Series 26 - Graham Norton's Good Show Business Guide
A special features some of the world's biggest stars proving they can do so much more than just chat when they appear on the famous red sofa.
Like Tom Cruise directing a dangerous action sequence with members of the audience, Margot Robbie demonstrating her tattooing skills, Chris Pratt showing off his magic tricks, Morgan Freeman reprising his most famous role to mock Graham, Taylor Swift facing the massed ranks of her Twitter fans, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delivering his well-known catchphrase in style, Anthony Joshua challenging Greg Davies to a re-match, and Olivia Colman showcasing her majestic voice.
Using classic clips from The Graham Norton Show, Graham also hears from some of his favourite guests, including Stanley Tucci, Stephen Merchant, Sandi Toksvig, Richard Ayoade and Alan Davies who share their thoughts on how they introduce and deal with business while chatting on the most prestigious sofa in television.
Stanley Tucci: "What makes good Norton Show Business? Graham makes good Norton show business. He's just so good at it. Probably the best I have ever seen and certainly the best I have ever experienced."
Stephen Merchant: "Well, I think it was Elvis Presley who wore a belt that said, 'taking care of business' and that's very much my mantra in life!"
Sandi Toksvig: "Any guest that comes on The Graham Norton Show needs to forget about dignity, forget why they're there, and just go with the flow."
Richard Ayoade: "I am not one to advise on the laws of show biz, and there are laws. I can only offer myself as a warning of what can happen if you fail to construct a personality in your early years. You are left with basically a roboticised husk reliant entirely on the humanity of the host.
Alan Davies: "The best bits of The Graham Norton Show are the bits that come in between the talking. If you can stand on your hands, break dance or whatever it is, do be prepared to do that."
- Thursday 3rd January 2019
- BBC One
- 50 minutes