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 twenty five to thirty of Looks Unfamiliar, along with some extras and links to where else you can find the guests.
“People don’t really go on about Psychedelic Blue Peter”
Tim Worthington appears as the guest and talks to Stephen O’Brien about The Only Way by Lisa Stansfield, The Brain, the Jackanory adaptation of Starstormers, a Public Information Film about boat safety, I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake, Secrets From The School Underground, Skyman and Rubovia. [More]
“It’s Not Funny Having A Piano Fall On Your Head If Someone’s Just Drawn It”
Journalist Martin Belam joins Tim Worthington to talk about the Laurel And Hardy cartoon, Faith No More on Top Of The Pops, missing scenes from Flash Gordon, touring space shuttles, a documentary on Dr. Mabuse by Propaganda, and New Order not being able to play Your Silent Face live. [More]
“You’ll never silence Paul Coia”
Writer Jack Kibble-White joins Tim Worthington to talk about Don’t Give Up Your Day Job by Richard Digance, Games World, United Kingdom: Working For The Enemy, Arken Sword, Who’s Next, and a competition to write a new This Morning theme tune. [More]
“I just get pictures of actual boots”
Writer Jenny Morrill joins Tim Worthington to talk about Boots Global Collection, the Just Seventeen Yearbook, P&O’s La Mer Advert, an animated film about a bird that gets turned into a bat, Diary Of A Manic Street Preachers Fan, and a film her dad remembers about some sheep. [More]
“Salvador Dali’s Scalextric Set”
Animator Phil Norman joins Tim Worthington to talk about S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox, Leapfrog, The Country Life Christmas Box, Humrush by KMD, Body Contact, Oscar The Rabbit In Rubbidge, Erasmus Microman and Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humpe And Find True Happiness?. [More]
“They probably made Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox look like The Hitman And Her”
SMERSH Pod host John Rain joins Tim Worthington to talk about Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It, E.T. Cola Creams, Trading Places Day, Murder In Space, Hello Mum and Oink!. [More]
Looks Familiar Extra
“If you’re one of those people who sells crack…”
Writer Ben Baker joins Tim Worthington for a look at the show that gave Looks Unfamiliar its name – ITV’s Denis Norden-presented cosy daytime nostalgia show Looks Familiar. [More]
The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #5
“They’re not goosestepping down the street shouting Heil The Kandyman”
Highlights featuring Tim Worthington, Ben Baker, Jack Kibble-White, Jenny Morrill, Martin Belam, John Rain and Phil Norman, as well as Tim on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding about politics in Doctor Who. [More]
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