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The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 405 episodes (26 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Graham Norton.

Returns Friday 27th September at 10:35pm. Episode Guide
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Series 16

1. Denzel Washington, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Arterton, George Ezra

First broadcast: Friday 26th September 2014

Denzel Washington talks about action roles at 60; Peter Capaldi says Doctor Who is an amazing wonderful gift; Gemma Arterton demonstrate her singing ability; and George Ezra performs live in the studio.

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2. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Lenny Kravitz

First broadcast: Friday 3rd October 2014

Together on Graham's sofa this week: floppy-haired heart-throb Hugh Grant, starring in rom-com The Rewrite; Oscar-winning actress and writer Emma Thompson, talking about her new Peter Rabbit book; rising star Luke Evans, currently starring in Dracula Untold; and music from Lenny Kravitz, who performs Strut.

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3. John Cleese, Taylor Swift, Kevin Pietersen, Neil Diamond

First broadcast: Friday 10th October 2014

Taylor Swift says she's not looking for 'the one', Kevin Pietersen apologises to Andrew Strauss, John Cleese credits Eric Idle with making the Python reunion a success and Neil Diamond performs live in the studio.

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4. Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr, Stephen Fry, U2

First broadcast: Friday 17th October 2014

Robert Duvall says he's not slowing down after his 88th movie; Robert Downey Jr talks about his wife making him behave; Stephen Fry says it's a biological miracle he is still alive; and Bono reveals why he's never without his shades.

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5. Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy Spall, Miranda Hart, Maroon 5

First broadcast: Friday 24th October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch declines to comment on Star Wars, Miranda Hart reveals it's the end for her sitcom, Timothy Spall talks about his near death experience, and Maroon 5 perform live in the studio.

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6. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Lena Dunham, Micky Flanagan, SIA

First broadcast: Friday 31st October 2014

Anne Hathaway reveals how her husband proposed, Matthew McConaughey talks about the scale of his latest movie, Lena Dunham reveals she once took a vow of celibacy and Micky Flanagan says he hates travel, while Sia performs live in the studio.

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7. Dame Shirley Bassey, David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade, Annie Lennox

First broadcast: Friday 7th November 2014

David Walliams serenades Dame Shirley Bassey, Catherine Tate says singing is hard, Richard Ayoade talks about working in the US and Annie Lennox performs live in the studio.

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8. Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Olly Murs

First broadcast: Friday 21st November 2014

Jennifer Aniston talks about one of her first dates with Justin Theroux; Jason Bateman reveals The Switch caused some confusion at home; Dame Judi Dench hints at a real tattoo; Dustin Hoffman admits he's had his share of women; and Olly Murs accepts his Rear of the Year award.

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9. Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Take That

First broadcast: Friday 28th November 2014

Nicole Kidman says singing terrifies her, Julie Walters reprises Mrs Overall, Hugh Bonneville hints at Downton Christmas special and Take That talk about life without Jason.

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10. Michael Keaton, Jamie Oliver, Victoria Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, One Direction

First broadcast: Friday 5th December 2014

Michael Keaton talks about Batman, Birdman and Beetlejuice; Victoria Wood reveals she resolves disappointment through writing; Jamie Oliver recalls a disastrous evening with Jules; Ian McKellen says he had no idea what was going on in The Hobbit; and One Direction talk about coping with success.

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11. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Jude Law, Tamsin Greig, Nicole Scherzinger

First broadcast: Friday 12th December 2014

Jim Carrey says he willed his career to be a success, Jeff Daniels talks about Dumb and Dumber, Jude Law says acting is a very odd job, Tamsin Greig reveals her father's last words and Nicole Scherzinger describes being in Cats as 'amazeballs'.

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12. Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Danny Dyer, Usher

First broadcast: Friday 19th December 2014

Ben Stiller pays tribute to Robin Williams; Ricky Gervais says he likes being annoying; Rebel Wilson reveals she channeled Matt Lucas to perfect her British accent; Jamie Foxx reveals P Diddy was his inspiration for Annie; Cameron Diaz says she loves singing; Usher sings live in the studio and Danny Dyer says he would like to stay in EastEnders.

