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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 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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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


    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
    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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