Guests up for a spot of teasing between the product plugs include Fleabag's hot priest Andrew Scott, who returns to our screens this week in a new series of Black Mirror, and singer Paloma Faith, here to reveal what it was like turning actor to play the villain in Batman TV prequel Pennyworth.Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 7th June 2019
Morgan and West discuss grumpy humans, moustaches and performing with Paloma Faith.The Herald, 31st August 2015
Quirky songbird Paloma Faith turns on the funk in the studio with her latest single, Can't Rely On You. If you can't wait until tonight, here's a rollicking live version doing the rounds online that was recorded in a kitchen, complete with backing singers and an acre of tartan.Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 14th February 2014
Norton foregoes the usual physical challenges beloved of Comic Relief for a more sedentary affair: attempting to set the Guinness world record for most questions asked on a TV chat show, which should see him broadcasting into the wee hours of Friday morning. We can only hope that Graham also dispenses with his usual tipple of wine with guests, otherwise this chatathon is going to get very messy.
So far guests announced as appearing on the sofa include Ronnie Corbett, RT's Sarah Millican, Martin Freeman, Elle Macpherson, James Nesbitt, Louis Smith, Heston Blumenthal, Warwick Davis, Russell Tovey and Jimmy Carr, though you wouldn't bet against an American superstar or two turning up, too. Music acts will include Example, Paloma Faith, Hurts and Laura Mvula.
If his chat show is anything to go by, Graham Norton could keep up his chirpy line in celeb quizzing in his sleep. Which is just as well, for tonight he embarks on a mammoth six-hour chat-athon in a Guinness Book of World Records bid to pose the most questions asked on a TV chat show. All in aid of Comic Relief. Our Graham's not flying solo, though - Frank Skinner and Terry Wogan are on the subs bench and there's music from Example, Paloma Faith, Hurts and Laura Mvula. Celeb guests chatting along include Louis Smith, Martin Freeman, Russell Tovey, Heston Blumenthal and Sarah Millican.Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 7th March 2013
Singer Paloma Faith guest-stars as Georgia, a grating cockney showgirl brought to Blandings by cockscomb-haired idiot Freddie. Georgia takes an instant shine to clenched butler Beach, who's terrified.
Guy Andrews's adaptations of PG Wodehouse's stories have come in for flak from some viewers for being empty piffle, shorn of Wodehouse's wit. They have a point, and it's hard to see who the stories are aimed at. Still, Blandings fills a need for a bit of nonsense on a Sunday afternoon, where it's won audiences of more than five million. So there are many people who will doubtless enjoy David Walliams's return as fussy secretary Baxter.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 3rd February 2013
"I think they're both a bit uptight," trills the one and only Paloma Faith as Deborah Meaden and Jason Manford air their grumbles. Has nobody told her that being uptight is a pre-requisite for this show? Here, uptightness is as essential as a plausible way with an anecdote on Would I Lie to You? or a skimpy swimsuit on Splash!
The fact that Meaden and Manford quake with fury when people at checkout queues don't have their money ready to pay might be worrying in some quarters; here it's the stuff of comedy. And Faith has her own hang-ups: she hates Ugg boots so much she fires anyone who comes to work in them.David Butcher, Radio Times, 25th January 2013