The BEST Episodes of The Graham Norton Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Network: BBC One

Each week celebrity guests join Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun and share their opinions on the main news stories that have happened. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out with.

Mark Wahlberg, Minnie Driver, Mark Watson and Christina Perri

#1 - Mark Wahlberg, Minnie Driver, Mark Watson and Christina Perri

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 24, 2012

The award-winning host continues his anarchic talk show. Expect the unexpected as top celebrity guests join in the fun with Graham and his irrepressible audience. Joining Graham on his sofa are Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, currently starring in new film Contraband; actress Minnie Driver; comedian Mark Watson; and Christina Perri, singing Jar of Hearts.

star 9.80
30 votes
Johnny Knoxville, Joan Rivers, Catherine Tate, The Pet Shop Boys

#2 - Johnny Knoxville, Joan Rivers, Catherine Tate, The Pet Shop Boys

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 5, 2010

Graham is joined by Hollywood hell-raiser Johnny Knoxville to talk about Jackass 3D; veteran comedienne Joan Rivers, who talks about having a year of her life documented in the award-winning Joan Rivers: a Piece of Work; and everyone's favourite 'Nan', actress Catherine Tate. Plus the Pet Shop Boys chat and perform one of their greatest hits.

star 9.75
28 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Damian Lewis, Gerard Depardieu, Dominic West and Olly Murs

#3 - Damian Lewis, Gerard Depardieu, Dominic West and Olly Murs

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 9, 2012

Graham is joined on the sofa by the star of this season's hottest TV drama, Homeland, Damian Lewis; French acting legend Gerard Depardieu; The Wire and The Hour star Dominic West; and pop star Olly Murs, who also performs the single Oh My Goodness.

star 9.69
32 votes
John Cusack, Goldie Hawn and Kasabian

#4 - John Cusack, Goldie Hawn and Kasabian

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 2, 2012

The award-winning host continues his anarchic talk show. Expect the unexpected as top celebrity guests join in the fun with Graham and his irrepressible audience. Joining Graham on his sofa are actor John Cusack, talking about his new film The Raven; Hollywood star Goldie Hawn; and Kasabian, performing the single Goodbye Kiss.

star 9.65
31 votes
Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Will Young

#5 - Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Will Young

Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

In a very rare chat show appearance, Dame Judi Dench joins Graham on this sofa to talk about her new movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Also joing Graham is the star of Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel, plus there is music from platinum-selling popstar Will Young.

star 9.63
30 votes
Mark Wahlberg, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Silverman, Laura Mvula

#6 - Mark Wahlberg, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Silverman, Laura Mvula

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 2013

Graham is joined Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, talking about his new movie Broken City; X Men and Prometheus actor Michael Fassbender; and outrageous US comic Sarah Silverman. Plus, there is music from Laura Mvula

star 9.28
43 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Joan Rivers and Ke$ha

#7 - Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Joan Rivers and Ke$ha

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2012

The BAFTA-award-winning host continues his unique chat show with the biggest celebrities, the brightest conversation and the best jokes on TV. Together on the sofa are Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal, legendary comedienne Joan Rivers and petrol heads Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Plus music from chart-topping Ke$ha.

star 9.19
70 votes
Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Dowd, Example

#8 - Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Dowd, Example

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 1, 2011

Graham is joined by Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Dowd and Example.

star 9.11
9 votes
Episode 16

#9 - Episode 16

Season 14 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 14, 2014

Graham Norton continues his chat show, with guests including stars from the new movie The Monuments Men - Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Hugh Bonneville. And Paloma Faith performs her new single Can't Rely on You.

star 9.11
57 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Episode 13

#10 - Episode 13

Season 14 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 24, 2014

Graham chats to Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley and actor-director Kenneth Branagh, both discussing new movie Jack Ryan. He is also joined by French footballing star Thierry Henry and comedian Lee Mack, with music from Katy B.

star 9.04
49 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Dan Gaster, Rob Colley
Colin Farrell, Daniel Radcliffe, Rhod Gilbert, Rihanna

#11 - Colin Farrell, Daniel Radcliffe, Rhod Gilbert, Rihanna

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 12, 2010

Graham is joined by Hollywood heart-throb Colin Farrell, in his first visit to Graham's sofa; actor Daniel Radcliffe, talking about his new movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and about life after Harry; top Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert; and R&B star Rihanna, chatting and singing her new single Only Girl (In the World).

