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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.

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Series 24 - Graham Norton's Good Story Guide

Graham Norton goes behind the scenes of his talk show to reveal the secrets of telling a good story. Features advice and insight from Rob Brydon and Miriam Margolyes. The show also features classic stories told by the likes of Robbie Williams, Dame Maggie Smith, Salma Hayek, Kate Beckinsale, and Tom Hanks.

Further details

Graham Norton goes behind the scenes of his award-winning talk show to reveal the secrets of telling the perfect story in this special.

Graham has put together a selection of classic clips featuring stars like Salma Hayek, Tom Hanks, Dame Maggie Smith, Chris Pratt, Jamie Dornan and Kate Beckinsale to illustrate the art of the top tale. Graham also hears yarn-spinning advice and insight from some of his favourite guests: David Tennant, Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Miriam Margolyes, and Josh Widdicombe.

Miriam Margolyes on her outrageous performances: "Part of the problem is that most of my stories are filthy. I'm a potty mouth. They're dirty and I can't help myself. I just enjoy it."

David Tennant defines the Norton secret recipe: "Graham creates an atmosphere that allows people to be more honest than they might be on other chat shows or tell a ruder story than they might on the likes of BBC Breakfast! You get to see famous Hollywood people letting their hair down and telling stories about wetting their pants that they haven't been able to tell on American television."

Broadcast details

Friday 4th January 2019
50 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Graham Norton Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Helen Mirren (as Dame Helen Mirren) Guest
    Greg Davies Guest
    Liam Neeson Guest
    Tom Hanks Guest
    Salma Hayek Guest
    Patrick Stewart (as Sir Patrick Stewart) Guest
    Judi Dench (as Dame Judi Dench) Guest
    Hugh Grant Guest
    Emma Thompson Guest
    Jamie Foxx Guest
    Meryl Streep Guest
    Chris Pratt Guest
    Maggie Smith Guest
    Kate Beckinsale Guest
    Bryan Cranston Guest
    Whoopi Goldberg Guest
    Michael Caine Guest
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Guest
    William Adams (as Will.I.Am) Self
    David Tennant Self
    Josh Widdicombe Self
    Miriam Margolyes Self
    Rob Brydon Self
    Bill Bailey Self
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer
    Production team
    Jon Magnusson Series Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Claire Butchard Producer
    Phil Lepherd Editor
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer
    Simon Elsbury Director of Photography


    Phoebe Waller-Bridge's stage story

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge tells a story about what happened on a stage show.

    Featuring: David Tennant, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    Greg Davies' funniest ever story

    Greg Davies tells a story that involves curry, a toilet and his mum's knickers.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Josh Widdicombe.


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