115 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 • 45 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.

    Looks Unfamiliar Disco Sci-Fi Spectacular: "There's No Robots, I'm Not Interested"

    Looks Unfamiliar Disco Sci-Fi Spectacular: "There's No Robots, I'm Not Interested"

    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 for an interstellar funk spectacular is writer Jonny Morris, who’s setting the controls for the heart of the disco with Galaxy Gold by Neil Norman And His Cosmic Orchestra, Battlestar Galactica action figures, the disastrous second season of Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, H.G, Wells’ The Shape Of Things To Come, Fall Out by DATA and Space Wars - Fact And Fiction. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happened when Doctor Who met Henry’s Cat, why nothing is more dystopian than Bryan Pringle wandering around a Midlands University, the origins of Barry Morse’s feud with Elon Musk, and why Taran Wood Beast costumes were all the rage at Studio 54.

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

    • 51 min
    077 - Joel Morris - No-One In My Family Was Going To Be Conned By Big Battery

    077 - Joel Morris - No-One In My Family Was Going To Be Conned By Big Battery

    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 Joel Morris, who’s holding his NostalgiaViewerTM up to the light for a glimpse of Hanna Barbera's Alice In Wonderland Or What's A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This, Channel 4's Four-Mations strand, Chutes Away!!!!!, Marks And Spencer's 'St. Michael' gift books, Dungeons And Dragons-inspired TV Movie Mazes And Monsters and the View-Master Demonstration Reel. Along the way we’ll be pondering whether Dad's Army would have been improved by being entirely about some triangles, flicking through Patrick McGoohan's Big Book Of Blunders, and nominating our suggestions for the View-Master Netflix Universe.

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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    076 - Anna Cale - It Felt Like A Social Realist Jonny Briggs

    076 - Anna Cale - It Felt Like A Social Realist Jonny Briggs

    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 Anna Cale, who's trying her best not to think of punning introductions to Sport Billy, Silly Games by Lindy Layton, Welsh language children's serial Joni Jones, mid-eighties romantic comedy The Girl In The Picture, blockbuster Australian miniseries Return To Eden, The Incredible Hulk Smash-Up Action Game, Trev & Simon's Stupid Video and Diana Dors' TV-am slot Dors' Dozen. Along the way we'll be finding out how to ruin a promising romance by being touchy about Camberwick Green, studying for a degree in Bruce Leeology, discussing whether The Hulk is more frightening when 'revving' and revealing what to do when confronted with a sentient out-of-control Blue Peter feature.

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    075 - Shanine Salmon - By Law You Had To Have A McGann

    075 - Shanine Salmon - By Law You Had To Have A McGann

    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 trying to remember what email address she used to sign up to ITV's Married With Children remake Married For Life, early social media site Habbo Hotel, BBC2 panel show Blouse And Skirt, late-night action thriller Renegade, short-lived Soap Opera With A Twist Night And Day, and virtual four legged friend service Neopets. Along the way we'll be learning how to communicate with trees using HTML, querying how 'Night And Day Nights' would work, asking a parent or guardian to fax their consent, and debating just how many hours of airtime Graham Norton devoted to a robot dog walking very very slowly across the studio floor.

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Looks Unfamiliar When Harry Met Sally Extra: "I've Hung Around Enough Bloody Guitar Playing Boys"

    Looks Unfamiliar When Harry Met Sally Extra: "I've Hung Around Enough Bloody Guitar Playing Boys"

    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 for a special theatrical edition is journalist Emma Burnell, who's faking an orgasm in a restaurant over the 2004 stage adaptation of When Harry Met Sally starring Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry. Along the way we'll be listening to Harry Connick Jr.'s cover of Ghostbusters, finding out whether Dirty Dancing can have too much dancing in it, learning about the influence a giant floating image of Patrick Swayze had on the civil rights movement, and berating Leonard Cohen for wiping all those episodes of Doctor Who. Plus we'll also be remembering Richard Herring remembering the Mars Bar...

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

    • 20 min
    074 - Matt Lee - If The 1950s Produced A Videogame This Would Be It

    074 - Matt Lee - If The 1950s Produced A Videogame This Would Be It

    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 director Matt Lee, who's rifling through lines of code in search of ITV comedy pilot Wake Up! With Libby And Jonathan, Cheers-prefiguring sitcom Park St. Under, ideologically dubious computer game Terramex, They Might Be Giants' 'Dial-A-Song' service, Cola Spread and an attempted regional ban on Garbage Pail Kids. Along the way we'll be critically evaluating Leslie Grantham's 'shocked' face, revealing how not to wow the opposite sex by listening to the b-side of Birdhouse In Your Soul, and recalling some favourite quotations from Beer: A Book by George Wendt.

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

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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

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.

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