RocK­wiz

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, 8.30pm, SBS One There was a time I could name ev­ery pop band and mouth their lyrics. In 1964 I queued for hours out­side a Kings Cross ho­tel to get a square inch of the sheet Paul McCart­ney al­legedly slept in, but now it’s all a big mys­tery. Recorded live in the Gersh­win Room at leg­endary mu­sic venue the Es­planade Ho­tel in St Kilda, this wacky quiz game is in its 11th sea­son. Orig­i­nal hosts Ju­lia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis fire ques­tions at two mys­tery guests and four pun­ters se­lected from the au­di­ence. She then in­tro­duces per­form­ers such as Court­ney Bar­nett and Dave Faulkner, in a for­mat that has at­tracted a healthy fol­low­ing, par­tic­u­larly among 40 to 50-yearolds. They re­ally do know the an­swers to ques­tions such as: what three words are in brack­ets af­ter the ti­tle of AC/DC’s song For Those About to Rock? At least I knew the an­swer to who sang the theme song from the James Bond movie Sky­fall.

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