Big Questions

Big Questions is an Australian television show which is produced and broadcast on the Nine Network, with Jules Lund as host. It commenced broadcasting on 19 October 2006. It shouldn't be confused with the Sydney Morning Herald column of the same name in the Saturday edition that poses sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical questions answered by readers. Prolific contributors are John Moir, Jim Dewar and David Buley.

Big Questions
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Jules Lund
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes3 (as of 2 November 2006)
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkChannel Nine
Picture format16:9
Original release19 October 2006
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The show features 2 panels each with two people debating on a popular question which divides people's opinions. Examples include Seinfeld or Friends, The Beatles or the Rolling Stones and Speedos or Board shorts. A live audience casts their vote on which is the better of the two.

Many celebrities have been chosen to debate the issues:

So far the audience has voted on

The Big Question Verdict
Friends vs Seinfeld Friends (originally a Nine Network program)
The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones? The Beatles
Board shorts vs Speedos? Board Shorts
Holdens vs Fords? Holden (essentially a Commodore versus Falcon rivalry)
Is it ok to have sex on a first date? No sex on a first date
Is Michael Jackson unique or a freak? Michael Jackson is unique
Is Coke better than Pepsi? Coke
Paul McCartney vs Heather Mills? Paul McCartney
The Mullet: cool or uncool? Uncool
Olivia Newton-John vs Kylie Minogue? Kylie Minogue
The Brady Bunch vs Partridge Family? The Brady Bunch
Can men and women be friends? No
Phar Lap vs Makybe Diva Phar Lap
Cold Chisel vs INXS Cold Chisel
Aussies vs Kiwis Aussies
Who is sexier? Jennifer Aniston vs Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie
Sean Connery vs Roger Moore Sean Connery
Does Size Matter? Yes or No Yes
Advance Australia Fair or I Still Call Australia Home I still call Australia home
Megan Gale or Jennifer Hawkins Megan Gale
Graham Kennedy or Paul Hogan Graham Kennedy
One-piece or two-piece swimwear One-piece
David Jones or Myer David Jones
Guys prefer girls with Long hair or Short hair Long Hair
Guys prefer girls as Brunette or Blonde Brunette

There is no news whether Big Questions will return on Channel 9 after a seven-year hiatus.


Upon the program's commencement, there had been an increasing trend of pop culture panel programs on Australian television. The success of the ABC's Spicks and Specks began the popular trend and has been replicated, often unsuccessfully on other networks.

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