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 nineteen to twenty four of Looks Unfamiliar, with some extra bits and links to where else you can find the guests.
“What was actually in The Dandy?”
Writer Jonny Morris joins Tim Worthington to talk about the BBC Micro Welcome tape, Jack Silver, Mr Spendy, The Carmen Ejogo Show, Dead Ernest and Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights. [More]
“The most memorable movie ferret sacrifice ever”
Writer Paul Kirkley joins Tim Worthington to talk about The Kids From Fame Again, The A-Team novels, Del Amitri by Del Amitri, David Nobbs’ Henry Pratt Novels, The Beastmaster, The Saturday Picture Show and the Adam Ant comic strip. [More]
“The Russ Abbott’s Madhouse Cosplay Kit”
Designer Darrell Maclaine joins Tim Worthington to talk about Carols At Christmas by The Greater Manchester Police Choir, FunFax: Disguise And False Identity, Rubik’s Clock, The Brennan JB7 Advert, VTech Master Video Painter and the Children’s BBC Broom Cupboard 1996 April Fool’s Day Hoax. [More]
“A cross between The Prisoner and Test Match Special”
Writer James Gent joins Tim Worthington to talk about The Golden Oldie Picture Show, When The Wind Blows by David Bowie, Beeb Magazine, T-Rex Greatest Hits albums without any of the hits on them, Boxpops and the Montreux Special of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. [More]
“I can’t remember if it was the first leg or the second leg”
Comedian Ros Ballinger joins Tim Worthington to talk about Henry’s Leg, Waiting For Aliens, ice creams with real fruit in them, a schools safety video with Hannah Taylor Gordon, Microsoft Explorapedia and The Adventures Of Fat Freddy’s Cat. [More]
Garreth F. Hirons
“I backed the Betamax of Nirvana spinoffs”
Musician and writer Garreth F. Hirons joins Tim Worthington to talk about
[The Yellow Album by The Simpsons, The Frankie Goes To Hollywood Computer Game, Sweet 75, Linc’s, Transformers Action Masters, The Way Of The Tiger and Quatro. [More]
The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #4
“The Real Bowie says to the Imagined Bowie”
Highlights featuring Jonny Morris, Paul Kirkley, Ros Ballinger, Garreth F. Hirons, Darrell Maclaine and James Gent, as well as Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about Absolute Beginners. [More]
Retrospecticus: The Simpsons And Modern History, Together At Last – Garreth’s podcast
Under Three Hundred – Jonny’s site
Interesting Media – Paul’s site
Darrell Maclaine – Darrell’s Redbubble store
We Are Cult – James’ site
Ros Ballinger – Ros’ Facebook page
Atomic Sourpuss – Garreth’s blog
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