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The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2007 - 2024
  • 494 episodes (31 series)

Comic chat show presented by Graham Norton. The biggest names in showbiz join the host on his sofa.

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Series 16, Episode 8 - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Olly Murs

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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Jennifer Aniston, talking about her new movie Horrible Bosses 2, and asked if she was embarrassed about some of its more explicit language of her character, she says, "Not really. We verbally pushed the envelope, but there was one punchline I refused to say. It involved 'gravy' and 'an undercarriage' - I didn't understand it and it sounds wrong!"

Asked if the flirting scenes with co-star Jason Bateman were easier or harder because they are friends, she says, "I've known him 20 and some years, he's like a brother to me and his wife is one of my best friends so in the rehearsal and first take we blushed and let the giggles out and then went for it."

Talking about an early role in the film Leprechaun, and asked if she had seen it recently, she says, "Actually, it was a mortifying moment when Justin (Theroux) and I had just started to date. He was flipping through the channels and he stumbled upon that. And that was our next two hours much to my embarrassment."

Asked if she thinks there should be a Friends reunion so people would just stop asking about it, she says, "At this point I honestly think we should just wait until we are really much older and have Golden Friends. Then you wouldn't have the comparison."

On the famous Rachel hairstyle, she says, "I only had that style for a season and then it was gone. That baby had some legs! My hairdresser was loaded when he gave me the hair cut. He had a great time with the blow-dryer but didn't think that I would have to do it myself. He then leaves me with a round brush and hairdryer. I didn't know what I was doing. It was hair hell!"

Jennifer, revealing how she stalked Clint Eastwood, says, "I am so embarrassed. I was just leaving the Warner Brothers lot and I pulled up next to Clint. I'd never been face to face with him and I don't know what came over me but I was just so shocked to see Clint Eastwood so close to me that I made a cellphone movie of him. He didn't know anything. I am humiliated, but I still have it!"

Jason Bateman, talking about the film poster for The Switch (also starring Jennifer), which shows him turning his nose up at a very personal male medical sample, he says, "I loved that poster but my wife didn't dig it too much and my seven year old daughter was really curious about it. We drove past it and she said, 'Daddy, why are you smelling that yoghurt?' so I told her I was playing a grocer."

An embarrassed Olly Murs reveals his 'Rear of the Year' by demonstrating his impressive cheek muscle control to music, before accepting the actual award from Jennifer.

Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman join Graham and his other guests for a chat.

Asked about her recent Bafta acceptance speech in which alluded to having a tattoo, Judi says, "I mentioned my bottom and what I owed to Harvey Weinstein. And that's really all I can say about that." Asked by a persistent Graham if it is a real tattoo, she refuses to be drawn further but says, "Only Harvey Weinstein and I know about this."

Dustin, talking about flat sharing with Robert Duvall, who recently spilled the beans about their wild youth on the show, says, "We dilly-dallied in those days. We were unemployed actors for at least 10 years and we'd have our share of women but we didn't want to tell them we were out of work actors. Bob did once find a naked girl on the table and me drawing her because I had told her I was an artist. That worked a few times! The saddest point was becoming successful and I couldn't do that any more!

"Sometimes, when I was taking a shower with a girl, Bob would come downstairs, strip off and get in the shower with us, shake hands with the girl and saying, 'Hi, I'm Bob Duvall.'"

And on kissing Jason at a recent Lakers basketball game he says, "The camera kept picking on me and my wife and we ran out of outrageous things to do. We couldn't top it, so when Jason came as our guest is seemed like a fun thing to do." Dustin then demonstrates his technique on Judi.

Olly performs Wrapped Up live in the studio. Chatting about his new album, "It's been amazing, I've had a really nice experience. It's all exciting." Hinting at working in the States, he says, "Hopefully it will go across the pond and there will be bits there. We'll see."

Broadcast details

Friday 21st November 2014
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th November 2014 11:50pm BBC1
Tuesday 25th November 2014 12:20am BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 25th November 2014 12:20am BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Judi Dench (as Dame Judi Dench) Guest
Olly Murs Guest
Dustin Hoffman Guest
Jennifer Aniston Guest
Jason Bateman Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer


Jennifer Aniston talks about a Friends reunion

Graham chats to Jennifer Aniston about the possibility of a Friends reunion and what that might look like.

Featuring: Graham Norton & Jennifer Aniston.

Olly Murs is 'Rear of the Year'

Olly Murs is presented the 'Rear of the Year' award by Jennifer Aniston.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Olly Murs & Jennifer Aniston.

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