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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 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 • 57 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.

    100 - Becky Darke - It's Not One Of Those Mr. Frosty Situations

    100 - Becky Darke - It's Not One Of Those Mr. Frosty Situations

    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 Becky Darke, who’s trying to send messages from the nostalgia equivalent of the beyond to Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors, Tubby Turtle, Jim Henson's The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic, In The Garden Of Bad Things by Doug MacLeod, Bucky O'Hare and the Secret bar. Along the way we'll be assessing which bath toys are most suitable for hand to hand combat, examining the physics underpinning Cadbury's Spira, estimating how much money you can get on eBay for a decades-old combination of Matey, mud and jam, and questioning why parents apparently immediately lose the capacity to understand the syntax of swearing - and that's not even getting started on Becky's secret metal arm...
    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 do not serve it poured into a Tubby Turtle. Or 'enhanced' by chocolate-flavoured Shredded Wheat for that matter.

    • 47 min
    Looks Unfamiliar Prestige - Tim Worthington - Real Life Has Caught Up With Bod

    Looks Unfamiliar Prestige - Tim Worthington - Real Life Has Caught Up With Bod

    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 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. Along the way we'll be debating how to politely deal with a gatecrashing Roland Rat, finding out what happens when you take the concept of 'Pocket Coffee' too literally, going to see The Snowman: No Way Home and revealing the identity of the one viewer who never got to see Russ Conway's Yuletide Jamboree.
    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. Yes I know Ferrero Prestige lattes are only available to the jet-setting ultra-rich but maybe if I turn up with the woman from the Küsschen advert they won't notice.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    099 - Gary Bainbridge - This Is Like Mousetrap In Reverse

    099 - Gary Bainbridge - This Is Like Mousetrap In Reverse

    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 Gary Bainbridge, who’s searching for the next instalment of the comic strip serialisations of Googi The Liverpool Duck, Big Bubbles, No Troubles by Ellis Beggs And Howard, stunt-riding action figure for girls Derry Daring, Looney Tunes and DC Comics stage crossover Bugs Bunny In Space, The London Connection, Cliff Richard's dance record as 'Black Knight', DJ Spuddles Original Gourmet Fries, The Shinsei Miracle and Shut Yer Gob by Lee Brennan. Along the way we'll be debating whether it's acceptable to play Paddington Bear in 'bearface', revisiting lost rock genre Rod Jane And Rogercore, rifling through Billy Butler's collection of white noise recordings, listening to Barry Cryer's cover of Scott Walker's Tilt, and pondering why so many children in seventies mail order catalogues looked like Matt Berry.
    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 not let 'DJ Spuddles' anywhere NEAR it.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar - Who Let This Flash Harry Into Archive TV Land?

    The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar - Who Let This Flash Harry Into Archive TV Land?

    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 Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge on Plug Comic, Toby Hadoke on the Cabana bar, Carrie Dunn on The Isle Of Wight Waxworks Museum, David Smith on Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, Al Kennedy on The Golden Cagoule and Lydia Mizon on Ceefax Backchat. Along the way we'll be assessing Plug’s chances of survival in the pre-Alternative Comedy standup scene, debating the Cabana-related exceptions to libel laws and finding out how Ally Sloper invented Teletext. Plus there's something you might not have heard - an extract from Tim's commentary on the Bluray release of legendary spooky ITV children's serial The Owl Service...
    You can find the full versions of all of these shows and lots 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. If you've got access to a time machine, one of those coffee bars that Gillian Hills hung out at in Beat Girl would be worth a try.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    098 - Mitch Benn - A Slightly More Apologetic Version of Subbuteo

    098 - Mitch Benn - A Slightly More Apologetic Version of Subbuteo

    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 musician, comedian and writer Mitch Benn, who’s trying to get a team of light entertainment stars to decipher his mimes for Children's BBC celebrity panel shows Star Turn and Star Turn Challenge, evil Grange Hill teacher Mr. Hicks, Subbuteo-rivalling tabletop football game Striker, Lines by The Planets, Marvel UK strip Night Raven and the craze for having international celebrities acting in pop videos. Along the way we’ll be debating whether the most glamorous showbiz spectacular would be a 'Challenge' or 'On Ice', revealing when you should stage a Rihanna-Off or indeed a Rhianna-Off, and enjoying a couple of rounds of The Official John Craven Soccer Game.
    You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar at http://timworthington.org/. You can also find other appearances by Mitch on Looks Unfamiliar here, here and here, and on It's Good, Except It Sucks here.
    If you enjoy Looks Unfamiliar, you can help to support the show by buying one of Tim's books here or by buying us a coffee here. Please inform us straight away if an international celebrity is 'playing' the barista.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    097 - Toby Hadoke - I Don't Remember Birthdays But I Remember Weird ITV Love Stories

    097 - Toby Hadoke - I Don't Remember Birthdays But I Remember Weird ITV Love Stories

    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 peering over fences when the bad guys aren't looking for a look back at The Red Hand Gang, Einstein A Go-Go by Landscape, the BBC's After The Bomb season, Children's BBC's adaptation of The Machine Gunners, quirky mid-eighties drama series Annika, Winter Flight, Strike It Rich! and Driving Ambition, Can't Help Falling In Love by Lick The Tins and Golden Wonder Odduns. Along the way we'll be debating the definition of 'Mutant' Monster Munch, finding out what happened if The Corrs stayed out after they were supposed to on a school night, revealing how to thwart a vampire armed with just a duvet, placing bets on who would steal whose lunch money out of Albert Einstein and Booga Benson, and exposing the secret enmity between Margaret Thatcher and TV's Sentreal from Doctor Who.
    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. No I will not try drinking it out of one of those geometrically ridiculous Odduns mugs.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 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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