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New Year Special: Eddie Redmayne, Bradley Wiggins, Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Conchita

First broadcast: Wednesday 31st December 2014

Graham is joined by Eddie Redmayne, surrounded by Oscar buzz for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything; cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, talking about the thrills and spills of winning Olympic gold and the Tour de France; Hollywood star Liam Neeson talking about new thriller Taken 3; Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick talking about new musical Into The Woods; and Eurovision winner Conchita, singing Rise Like A Phoenix. Plus the funniest red chairs from the year.

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13. Meryl Streep, James McAvoy, Mark Ruffalo, Hozier

First broadcast: Friday 9th January 2015

Meryl Streep reveals a Golden Globes wardrobe malfunction, Mark Ruffalo says his Foxcatcher look didn't go down well at home, James McAvoy apologies for a bad audition and Hozier performs live in the studio.

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14. David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Harvey Weinstein, Jessie J

First broadcast: Friday 16th January 2015

David Tennant talks about Broadchurch,
Olivia Colman reveals she always knew who the killer was in Series 1, Harvey Weinstein talks about Judi Dench's tattoo and Jessie J says she regrets her tattoo blunder.

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15. David Attenborough, Gary Lineker, Jessica Chastain, Harry Hill, McBusted

First broadcast: Friday 23rd January 2015

David Attenborough flirtatiously explains how Paradise birds mate, Jessica Chastain reveals she knows the real-life agent behind her Zero Dark Thirty character, Gary Lineker says football management is a dreadful job and McBusted performs live in the studio.

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16. Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Jack O'Connell, First Aid Kit

First broadcast: Friday 30th January 2015

Judi Dench talks about that tattoo again; Dev Patel says his mother spied on Richard Gere; Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talk about Catastrophe; Jack O'Connell says his rise to stardom is down to luck; while First Aid Kit perform live in the studio.

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17. Julianne Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr, Bill Bailey, Michael Flatley, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula

First broadcast: Friday 6th February 2015

Julianne Moore says she hasn't prepared an Oscar speech, Cuba Gooding Jr discusses OJ Simpson, Bill Bailey talks about his fans, Michael Flatley talks about retirement, while Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula perform live in the studio.

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18. Jamie Dornan, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan, Charli XCX, Rita Ora

First broadcast: Friday 13th February 2015

Jamie Dornan says he's keeping a low profile when Fifty Shades of Grey releases; Julie Walters talks about Indian Summer; Stephen Mangan says he finds live theatre exciting and awful while Charli XCX and Rita Ora perform live in the studio.

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Special: EastEnders Special

First broadcast: Monday 16th February 2015

Danny Dyer says EastEnders is his retirement home; Adam Woodyatt says Ian Beale might be going to prison next week; Shane Richie reveals Alfie was meant to be Peggy's love interest and that his character is based on Del Boy; while other cast members, past and present, speculate on who killed Lucy.

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19. Celia Imrie, Sean Penn, Ross Noble, Kelly Clarkson

First broadcast: Friday 20th February 2015

Sean Penn reveals his parenting skills, Celia Imrie says she was shocked at her big-screen appearance, Ross Noble says he's practicing hard for his stage role, while Kelly Clarkson performs live in the studio.

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20. David Beckham, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Noel Gallagher

First broadcast: Friday 27th February 2015

David Beckham talks about Fergie and says he misses playing for England, Will Smith says his wife insisted he got in shape, Hugh Jackman says playing a baddie is great, Margot Robbie says she lied to her parents and Noel Gallagher performs live in the studio.

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Comic Relief Special

First broadcast: Friday 6th March 2015

A week before Comic Relief night, a host of celebrities join Graham to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic fundraiser. With guests Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Jennifer Saunders, David Walliams, Jack Dee and Johnny Vegas.

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Highlights Special: Series 16 Highlights

First broadcast: Friday 20th March 2015

Graham introduces highlights from the current series of the talk show, with guests including: Meryl Streep, Will Smith, David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Benedict Cumberbatch, One Direction, Dame Judi Dench and many more.

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