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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 2 - Alan Davies, Barry Manilow, Eva Mendes, Jamie T

Jonathan Ross continues the new series of music and chat with guests including recording legend Barry Manilow, QI star Alan Davies and actress and supermodel, Eva Mendes.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Alan Davies. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Jonathan Ross welcomes Barry Manilow, Eva Mendes and Alan Davies to BBC One's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

Barry Manilow says he didn't want fame: "I didn't want to be a performer, I hated it." And he didn't enjoy success: "My life changed overnight, everything went upside down, I was on Mars for the first three years, it happened so quickly... I can't imagine what it does to you now."

He says the British fans are the best in the world: "When they love you here they love you forever." Barry says he hated Elvis - "Elvis wasn't rock 'n' roll... wasn't my thing" - and doesn't like pop - "I force myself to listen to pop." But says Jonathan has the "big nose" to play him in a forthcoming bio-pic.

Eva Mendes reveals she dreams of appearing in a Mike Leigh film: "I wrote to him, I always write to people I want to work with." And she can make herself ugly: "I'm unconventional, I can make myself not as cute - play it up or play it down." She started in music videos but quit when asked to play a "ho".

Alan Davies says of Big Brother: "I stopped watching... I didn't like it when they put raging lunatics in there." He owns the original diary chair and says he might put it on eBay. And he announces a new Jonathan Creek special for next year.


Jamie T performed Chaka Demus

Broadcast details

Friday 11th September 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
Alan Davies Guest
Jamie T Guest
Barry Manilow Guest
Eva Mendes 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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