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The Graham Norton Show

  • 2007
  • Comedy
  • Drama


"The Graham Norton Show" premiered on BBC Two in 2007 before moving to BBC One in 2009. The show's format is very similar to his previous Channel 4 programmes, "V Graham Norton" and "So Graham Norton", where the host focuses on stories and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him the most. After Norton's short monologue at the start of the show, he introduces two or three guests and sometimes a musical performance at the end of the programme. When the show moved to Mondays on BBC One, the number of guests increased to three or four each week. A typical offering includes a big-name celebrity, a comedian and a musical personality. There is also a weekly "That's All We've Got Time For" item in which a member of the audience sits in a red chair and has to tell an interesting story - there are consequences for the storyteller if Norton gets bored during the telling. Notable guests that have graced Norton's sofa over the years include Joan Rivers, Alan Bates, Gérard Depardieu, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Curtis, Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, Cyndi Lauper, Juliette Binoche, Robin Williams, Rod Stewart and John Cleese. "The Graham Norton Show" moved to Friday nights in October 2010 when the programme filled the late-night slot vacated by Jonathan Ross.

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DirectorSteve Smith
ProducerJon Magnusson


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