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The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 408 episodes (27 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 27, Episode 4 - Jeff Goldblum, Imelda Staunton, Louis Theroux, Lior Suchard, Mabel

Jeff Goldblum reveals a set of golden teeth; Imelda Staunton says she never gets waited on at home; Louis Theroux talks about Joe Exotic; master mentalist Lior Suchard performs; and Mabel performs live from her parent's house.

Further details

Jeff Goldblum joins Graham from his home in America to chat about his new Disney+ series The World According To Jeff Goldblum.

Talking about the show, he says, "It was an eyeopener. I was doing it during the time of being a dad for the first time, so I was in a growth spurt of curiosity, engagement and surprise. I loved it!"

Asked about the many freebies he appears to receive in the shows, he says, "You may have the wrong impression - that's not why I did it, and in fact, when I get a swag bag, I've a mind to immediately recycle. I did get one really nice thing when we did the episode on jewellery. I was given teeth grillz."

Running to get them, Jeff displays a shiny set of gold gnashers, and says, "I'm definitely keeping these - there may be another opportunity to wear them!"

Talking about the halted Jurassic World movie, he says, "I was meant to be in England right now filming but as the calendar has changed, I'm just working on my part constantly - by the time the film finally gets made, I'll either be very good or burnt out!"

Imelda Staunton joins Graham from her kitchen to chat about her new Apple TV+ series Trying.

Talking about her character, she says, "She is rather zany - not your normal social worker. She is quirky and that's why I wanted to do it. She's closer to me than you think!"

Asked about Downton Abbey and her 'upstairs' character and real-life husband Jim Carter's 'downstairs' role and how it plays out at home, she says, "I never get waited on!" Jim makes a surprise appearance with Carson's normal sartorial elegance completely forgotten!

Louis Theroux joins Graham for a chat about his new BBC Sounds podcast Grounded.

Asked about the series he says, "Like millions of others, when the pandemic hit, all my plans had to change so the conversation changed to 'What can we do from your home?' We had this idea to interview people that I'd always wanted to talk to and that I could have a good conversation with. We are kind of comparing notes at this difficult time, which is a positive thing as well, I think.

"It's the first time I've done interviews that aren't in a real location or part of a live encounter like a porn set or a hospital, wherever it may be. These are much more conversations in which the star of the show is just the chat."

Asked about the hit documentary series Tiger King and its star Joe Exotic, he reveals, "I knew him before he was famous. I spent the best part of a week with him for a documentary on dangerous pets in 2011. If I have any regrets, it's not talking to him more about his two husbands and his rules of engagement for three-person love making!"

Lior Suchard joins Graham from his home in Tel Aviv to perform a mind-bending trick involving the cutlery of everyone watching.

Mabel performs Boyfriend live from her parent's house.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jeff Goldblum Guest
Imelda Staunton Guest
Mabel Guest
Louis Theroux Guest
Lior Suchard Guest
Jim Carter Self
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer


Imelda Staunton on Dolores Umbridge

Imelda Staunton on how Dolores Umbridge was the first for social distancing.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Imelda Staunton.

Jeff Goldblum show off his custom made grills

Jeff Goldblum shows off his custom made gold grills he was given on his show The World According To Jeff Goldlbum.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Jeff Goldblum.

Louis Theroux talks about Joe Exotic

Louis Theroux on spending a week with Joe Exotic before he was famous, discussing his three way relationship with two husbands.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Louis Theroux.


Working from home has done nothing to dent Graham Norton's chat juggernaut and the calibre of guests (confirmed nearer to showtime) is as A-list as ever. One of the highlights of Norton's video interviews is that you get to see the celebrities' houses, while the lo-fi musical performances are equally disarming.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 1st May 2020

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