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The Best Episodes of The Graham Norton Show

Every episode of The Graham Norton Show ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Graham Norton Show!

Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian 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. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out.

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Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Graham Norton Show" is "Ant & Dec, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Naomi Campbell and Ellie Goulding", rated 9.6/10 from 234 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Ant & Dec, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Naomi Campbell and Ellie Goulding" aired on 2/28/2014 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Compilation Show".

  • Ant & Dec, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Naomi Campbell and Ellie Goulding
    9.6/10 234 votes

    #1 - Ant & Dec, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Naomi Campbell and Ellie Goulding

    Season 14 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-02-28

    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.

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  • Compilation Show
    9.3/10 89 votes

    #2 - Compilation Show

    Season 20 Episode 20 - Aired 2017-03-03

    A compilation of highlights from the current series featuring a host of star guests, including Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren, Tom Cruise, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

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  • Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Molly
    9.1/10 105 votes

    #3 - Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Molly

    Season 15 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-05-02

    It's an all-singing, all-dancing X-Men spectacular on Graham's sofa as Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman meets Irish heart-throb Michael Fassbender and smouldering Scot James McAvoy. With music from Eurovision hopeful Molly, who performs Children of the Universe.

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Bryan Cranston, LeAnn Rimes
    9.1/10 79 votes

    #4 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Bryan Cranston, LeAnn Rimes

    Season 20 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-28

    Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, now appearing as Doctor Strange, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, starring in the Harry Potter prequel Fanta stic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, promoting his biography, A Life in Parts. Including chat and music from LeAnn Rimes, who performs The Story.

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  • Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Adele
    8.9/10 62 votes

    #5 - Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Adele

    Season 9 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-04-29

    Powerhouse singer Adele joins Graham along with Miranda Hart (‘Miranda,’ ‘Not Going Out’) and comedian Jack Whitehall.

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  • will.i.am, Greg Davies, Miriam Margolyes, Adam Lambert
    8.9/10 46 votes

    #6 - will.i.am, Greg Davies, Miriam Margolyes, Adam Lambert

    Season 11 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-06-22

    Joining Graham on the sofa are Black Eyed Peas and Voice UK star will.i.am; comedian and Inbetweeners star Greg Davies; veteran actress Miriam Margolyes; and singer Adam Lambert, who performs Never Close Our Eyes.

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  • Helena Bonham Carter, Jack Whitehall, Michael Palin, Michael Buble
    8.8/10 43 votes

    #7 - Helena Bonham Carter, Jack Whitehall, Michael Palin, Michael Buble

    Season 12 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-11-23

    The award-winning host continues his unique chat show. Together on the sofa are actress Helena Bonham Carter, currently starring in Great Expectations; comedian and actor Jack Whitehall; globe-trotting Brazil nut Michael Palin; and Michael Buble, who also performs in the studio.

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  • Harrison Ford, Jack Whitehall, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Blunt
    8.8/10 67 votes

    #8 - Harrison Ford, Jack Whitehall, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Blunt

    Season 14 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-10-11

    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.

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  • Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Timothée Chalamet and Cher
    8.8/10 61 votes

    #9 - Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Timothée Chalamet and Cher

    Season 31 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-12-01

    Graham is joined by Julia Roberts, Hollywood great Tom Hanks, Timothée Chalamet and music legend Cher, chatting and performing her current single, DJ Play a Christmas Song.

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  • Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie
    8.7/10 42 votes

    #10 - Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie

    Season 9 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-05-06

    Graham welcomes ‘Water for Elephants’ co-stars Robert Pattinson and Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, plus Hugh Laurie (‘House’) and comedian Shappi Khorsandi.

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  • Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Cattrall, Bonnie Tyler
    8.7/10 66 votes

    #11 - Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Cattrall, Bonnie Tyler

    Season 13 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-05-03

    Together on Graham's sofa in this episode are Hollywood star Chris Pine, who plays Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness; the villain of the movie, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch; Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall; and 2013 British Eurovision hopeful Bonnie Tyler.

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  • Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Take That
    8.7/10 49 votes

    #12 - Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Take That

    Season 16 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-11-28

    Graham is joined by three familiar faces from the large and small screen - Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, Bafta-winning British favourite Julie Walters and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville - who are all co-starring with a little bear from Darkest Peru in comedy movie Paddington. There's also music by Take That, now a three-piece, performing their new single These Days.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cara Delevingne, Tinie Tempah
    8.7/10 83 votes

    #13 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cara Delevingne, Tinie Tempah

    Season 17 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-06-19

    The Bafta award-winning talk show, featuring the biggest celebrities and the brightest conversation on television. On his sofa: he said he'd be back... the mighty Arnold Schwarzenegger returns, in Terminator Genisys; his co-star, Daenerys from Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke; Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal, starring in sports drama Southpaw; model and actress Cara Delevingne, in new teen romance mystery Paper Towns; and music and chat from Tinie Tempah who performs Not Letting Go.

