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 thirty one to thirty six of Looks Unfamiliar, with some extra bits and links to where else you can find the guests.
“Libby’s Difficult Second Carton Drink”
Political commentator Mark Thompson joins Tim Worthington to talk about Libby’s Moonshine, A. Mazing Monsters, Agony, Being Erica, Hawkeye Collins And Amy Adams – Can You Solve The Mystery? and We Know Where You Live. [More]
Some extra chat with Mark on the subject of watching television on holiday, taking a look at ropey old American anthology series, French dubbed versions of The Professionals, and whatever in the name of whateverness NUTS! actually was.
Vikki Gregorich And Jeff Lewis
“No it’s just a radio that’s been left on”
Game Developer Jeff Lewis and Board Game Collector Vikki Gregorich join Tim Worthington to talk about Animalympics, Conrad’s War, Paul Biegel, Deathworld, The Last American and The Secret Cabaret. [More]
“They’re only eating macaroni”
Journalist Emma Burnell joins Tim Worthington to talk about The Royal Potwasher, Melody Radio, Channel 4’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, A Woman In Your Own Right, The Lords Of Midnight and Herman’s Head. [More]
“Big Daddy is Number One”
Some extra chat with Emma which might just finally explain the longstanding mystery of why Big Daddy was the host of early eighties ITV Saturday Morning programme The Saturday Show and then suddenly wasn’t.
“It sounds like Regional Sweep”
Writer and editor Justin Lewis joins Tim Worthington to talk about Neither Fish Nor Flesh by Terence Trent D’Arby, In One Ear, The London Symphony Orchestra version of Tommy, Orbit, Pop Score and the Welsh Language dubbed version of Trumpton. [More]
Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence
“We’ll definitely eat these meatballs”
Writers Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence join Tim Worthington to talk about The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump, Roger Moore And The Crimefighters, 10-4 Action, Pictures, Deus Ex Machina and a withdrawn Williams Furniture Superstore advert. [More]
“You don’t want a less powerful mantra for frippery astral travel”
Writer Paul Cornell joins Tim Worthington to talk about Phoenix Five, Fear In Firland, Danny Dunn, Outa-Space, Astral Projection Instruction Manuals and Terry Wogan’s eccentric playlist choices. [More]
The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #6
“Top Cat will always be Boss Cat”
Highlights featuring Emma Burnell, Justin Lewis, Mark Thompson, Paul Cornell, Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence and Vikki Gregorich And Jeff Lewis, as well as Tim on Perfect Night In talking about The Monkees. [More]
Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra Part 1
“The meaning of Christmas is No Boris Gardiner”
Writer Stephen O’Brien joins Tim Worthington to chat about a couple of forgotten Christmas Singles. [More]
Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra Part 2
“I don’t want to get all sepia tinted here”
Writer and Musician Garreth F. Hirons joins Tim Worthington to chat about Channel 4’s 1991 Christmas Day oddity The Ghosts Of Oxford Street. [More]
Looks Unfamiliar Top Of The Pops Extra
“I Think That’s The First Time The Bangles Have Ever Been Linked To Twisted Nerve”
Tim Worthington and Stephen O’Brien provide a running commentary on an edition of Top Of The Pops from 9th October 1986. [More]
The Zeitgeist Tapes – Emma’s podcast
Hammer House Of Podcast – Paul’s Podcast
Retrospecticus – Garreth’s Podcast
Mark Reckons – Mark’s site
Political Human – Emma’s site
When Is Bins? – Justin’s site
Scarred For Life – Stephen and Dave’s book
Paul Cornell – Paul’s site
Kean Canter Mattowski – Stephen’s site
Atomic Sourpuss – Garreth’s site
Twitter: Mark (@MarkReckons) – Vikki (@iheartbigface) – Emma (@EmmaBurnell_) – Justin (@WhenIsBirths) – Stephen And Dave (@ScarredForLife2) – Paul (Paul_Cornell) – Stephen (@stephenobrien) – Garreth (@InvaderAce1)
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