Looks Unfamiliar #14: Samira Ahmed – They All Had Hair Like Russ Tamblyn



Looks Unfamiliar 14 - Samira Ahmed

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 does. Joining Tim this time is journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed, who wonders if anyone else has hazy recollections of ITV Saturday Morning show The Saturday Banana, Children's BBC drama The Changes, Mary Quant-designed action doll Havoc, Nurdin & Peacock Own Brand Cola, ZX Spectrum game Thro' The Wall, childhood misapprehensions about the news, and that time that ITV schools show Picture Box used a clip from Cleopatra Jones. Along the way we'll be pondering what Jacob Rees-Mogg could have learned from Metal Mickey, swapping stories about writing to Newsround and Week Ending, and finding out the appropriate circumstances for marrying off poseable action figures. And if you can find the edition of Picture Box in question, please get in touch...!!

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Looks Unfamiliar #13: Rae Earl – I Think It Was A Cerebral Cheggers Plays Pop


Looks Unfamiliar 13 - Rae Earl

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 does. Joining Tim this time is writer Rae Earl, who insists that she’s not just making up the episodes of Battle Of The Planets where Zoltar was a woman, Rock’n’Bubble Bubble Gum, Gyles Brandreth quiz show Puzzle Party, Children’s BBC Cold War thriller Codename Icarus, cheap culinary filler The Home Cookery Club, and short-lived comedy sensation Cheese And Onion. Along the way we’ll be finding out which Europop duo based their image on extruded sugar, the commercial potential of a Panini Sticker Scented Candle, and what precautions you should take whilst within twelve thousand square feet of anywhere that may or may not have played host to agricultural pesticide at some indeterminate point in history. There’s also a bit of bonus chatter about the Channel 4 transmissions of The Gong Show, and if anyone else remembers The Yellow House, please get in touch!

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Looks Unfamiliar #12: Steve O’Brien – E.T. Pretzel Design


Looks Unfamiliar 12 - Steve O'Brien

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 does. Joining Tim this time is entertainment journalist Steve O'Brien, who fills us in on his hotly contested recollections of existentially troubling animation Simon In The Land Of Chalk Drawings, high-concept short-lived snack KP Sky Divers, sitcom spinoff Health And Efficiency, High Time and Ice Cold Cube by The Stone Roses, the BBC Sunday Classics serial Brat Farrar, and the Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators books. Along the way we’ll be finding out who is officially the most punchable Doctor Who alien, what constitutes The Vindaloo Of Corn Snacks, and how many volumes of Michael Winner's Choose Your Own Adventure Books were published.

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