Spicks and Specks Season 4
S04 E01Dec 16, 2007
A Very Specky Christmas 2007 Dec 16, 2007 Our special guests this week are boy wonder Hamish Blake, ARIA award winner Missy Higgins, interviewer extraordinaire Andrew Denton and razzle dazzle dancer Rhonda Burchmore.This week’s show features a star studded choir bringing down the house with a Specky version of ‘Winter Wonderland’ and an appearance by none other than the man himself, Santa. Don’t miss A Very Specky Christmas Special this Sunday at 7:30pm…it’s time to find out who’s been naughty or nice.
S04 E02Feb 6, 2008
Episode 2 Feb 6, 2008 Myf's guests this week are Guy Pratt and comedian Dave O'Neil, while Alan's guests are singer Guy Sebastian and stand up comedian Cal Wilson.
S04 E03Feb 13, 2008
Episode 3 Feb 13, 2008 Denise Scott and dancer David McAllister join Mif while Jade McRae and Hamish Blake join Alan for this week's episode.
S04 E04Feb 20, 2008
Episode 4 Feb 20, 2008 Our special guests this week are Broadway luminary Caroline O’Connor, funny man Frank Woodley, documentary & music video director Julien Temple and comedian/ radio announcer Dave O’Neil.The closing performance features a live performance from Caroline O’Connor and the Carnevel Strings, as they perform an Edith Piaf rendition of the Sex Pistols song “Anarchy in the UK”.
S04 E05Feb 27, 2008
Episode 5 Feb 27, 2008 TimewalkOur special guests this week are one of Australia’s finest conductors Richard Gill, funny girl Meshel Laurie, Rocky Horror writer/ actor Richard O’Brien and stand-up comedian David O’Doherty.This week's closing performance see's the panel pay a special tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is one show not to be missed.
S04 E06Mar 5, 2008
Episode 6 Mar 5, 2008 wolf tangoOur special guests this week are television & theatre veteran Jacki Weaver, comedian & radio announcer Pete Helliar, New Buffalo singer & songwriter Sally Seltmann and comedian Colin Lane.This week’s closing performance will feature dub-tango band Tangazo, and their own version of the Duran Duran song, “Hungry Like The Wolf”.
S04 E07Mar 12, 2008
Episode 7 Mar 12, 2008 Tango from your technoOur special guests this week are funny girl Felicity Ward, American singer-songwriter Barry McGuire, reggae sensation Ali Campbell and comedian Dave O'Neil.This week’s closing performance features a live rendition of Barry McGuire's 1965 protest song, "Eve of Destruction".
S04 E08Mar 19, 2008
Episode 8 Mar 19, 2008 Pumpkin instrumentsOur special guests this week are Israeli musician Idan Raichel, comedian Ross Noble, songstress Eddi Reader and Spicks fave Adam Rozenbachs.
S04 E09Mar 26, 2008
Episode 9 Mar 26, 2008 The special guests this week are The Wombats singer Matthew Murphy, the rye-larious Ryan Shelton, Toto rocker Steve Lukather and the dazzling Mehsel Laurie.This week's closing performance will feature Matthew's band, The Wombats, sing the theme song for the TV show Postman Pat, in Norwegian.
S04 E10Apr 2, 2008
Episode 10 Apr 2, 2008 Our special guests this week are 'Hunters and Collectors' singer Mark Seymour, hilarious Fiona O'Loughlin, hot new singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner and tornado of madness Jason Byrne.This week's closer will feature the video clip called "Sort of Dunno Nuthin" by Pete Denahy.
S04 E11Apr 9, 2008
Episode 11 Apr 9, 2008 Our special guests this week are Irish pretty boy Brian McFadden, naughty but nice comedian Stephen K Amos, Keating! The Musical star Casey Bennetto and golden girl Meshel Lauire.This week’s closer will feature one of Australia’s unique performers, the inimitable Bob Log III, as he pays homage to Alice Cooper’s School's Out for Summer.
S04 E12Apr 16, 2008
Episode 12 Apr 16, 2008 Our special guests this week are masterful conductor Nicolette Fraillon, funny boy Hamish Blake, the man who makes Keating look cool Mike McLeish and Brett from Kath and Kim, Peter Rowsthorn.This week’s closing performance will feature a live performance from Mike McLeish, along with the creator of Keating! The Musical, Casey Bennetto and a song they have written especially for the show entitled “Slow Song”.
