The Border Watch : January 29th 2014
The Border Watch Wednesday, January 29, 2014 tvwatch| 5 be sending me a script, so I thought maybe I’d be in the running to be one of the team captains, which was very exciting. Then when I got the script it read, “Welcome to Spicks and Specks, my name’s Josh Earl ...” and I sort of went, “Wow, this is very real”. Still, I went in thinking I wouldn’t get it but it would be fun to pretend for a day and then I could go on my way. I went in, had fun and it seemed to go really, really well. A little time passed before I heard from them again but they then asked me to come in one more time, which became two more times and after a while they offered me the role. I imagine you would have auditioned alongside new team captains Ella and Adam during that process – did you feel an immediate chemistry with them? The first day of auditions, I auditioned with both of them. It just felt really right, and I had the feeling that I hoped we could do it again. Through the process, I would audition with one of them and someone else in the captain roles but in the end it was the three of us. I had never met Ella before but I’ve known Adam for about eight years from doing stand-up and we’ve always got along well, even though we’d never really hung out socially. But it’s been nice. And Ella is so great as a comedian – she’s very giving, and it’s great to have someone like that on the panel. I think the producers were very careful to get the right balance of people. There’s so much pressure on the new cast that they wanted a new team that would gel and have the magic of the last cast, a group of people that really looked like they were having fun together. Since we’ve been the team, we’ve done a lot of press and promotional stuff together and we’ve become a bit of a unit. Was there any thought to giving the show a total makeover or did you want to retain some elements of the original Spicks and Specks? There are some new games but we are keeping most of the old ones. I don’t have any say in that process. I’m writing for the show so it will have some of my flavour to it. But I Saturday February 1 I SEVEN Sa TEN Sa 6.00 Saturday Disney. (CC) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG, CC) 12.00 Dr Oz. (PGa, CC) 1.00 Formal Wars. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 SlideShow. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 MOVIE: Now You See It… (G, R, CC) (2005) 5.00 Central Australia: The Ultimate Outback Adventure. 6.00 News. (CC) 7.00 to Be Advised. 8.15 MOVIE: 10 things I Hate About You. (PGdls, R, CC) (1999) Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles. A student concocts a scheme to set up an independent, ill-tempered young woman with a boyfriend. 10.15 MOVIE: Along Came Polly. (Ms, R, CC) (2004) 12.15 Hung. (MA15+s, R, CC) 12.45 Parks And Recreation. (PG, R, CC) 1.10 Parks And Recreation. (PG, R, CC) 1.35 Up All Night. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Up All Night. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 House Calls To The Rescue. (R, CC) 3.30 It Is Written Oceania. (PG) 4.00 Home Shopping. (PG) 5.00 Dr Oz. (PG, CC) ABC2 6.00 Athletes Of The Wild. (R, CC) Premiere. 7.00 Escape With ET. 8.00 GCBC. (R, CC) 8.30 Studio 10: Saturday. (CC) 10.00 Studio 10: Saturday Extra. (PG, CC) 11.00 Tour The World. (CC) 11.30 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 12.00 The Doctors. (PG, CC) 1.00 This Is Straddie. (R, CC) 2.00 Escape With ET. 3.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 It’s A Lifestyle TV. (CC) 4.30 A Taste Of Travel. (CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 MOVIE: Ice Age: The Meltdown. (PGv, R, CC) (2006) 8.30 MOVIE: transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen. (Mdsv, R, CC) (2009) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. In the wake of his previous encounter with the Decepticons and the Autobots, a teenager heads to university. 11.30 AACTA Awards. (R, CC) 1.00 48 Hours. (PGa) 2.00 Shopping. (PG) 4.30 It Is Written. (PG) 5.00 Hour Of Power. 6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.00 Mister Maker. 4.25 Penelope. 4.30 Babar And The Adventures Of Badou. 5.00 Peppa Pig. 5.05 Bananas In Pyjamas. 5.15 Peppa Pig. 5.20 Charlie And Lola. 5.35 Pocoyo. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Ben And Holly. 6.00 Abney & Teal. 6.15 Mofy. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Deadly 60. 7.30 Highway Thru Hell. 8.15 Commercial Kings. 8.30 The Hoarder Next Door. 9.20 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 10.05 Peep Show. 10.30 Arrested Development. 12.20 Wild Rides. 12.45 The True Story. 1.35 Like A Version. 1.40 News Update. 1.45 Close. ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.25 Kobushi. 10.30 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion. 10.55 Rocket Power. 11.20 The Super Hero Squad Show. 11.45 Star Wars. 1.40 Erky Perky. 1.55 Sumo Mouse. 2.20 Tracey McBean. 2.35 A Gurls Wurld. 3.00 The Sleepover Club. 3.30 Stoked. 4.00 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 4.15 Kid Vs Kat. 4.35 Steam Punks! 5.00 Total Drama All Stars. 5.25 Horrible Histories. 5.55 You’re Skitting Me. 6.25 M.I. High. 6.50 Conspiracy 365. 7.45 Deltora Quest. 8.05 Ouran High School Host Club. 8.30 Good Game: SP. 9.00 Close. 7tWO WIN Sa 6.00 Bubble Guppies. (CC) 6.30 Dora The Explorer. (CC) 7.00 Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) 10.00 Mornings: Summer. (PG, CC) 12.00 Discover Downunder Summer Series. (CC) 12.30 The Middle. (PG, R, CC) 1.00 WIN Presents. (R, CC) 1.15 MOVIE: Dave. (PGsl, R, CC) (1993) 3.30 The Last Sanctuary: Cane Toads In The Kimberley. (CC) 4.00 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner. (R, CC) 4.30 Customs. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Fishing Australia. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) 7.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) 8.35 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) 9.40 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) 10.45 MOVIE: Perfect Stranger. (Mlsv, R, CC) (2007) 1.00 MOVIE: The Gumball Rally. (Mvs, R) (1976) 3.00 The Baron. (PG, R) 4.00 Danoz Direct. 4.30 The Middle. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R) people have asked if I’m going to try to be like Adam or like Simon Anstell from the UK series Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and if I try to be them it’ll quickly be seen as a fraud. I can only be me, and hopefully Australia will latch on to that. Not that you needed the blessing of previous host Adam Hills or anything, but were the two of you in contact about the job at all? I wrote an email to Adam before it was announced publicly, thanking him for being such a major part of Spicks and Specks for seven years and making the show so great. And he replied, saying that he’d heard about it and was really happy for me, offered me a few tips ... which I can’t reveal! aBC1 6.00 Rage. 10.30 Rage. (PG) 11.30 7.30 SA. (R, CC) 12.00 MOVIE: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. (G, R, CC) (1970) 2.05 The Ocean’s Supermum. (R, CC) 3.00 Basketball. (CC) WNBL. Round 17. Melbourne Boomers v Canberra Capitals. 5.05 Nature’s Miracle Babies. (R, CC) 6.00 Devil Island. (CC) 6.30 Hello Birdy. (CC) Premiere. 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG, CC) Return. With wedding bells looming for Doc Martin, he finds himself irritated by PC Penhale’s antics. 8.20 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, CC) With Poirot preoccupied investigating a murder, his old friend Ariadne Olive has a case of her own to solve. 9.50 Silent Witness. (MA15+av, R, CC) Nikki investigates the drowning of a mother, while Harry is called to an apparent suicide at an army base. 10.50 Rage. (MA15+adhlnsv) 5.00 Rage. (PG) 6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Disney. 9.00 Good Luck Charlie. 9.30 Wizards Of Waverly Place. 10.00 Shopping. 11.00 Steve Irwin. 11.30 Out Of The Blue. 12.00 The Travel Bug. 1.00 Coxy’s Big Break. 1.30 Qld Weekender. 2.00 Time Of My Life. 3.00 North. 3.30 All 4 Adventure. 4.30 Special: Saving Mr Banks: The Untold Story of a Hollywood Classic. 5.00 The Great Australian Doorstep. 5.30 Going Bush. 6.00 Neighbours At War. 6.30 Coastwatch. 7.00 SCU. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. 8.30 The Border. 9.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 11.30 Davis Cup. France v Australia. Day 2. 2.30 Late Programs. 7MAtE 6.00 App Central. 7.00 Monster Nation. 8.00 Shopping. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Hercules. 12.00 Swords: Life On The Line. 1.00 Marine Machines. 2.00 Hook, Line And Sinker. 2.30 Shannons Supercar Showdown. 3.00 Search & Restore. 3.30 Jesse James Is A Dead Man. 4.30 Trucks! 5.00 XTreme 4x4. 5.30 Muscle Car. 6.00 Horsepower TV. 6.30 Ultimate Factories. 7.30 Mighty Structures. 8.30 World’s Worst Tenants. 9.30 1000 Ways To Die. 10.30 Gridiron. Legends Football League Australia. Victoria Maidens v Queensland Brigade. 2.00 Late Programs. SECURITY 635710 The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 19 GO! SBS ONE 6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Piaf’s Secret Story. (France) 2.20 Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait? (R) 3.30 The Fairytale Castles Of King Ludwig II. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Cycling. Australia Track National Championships. