Airdate: The Hamster Wheel

By David Knox on September 8, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 10

The Chaser team’s new comedy The Hamster Wheel will premiere at 9:30pm Wednesday October 5 on ABC1, replacing At Home with Julia.

The Press Release for the show invites journos to call 0487-406-020, which as far as I can work out then appears to let callers change the greeting for the next person… maybe some lawn bowlers might want to leave a message?

To find out more about The Chaser team’s new show The Hamster Wheel, simply hack the phone number above.

If you don’t already know how, here are the instructions (courtesy of News International):
1. Dial 0487-406-020.
2. When you hear the voicemail message, press #.
3. Then enter the password “RUPERT” in numbers which is 787378.


  1. Stan September 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm -

    You’re amazing, Rob! When are they green-lighting your television show?

  2. Rob September 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm -

    Satirising 8 week old news!
    So topical!
    These guys have still got it!

  3. John September 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm -

    Did you hear the John Howard one?

  4. Daniel September 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm -

    Just an update to my last comment.
    If you go though the messages you eventually get to messages from Julian Morrow talking about the show.

  5. Daniel September 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm -

    I’m listening to the messages. Most of them are people just hanging up.

  6. David Knox September 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm -

    Click on the Tag at the end of the story for previous info on the show.

  7. Sam September 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm -

    Can I get an email of verification for this? I haven’t heard of the show at all . . .

  8. rwbris September 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm -

    hahaha Rupert!! golden

  9. cjschris September 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm -

    haha, i might call it

  10. John September 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm -

    Is this for real?

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