S04 E13Apr 23, 2008
Episode 13 Apr 23, 2008 Our special guests this week are ARIA award winning singer/ songwriter Clare Bowditch, Possessed comedian Frank Woodley, one of the biggest names in musical theatre Stephen Schwartz and comedian Fiona O’Loughlin.This week’s closing performance will feature one man band, That One Guy.
S04 E14Apr 30, 2008
Episode 14 Apr 30, 2008 Our special guests this week are stage and screen beauty Rachael Beck, comedian and Australia’s answer to Bob Hope Hamish Blake, jazz singer sensation Kurt Elling and the golden girl of funny Meshel Laurie.This week’s closing performance features the video clip of Billy Squier, with “Rock Me Tonight” showing what you can do with a video camera, bad dances moves and a tear away tee.
S04 E15May 7, 2008
Episode 15 May 7, 2008 Our special guests this week are stage and screen siren Lorna Luft, comedian and broadcaster Jonathan Biggins, aussie sax player Wilber Wilde and comedian Felicity Ward.This week’s closing performance features Lorna Luft, accompanied by The Wilbur Wilde Ordeal, as they belt out “Rockabye Your Baby With A Dxie Melody”
S04 E16May 14, 2008
Episode 16 May 14, 2008 Our special guests this week are former ABC Recovery host Dylan Lewis, straight talking comedian Judy Lucy, singer and songwriter Lisa Miller and Mental As Anything band member Greedy Smith.This week’s closing performance features a video clip from Cameo called “Word Up” from 1987. It combines dancing policemen, great moustaches, and a red leather codpiece. This has to be seen to be believed.
S04 E17May 21, 2008
Episode 17 May 21, 2008 Our special guests this week are Australia's outstanding stage actress Marina Prior, comedian Dave Hughes, English broadcaster and music critic John Amis and last but certainly not least, the fabulous Denise Scott.This week’s closing performance is by Marina Prior as she sings a funk version of “Phantom of the Opera” accompanied by Stevie Hesketh and his amazing Optigan.
S04 E18May 28, 2008
Episode 18 May 28, 2008 Our special guests this week are one of the most respected names in the music industry Amanda Pelman, the Ry-tabulous Ryan Shelton, keyboardist for the Rogue Traders James Ash and comedian Mikey Robins.This week’s closing performance is a video clip by Stefan Dennis, with his 1989 attempt “Don’t It make You feel Good”.
S04 E19Jun 4, 2008
Episode 19 Jun 4, 2008 Our special guests this week are Aussie musician Ray Burgess, the ever entertaining Meshel Laurie, toilet cleaner turned stage sensation Shane Jocobson and the ever so talented Clare Moore.This week’s closing performance is a video clip by called “The Happy Hour Brigade”. It was made by a group of Aussie muso’s living in LA in the seventies and features Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Daryl Cotton, Rick Springfield and our own Ray Burgess.
S04 E20Jun 11, 2008
Episode 20 Jun 11, 2008 Our special guests this week are actor and Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, Australia’s Next Top Model/Comedian Hamish Blake, Australian singer & songwriter Dan Sultan and stand-up comedian Denise Scott.This week’s closing performance is a video clip that reached #1 in the UK charts in 1982. “Save Your Love” by Renee and Renato was a Christmas hit and we’re sure it will be with you.
S04 E21Jun 18, 2008
Episode 21 Jun 18, 2008 Our special guests this week are Blue King Brown band member Natalie Pa’apa’a, comedian and radio announcer Dave O’Neil, Irish singer/songwriter Damien Leith and Kiwi funny girl Cal Wilson.This week’s closing performance is a special one, as it involves one guest performing a cover of Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You”. Stay tuned…This weeks 'Look Ma...' band are The Junes
S04 E22Jun 25, 2008
Episode 22 Jun 25, 2008 Our special guests this week are Kiwi born musician Mike Rudd, funny guy with hair to match Hamish Blake, Opera sensation Taryn Fiebig and US comedian Tommy Dean.This week’s closing performance is a video clip of a heavy metal guitar virtuoso by the name of Michael Angelo Batio. It will make you want to get out your air guitar and play like you’ve never played before.
