166 episodes

Writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington is joined by a series of guests for a bit of a chat about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. From Coming On Strong by Broken English and The Order Of The McVitie's Hobnob, to whichever TV programme it was that ended with footage of dandelion seeds being blown away, we're here to try and help, and to confirm that no, nobody else remembers them either.

Looks Unfamiliar Podnose

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

Writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington is joined by a series of guests for a bit of a chat about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. From Coming On Strong by Broken English and The Order Of The McVitie's Hobnob, to whichever TV programme it was that ended with footage of dandelion seeds being blown away, we're here to try and help, and to confirm that no, nobody else remembers them either.

    113 - Joanne Sheppard - A Speaking Wall For Our Times

    113 - Joanne Sheppard - A Speaking Wall For Our Times

    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.
    Joining Tim this time is book reviewer Joanne Sheppard, who's putting a little bit in to get a little bit out of remembering 'keep fit'-themed magazine show Go For It!, Frank Muir's What-A-Mess, My Little Pony ancestor My Pretty Pony, John Carradine's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The Water Babies, The Magnificent Race, Amazon Adventure by Willard Price and Snapper Crocodiles. Along the way we'll be finding out how bending up and down while holding the back of a chair can make you the next Steve Ovett, meeting Frank Muir 'making friends', critically evaluating The Vintage Car Cinematic Universe and assessing just how useful My Little Pony would be for hand to hand combat, as well as debating Danny Kendall's hidden influence on modern society and culture.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/. You can also find Joanne talking about The December Rose, Colorado Beetle paranoia, Brontosaurus, Will You Wait For Me? by David Bellamy, Timbuctoo, KP Wickers, The Enchanted Castle, Major Morgan The Electronic Organ and Wilderness Roadhere, The Bump by MC Mallett, Horror Chews, The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris, Matchbox Fighting Furies, Mouthtrap, Connoisseur, World Magazine, All Aboard! and The Guinness Book Of Pet Records here and Dramarama: The Exorcism Of Amy, Spine Chillers, Blue Peter’s Witch Puppet Make, Monsters Of The Movies by Denis Gifford, Nothing To Be Afraid Of by Jan Mark, Paperhouse, Dekker Toys’ Movie/TV Horror Make-Up Kit and Remus Playkits Identispook here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. Please note this does not include any that Hal and Roger Hunt have 'liberated' from natives on their Fairtrade-averting 'Coffee Adventure'.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    112 - Lydia Mizon - There Was Real Peril And Also Vowels And Consonants

    112 - Lydia Mizon - There Was Real Peril And Also Vowels And Consonants

    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.
    Joining Tim this time is QI Elf Lydia Mizon, who's pushing the lever marked Let's Rock on Spice Girls Impulse Body Spray, Smashie And Nicey: The End Of An Era, The Adam And Joe XFM Podcast, Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day On The Job, Look And Read: Through The Dragon's Eye and Cognoscenti Vs. Intelligentsia by The Cuban Boys. Along the way we'll gauging the optimal moment to set off a fire alarm during Father Ted, accusing Posh Spice of smelling like your nan, discussing why bad dangers should not be allowed anywhere near the Mobile Spice Phone and debating who would 'win' out of Ricardo Autobahn and Cliff Richard.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/. You can also find Lydia talking about Stoppit And Tidyup, Fervour, Alphabet Castle, Roseanne And The Magic Mirror, Party Mania and a book about Lydia who hated cress here and Look Around You, Mongrels, Karma Hotel by Spooks, The Smurfs Go Pop!, Lift Off, Secret Agent: The Hunt For Red Rock Rover, Math Rescue, Ceefax Backchat and 4-Tel MegaZine here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. In one of those heat-activated Spice World mugs where they all moved very very slightly apart from Mel B, please.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Looks Unfamiliar Local Radio Countdown To Christmas - Bob Fischer And Georgy Jamieson - Hot Girl-On-Pudsey Action

    The Looks Unfamiliar Local Radio Countdown To Christmas - Bob Fischer And Georgy Jamieson - Hot Girl-On-Pudsey Action

    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.
    This time, in a special festive edition, Tim, Bob Fischer and Georgy Jamieson are all crowding into a paper chain-strewn local radio studio ready to take your calls and chat about some of the signs that Christmas was coming that you just don't seem to get any more. So that's Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson being used to back every single local news feature, School Christmas Fairs, weird decorations that were still in use long past their cultural sell-by date, Advent Calendars with no chocolate but plenty of pictures of Shepherds sort of leaning sideways a bit, the toy pages in 'The Catalogue', the bitter rivalry between the Christmas double issues of Radio Times and TV Times, Channel 4 flinging out angular festive fare like Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, festive replacements for the BBC Globe, The Middlesborough Methodist Tableau and much more besides. In a crammed Christmas Cracker of chat we'll be debating the physics of those big televisions with shutters on them, stressing the need for a Loose Cannon reconstruction of Bob's drawing of a Lord 'a'Leaping', attempting to beat Carol Vorderman at Yuletide Maths, deploring the steady stream of one-shoed shoplifters hopping out of Bobby Cannon's, refuting any and every suggestion that clowns have any business being anywhere near anything to do with Christmas, exploring the financial potential of an Advent Calendar with Willie Rushton behind every single door and querying the value of using Rentaghost as a sort of all-purpose philosophical yardstick. Call in and donate some 'Canned Goods' now!
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/. You can also find Bob on Looks Unfamiliar chatting about The Tom O’Connor Roadshow, Giant Hogweed, Can’t Get A Ticket (For The World Cup) by Peter Dean, Glee Bars, J. Edward Oliver’s ‘Abolish Tuesdays’ and How To Be A Wally here, Eighties ‘Tabloid Celebrities’, Accidentally Kelly Street by Frente!, The Two Ronnies’ ‘Mileaway’, Rude Food, Suggs On Saturday and School Folk Songs here and  Tucker’s Luck, Pookiesnackenburger, We Wanna Be Famous by Buster Gobsmack And Eats Filth’, game show contestants’ occupations being booed by the studio audience and the lost ancient art of the paper plate and shaving foam Custard Pie here, and Georgy on Indoor League, Re-Joyce!, the The Animals In The Box sketch, the Paul Squire Fan Club, Pippa Dolls, Pig In The Middle and Good Winter Telly here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. If the 'Chocolate Train' calls at your stop you get a Mocha. Sorry, it's the rules.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Looks Unfamiliar Pops Present: Tim Worthington - When These Animal Men Do The Theme From Charlie Chalk I'll Be Impressed

