Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra: “CRISMAS by BEETLES”


Looks Unfamiliar Christmas Extra: “CRISMAS by BEETLES”

As a special extra Christmas treat for Looks Unfamiliar listeners, here’s a compilation of highlights from the archives, with extracts from Christmas-themed podcasts of Christmases past by Tim Worthington, Ben Baker, Phil Catterall and Darrell Maclaine-Jones. A lot of this hasn’t been available for years, and a lot of it is still rather funny, so we hope you enjoy it! Along the way we talk about Now – The Christmas Album, Val Doonican, A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector, School Fairs, Department Store Grottos, Last-Minute Shopping and Shambolic Office Parties; run down charts of Bad Santas, The Worst Ever Christmas Songs and The Best Ever Christmas Quotes; and listen to bewildering Christmas Singles by Russ Conway, Rotterdam Termination Source, Mr. Christmas, Percy Sugden from Coronation Street and The Count from Sesame Street. We’ll also be finding out who Tim thinks is more important than Father Christmas, who Ben suspects might be Father Christmas, what happened when Phil went carol singing, and what the other tape in Darrell’s house was. Not to mention who recorded a song called ‘Santa’s A Big Fat Fuck’…

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Looks Unfamiliar #10: Mark Griffiths – It Was Definitely An Audience Member, If You'll Pardon The Pun



Looks Unfamiliar 10 - Mark Griffiths

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 does. Joining Tim this time is writer Mark Griffiths, who shares his all too vivid recollections of Five Minutes by Mainframe, The Bloke Who Pulled His Pants Down On Kilroy, Disneyland by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Charles Hawtrey as a vampire on Runaround, BBC Records And Tapes' Off Beat Sound Effects, and missing the first episode of a new series of Doctor Who because you were at the Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool. Along the way we’ll be speculating on how Robert Kilroy-Silk's personal archives are organised, what 'Door Creak With Eno' might sound like, and how to respond to a Doctor Who-themed Sophie's Choice.


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Looks Unfamiliar #9: Martin Ruddock - I Made A Plasticine Harold Macmillan


Looks Unfamiliar 9 - Martin Ruddock

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 does. Joining Tim this time is writer Martin Ruddock, who tries to get a show of nostalgic hands for Children’s BBC Sherlock Holmes spinoff The Baker Street Boys, sci-fi/horror comic strip Doomlord, techno-powered toy range Robotix, Commodore Amiga game The Fairy Tale Adventure, dubbed German drama serial The Legend Of Tim Tyler, and Britpop band Thurman and their somewhat mysterious past. Along the way we’ll be finding out why history has failed to recognise the Baker Street Girls , why Slough’s playing fields are to be avoided at all costs, and why a song called ‘Evil’ might not quite have the intended effect on its target audience. Also, if anyone can solve our Tim Tyler-related mystery, please get in touch!

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