bits and links to where else you can find the guests.
“Here is Pyramint, buy Pyramint”
Podcast host Phil Catterall joins Tim Worthington to talk about Madballs Comic, Wise Up!, Phantom 2040, the Platoon computer game, Birdseye Steakhouse Grills adverts, and Star Wars: Droids. [More]
Garreth F. Hirons
“Piers Morgan, I want my Sizzlin’ Bacon back!”
Musician and writer Garreth F. Hirons joins Tim to talk about The Bigger The God, Food Fighters, Saboteur, The Triangle Of Terror, Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch, and Fun At The Funeral Parlour. [More]
“I’m quite happy with my passport colour to be honest”
Radio host and political pundit Mark Thompson joins Tim to talk about Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum, Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, The Last Train, and The Drak Pack. [More]
“The classic ‘Four Calculators’ sketch”
Writer Stephen O’Brien joins Tim to talk about 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. [More]
“The famous Fourth Universal Monster”
Writer, broadcaster and quizmaster Ben Baker joins Tim to talk about 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. [More]
“Jessica Wakefield is Jessica Fletcher writ large”
Broadcaster, columnist and standup comic Emma Burnell joins Tim to talk about Whose Side Are You On?, Sweet Valley High, Scoubidou, The Patchwork Monkey, Split Second, and the Ever Ready ‘Power To The People’ advert. [More]
The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #1
“Captain Peacock is pompous, move back three spaces”
Highlights featuring Phil Catterall, Garreth F. Hirons, Mark Thompson, Stephen O’Brien, Ben Baker and Emma Burnell, as well as Tim on the radio talking about TV tie-in board games. [More]
Don’t Let’s Chart – Ben and Phil’s podcast
Retrospecticus: The Simpsons And Modern History, Together At Last – Garreth’s podcast
The Zeitgeist Tapes – Emma’s podcast
Atomic Sourpuss – Garreth’s blog
Kean Canter Mattowski – Stephen’s blog
Ben Baker Books – Ben’s site
Political Human – Emma’s site
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Well At Least It’s Free, a collection of columns and features, includes more on The Last Train and many other shows that the BBC, ITV and others tried to fill the gap with while Doctor Who was off the air. You can get it in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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