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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One
  • 2001 - 2010
  • 275 episodes (18 series)

A long-running chat show in which Jonathan Ross talked to the biggest names in film, music and television. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin

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Series 18, Episode 10 - Brian Cox, Emma Thompson, Matt Smith, Goldfrapp

Jonathan Ross welcomes actress, Emma Thompson; the new Doctor Who, Matt Smith; scientist and presenter, Brian Cox; and music from Goldfrapp.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Matt Smith. Copyright: Hot Sauce

Matt Smith, Emma Thompson and Professor Brian Cox join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

New Time Lord Matt Smith talks about becoming the Doctor: "My Doctor [is] clumsy, a little reckless, [but] becomes more assured as the series develops."

He also reveals: "I couldn't tell anyone for three months," and says: "To my mind it's the best part in British TV history."

He tells Jonathan that he took advice from David Tennant and that he's eager to take on his mantle: "I spoke to David briefly, he said 'enjoy the ride'."

On the TARDIS, he reveals there have been some changes: "It's bigger on the inside, has different levels, other rooms including a library, [and is] a different shade of blue outside."

Finally, he says he's here to stay: "I hope to do at least another year, it's a wonderful part and I want to keep it."

And there's an exclusive sneak preview of the Doctor's encounter with vampires.

Actress Emma Thompson reveals husband Greg Wise dated Kate Winslet on the set of Sense & Sensibility: "He was told you're going to meet your future partner... so he courted Kate for weeks, took her to Glastonbury. She didn't take to it because she's a mod and he's a hippy - it didn't work out so it turned out to be me!"

She says that Nanny McPhee is her homage to her father's classic children's creation, The Magic Roundabout, and that her daughter Gaia was an extra in the film but isn't interested in following in her footsteps: "She wants to be a waitress and an artist... acting as a job? So unimpressed!"

Lastly, scientist Professor Brian Cox (whose Wonders Of The Solar System can currently be seen on Sundays on BBC Two) reveals he failed Maths A level: "I got a D... I was really not very good... I found out you need to practise." He also believes children should enjoy science: "We need to get over [that] it's not that difficult."


Goldfrapp performed Rocket.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th March 2010
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th March 2010 2:05am BBC1

Cast & crew

Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Guest cast
Emma Thompson Guest
Matt Smith Guest
Brian Cox 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
Steve Andrews Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer


Brian Cox's Adult Toy Mini Hadron Collider

Jonathan Ross has created a special version of the Hadron Collider for Brian Cox.

Featuring: Jonathan Ross & Brian Cox.

Doctor Who's New Sonic Screwdriver

Jonathan gets to play with the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver.

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