Quick witted comedians and performers show off their musical knowledge in the return of ABC ratings fave Spicks and Specks

The Bee Gees theme is so familiar to fans of this madcap look at music across the ages, one hardly needs to introduce it. But that's exactly what long-time host and comedian Adam Hills does.

We haven't had a full series of Spicks and Specks on our small screens since 2014, although we were treated to a few reunion specials here and there.

Hill says after the crew had done a few specials they all thought if the offer came up [to do another series of the show] "we'd all jump in".

This year Aunty ABC is giving us 10 episodes complete with some new games, very different live music, regular team leaders Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough along with an eclectic mix of guest artists and favourite segments of old.

The series was filmed during Melbourne's lockdown with no studio audience other than the production crew scattered around. Hills says working on the first episode was a little daunting.

"I'd not been in a room with 45 people for ages. After the show I was feeling a little awkward. We had to have bigger desks, which were curved so it didn't look so weird, and guests couldn't come from outside Melbourne."

"It was great because the musicians found by the researchers and producers for the 'Look what we've done to your song, Ma' segment were amazing local artists.

"We had a guy playing an African gourd, one playing a Chinese dragon instrument, and a huge number of Indigenous musicians like Alice Skye, Isaiah Firebrace and Mitch Tambo."

With the show airing on a Sunday, it was extended to 45 minutes, which Hills says made it a bit more "entertainmenty" - a new word he would like added to the English language. First guests are G-Flip, Linda Bull, Frank Woodley and Dilruk Jayasinha.