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  • Dame Helen Mirren, Pedro Pascal, Ariana DeBose and Freya Ridings
    8.7/10 44 votes

    #14 - Dame Helen Mirren, Pedro Pascal, Ariana DeBose and Freya Ridings

    Season 30 Episode 19 - Aired 2023-02-24

    Graham is joined by Dame Helen Mirren, Ariana DeBose and Pedro Pascal. With music from Freya Ridings, performing her single "Weekends".

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  • Compilation Show 1
    8.7/10 46 votes

    #15 - Compilation Show 1

    Season 30 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-03-03

    The first of two compilations of highlights from the recent series, featuring a host of stars including Taylor Swift, Daniel Craig, Eddie Redmayne, Lashana Lynch, Bono, Kate Hudson, Ian McKellen, Paul Mescal, Geena Davis, Stormzy, Lesley Manville, Colin Farrell, Bruce Springsteen and many more.

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  • Josh Groban, Billie Piper, Frank Skinner, Example
    8.6/10 27 votes

    #16 - Josh Groban, Billie Piper, Frank Skinner, Example

    Season 12 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-01-04

    Graham is joined by international singing star Josh Groban, acclaimed actress Billie Piper and comedian Frank Skinner, with music and chat from dance maestro Example.

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  • Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem
    8.5/10 41 votes

    #17 - Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem

    Season 12 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-10-26

    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.

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  • Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, The Corrs
    8.5/10 63 votes

    #18 - Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, The Corrs

    Season 18 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-11-27

    Joining Graham on the sofa are Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, starring together in new mobster film Black Mass, ex-Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and X-Men star James McAvoy, starring in Victor Frankenstein. Plus music from The Corrs.

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  • Sir Elton John, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Jack Black
    8.5/10 50 votes

    #19 - Sir Elton John, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Jack Black

    Season 18 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-02-05

    Graham chats to Sir Elton John, who performs Blue Wonderful from his new album Wonderful Crazy Night; Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Penelope Cruz, together in the hotly awaited Zoolander 2; and actor and comedian Jack Black, promoting fantasy adventure Goosebumps.

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  • Matt LeBlanc, Emilia Clarke, Kate Beckinsale, Dominic Cooper, Corinne Bailey Rae
    8.5/10 71 votes

    #20 - Matt LeBlanc, Emilia Clarke, Kate Beckinsale, Dominic Cooper, Corinne Bailey Rae

    Season 19 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-05-27

    The guests on Graham's sofa are Matt LeBlanc, one of the new hosts of the revamped Top Gear, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, promoting her new movie Me Before You, actress Kate Beckinsale, starring in the Jane Austen adaption Love & Friendship and actor Dominic Cooper, appearing in the epic fantasy movie Warcraft. With music from Corinne Bailey Rae, performing her current single Stop Where You Are.

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  • Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, David Beckham, Vanessa Kirby, Joan Armatrading
    8.5/10 63 votes

    #21 - Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, David Beckham, Vanessa Kirby, Joan Armatrading

    Season 23 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-11

    Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin, starring together in irreverent superhero sequel Deadpool 2, sporting icon and Unicef ambassador David Beckham, Bafta-nominated actor Vanessa Kirby, appearing in Julie at the National Theatre, and music legend Joan Armatrading, chatting and performing I Like It When We're Together from her new album.

    Director: Steve Smith

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  • Compilation  (2)
    8.5/10 7 votes

    #22 - Compilation (2)

    Season 31 Episode 21 - Aired 2024-03-22

    The second of two compilations of highlights from the recent series, featuring a host of stars, including Emma Stone, Kevin Hart, Paul Mescal, Sofia Vergara, Colman Domingo, Jodie Foster, Sir Ian McKellen, Kate Winslet, Sterling K. Brown, Carey Mulligan, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Bradley Cooper and many more.

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  • Episode 6
    8.4/10 59 votes

    #23 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-03-29

    Graham talks to Doctor Who actor David Tennant about the new series of Doctor Who and comedian Jo Brand about her involvement on Comic Relief's The Apprentice. The Proclaimers perform 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)'.

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  • Episode 6
    8.4/10 33 votes

    #24 - Episode 6

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-04-16

    Tonight Graham is joined by actress Gillian Anderson and comedian Chris Addison. Gillian discusses starring in The X Files and her transition into acting in the theatre, whilst Chris talks about his new movie which is a spin-off of BBC sitcom The Thick Of It. Graham looks at a robot version of himself. Audience members make political apologies. Sinead O'Connor sings out the show with her classic song 'Nothing Compares To You'.

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  • Russell Crowe, Amy Adams , Henry Cavill, Katy B
    8.4/10 54 votes

    #25 - Russell Crowe, Amy Adams , Henry Cavill, Katy B

    Season 13 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-06-14

    The Bafta award-winning host is joined by Oscar-winning Hollywood star Russell Crowe, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams and Superman himself, Henry Cavill, from the new movie Man of Steel. Plus, there's music from Katy B.

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