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 the Red-Crowned Crane. (CC) (China) Looks at the lives of endangered red-crowned cranes at two nature reserves in China. 8.30 Living With the Amish. (R, CC) The teenagers are given a lesson in the value of a hard day’s work as they take part in a traditional barn raising. 9.30 MOVIE: the Guard. (AV15+l, CC) (2011) (Ireland) Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong. An Irish cop teams up with an FBI agent. 11.15 MOVIE: Nikita. (AV15+lv, R) (1990) (France) Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade.1.20 MOVIE: Hell. (Mans, R) (2005) (France) 3.10 WorldWatch. 6.00 Thunderbirds. 7.00 Winx Club. 7.30 Dennis & Gnasher. 8.00 Dogstar. 8.30 Scooby-Doo! 9.00 Looney Tunes. 9.30 Adventure Time. 10.00 Young Justice. 10.30 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. 11.00 FleaBitten. 11.30 Pyramid. 12.00 Kitchen Whiz. 12.30 Power Rangers Megaforce. 1.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. 1.30 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 2.00 Fishing Australia. 2.30 Extra. 3.00 The Bachelor. 5.30 iTunes Specials. 6.30 MOVIE: Batman & Robin. (1997) 9.10 MOVIE: Warrior. (2011) 12.00 iTunes Specials. 1.00 Nikita. 3.00 Fringe. 4.50 Winx Club. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Monsuno. GEM 6.00 MOVIE: The Amazing Captain Nemo. (1978) 8.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 9.30 Friends. 10.00 GEM Presents. 10.10 MOVIE: Death In Venice. (1971) 12.50 Postcards Summer. 1.20 MOVIE: Kaleidoscope. (1966) 3.30 MOVIE: The Comedians. (1967) 6.30 Secret Dealers. 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 9.30 CSI: NY. 11.30 Prime Suspect. 12.20 MOVIE: The Comedians. (1967) 3.05 MOVIE: Kaleidoscope. (1966) 5.00 Gideon’s Way. You’ve got years of stand-up under your belt, and a bit of TV work, but this would be your most highprofile gig to date, it seems. Does it feel like a bit of a game-changer for you? It’s been a massive step up. The main thing I’ve heard is, “Who is this Josh Earl? I’ve never heard of him”. And that’s fine. We’re all starting with a clean slate. earl: “if i try to be them it’ll quickly be seen as a fraud. i can only be me, and hopefully australia will latch on to that.” I’ve been doing comedy for 10 years and never really thought about working on TV but when this came up it seemed like the perfect fit, given that I’ve got 20 years worth of music magazines in my garage and spent most of my formative years at gigs and festivals. I get to come in every day and research music – it’s great. Spicks and Specks, Wednesday, February 5, ABC1, 8.30pm Quick Quiz The Big Bang Theory 1. The Big Bang Theory premiered in which year? A. 2009 B. 2007 C. 2004 D. 2008 2. What is Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) second name? A. Rupert B. Lee C. Leakey D. Stephen 3. Which character is never seen and only heard? A. Physicist Stephen Hawking B. Sheldon’s girlfriend C. Raj’s father D. Howard’s mother 4. What term does Sheldon use to accompany his jokes? A. Bazinga B. Hocus pocus C. Shazam D. There you go 5. Which star recently won the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Comedic Actor/ Actress? A. Kaley Cuoco B. Mayim Bialik C. Johnny Galecki D. Jim Parsons Quick Quiz solution Page 2 PRIME 6.00 Shopping. (PG) 6.30 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 9.30 Morning Show. (PG, CC) 11.30 Dr Oz. (PGa, CC) 12.30 Formal Wars. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 SlideShow. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 MOVIE: Now You See It… (G, R, CC) (2005) 4.30 New Zealand On A Plate. (R, CC) 5.00 To Be Advised. 5.30 News. (CC) 6.30 to Be Advised. 7.45 MOVIE: 10 things I Hate About You. (PGdls, R, CC) (1999) Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles. A student concocts a scheme to set up an independent, ill-tempered young woman with a boyfriend. 9.45 MOVIE: Along Came Polly. (Ms, R, CC) (2004) Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston. A troubled young man reeling from his new wife’s infidelity, finds himself falling for an old highschool classmate. 11.45 Hung. (MA15+s, R, CC) 12.15 Parks And Recreation. (PG, R, CC) 12.40 Parks And Recreation. (PG, R, CC) 1.05 Up All Night. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Home Shopping. (PG) ONE SC TEN 6.00 Athletes Of The Wild. (R, CC) Premiere. 