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The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 433 episodes (28 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 22 - Graham Norton's Good Guest Guide

Graham Norton goes behind the scenes of his award-winning chat show to reveal the secrets of being a great guest.

Further details

Graham's set of easy to remember rules for any celebrity thinking about appearing on the red sofa include: make a good impression, come with a party trick, show an interest in your fellow guests and, most importantly of all, get there on time, be famous and tell a good story!

Using classic clips from The Graham Norton Show of some of the world's biggest stars to illustrate his advice, Graham also hears the personal thoughts of some of his favourite guests. Ricky Gervais, Miriam Margolyes, Dame Joan Collins, Jack Whitehall and Dame Julie Walters share their thoughts on how they face the challenge of the most prestigious sofa in television.

Miriam Margolyes[//p] says, "I think I have been asked on because I make people laugh and because I'm truthful and I talk dirty!"

Jack Whitehall says, "I've been on it eight times, which suggests my main virtue is availability."

Ricky Gervais says, "I live locally and it starts filming at 7pm - my drinking zone, which coincides with work, fun and wine. That's the reason I do it!"

Julie Walters says, "I do love Graham and it does feel like a party. You know you're safe with Graham."

Broadcast details

Friday 5th January 2018
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ricky Gervais Guest
Jack Whitehall Guest
Miriam Margolyes Guest
Julie Walters Guest
Joan Collins Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Production team
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Claire Butchard Producer


Ricky Gervais on 'lazy' Graham Norton

Ricky Gervais, talking on the Graham Norton's Good Guest Guide special, explains why he thinks he should get some of Graham Norton's pay.

Featuring: Ricky Gervais.


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