S04 E23Jul 2, 2008
Episode 23 Jul 2, 2008 Our special guests this week are world renowned DJ Kaz James, Newstopia star Shaun Micallef, singer Sipokazi Luzipo from the Soweto Gospel Choir and comedian Adam Rozenbachs.This week’s closing performance will leave you wanting more. The Soweto Gospel Choir grace the Spicks and Specks stage and leave us all wanting more.Latin Mestizo outfit San Lazaro play the songs for the ‘Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma…’ segment.
S04 E24Jul 9, 2008
Episode 24 Jul 9, 2008 Our special guests this week are Irish pretty boy Brian McFadden, Spicks fave funny girl Felicity Ward, one of the most influential record executives in the business Tom Zutaut and Irish comedian Jason Byrne.This week’s closing performance features a special one, a live performance from Brian McFadden, as he gives us his own version of a Guns n Roses classic
S04 E25Jul 16, 2008
Episode 25 Jul 16, 2008 Our special guests this week are electronica musician Muscles, wonder boy Hamish Blake, Aussie singer and dancer Nell Campbell and comedian Frank Woodley.This week’s closing performance features keyboard player Steve Hesketh playing a Hall and Oates song. Watch the show to find out what song and the reason behind it.
S04 E26Jul 23, 2008
Episode 26 Jul 23, 2008 Our special guests this week are music producer Steve Weltman, comedian and radio announcer Amanda Keller, Aussie singer Vanessa Amorosi and English comedian Mark Watson.This week’s closing performance features a special performance by U2 tribute band Rattle and Hum.This episode’s ‘Look Ma….’ songs are being played by Rattle and Hum.
S04 E27Jul 28, 2008
Episode 27 Jul 28, 2008 This week is a special one-off as the show brings cross-Tasman rivalry to the world of music. New Zealand is pitted against Australia in a battle to see who will walk away with the glory of winning Spicks and Speck.Our special guests this week are singer/songwriter Pete Murray, comedian Meshel Laurie representing the Aussie and singer Jenny Morris and comedian Tony Martin battling it out for the Kiwis.The episode’s closing performance features Adam Hills. Beware…it will have you singing along in your lounge room and throwing your hands in the air.
S04 E28Aug 6, 2008
Episode 28 Aug 6, 2008 Our special guests this week are deck master DJ Carl Cox, comedian Denise Scott, Opera singer Ali McGregor and comedian Pete Helliar.The ‘Look Ma….’ songs are performed the Kings of Russian Criminal Sound – Vulgargrad. Click here to find out more about the band.This episode’s closing performance features Russian, Vulgargrad, and their version of a Young Talent Time classic…
S04 E29Aug 13, 2008
Episode 29 Aug 13, 2008 Our special guests this week are indie rock musician Kim Salmon, comedian Dave O’Neil, music show host with the most Fuzzy and party boy Hamish Blake.Our special guest DJ for our pedal power game, ‘Malvern Stars on 45’ is the talented DJ M.A.F.I.A.The episode closes with a video clip from with a song called “Sex Appeal”. Be sure to watch for a laugh…
S04 E30Aug 20, 2008
Episode 30 Aug 20, 2008 Our special guests this week are musician extraordinaire Paul Dyer, from the US smooth talking comedian Reginald D Hunter, Aussie songstress Kate Ceberano, Irish comedian Maeve Higgins.The ‘Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma…’ segment sees the songs being played in the style of a New Orleans Marching Band by The Hoodoo Mayhem Brass Band.This episode closes with a live performance by Hoodoo Mayhem as they take out the show with a New Orleans style rendition of a familiar theme song.
S04 E31Aug 27, 2008
Episode 31 Aug 27, 2008 Our special guests this week are Australian Country Music singer Troy Cassar Daley, Aussie Comedian Felicity Ward, singer and actress Nell Campbell and hilarious in more ways than one comedian Ross Noble.This episode closes with a video clip from an American actor turned singer turned actor again. It was a hit in the 80’s but then that doesn’t say much…so were Hammer pants.
