Series 16, Episode 17 - Joanna Lumley, The Priests, Brandon Flowers, The Killers
Jonathan Ross welcomes Joanna Lumley, "The Queen of the Gurkhas". She talks about meeting the Prime Minister Gordon Brown: "... the Lumley self-pleading offensive... I begged him to take it into his own hands... the Government was being fed scare stories."
She says she won't stand for Parliament: "Glimpsing what they have to do, it's such hard work, pretty punishing." And she cares more about the environment than politics: "We're closer than we think to disaster in a terribly short time." Joanna also says she wouldn't choose to be an actress now: "If I started life again I would want to be a forester."
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers admits he's not a Mormon in the strictest sense and talks about the pressure of success: "I get defensive, it comes from being self-conscious, I'm starting to get more confident in my skin."
Catholic global phenomenon The Priests don't think women should be admitted to the priesthood. They say: "We embrace celibacy... people find that bizarre but it reminds us we believe... there's a spiritual element to our work." Also that gay men can be priests "so long as you're not practising as a homosexual." And the Roman Catholic church shouldn't change: "There have to be some norms that are unchanging or there would be chaos."
The Klllers performed Human, The World We Live In, Mr Brightside and When You Were Young.
- Friday 29th May 2009
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jonathan Ross||Host / Presenter|
|David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano)||Band|
|David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano)||Band|
|Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano)||Band|
|Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano)||Band|
|Suzi Aplin||Executive Producer|
|Addison Cresswell||Executive Producer|
|Mirella Breda||Executive Producer|