The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #3: Morph’s BBC Fakery


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 shows thirteen to eighteen, featuring Will Maclean on Once Upon A Time… Man, Una McCormack on Screw-Top Virgin Marys, Rae Earl on Codename Icarus, Jacqueline Rayner on Pippa Dolls, Samira Ahmed on Nurdin & Peacock Own Brand Cola, and Steve Berry on school hymn book Morning Has Broken. Along the way we’ll be finding out why you can’t hide a pierced ear from Jesus, just how far you can balance a hymn book on the edge of a church balcony, what measures to take when a runaway horse smashes into a bathroom factory, and what precautions you should take whilst within twelve thousand square feet of anywhere that may or may not have played host to agricultural pesticide at some indeterminate point in history. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking about Georgie Fame’s long-forgotten theme from The Amazing Adventures Of Morph

DOWNLOAD IT HERE - SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES - RSS





You can also find the full version of each show here...




Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.




Support Looks Unfamiliar by buying one of Tim's books! Well At Least It's Free, a collection of columns and articles (including a feature on BBC children's dramas) is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And there's several other books to choose from here...

The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #2: He's Not On A Quest To Find Out, He's Just On A Quest To Get Out


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 shows seven to twelve, featuring Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge on the Jaws game, Ben Baker on Mysteries Of Old Peking, Martin Ruddock on Doomlord, Steve O’Brien on High Time and Ice Cold Cube by The Stone Roses, Jem Roberts on an advert reuniting Neil and Vyvyan from The Young Ones, and Mark Griffiths on The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy. Along the way we’ll be finding out why nothing is scarier than a playing field in Slough, how to spot Simon Bates in disguise via a series of cryptic clues, and what musical genres ‘The Youngs Ones’ were followers of. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking about a TV series from a couple of years back that everyone seems to have forgotten about already…

DOWNLOAD IT HERE - SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES - RSS





You can also find the full version of each show here...




Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.




Support Looks Unfamiliar by buying one of Tim's Books! Higher Than The Sun, the story of Screamadelica, Foxbase Alpha, Loveless and Bandwagonesque (and much more besides), is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #1: Captain Peacock Is Pompous, Move Back Three Spaces


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 the first six shows, featuring Stephen O’Brien on The Morecambe & Wise Board Game, Garreth F. Hirons on Food Fighters, Emma Burnell on The Patchwork Monkey, Phil Catterall on the ZX Spectrum tie-in game of Platoon, Mark Thompson on Night Shift, and Ben Baker on Fiendish Feet. Along the way we’ll be finding out when it’s appropriate to address Colin Bennett as ‘Vince Purity’, how many issues of ‘Razzle And Wise’ were published, and just which elements of The Untouchables were considered appropriate for a scrolling platform game aimed at children, not to mention recalling the classic horror film ‘Dracula Vs. The Skeleton’. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on the radio talking about ridiculous seventies board games!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE - SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES - RSS





You can also find the full version of each show here...




Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.




Support Looks Unfamiliar by buying one of Tim's books! Not On Your Telly is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And there's several other books to choose from here...

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 524


Doctor Who Magazine issue 524 is out on 5th April, and includes a huge feature by me on the story of Doctor Who and BBC Records And Tapes – taking a look at Genesis Of The Daleks, Doctor Who – The Music, Doctor Who Sound Effects and tons of albums and singles you might never have heard of, from the Moonbase 3 theme to Music From BBC Children’s Programmes. There’s the full story behind why certain releases appeared at certain times, where to find obscure Doctor Who-related tracks you might never have noticed, why there was never a Sylvester McCoy theme single, and even a couple of words about the solo albums by members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Elsewhere in the issue, you can also find an interview I did with Klaus Joynson, the mysterious figure behind the excellent album New Adventures In Time And Space.

I’ll also take this opportunity to point out that I’ve written a book about BBC Records And Tapes’ singles – one covering the albums is in the works – which you can find out more about here.




This is an extract from Top Of The Box - The Complete Guide To BBC Records And Tapes Singles, which is available as a paperback here, or from the Kindle Store here.