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GRAHAM NORTON 22. 2. 2013

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    Posted by GARGLEBLASTER (U3191065) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Wonderfully anarchic and out of control programme this week (especially Richard Gere) and Graham managed, as always, to keep cool and get things under control. It was also very funny. I wonder if his researcher/s will get sacked?

    The Red Chair is getting a bit silly now since the vast majority of "sitters" never even manage to start their stories.

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Wonderfully anarchic and out of control programme this week (especially Richard Gere) and Graham managed, as always, to keep cool and get things under control. It was also very funny. I wonder if his researcher/s will get sacked?

    The Red Chair is getting a bit silly now since the vast majority of "sitters" never even manage to start their stories. 
    I have to disagree with you about the last sentence as, recently, a lot of "red chair victims" have managed to escape.

    Graham is an excellent host, allowing the guests to speak freely (sometimes too freely).

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    I didn't think Saoirse Ronan was very interesting, and judging by the clip, her film is dreadful!

    I also think it would have been better if Graham had got more out of John Malkovitch - Richard Gere rather dominated the proceedings.

    Still, I agree, it was an entertaining show. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by maria (U15626995) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Richard Gere isn't the right "kind of guest" on shows like this one...he is so self obsessed, didn't give the others much space. The others were all so much more interesting than Gere and could had made the show more fun and lively, particularly Malkovich who is a great actor and extremely bright. Graham Norton did well to "contain" Gere but I wouldn't bother to invite him again.

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Great show last night with Tiffany's walk about at the start, John M's dry wit....and Saoirse Ronan new Film looks amazing....loved her in Hanna.

    What was the Tea.smiley - erm

    Taylor Swift...smiley - rose


    But I didn't believe the Hair on Fire story.smiley - sadface

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Graham Norton always impresses with the way he handles his show ...... brilliantly good. His own jokes and humour never fails - he can't be unfunny or less than charming - and he can rescue any unfunniness from guests. In truth he is a chat show genius.

    Why doesn't someone think of having him host the BAFTAS? It's a difficult job which is never entirely satisfactorily done, as with Stephen Fry this year. Graham is at ease with and can handle the biggest stars.

    His show is all about the choice and blend of guests and the logistics of 'the bench' which both often cause problems, though Graham does his best by spreading the questions. Gere and Malkovitch are different kinds of guests and Sorchsa is a beginner but I really liked her. There was unstarry freshness to her and Taylor Swift. I think the production team should have a meeting about star-management systems, maybe introduce some corralling devices to prevent drunken roaming and ego-maniacal audience tours ....


    ..... but the GN show is always reliable entertainment.

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    oh, yes, Saoirse smiley - doh

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    Posted by jodie (U14366548) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Oh i'm Richard Gere , let me walk amongst you peasants to give me even more self importance . Oh the anarchy .

    Please, let's have fewer Americans

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Please, let's have fewer Americans  

    Although I like Americans in general, I agree they don't come across very well on British chat shows. Partly it's because they are not tuned in to the British style of banter, partly because most of them are actors, who as a breed tend to be uninteresting when they are outside of the stage personas that they inhabit.

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    It's interesting to compare British to Amereican chat shows, as can be seen on Youtube such as Letterman. Some have brief spots and others have rambling introspective conversations, as with Craig Ferguson. They have this thing where the host holds the book or CD being promoted up to camera all the time. We've started doing this a bit and Graham is always kind about films being discussed. The Americans seem rather thrown and amused by the relative anarchy her and if they join in makes them come over well.

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    Posted by nightmusic (U6275195) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013


    Good show but John Malkovitch needed winding up or new batteries he's such a slow talker.

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    When Richard Gere went on his royal walkabout at the start of the programme, I was half expecting him to be provided with loaves and fishes to feed the multitude!

    I guess egotists are what they are, and it is better to let them do their thing. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Sue Lloyd-Roberts has been scathing about her former hero, Richard Gere, from personal experience. He seemed rambling and inconsiderate on the show. Goes with the territory though, I suppose.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    I also think it would have been better if Graham had got more out of John Malkovitch... 
    The problem with Mr Malkovitch is, he... talks... very... slowly... and.... .... .... ponderously.

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    Posted by BryanLuc (U12989423) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    The problem with Mr Malkovitch is, he... talks... very... slowly... and.... .... .... ponderously.  

    He motioned two fingers to his mouth to simulate smoking
    Do you think he was indicating something?

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Wonderfully anarchic and out of control programme this week (especially Richard Gere) and Graham managed, as always, to keep cool and get things under control. It was also very funny. I wonder if his researcher/s will get sacked?

    The Red Chair is getting a bit silly now since the vast majority of "sitters" never even manage to start their stories. 
    We find the show to be very entertaining.

    As for the big red chair part, what we have found silly is the fact that guests tip them sometimes, and in the case last evening it was before the sitter got any story details mentioned. It was just after the lad gave his name, I believe, and he was called Harris - his forename. What is wrong with that?

    So, Graham Norton, please stop your guests from taking the decision to do it before you. I know that anarchic behaviour is the flavour of the day but it seems to be taking over the big red chair part. Not nice, imho.

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    Posted by average40 (U14458923) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    The handle to the red chair should be moved so it is on Graham's right and away from the guests.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Yes, good idea! But then, they could just jump up off the sofa and get it from behind!
    smiley - run

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