Hillsy chats to “the real Rake”

By David Knox on February 16, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 17

On Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight, Hillsy will chat to Charles Waterstreet, the inspiration for Richard Roxburgh’s character in Rake.

Tim Minchin, who stole Ben Elton‘s show with his black comedy song, will perform the 1988 Crowded House hit ‘Better Be Home Soon’.

New Project Runway Australia host, Megan Gale, will also appear (hmm, any questions on the Andy Lee break-up?).

Dave O’Neil hosts an impromptu speed dating night and American band, Neon Trees, closes the show with their hit single ‘Animal’.

There are a few other bits and pieces too but let’s leave some things as a surprise.

It airs at 8:30pm tonight on ABC1.


  1. Reubot February 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm -

    Dr_Rudi, Peter Weir was on tonight’s 7:30 Report.

  2. Sydney2K February 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm -

    Except Graham Norton is nastier to the audience, while Adam Hills treasures the audience.

  3. O'Steen February 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm -

    Anybody who missed IGST can watch it again as The Graham Norton Show on ABC, 11:20pm Friday, 19 Feb 2010

  4. Bella February 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm -

    I love this show, had a good laugh last night. Didn’t know that Adam used to be the warm up guy on Wheel of Fortune. Loved the prop he kept. Though the opening credits remind me of Later with Jools Holland

    @edc I don’t like Tim Minchin either. Though I know he’s really popular.

    Just saw that next weeks guest are Carl Barron & Jessica Mauboy plus Lauren Jackson & Jon Toogood

  5. John Waller February 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm -

    @edc: comedians – you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. I think Tim Minchin is very funny. Quick witted, clever and sharp. Ross Noble and Peter Helliar on the other hand both drive me up the wall. Hope neither appear on IGST.

  6. Carol February 17, 2011 at 11:38 am -

    Thanks everyone – I’ve just finished watching it on iview….

  7. Dr_Rudi February 17, 2011 at 8:38 am -

    @Carol (and David) – IGST is also available on iView.

  8. Jeremy February 17, 2011 at 8:08 am -

    @Carol – the whole show is on ABC iview, at a time that suits you.

  9. edc February 17, 2011 at 4:18 am -

    tim mincing just isn’t funny, he is a pretentious tool. in his element on ben elton’s dead from planet earth.

  10. Mario February 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm -

    Luv this show and it has only been on for 2 weeks. I was excited about Be Elton as well as comedy is my favorite tv shows, but man that was disappointing when the Elton show was just a copy of Fast Foward and Comedy Company from the 80’s! (hence the Bree and the other chick, Kylie Mole)

    Ben Elton just has no idea that life has moved on from the eighties!

    And he wonders why his show is shit!

  11. Lyn February 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm -

    I missed the start but what I saw I really liked!!

  12. David Knox February 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm -

    IGST is repeated Saturday night on ABC2.

  13. Dr_Rudi February 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm -

    A much improved effort.

    But what happened to Peter Weir? They were advertising his appearance on ABC Radio all day.

  14. Carol February 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm -

    Meant to say ABC2…..

  15. Carol February 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm -

    I missed the first 20 minutes. Does anyone know if the show is repeated on Ch 2 or anywhere? Thanks in advance for the info.

  16. Rick February 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm -

    While the show is great, I just love that they made sure photos of their set matched the TV Tonight website!

  17. aussietv February 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm -

    so excited. the best hour of telly this week.

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