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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

BBC One chat show. 275 episodes (18 series), 2001 - 2010. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin.

Series 17, Episode 12 - Jeremy Clarkson, Peter Kay, Laurence Fishburne, Muse

Jonathan is joined by comedy superstar Peter Kay, indignant rev-head Jeremy Clarkson, and Matrix star Laurence Fishburne. Plus music from rock giants Muse.

Further details

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Peter Kay. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Peter Kay tells Jonathan that he's scared of returning to stand-up: "It's been seven years, it's still terrifying, you can't hide." He also talks about his next project, a remake of Die Hard called Die Well Hard: "I'm deadly serious. I really want to make it, exactly the same."

Jonathan is also joined by Jeremy Clarkson, who admits he got breathalysed while filming Top Gear: "We were filming last week, I had a small car crash... the police said we have to breathalyse you. The cameras were on; I thought 'what if...', but I was completely fine." He also says that he is a cautious driver: "I'm a dawdler, I haven't been stopped for years."

And actor Laurence Fishburne admits he's very squeamish and that gory scenes make him sick and says that CSI had to change as it was too real: "They discovered criminals were watching the show, using what they saw to get away with crime."


Muse performed Undisclosed Desires and Uprising.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th November 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Guest cast
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
Peter Kay Guest
Laurence Fishburne Guest
Writing team
Jim Pullin Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Fraser Steele Writer
Jonathan Ross Writer
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Tom Barrett Producer
Deborah Cox Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer

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