Cur­tain closes on Spicks and Specks

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - DEBBIE SCHIPP

WITH the end draw­ing nigh – ABC’S muchloved Spicks and Specks will have its fi­nal tele­vi­sion hur­rah on Novem­ber 23 – it’s time to roll out two ‘‘ best- of spe­cials’’ so we’ll all re­alise what we’ll be miss­ing.

This first in­stal­ment is a mot­ley and hi­lar­i­ous col­lec­tion of host Adam Hills and team lead­ers Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough’s ( all pic­tured) favourite mo­ments over seven sea­sons, right back to that first daggy episode in an al­most bare stu­dio, with makeshift desks.

Worth the trip down mem­ory lane if only to check out fun­ny­man Hamish Blake’s bowl hair­cut in se­ries one, the for­ma­tion of ‘‘ the Warhurst method’’ of work­ing out song ti­tles ( and then singing them at length) and . . . shadow pup­pets.

Spicks and Specks at­tracted an av­er­age weekly au­di­ence of 1.35 mil­lion view­ers last year and has been among ABC1’ s top 10 pro­grams, based on se­ries av­er­ages, each year from 2006- 10.

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