star 9.00
10 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Episode 9

#12 - Episode 9

Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2013

Together on Graham's sofa are Hollywood star Ben Stiller, talking about new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, campaigning chef Jamie Oliver, star of Sherlock, and The Hobbit Martin Freeman, and music and chat from Rebecca Ferguson.

star 8.96
56 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Dan Gaster, Rob Colley
Episode 11

#13 - Episode 11

Season 14 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 10, 2014

Joining Graham on his sofa are Hollywood giants Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, starring in the new film Grudge Match, Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan; and comic actor Jonah Hill, talking about the new Scorcese movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Plus, there's music from Jake Bugg, performing A Song About Love.

star 8.95
56 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Dan Gaster
episode 17

#14 - episode 17

Season 14 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

The award-winning host continues his anarchic talk show on BBC One. Expect the unexpected as top celebrity guests join in the fun with Graham and his irrepressible audience. Among the guests on Graham's sofa are British actor Dominic Cooper, currently starring as James Bond's creator in 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' and popstar Lily Allen, chatting and performing her new single 'Air Balloon'.

star 8.94
51 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie

#15 - Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired May 6, 2011

Graham Norton chats to Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie.

star 8.91
33 votes
Episode 12

#16 - Episode 12

Season 14 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 17, 2014

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Lena Dunham, creator and star of hit show Girls, British actress Olivia Colman and The Wire and Luther star Idris Elba, currently playing Nelson Mandela in The Long Walk to Freedom. Plus music from Keane.

star 8.90
51 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Dan Gaster, Rob Colley
Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Adele

#17 - Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Adele

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 29, 2011

Graham is joined by comedian Jack Whitehall and award-winning singer Adele.

star 8.88
8 votes
Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart and Alan Davies

#18 - Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart and Alan Davies

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 27, 2012

Joining Graham on the sofa are Hollywood great Liam Neeson, currently starring in The Grey; comedian Alan Davies; Star Trekking thespian Sir Patrick Stewart; and rising star Ed Sheeran, who performs his new single, Drunk.

star 8.87
31 votes
Episode 14

#19 - Episode 14

Season 14 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 31, 2014

Guests on Graham's sofa include Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey, discussing his Golden Globe-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club; actress Julianne Moore, starring in action movie Non-Stop; comedian and actor Alan Davies; and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, who performs in the studio.

star 8.86
49 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Christine Rose, Rob Colley
Reese Witherspoon, Reginald D Hunter and Alex Kingston

#20 - Reese Witherspoon, Reginald D Hunter and Alex Kingston

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 3, 2012

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who discusses her new film This Means War; comedian Reginald D Hunter; and Doctor Who and Upstairs Downstairs star, Alex Kingston. Plus there is music from indie band the Musgraves.

star 8.84
31 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Kate Hudson, Russel Kane, Tinie Tempah

#21 - Kate Hudson, Russel Kane, Tinie Tempah

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 4, 2011

Graham is joined on the sofa by Hollywood star Kate Hudson, who talks about pregnancy, engagement rumours and her new film A Little Bit of Heaven; award-winning comedian Russell Kane; and multi-Brits-nominated Tinie Tempah, who chats and performs Wonderman.

star 8.83
6 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Episode 3

#22 - Episode 3

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2013

On Graham's sofa: screen legend Robert De Niro, making a rare talk show appearance; Hollywood actress Michelle Pfeiffer; Ab Fab star Jennifer Saunders; and the one and only Cher, who also performs I Hope You Find It.

star 8.77
88 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Christine Rose, Dan Gaster, Rob Colley
Jude Law, Mila Kunis, Dame Judi Dench, Olly Murs

#23 - Jude Law, Mila Kunis, Dame Judi Dench, Olly Murs

Season 12 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 1, 2013

Together on Graham's sofa are Sherlock Holmes star Jude Law, Ted and Family Guy actress Mila Kunis, and the legendary Dame Judi Dench. With music from Olly Murs.

star 8.73
44 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Cher, Dawn French, The Script

#24 - Cher, Dawn French, The Script

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 17, 2010

Graham meets Hollywood superstar Cher and actress and comedian Dawn French, while the Script perform their new single, Nothing.

star 8.67
87 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers:
Daniel Radcliffe, Omid Djalili, Cuba Gooding Jr and Sinead O'Connor

#25 - Daniel Radcliffe, Omid Djalili, Cuba Gooding Jr and Sinead O'Connor

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 2012

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, talking about his new film The Woman in Black; comedian Omid Djalili; Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr; and Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, chatting and performing The Wolf Is Getting Married.

star 8.67
6 votes