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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 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.

Further details

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


    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
    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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