S04 E32Sep 3, 2008
Episode 32 Sep 3, 2008 Our special guests this week are internationally acclaimed choreographer John O’Connell, ‘Ghosting’ champion Hamish Blake, Opera soprano and burlesque performer Ali McGregor and comedian Sammy J.This episode closes with a special duet featuring Sammy J and…Sammy J?Special guest DJ for ‘Malvern Stars’ is DJ Katch of theResin Dogs
S04 E33Sep 10, 2008
Episode 33 Sep 10, 2008 Our special guests this week are Jae Laffer from The Panics, comedian Denise Scott, musical director of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Brett Weymark and New Zealand comedian Al Pitcher.Special guest DJ for Malvern Stars is Aria Award winning DJ, Danielsan from Koolism.Be sure to watch out at the end of the show when Denise Scott’s dreams come true as Barry Smith serenades her with the Town Criers hit, “Everlasting Love”.
S04 E34Sep 17, 2008
Episode 34 Sep 17, 2008 Our special guests this week are smooth talking US comedian Reginald D Hunter, from Idol to musical theatre Robert “Millsy” Mills, 60’s “Bandstand” regular Judy Stone and US comedian Arj Barker.Be sure to watch the end of the show for proof that accordions really do rock!
S04 E35Sep 24, 2008
Episode 35 Sep 24, 2008 Our special guests this week are Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith, comedian Dave O’Neil, acclaimed Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran and reigning ghosting champion Hamish Blake.Be sure to watch the end of the show for a stellar performance by Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.
S04 E36Oct 1, 2008
Episode 36 Oct 1, 2008 Our special guests this week are Australia singer songwriter John Butler, American comedian Kristen Schaal, of Australia’s best loved performers Rhonda Burchmore and comedian Mark Watson.Be sure to watch tonight’s episode for a live instrumental performance from John Butler, as he shows us just what he can do with a thirteen string guitar, on a number called “Ocean”.
S04 E37Oct 8, 2008
October 15, 2008 Oct 8, 2008 In this episode we have taken the time to answer some long awaited questions from our viewers. How does Alan Brough really know that much about music? Which moment is Myf Warhurst’s most embarrassing?Hosted by Hamish Blake, we take you behind the scenes and expose how Spicks and Specks is made. There are interviews with Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough as they share their favourite moments over the past four seasons.See which games didn’t make it and how we choose our guests for the show. This is one for the fans and not to be missed.
S04 E38Oct 15, 2008
Episode 38 Oct 15, 2008 Our special guests this week are singer Anne McCue, comedian Amanda Keller, singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, entertainer Frankie J Holden.Tonight’s episode ends with a video clip from band, the Skatt Brothers ‘Life At the Outpost’.
S04 E39Oct 22, 2008
Episode 39 Oct 22, 2008 Our special guests this week are conductor extraordinaire Richard Gill, comedian and radio star Dave O’Neil, American guitarist and singer Kaki King and comedian Adam Rozenbachs.Be sure to watch Kaki King pay tribute to deaf leopard!
S04 E40Oct 29, 2008
Episode 40 Oct 29, 2008 Our special guests this week are music industry insider turned Idol judge Ian “Dicko” Dickson, International comedian Des Bishop, singer/songwriter Mia Dyson and Aussie comedian Heath Franklin.Be sure to watch to see Des Bishop perform a classic hip hop song with a twist.
S04 E41Nov 5, 2008
Episode 41 Nov 5, 2008 Our special guests this week are indigenous didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton, comedian and author Denise Scott, International hit maker Leo Sayer and musical comedian Eddie Perfect.Be sure to watch for a sneak of Eddie Perfect performing a song from the hit stage show, Shane Warne: The Musical.
S04 E42Nov 12, 2008
Episode 42 Nov 12, 2008 Our special guests this week are Oscar winning Geoffrey Rush, funny girl Felicity Ward, the all singing and all dancing Christine Anu and the popular Hamish Blake.This week’s episode closes the show with The Wiggles, as they play their version of the U2 song “Angel of Harlem”.
S04 E43Nov 19, 2008
The Best of 2008 Nov 19, 2008 This week all your favourites moments of Spicks & Specks are all rolled into one show, as we give you the best of 2008.All your favourite moments have been carefully chosen and put together by our expert team. Hours turned into days which turned into weeks trying to choose the best moments. But we think we've finally done it. Check it out for yourself and be sure to watch the show.