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

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Series 23, Episode 11 - Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Years & Years

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter talk about Ocean's 8 and Years & Years perform live in the studio.

Further details

For the first time in his 20 years as a chat show host, Graham faces a sofa of five women, all stars and all with a lot to say. The result is extraordinary television!

The exuberant guests talk and tease each other about working together in the hit new comedy heist movie Ocean's 8.

Asked if the rumours about them not liking each other are true, Sandra Bullock says, "We were expected not to get on. My publicist got an email from a tabloid saying they had heard I wasn't getting on with everyone else on set and I really took it personally until I found out each one of us had got the exact same email. Everyone wanted us to be pulling each other's hair out, but it's just not true."

Helena Bonham Carter adds, "They wanted the cliché of a group of women not getting on, but we didn't live up to it."

However, Helena reveals that she did do some extraordinary research on her co-stars before starting work with them, "I did some astrology. I found out everyone's birthday and I knew who I would get on with. I didn't decide anything about anyone beforehand, but I just wanted to know what I was going into. It can be very useful."

Asked about playing Princess Margaret in the new series of The Crown, Helena says, "I've got two weeks to prepare so I've got to find her character soon. Asked if the accent will be easy for her, she jokes, "I'm posh, but not that posh!"

Rihanna, when asked if she is likely to produce a new album soon, reveals. "I am actually in the studio at the moment." Asked when it would be out, she adds, "You'll just have to wait and see."

Years & Years perform If You're Over Me, live in the studio before a very excited Oli joins Graham for a chat.

Revealing his love of Rihanna, he says, "I couldn't sleep when I found out who would be on the show." Describing his fellow guests as "Angels, Goddesses, Magical Queens," and asked which of them is his favourite, he addresses Rihanna and says, "It's you, it's you, it's you! You have been such an inspiration to me and I love you."

Broadcast details

Friday 15th June 2018
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Graham Norton Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Robyn Fenty (as Rihanna) Guest
    Cate Blanchett Guest
    Helena Bonham Carter Guest
    Sandra Bullock Guest
    Olly Alexander (as Years & Years) Guest
    Mikey Goldsworthy (as Years & Years) Guest
    Emre Türkmen (as Years & Years) Guest
    Sarah Paulson Guest
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer
    Christine Rose Writer
    Production team
    Steve Smith Director
    Jon Magnusson Series Producer
    Rina Dayalji Producer
    Pete Snell Producer
    Vicky Taylor Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Perry Widdowson Editor
    Chris Webster Production Designer
    Mandy Furlonger Make-up Designer
    Chris Rigby Lighting Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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