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Working from home has done nothing to dent Graham Norton's chat juggernaut and the calibre of guests (confirmed nearer to showtime) is as A-list as ever. One of the highlights of Norton's video interviews is that you get to see the celebrities' houses, while the lo-fi musical performances are equally disarming.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 1st May 2020

How long can "live" shows, especially those allegedly based on wit, survive video-calling and self-isolation? Graham Norton seems to work, chiefly because he's good, and talking one to one, with decent guests, and pauses before question and answer. Plus, he gets to mull on the concept of his own show, the big red chair being designed to let "ordinary" people tell their own "stories": "That's the concept anyway. In practice, it's usually New Zealanders telling how they shat themselves."

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 26th April 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Father Ted's hilarity

Twenty-five years ago today, a phenomenon burst upon our television screens. The first showing of Father Ted on Channel 4 brought us the strange and very, very funny world of Craggy Island and its trio of priests with their housekeeper.

Martin Hannan, The National, 21st April 2020

Can a chat show work without an audience?

The Graham Norton Show returned on Friday night, but this was the Coronavirus version. The guests were onscreen at home and there was no studio audience. No studio in fact. Norton conjured one up through the magic of television. But apart from that there wasn't much magic on display.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 11th April 2020

It is comforting to see that it's business as usual for Norton's chat juggernaut as he welcomes virtual guests to his sofa for the 27th series. The lovable presenter is filming at home and in this even more relaxed format, the stars will keep the stories coming over a few glasses of wine.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 10th April 2020

Ncuti Gatwa wins Breakthrough Award

Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric in Netflix comedy drama Sex Education, has won the Breakthrough Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Fleabag and The Graham Norton Show also won prizes.

British Comedy Guide, 13th March 2020

Graham Norton sparks fears that he will quit the BBC

He is one of the BBC's biggest stars and loved all over the nation. But Graham Norton has reportedly sparked fears that he may be leaving his presenting role on the BBC after being offered a job with Netflix.

Isabella Nikolic, Mail on Sunday, 8th March 2020

DMU at 150: Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival has been part of the city's calendar since 1994 when it began as a student project by then Leicester Polytechnic student Geoff Rowe.

De Montfort University, 6th February 2020