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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 does. 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
    • 4.5, 32 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 does. 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.

    061 - Tom Williamson - A Band My Word Processor Hates

    061 - Tom Williamson - A Band My Word Processor Hates

    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 historian Tom Williamson, who's consulting dusty tomes for evidence of Children's ITV game show Knightmare, Samurai Pizza Cats, Add N To (X), Civilization spinoff Colonization, post-rock band Mogwai, and Jeff Goldbum-starring discovery of DNA biopic Life Story. Along the way we'll be debating whether Knightmare fans are more frightening than Knightmare itself, visiting an in-store promo appearance by the Anglia Knight, getting a Mogwai: Are Bloody Loud And Horrible t-shirt printed, and learning about the risk of chewing gum-related historical inaccuracy.

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 55 min
    060 - David Smith - Every Third Word Is The Word Clown

    060 - David Smith - Every Third Word Is The Word Clown

    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 quiz expert David Smith, who gets an R Tape Loading Error every time he asks anyone about Earthworm Jim, PC game Torin's Passage, Bowie-featuring teen movie Bandslam, ideologically dubious ZX Spectrum game City Bomber, Little Clowns Of Happytown, Sega Megadrive pinball spinoff Sonic Mountain Quest, and techy partwork magazine Real Robots. Along the way we'll be finding out how much money Norbit shouldn't have made, the two biggest mistakes you can make when building a robot, whether it's actually possible to get past Level 179 of Lemmings, and why Little Johnny Jewel by Television is directly responsible for the worst crime ever committed against both music and superheroes.

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    059 - Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge - Once Upon A Time Gyles Brandreth Was Quite A Cool Name

    059 - Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge - Once Upon A Time Gyles Brandreth Was Quite A Cool Name

    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 are Round The Archives hosts Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge, who are heading back round the archives again in search of spooky BBC sitcom So Haunt Me, ZX Spectrum strategy game Stonkers, Atari Indiana Jones-riffing side-scroller Pitfall!, Furzlin' With Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers, Marion Chesney's 'Six Sisters' novels and translated comedy book Le Petit Nicolas. Along the way we'll be querying how many different ways Shag Connors can spell his name, reading about Barbara Cartland's trip to Borley Rectory, and debating which is more of an ocular irritant out of the Ken Dodd's Diddymen Annual design aesthetic and Mr. T on Sesame Street insert film that someone has deliberately trodden on.

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 51 min
    058 - Shanine Salmon - Maybe He Felt This Was Going To Be The New Modern Hymn

    058 - Shanine Salmon - Maybe He Felt This Was Going To Be The New Modern Hymn

    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 theatre critic Shanine Salmon, who's hoping not to have a restricted view of the ill-advised 1993 refit of the EastEnders theme, E4  old vs. new comedians reality show Kings Of Comedy, Channel 5 stand-up show Club Class, hard-hitting anti-drug campaigns aimed at schoolchildren, BBC Three game show Sack Race, and Jerry Hall's dating show Kept. Along the way we'll be finding out what happens if you play the EastEnders theme backwards, the real reason why Bernard Manning never did Reality TV, how much 'Entertainment' could actually be found in The Ian Wright Entertainment Show, and why you should always steer clear of women in Marc Almond eyeshadow.

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Looks Unfamiliar Annuals Extra: "We Don't Want To Learn A History Of Sodding Cutlery"

    Looks Unfamiliar Annuals Extra: "We Don't Want To Learn A History Of Sodding Cutlery"

    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 to take a browse through some of her favourite baffling children's annuals is writer Jenny Morrill, who's trying unsuccessfully to play the board games in The Elvis Special 1983, The Home And Away Special 1990, The Sun Annual For Girls 1974, The Daily Mirror Book For Girls 1980 and The V Annual 1986. Along the way we'll be finding out why you need to pass a wordsearch test in order to become an Elvis Presley fan, wondering whether Sally from Home And Away ages in real time, and debating the best way of getting on a bus upstairs. Plus there's yet another inexplicable appearance by The Real Thing...

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 41 min
    057 - Al Kennedy - Maggie Thatcher Is Coming To Steal Your Gold Coins

    057 - Al Kennedy - Maggie Thatcher Is Coming To Steal Your Gold Coins

    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 podcaster Al Kennedy, who's trying to win 'Remembering' points with Alias The Jester, Steve Jackson's Battle Cards, Marblehead Manor, Joe's Apartment, Channel Hopping, Puddle Lane and Advanced Lawnmower Simulator. Along the way we'll be finding out about the least necessary key change ever, whether there is such a thing as a non-Advanced Combat Card, which die has the evillest number of sides, and the appropriate punishment for the programmers of Count Duckula 2.

    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Vtghbgf ,

Top-notch Obscurism

The sheer depth of Tim’s grasp of cultural esoterica is astonishing. Minor quibble is sound quality: he often sounds a great distance from the mic. Nevertheless always a wonderful listen

MsSamiraAhmed ,

More than is humanly possible

Tim knows more than is humanly possible about retro tv. He is a good humoured & kind hearted social historian of the rag and bone shop of Gen Xers’ childhood viewing. Amazing what social revelations lurk adjust our viewing memories. I always learn something new.

Betamax Video Club ,

Treasure

Tim’s knowledge, along with a well selected array of guests, can even make you nostalgic for things you probably never watched/heard/ate/read/drank...

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