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Series 14, Episode 8 - Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Hill, Mary Berry, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cliff Richard

Daniel Radcliffe says he won't take a break from acting; Mary Berry discusses fashion; Harry Hill talks about Simon Cowell; Andrew Lloyd Webber says his new musical stirred up a hornet's nest; and Cliff Richard talks about retirement.

Further details

Daniel Radcliffe, sporting a long mane of hair for a new film of Frankenstein, talks about the huge impact Harry Potter fans still have on his life, "Italy was crazy. We never did any press there for the films so there was 10 years pent up energy and when I got there it just exploded. It was incredible. At one point I needed the loo and had to make a 100-yard dash and was immediately followed by a flash mob. I had a Life Of Brian moment when I opened the toilet door and there were 1000s of people standing outside waiting. It was all very surreal and mad as always."

Asked about the wise choices he makes with his film roles, he says, "I really trust my dad's opinion on these things so I talk to him, but generally it's about my inclination. The way I have most fun in my job is not repeating myself too much and to try and do as many varied things as I can."

Talking about not having been to university, and asked if he would ever break from acting to study as his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson did, Daniel says, "A lot of people say I would love it but I just love filming and I love my job and it would mean taking time out of that. There may come a time when I don't like my job as much but I can't see that happening."

Mary Berry, revealing she didn't much like school and wasn't a great pupil, says, "The first day was the only day I was early and bagged a seat at the back of the class so I didn't get asked to do things. Domestic Science saved me - I had a wonderful teacher and she told me I could do something; she encouraged me and said I was good. I was never praised for anything before."

Talking about the positive impact The Great British Bake Off has had on the baking industry, she says, "I am extremely proud it's got everyone baking." Asked if she is about to bring out a range of Mary Berry merchandise, she says, "Not yet..."

And on her fashion icon status, she says, "I think often when people are as old as I am they wear rather dull things and I always try to have lots of different jackets in bright colours that cheer you up. It's quite fun."

Harry Hill, talking about his new film, The Harry Hill Movie, says, "I'm very excited, I've never made a movie before. Working with Julie Walters was just lovely - she kept pulling faces and upstaging me!"

Chatting about his new musical, I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical, and asked if he has Simon Cowell's blessing, he says, "He left us alone pretty much. He's seen it and given it the thumbs up. It's a great coup to get the person you're taking the mickey out of to pay for the show!"

Andrew Lloyd Webber, talking about his new musical Stephen Ward and whether he is nervous when he stages a new production says, "I just wish it was opening tonight, it would be lovely to get it out of the way and move on to the next one. Each production is different - like children really. This one is grown up, it's not Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I didn't know the hornets' nest I was going to stir up and how much anger there is about what happened to Stephen Ward."

Cliff Richard performs Fabulous live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.

Asked if after his 100th album he is thinking of retiring, Cliff says, "I think I am still loving it. I wish I could stop and sometimes when I stop for a few months I think if I never sang again I wouldn't mind. But then someone suggests a project and I'm like, 'Oh yeah, I can do that,' and you are back in the run again."

And on his famous calendar, which is now in its 35th year, he says, "I am not going to do any more. How many shapes can I pull with this body? It's a pressure." Told he is number two in the calendar charts after One Direction, he says, "I wonder what they think that a 73 year old is at number two!"

Notes

David Walliams was set to appear on this episode but had to pull out due to a back operation.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th December 2013
Time
10:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Andrew Lloyd Webber Guest
Daniel Radcliffe Guest
Cliff Richard (as Sir Cliff Richard) Guest
Mary Berry Guest
Harry Hill Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Alan Thorpe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

Videos

Graham reviews Cliff Richard's 2014 Calendar

Graham and his guests review the 2014 edition of Cliff Richard's highly anticipated calendar.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Daniel Radcliffe, Sir Cliff Richard, Mary Berry, Harry Hill.

Mary Berry forgets the cake

Graham and his guests are disappointed that Mary hasn't brought them a cake.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Berry, Harry Hill.

Daniel Radcliffe chats about his hair extensions

Grahams guests discuss The Great British Bake Off final and Daniel Radcliffe's hair extensions.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Berry, Harry Hill.

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