Series 24 - Graham Norton's Good Story Guide
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."
- Friday 4th January 2019
- BBC One
- 50 minutes
Show past repeats
|Monday 7th January 2019
Cast & crew
|Host / Presenter
|Judi Dench (as Dame Judi Dench)
|William Adams (as Will.I.Am)
|Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis)
|Director of Photography
Phoebe Waller-Bridge tells a story about what happened on a stage show.
For many years now Norton, a latter-day Russell Harty, has charmed anecdotes from guests - epitomised by Liam Neeson's recent account of how he became smitten with Helen Mirren on the set of Excalibur. Now, aided by Miriam Margolyes and Rob Brydon, he analyses what it takes to tell a good tale.Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 4th January 2019