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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 24 - Jimmy Carr, Penn & Teller, Ellen Page, Sir Tom Jones

Comedy from Jonathan's tennis bitch Jimmy Carr; magic and silence from Penn & Teller (respectively) and Canadian actress Ellen Page, who appeared in Juno, Inception and Trailer Park Boys. If you're inclined to throw your knickers at the television when Sir Tom Jones appears, remember to remove yourself from them first.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Jimmy Carr. Copyright: Hot Sauce

Sir Tom Jones, Jimmy Carr, Ellen Page and Penn & Teller join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Sir Tom tells Jonathan that he didn't party the night away on his 70th. "It was quiet on my birthday - I didn't want to broadcast it."

He shares his memories of hanging out with Elvis and singing late-night gospel with him in Vegas, and how Elvis sang to him in the shower: "I couldn't understand it," he says. "He used to mumble a lot!"

Tom also provides the music tonight and performs Burning Hell from his new album, Praise & Blame.

Comedian Jimmy Carr tells Jonathan how he sometimes gets mistaken for tennis star Roger Federer and that he writes 250 one-liners before each new tour.

He admits he's petrified of doing live TV, and says: "I found it absolutely terrifying," although he confirms he will do more.

Canadian actress Ellen Page, meanwhile, reveals she used to live in a haunted former brothel.

Ellen tells Jonathan how Tom Hardy got papped teaching her how to fight on the set of Inception: "It looked like he was beating up a little girl!"

She also reveals that she's nocturnal: "I'm a sleep-walker - I have night hallucinations."

Jonathan is also joined by illusionists Penn & Teller, who criticise David Blaine: "He thinks trick is a dirty word - we couldn't disagree more."


Sir Tom Jones performed Burning Hell.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th July 2010
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 11th July 2010 1:45am BBC1

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
Guest cast
Tom Jones Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Penn Jillette (as Penn & Teller) Guest
Ellen Page Guest
Teller (as Penn & Teller) 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
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
Mirella Breda Executive Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Thomas Holborow Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer

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