    The Looks Unfamiliar Pops Present: Tim Worthington - When These Animal Men Do The Theme From Charlie Chalk I'll Be Impressed

    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.
    This time Tim’s joining guest host Garreth Hirons for a festively-tinged chat about unlikely Christmas Hit and possibly the most mid-nineties artefact there is, the CD Single of Wonderwall by The Mike Flowers Pops. Along the way we'll be revisiting Andrew Collins' superhero origin story. averting the musical equivalent of Shovelware, and revealing why Lou Reed has never seen a chicken in any degree of proximity to a road but still finds the thought of it getting to the other side hilarious.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.You can also find Tim and Garreth chatting about I Was Born On Christmas Day by Saint Etienne Featuring Tim Burgess, Ferrero Prestige, Bod’s Present, A Merry Jingle by The Greedies, Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T. Colgan, Mariah Carey’s rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Richard Herring’s Christmas Emergency Questions, Iron Man 3 (which is a Christmas Film), Joe 90 Christmas Special The Unorthodox Shepherd and Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You’re A Lovely Guy) by Max Headroom here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. Even if backbeat the word on the street is that the fire in your heart is out, I'm sure the kettle's still working.

    • 41 min
    111 - Phil Norman - A Milkshake For Robert Elms

    111 - Phil Norman - A Milkshake For Robert Elms

    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.
    Joining Tim this time is writer Phil Norman, who's swinging by the sweat room for some punishment with Pertwee in the hope of finding any trace of BBC junior science show Over The Moon, Amityville (The House On The Hill) by Lovebug Starski, I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier, WFLA Milkshake, Children's BBC game show Spy Trap, educational textbook Mediamind, The Black Tower, Soul Train by Swans Way and Paul And Peta Page's 'Hot Dogs'. Along the way we'll be charting the rise and fall of 'Frisps Chic', assessing the commercial viability of a Hauntological Space Hopper, speculating on whether Derek Griffiths' vocal extemporisations were a coded warning about AI, listening to Morrissey's Classic Horror Impressions and trying to determine the difference between a Home Bargains Morph and Bloke Who Stands Next To The Genie.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/. You can also find Phil talking 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? here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. Unfortunately as there's no 'U' in WFLA there's not really any opportunity for a Looks Unfamiliar-related 'wacky' acronym but that's a milkshake anyway.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    110 - Katy Brent - I've Never Been Though Because Spiders

    110 - Katy Brent - I've Never Been Though Because Spiders

    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.
    Joining Tim this time is novelist Katy Brent, who's scouring 'the market' for any trace of Round The Twist, Ewoks, Global Hypercolor, Boglins, Out Of This World, Defenders Of The Earth and Garbage Pail Kids. Along the way we'll be discussing the ethical ramifications of a relationship founded on the Round The Twist theme, debating the plural of Those Spidery Octopus Things That Rolled Down Windows, revealing how to avoid getting caught literally Global Hypercolor-handed and estimating the street value of Corroded Charlie and his likely effect on the plot development of any further series of The Wire.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying us a coffee here. In a heat-activated colour-changing mug, obviously. But without telltale handprints.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

gazdownsouth ,

More Please!

Please keep them coming Tim, found the pod about 4 months ago, absolutely love it, but I’ve been through the lot so my future consists of going through them all again until some more get released

MrN100 ,

Brilliant!

I have listened to this podcast since it began and I still love it. Always excited when I see that a new episode is available. It’s one of those podcasts that I would love to be a guest on as I’ve given a lot of thought to my selection.

cactusflowertower ,

Looking forward to more

Looks Unfamiliar has been a really uplifting podcast to listen to during a difficult year. Tim’s range of knowledge is second to none, the conversation with the guests is thoughtful and funny, and the shows are really well edited. Hoping for more in 2021. Warning: theme tune leaves you with serious ear worm.

Top Podcasts In Comedy

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Plosive
Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell
Keep It Light Media / Spotify Studios
The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan
Help I Sexted My Boss
Audio Always
How was it for you? with Rachel Parris & Marcus Brigstocke
Keep It Light Media
Great Company with Jamie Laing
Jampot Productions

You Might Also Like

Smersh Pod
John Rain
My Time Capsule
Cast Off Productions
RHLSTP with Richard Herring
Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions
Scarred for Life
Bush, Brotherstone & Lawrence
THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST
ADAM BUXTON
I am the EggPod
I am the EggPod