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The Sarah Millican Television Programme

BBC Two stand-up. 22 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Sarah Millican.

Series 3, Episode 3

This time Sarah's talking about US drama, musical and gardening shows with Homeland's David Harewood, Glee star Matthew Morrison and top horticulturalist Diarmuid Gavin.

Further details

The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Copyright: So Television / Chopsy Productions.

David Harewood, asked about living in Streatham, says, "I love it because it's so unpretentious. One minute I'm flying off to LA and walking past palm trees and plastic surgeons and the next I'm back in Streatham and walking past Greggs and WH Smiths - it's a great leveller."

Asked if people are genuinely surprised that he is British when they see him in Homeland, David says, "British people are surprised I am British! The scary thing is that I meet people in the street all the time and they say, 'What are you doing here, you're American?'"

David gives Sarah some hints and tips on how to perfect a US accent and she reciprocates by teaching him a few Geordie phrases which he can't quite master.

Diarmuid Gavin joins Sarah via Skype for a chat. Double entendres fly as the conversation includes gardening, body hair, male anatomy, trampolines, hosepipes and even space hoppers.

Asked if he has found anything odd in a garden, he says, "I dug up a cat once. It was dead. The lady told me she had buried it but I just forgot where and up it came with the digger."

Matthew Morrison of Glee fame joins Sarah to chat about her favourite show.

Asked about performing at The White House for the Obamas and what it was like being hugged by the president, he says, "When Obama is in the room he is the coolest guy in the room, hands down. It was a cool hug but you can't hold on too long, because you get a secret service guy pulling you off straight away."

To Sarah's disbelief Matthew reveals he has never heard of Cliff Richard, before he and Sarah hit the Glee classroom stage to perform to Wired for Sound.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th October 2013
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
Guest cast
David Harewood Guest
Diarmuid Gavin Guest
Matthew Morrison Guest
Writing team
Sarah Millican Writer
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material)
Caimh McDonnell Writer (Additional Material)
Juliet Meyers Writer (Additional Material)
Jim Pullin Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geraldine Dowd Director
Mark Barrett Series Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer


Sarah Millican interviews Matthew Morrison

Sarah chats to Glee star Matthew Morrsion about hair, diet tips, and singing for the Obamas.


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