6.30 Escape With ET. 7.30 GCBC. (R, CC) 8.00 Studio 10: Saturday. (CC) 9.30 Studio 10: Saturday Extra. (PG, CC) 10.30 Tour The World. (CC) 11.00 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 11.30 The Doctors. (PG, CC) 12.30 This Is Straddie. (R, CC) 1.30 Escape With ET. 2.30 Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 It’s A Lifestyle TV. (CC) 4.00 A Taste Of Travel. (CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.30 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 6.00 MOVIE: Ice Age: the Meltdown. (PGv, R, CC) (2006) 8.00 MOVIE: transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen. (Mdsv, R, CC) (2009) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. In the wake of his previous encounter with the Decepticons and the Autobots, a teenager heads to university. 11.00 AACTA Awards. (R, CC) 12.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 1.30 Shopping. (PG) 4.00 It Is Written. (PG) 4.30 Hour Of Power. 5.30 Creflo. 6.00 500 Great Goals. 6.30 Football’s Greatest Managers. 7.00 Omnisport. 7.30 Wild Racers. 8.00 NFL: America’s Game. 9.00 Road To The Super Bowl. 10.00 Sport Science. 11.00 Water Sports. Aquatic Super Series. Day 1. Replay. 1.00 Motor Racing. World Series Sprintcars. 2.00 Whose Line. 3.00 Get Smart. 3.30 Cops. 4.00 Driving Wars. 5.00 Megafactories. 6.00 M*A*S*H. 6.30 Get Smart. 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Trick My Truck. 8.00 Water Sports. Aquatic Super Series. Day 2. 10.30 Law & Order: SVU. 11.30 MOVIE: Joshua. (2007) 1.40 48 Hours. 2.40 Late Programs. 11 6.00 Toasted TV. 7.00 The Elephant Princess. 7.30 Vic The Viking. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Me And My Monsters. 9.05 The Loop. 11.35 Happy Days. 12.00 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 2.00 To Be Advised. 5.00 The Choice. 6.00 Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.00 Saturday Night Takeaway. 8.30 MOVIE: Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home. (1986) 11.00 The Loop. 1.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 2.30 The Choice. 3.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 4.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 5.00 Home Shopping. 5.30 Mass For You At Home. Ynever looked so good Mount Glass & Glazing has quality security doors and screens in a style to suit your home without compromising on security PRIVACY MESH FREE FRE WHILE STOCKS LAST conditions apply Display centre: 33 Crouch St South, Mount Gambier Phone 8725 0733 www.mountglass.com.au SBS2 WIN VIC 5.30 Guppies. (CC) 6.00 Dora. (CC) 6.30 Weekend Today. (CC) 9.30 Mornings: Summer. (PG, CC) 11.30 Discover Downunder Summer Series. (CC) 12.00 The Middle. (PG, R, CC) 12.30 WIN Presents. (R, CC) 12.45 MOVIE: Dave. (PGsl, R, CC) (1993) 3.00 The Last Sanctuary. (CC) 3.30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner. (R, CC) 4.00 Customs. (PG, R, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Fishing Australia. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) 7.00 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) 8.05 the Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) 9.10 the Block: Fans V Faves. (PG, R, CC) Hosted by Scott Cam. 10.15 MOVIE: Perfect Stranger. (Mlsv, R, CC) (2007) 12.30 MOVIE: The Gumball Rally. (Mvs, R) (1976) 2.30 Impractical Jokers. (Ml, R) 3.00 Extra. (R) 3.30 Danoz. 4.00 The Middle. (PG, R) 4.30 New Adv Old Christine. (PG, R) 5.00 Skippy. (R) 5.30 Guppies. (CC) 6.00 WorldWatch. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Chinese News. 12.30 Korean News. 1.05 Soccer. A-League. Round 17. Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC. Replay. 3.05 World B-Boy Championships. 3.30 Football Freestyler. 4.00 Kung Fu Changed My Life. 4.55 Departures. 6.00 Urban Freestyler. 6.05 Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. 6.45 American Ninja Warrior. 7.35 Bare-Faced Cheek. 8.30 RuPaul’s Drag Race. 9.30 Vikings. 10.20 Shameless. 11.15 Benidorm Bastards. 11.40 SOS. 12.15 MOVIE: Zim & Co. (2005) 1.55 WeatherWatch. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News. ABC24 6.00 One Plus One. 6.30 News. 7.00 World This Week. 7.30 Weekend Breakfast. 11.00 State To State. 11.30 News. 12.15 Quarters. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 News. 2.00 Big Ideas. 2.30 News. 3.00 Landline. 3.30 News. 4.00 World This Week. 4.30 News. 5.00 One Plus One. 5.30 News. 6.00 Foreign Correspondent. 6.30 News. 7.00 State To State. 7.30 Four Corners. 8.15 Big Ideas. 8.30 News. 9.00 Landline. 9.30 News. 10.00 World This Week. 10.30 Don’t Panic. 11.30 Big Ideas. 12.25 Late Programs. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks. Rating advice: (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Suitable only for Mature Audiences (AV15+) Adult Violence. Consumer advice: violence – v, language – l, sex references – s, nudity – n, drug use – d, horror/supernatural themes – h, adult themes – a, medical practices – m, war scenes – w, (R) Repeat, (CC) Closed Captions.
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