137 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
    • 4.6 • 54 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.

    092 - David Smith - It Made Me Want To Go Out And Buy A Bryan Adams Album

    092 - David Smith - It Made Me Want To Go Out And Buy A Bryan Adams Album

    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's trying to recharge the remembering batteries for Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You, Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, the soundtrack from Billy Connolly's World Tour Of Australia, the Sega Game Gear, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set, Police Squad!, Bart Simpson's Guide To Life and Duck Tales The Movie - Treasure Of The Lost Lamp. Along the way we'll be finding out how to spot anyone doing the Have I Got News For You Walk Of Shame, querying the dictionary definition of 'Didactogreekophobia', revealing why Davro's Sketch Pad is official Star Wars canon, and debating how to react if you order John Sergeant and get sent John Humphrys by mistake instead.
    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. At least it'll be easier to carry around than a Sega Game Gear.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    091 - Toby Hadoke - You'll Go To Prison For False Accusation

    091 - Toby Hadoke - You'll Go To Prison For False Accusation

    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 actor and comedian Toby Hadoke, who's looking for clues to the who, the what and the when of Hey Matthew by Karel Fialka, late-night alternative comedy show Who Dares Wins, Channel 4 sci-fi pilot starring John Taylor from Duran Duran Timeslip, Spanish horror short La Cabina, Cadbury's Cabana, Kit Williams' puzzle book Masquerade and the brief primetime career of comedian Paul Squire. Along the way we'll be thrilling to the escapades of B.E. Baracus, watching a Gold Blend Video Nasty, debating the Cabana-related exceptions in the libel laws and taking part in the grand launch of Find The Bin With A '5' Written On It.
    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. There's probably some reason why 'Matthew' wouldn't be allowed one, though.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar - George Martin In Cahoots With The Zombie People

    The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar - George Martin In Cahoots With The Zombie People

    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 is a collection of highlights from Looks Unfamiliar featuring Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Mr. Men Songs, Hilary Machell on Enamel Bedroom Door Name Plates, Juliet Brando on The Telebugs, Bibi Lynch on You Just Might See Me Cry by Our Kid, Tim Worthington on Bad Ronald, Mic Wright on Sharky And George and Grace Dent on The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident as well as some extra chat with Tim about about Something Outa Nothing by Letitia Dean And Paul J. Medford and Karen Gillan's The Hoarding. Along the way we'll be scientifically evaluating the Mr. Tickle Event Horizon, playing with the official Amanda Holden Slinky, trying to figure out the logic behind posting on the Internet to say there’s nothing on the Internet about Sharky And George and trying our hardest to repel a shower of ‘refreshed’ Granada announcers and the Test Card Clown – but no Test Card Girl. Plus there's also some additional chat with Gabby on Spider-Man: No Way Home, Mic on the X-Men animated series and Tim on Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings and a couple of extras you may not have heard - Tim on Good Morning Scotland talking about the proposed Grange Hill film and on Goon Pod chatting about what it was like to see A Hard Day's Night on the big screen...
    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. Do ask someone to keep an eye on The Beatles if you have to go to the buffet car for one, though. They'll be up to all kinds.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Looks Unfamiliar Something Outa Nothing Extra - Tim Worthington - A Kind Of Home Bargains KLF

    Looks Unfamiliar Something Outa Nothing Extra - Tim Worthington - A Kind Of Home Bargains KLF

    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 the guest, chatting to Ben Baker about Something Outa Nothing, the song 'written' and performed by The Banned, a group formed by the teenage residents of Albert Square in EastEnders, and then released by BBC Records And Tapes as an actual hit single credited to Letitia Dean And Paul J. Medford. Along the way we'll be speculating on which exotic rare synthetically-furred animal was used to make Letitia and Paul's stage costumes, debating the correct syntax for Jimi Hendrix-based insults, questioning the wisdom of using the word 'alabaster' in song lyrics and revealing why people kept handing Nick Berry unwanted plates of fish and chips.
    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. Although please make it out of Nescafe rather than 'nothing'.

    • 28 min
    090 - Hilary Machell - If You're Really Lucky You Might Get Some Marvel Aftershave

    090 - Hilary Machell - If You're Really Lucky You Might Get Some Marvel Aftershave

    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 Hilary Machell, who’s searching for anyone with the same name as her who remembers Noah And Nelly In SkyLark, Wombles T-Shirts, Enamel Bedroom Door Nameplates, the correct spelling of 'Kerb', Children's ITV magazine show CBTV and the mysterious and sinister disappearance of rissoles and corresponding rise of quiche. Along the way we'll be celebrating those much-loved children's television favourites The Selbmow, sending off for The Funny Richard Nixon Buzzer ('you never know when it'll do Watergate next!'), hitting the town in Mickey Mouse t-shirts with lenticular eyes and assessing the financial viability of Postal Quiche.
    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. Please make sure to get it from one of those vegetarian cafes that respectable middle-class parents considered 'suspicious'.

    • 56 min
    089 - Juliet Brando - An Adorable Serial Killer

    089 - Juliet Brando - An Adorable Serial Killer

    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 and artist Juliet Brando, who’s trying not to get anyone expelled courtesy of hazy recollections of Gideon, Escaping by Asia Blue, The Cuckoo Sister, The Telebugs, Slapwrist Bracelets, Tottie: The Story Of A Doll's House and Tab Clear. Along the way we’ll be finding out which crimes are worthy of incarceration in Doll Alcatraz, evaluating which Roxette single will most impress your teenage crush, discussing how to react if you suddenly hear your voice in the background of a bleak American drama series and debating whether a school trip ever actually happened if nobody randomly fell into an oxbow lake.
    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. Unless they still have any Tab Clear in that discount store.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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.

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

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