Spicks & Specks

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Spicks & Specks

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Get ready for a fast, furious and funny delve into musical history with Spicks & Specks, ABC TV's new weekly comedy game show screening Wednesdays at 8.30pm. Hosted each week by comedian Adam Hills, and featuring team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst. Each week, the trio are joined by four guests from the worlds of comedy, music and entertainment.
Adam Hills

Adam Hills

Himself/Host

Myf Warhurst

Myf Warhurst

Herself/Team leader

Alan Brough

Alan Brough

Himself/Team leader

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Is the Answer: A, Bee or Gee?

    9.0
    This show is enjoyable (music trivia with a touch of comedy), but I don't actually watch it that often. However, I am a huge music lover myself, and am always ready to answer the questions (sometimes even before the people who are on the show actually do).

    [Maybe they should get me on the show one day...]



    There are a number rounds, but each round is not always shown in every episode. This is mainly because the show only typically goes for about half an hour.



    Many famous people (mainly Australian singers and comedians) have appeared on this show during its run (Barry Crocker even once appeared on the show and had to sing the TV tune to "Neighbours" [which he originally sang when "Neighbours" began] but had to substitute the lyrics to the words from a book on poultry).

    It is obvious that everyone involved has fun making this show, and the show also has an easy-going nature. Adam Hills [the host] usually lets the others talk, instead of telling them to be quiet, like on other game shows.

    If you are looking for good light entertainment, look no further.moreless
  • Music, Fun and Great Laughs what quiz show could be better.

    9.5
    Each week there's four guest musician,comedian hey even Santa has been on there well on the Christmas special that is but that's another story.

    With Adam Hills as the host full of laughs and always having a knowledge of a story which one of the guest can tell which are usually funny.

    And we can't forget our two team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst of course because they're Fantastic (if you've played the DVD game you might get that).



    Also we can't forget the rounds like Substite where one person has to sing a song but the lyrics come from an unrelated book which is usually funny in its own right or Turning Japanese which is a new one where the teams have to guess what the song is from reading the lyrics which were translated to Japanese and then were translated back into English.



    Overall Spicks and Specks is awesome so Goodnight Australiamoreless
  • What a show! Even my Auntie Nell Campbell was on it once or twice! Do the Swim!!!

    9.0
    The show that was named after the famous 1980s song 'Spicks and Specks' by the very popular Australian/English disco band. The show every week consists of the famous funny Australian host born without a foot! Adam Hills. Also with his two co-hosts it also has 3 members on each team with 2 different guests on each show where they have different rounds of questions involving music from different generations. But the show is very funny and in my opinion never fails to disappoint. And I was a little disappointed how Adam hills was nominated for so many logies but didn't get one! But yes the show is one of the best Aussie comedy Prime time game shows of all time! Sometimes it can be a little boring and over repetitive but overall great show that will definitely not end for a while because of it's popularity on ABC1.moreless
  • Great Show! Insightful into the world of music in any genre. You hear great stories from the actual historical characters. You know you're hooked when you shout the answer at the TV and your hubby says "how the hell did you know that?"moreless

    9.2
    My girlfriend and I ocassionally watch this show together over the phone. We are from the generation that all watched the Countdown Top 10 on a Sunday night and then went to school the next day to discuss whether it was right or not according to the sixth grade oracles that we were.



    This show feeds the desire we all have to know the more intimate details of those in the music industry, without getting paparazzi in your face about it.



    The guests are great and the stories they tell are great as well. And sometimes they let little bits slip that really shouldn't be known as they were a bit too private to tell.



    And the songs at the end of the show are really good. Sometimes they are songs so far off mainstream that you really wonder where this artist came from. And other times they get two of the shows artists to perform a song together. The arrangements can be very eclectic to say the least. And all the games they play. I love the mondegreens best. Only because we have all stuffed up the lines to many a famous song and because the stuffed up lines were done by so many of us we really thought this was the right words. And there is the bicycle record player. And there is also..... No you will have to watch.



    As Molly Meldrum says "Do yourself a favour" and tune into this show. Its on Aussie TV at 8:30pm on Wednesday nights. You really shouldn't miss an episode.moreless
  • Guest appearances by Guy Sebastian (vocalist) and Guy Pratt (bass player). Guest comedians Dave O'Neil and Cal Wilson.

    7.1
    Must see hilarious 'bass off' between Pratt and O'Neil. It's the reason why this show is in the Aussie top 10 each week. Guy Pratt who played with Icehouse, recalls meeting David Bowie in the early 80s in the catering tent. I loved when he descibed his excitement at seeing Bowie walk in. "I dropped my trifle." As he recalls it had the best catering at any gig that he'd ever performed. Dave O'Neil gets you laughing and Guy Se'boring'astian makes you think, "Every other Aussie musician besides Shannon Knoll must be busy!" Cal Wilson added charm wit to the mix.moreless
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