Looks Unfamiliar #18: Una McCormack - Revolution 9 For Descant Recorder And Woodblock


Looks Unfamiliar 18: Una McCormack

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 Una McCormack, who is absolutely certain that she hasn’t just made up school songbook Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay, Screw-Top Virgin Marys, Desert Wellies, Elizabeth Enright’s Melendy Family novels, Jackanory series Tales From The Edge Of The World, and short-lived toy craze Trick Sticks. Along the way we’ll be finding out why asking about ‘Mr. Benn Men’ in school is frowned on, how to attract boys from the school across the brook by rolling up your socks and narrowing your tie, and why you can’t hide a pierced ear from Jesus. Also, there’s LIVE YO-YO TRICKS!


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Looks Unfamiliar #17: Jacqueline Rayner – She Went To The Ball In A Horse-Drawn Bath


Looks Unfamiliar 17: Jacqueline Rayner

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 Jacqueline Rayner, who wants to know if anyone else remembers ITV panto Quincy’s Quest, lurid soft drink Quosh Tropical, comedy battle game Klonks, Bernie Clifton’s character El Bandido, Pippa dolls and Honey Bear Spread. Along the way we’ll be finding out how to tell if Morecambe And Wise are coming to murder you, the best adventure Doctor Who never had, what measures to take when a runaway horse smashes into a bathroom factory, and why you should avoid German Smarties at all costs. And if you can tell us the name of Jac’s mystery scary children’s programme, or alternately who said ‘bastards’ on Radio 4, please let us know…!


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Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With Pippa

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Looks Unfamiliar #16: Will Maclean – Barnaby’s Apocalypse



Looks Unfamiliar 16 – Will Maclean

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 Will Maclean, who’s hoping that someone shares his recollections of Once Upon A Time… Man, Galaxy High, educational storybook In The Sofa, educational short film Powers Of Ten, dangerous dance craze ‘The Snake’, and the episode of The Sooty Show where Sweep’s brain was surgically enlarged. Along the way we’ll be finding out who lived at 9 The Road (Great Britain, The Solar System), questioning the best course of treatment for an incapacitated Emu, and pondering on what happened when the Play School toys ran amok off-camera.

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Looks Unfamiliar #15: Steve Berry – I Survived The Great Nostalgia Wars Of 1989



Looks Unfamiliar 15 – Steve Berry

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, broadcaster and TV Crisp Expert Steve Berry, who’s keen to scratch a nostalgic itch for Single Versions Of Pop Songs That Never Get Played Any More, Elastoplast Heroes, late night Channel 4 show United States Of Television, Skoal Bandits, the Starblazer Electronic Space Command Belt, and school assembly songbook Morning Has Broken. Along the way – when we’re not stalking Richard Herring – we’ll be musing on the hard-hitting storylines Grange Hill missed, discovering the identity of ‘Ant Marco’, and working out just how far you can balance a hymn book on the edge of a church balcony. And there’s ten million points if you can work out which comedian is noisily drinking coffee in the background…

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Looks Unfamiliar #14: Samira Ahmed – They All Had Hair Like Russ Tamblyn



Looks Unfamiliar 14 - Samira Ahmed

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 journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed, who wonders if anyone else has hazy recollections of ITV Saturday Morning show The Saturday Banana, Children's BBC drama The Changes, Mary Quant-designed action doll Havoc, Nurdin & Peacock Own Brand Cola, ZX Spectrum game Thro' The Wall (especially when played on the School Computer), childhood misapprehensions about the news, and that time that ITV schools show Picture Box used a clip from Cleopatra Jones. Along the way we'll be pondering what Jacob Rees-Mogg could have learned from Metal Mickey, swapping stories about writing to Newsround and Week Ending as youngsters, and finding out the appropriate circumstances for marrying off poseable action figures. And if anyone out there can help find the edition of Picture Box in question, please get in touch...!!

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