The Best Episodes of The Graham Norton Show

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.

James McAvoy, John Bishop and Arctic Monkeys

#1 - James McAvoy, John Bishop and Arctic Monkeys

Season 10 - Episode 2

Graham is joined on the show by James McAvoy, John Bishop and the Arctic Monkeys.

star 8.78
9 votes
Kate Winslet, Jamie Bell, Rob Brydon and Noah and the Whale

#2 - Kate Winslet, Jamie Bell, Rob Brydon and Noah and the Whale

Season 10 - Episode 1

New series. Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet talks about her successful career and latest film Contagion. Comedian Rob Brydon drops by for a chat and Jamie Bell discusses providing the voice of Tintin in the new Steven Spielberg movie. Plus, indie band Noah and the Whale perform Life Goes On.

star 8.67
9 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Cher, Dawn French, The Script

#3 - Cher, Dawn French, The Script

Season 8 - Episode 8

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

star 8.64
8 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Episode 18

#4 - Episode 18

Season 14 - Episode 18

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are entertainment superstars, the two-and-only Ant and Dec; actor Jamie Dornan, soon to be seen in Fifty Shades of Grey; and actor Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse in the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

star 8.61
36 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Jude Law, Mila Kunis, Dame Judi Dench, Olly Murs

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

Season 12 - Episode 18

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 8.60
15 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne, Snow Patrol

#6 - Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne, Snow Patrol

Season 10 - Episode 3

Graham is joined on the show by Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne and Snow Patrol.

star 8.43
7 votes
Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas and Keane

#7 - Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas and Keane

Season 11 - Episode 1

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who is returning to the West End in Big and Small; Hollywood star Ewan McGregor, promoting new film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; actor Michael Sheen, talking about playing Jesus in The Gospel of Us; and Little Britain star Matt Lucas who introduces his new show The Matt Lucas Awards. Plus Keane perform Silenced by the Night.

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Joan Rivers and Ke$ha

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

Season 12 - Episode 6

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 8.40
15 votes
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Season 14 - Episode 1

The host returns with more light-hearted chat, talking to Hollywood star Harrison Ford about his new sci-fi adventure Ender's Game, and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, currently appearing as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is also on the sofa, and there'll be music and chat from James Blunt, who performs new single Bonfire Heart from his forthcoming album Moon Landing.

star 8.34
39 votes
Directors: Geraldine Dowd
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Episode 9

#10 - Episode 9

Season 14 - Episode 9

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 8.28
25 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem

#11 - Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem

Season 12 - Episode 2

The award-winning host continues his unique chat show, with the biggest celebrities, the brightest conversation and the best jokes on television. Together on the sofa in a James Bond special are 007 himself, Daniel Craig; M's alter ego, Dame Judi Dench; and Skyfall's villain, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem.

star 8.27
11 votes
Episode 16

#12 - Episode 16

Season 14 - Episode 16

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 8.27
26 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James Blunt

#13 - Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James Blunt

Season 20 - Episode 19

Patrick Stewart confirms Logan will be his last X-Men movie, Ian McKellen admits once giving Patrick duff career advice, Hugh Jackman says he won't miss Wolverine and James Blunt performs live in the studio.

star 8.25
194 votes
Matt LeBlanc, Mary Portas, David Mitchell, Donald Sutherland

#14 - Matt LeBlanc, Mary Portas, David Mitchell, Donald Sutherland

Season 8 - Episode 12

Graham is joined by actor Matt LeBlanc - formerly Joey from Friends - who talks about his new series, Episodes; retail guru Mary Portas; comedian and one-half of “Mitchell and Webb,” David Mitchell and Hollywood great Donald Sutherland, who chats about his movie career and new film The Mechanic.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Mark Wahlberg, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Silverman, Laura Mvula

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

Season 12 - Episode 15

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 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Episode 13

#16 - Episode 13

Season 14 - Episode 13

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 8.10
20 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 14 - Episode 6

Together on Graham's sofa are Oscar-winning actress and writer Emma Thompson, starring in new movie Saving Mr Banks; double Doctor Whos Matt Smith and David Tennant; top comedian Jimmy Carr; and pop star Robbie Williams, chatting and performing I Wanna Be Like You.

star 8.08
36 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Seth McFarlane

#18 - Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Seth McFarlane

Season 15 - Episode 9

Graham's sofa is full of stars - Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, starring in new sci-fi thriller Edge Of Tomorrow, his co-star, actress Emily Blunt, Oscar winner Charlize Theron and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane, promoting his new film A Million Ways To Die In The West. Plus music from Coldplay, who perform A Sky Full of Stars.

star 8.08
39 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Episode 5

#19 - Episode 5

Season 14 - Episode 5

Graham is joined by British actor Jude Law, starring in new gangster movie Dom Hemingway; comedian Greg Davies; and Dot Cotton herself, June Brown. Plus there's and chat and performance from pop sensation Lady Gaga.

star 8.07
27 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Episode 11

#20 - Episode 11

Season 14 - Episode 11

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 8.04
25 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Episode 2

#21 - Episode 2

Season 14 - Episode 2

On Graham's sofa: the legendary Sir Paul McCartney, chatting and performing from his album New; star of Thor 2, heart-throb Chris Hemsworth; Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman; pop diva Katy Perry; and comedy star James Corden.

star 8.00
31 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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Kristen Stewart, Chris Rock, Stephen Mangan and Engelbert Humperdinck

#22 - Kristen Stewart, Chris Rock, Stephen Mangan and Engelbert Humperdinck

Season 11 - Episode 5

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. Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Twilight star Kristen Stewart, chatting about her new film Snow White and the Huntsman; US comedy superstar Chris Rock; UK comedian Stephen Mangan; and Engelbert Humperdinck, who performs his Eurovision entry Love Will Set You Free.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Quentin Tarantino, James McAvoy, Alan Davies and Emeli Sandé

#23 - Quentin Tarantino, James McAvoy, Alan Davies and Emeli Sandé

Season 12 - Episode 11

The BAFTA-award-winning host continues his unique chat show with the biggest celebrities, the brightest conversation and the best jokes on TV. Graham is joined on the sofa by the coolest movie director in the world, Quentin Tarantino, who talks about his new film Django Unchained, British actor James McAvoy, Quite Interesting comedian Alan Davies, and singing star Emeli Sandé, who also performs Clown.

star 7.92
13 votes
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Olly Murs

#24 - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Olly Murs

Season 16 - Episode 8

Graham is joined by Oscar-winners Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench - who have paired up for the BBC's Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot. He also makes friends with Hollywood superstar Jennifer Aniston and Arrested Development actor Jason Bateman, who are co-starring in Horrible Bosses 2, the sequel to the 2011 comedy. Olly Murs performs his latest single, Wrapped Up.

star 7.92
50 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Episode 12

#25 - Episode 12

Season 14 - Episode 12

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 7.90
21 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
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