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The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2007 - 2022
  • 453 episodes (29 series)

Comic chat show presented by Graham Norton. The biggest names in showbiz join the host on his sofa.

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Series 9, Episode 1 - David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Jon Richardson, Josh Groban

Graham is joined by David Tennant and the Doctor's former companion, actress and comedian Catherine Tate. Plus stand-up Jon Richardson, and a performance from Grammy award-winner Josh Groban.

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In the first show of his new series, Graham Norton is joined by former Doctor Who David Tennant, actress Catherine Tate, comedian Jon Richardson and Grammy-award winning Josh Groban.

On the upcoming royal wedding, all the guests lament their lack of invites despite having brushes with royalty. Josh says: "Perhaps the invites haven't been sent yet. I would love to sing for their first dance."

Revealing her own love of the royal family Catherine says: "When I was little I honestly thought I was going to marry Prince Andrew. When I was at school he was really good looking and who knew he liked ginger people? If I'd known that I would have picketed. It was a sad day when Fergie bagged him."

Talking about Much Ado About Nothing, in which he stars with Catherine, David says: "It's the original romantic comedy, a proper comedy with witty dialogue." Graham then delights in testing them on how well they know their lines just two weeks into rehearsals.

Talking about obsessive fans, Catherine reveals: "For four years I had an American fan that had a one-sided dialogue trying to get me to marry him. I didn't know anything about him because my agent wrote back to him and the reason she kept him from me was because he has a ponytail!"

David says: "I was once asked for my autograph in the shower on one of my rare visits to the gym. I was washing my hair, facing the wall, when I was tapped on the shoulder so already it's quite inappropriate. I turned round and there was another naked man standing there with a piece of paper. And I think 'if you can't see how inappropriate this I am just going to have to play along' so I took the paper, which is slowly becoming mulch, and carved my name in it."

Josh says: "My fans are very polite - they don't scream. But there are a lot of pushy mothers who try and pawn their daughters off. It's a little bit awkward when you get the mother-daughter combo."

Jon talks about his new book, a guide to not having a relationship, and says about his stand-up tour: "It's generally about happiness and how hard it is to be happy when you want to be miserable to empathise with the world."

Josh performs Higher Window from his new album live in the studio. And finally, Graham pulls the lever on foolhardy members of the audience brave enough to sit in the red chair.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th April 2011
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 18th April 2011 11:35pm BBC1
Monday 18th April 2011 11:45pm BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
David Tennant Guest
Catherine Tate Guest
Josh Groban Guest
Jon Richardson Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer

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