Choosing a seat off to the side, so as not to distract the performer while taking notes, I settled in expecting to see Paul Revill perform a comedy routine, until Mark C. took to the mic and explained how Reville couldn't come, so he and another comedian, Matt Smith, were filling in. Mark started his half of the hour by getting to know the audience, and he started with me.Kylie Masznicz, Broadway Baby, 28th May 2018
Following famously fatuous blockbuster Batman v Superman, the more tantalising proposition of Batman versus Attenborough becomes semi-reality as Ben Affleck hits the Norton sofa to promote action thriller The Accountant, while David Attenborough arrives to discuss keenly anticipated natural history sequel Planet Earth 2. Elsewhere, Claire Foy and Matt Smith reveal the truth behind playing the Queen and Prince Philip.Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 4th November 2016
Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby return for a new series of the gay equine epistolary romance, set in the Napoleonic War. Fry's hearty voice is perfect for the French stallion Marengo, while Rigby is the more camp, hysteria-prone English steed Copenhagen.
Introduced by Tamsin Greig, this week's letters include the famous words of Abba "at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender" spoken with knowing deadpan by Daniel Rigby, who shot to fame when he beat both Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for the 2011 best actor Bafta for his role as Eric Morecambe in the BBC drama Eric and Ernie, but is now playing the geeky Simon in the BT advertisements!Jane Anderson, Radio Times, 12th January 2014
It's been another winning year for Graham Norton - great guests (his New Year's Eve line-up this year was extraordinary) and great audience figures. Even if you saw every episode of the most recent series these best-bit compilations are always worth a look. So prepare to relive the good and the bad.
The good include Lady Gaga forging an unlikely, instant friendship with EastEnders' Dot Cotton, June Brown; the two Doctors Matt Smith and David Tennant taking fan questions; and Paul McCartney talking about his collaboration with Michael Jackson. And the bad? Michelle Pfeiffer and a very unforthcoming Robert De Niro looking bored and baffled as Cher and Jennifer Saunders stole the show. And Harrison Ford seemingly very unimpressed by Jack Whitehall.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 3rd January 2014
You may have noticed there's been lot of stuff on TV about a certain Time Lord recently (and the fuss will continue when our special Doctor Who supplement is published next week). So it's appropriate that on Norton's sofa tonight is not one but two of the actors who've played the role: David Tennant and Matt Smith. As Steven Moffat told us that the pair "got on like a couple of old women" when they filmed the anniversary special, we should be in for a real laugh. Trying to get a word in edgeways is Emma Thompson (soon to be seen in Saving Mr Banks) and Robbie Williams.Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 22nd November 2013
Santa delivers a double header of festive banter tonight. For Alan Carr's final show, Gordon Ramsay discusses his Christmas Day cook-along, Ian McKellen talks about The Hobbit, and music comes from Kylie. Graham Norton's sofa looks more A-list, with Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman alongside Billy Connolly, one of the stars of Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet. Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Jennifer Saunders round off the foursome.Vicki Power, The Telegraph, 20th December 2012
The academic year is under way, and to celebrate freshers week Alan Carr has summoned the cast of Fresh Meat, the university sitcom loved by students and dreaded by their parents, who can be heard pathetically asking, "It's not really like that, is it?" To which the answer is a resounding silence. Brace yourselves for the double entendres. Also tonight, Doctor Who star Matt Smith discusses his reunion with the Daleks, and rapper Example performs his single, Say Nothing.Jane Shilling, The Telegraph, 20th September 2012