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Anna Friel, Stephen Sondheim and Maureen Lipman

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 November 2012

Frankly, even Graham was impressed with the quality of his guests this week. Actress Anna Friel told us about her stage debut - on Broadway no less - when she was 21, and then brought us up-to-date with an insight of how she prepared for her latest role in Uncle Vanya.
Then writer and composer Stephen Sondheim chatted about the revival of the musical Merrily We Roll Along, his love of puzzles and how he survived Super storm Sandy.
And if that wasn't enough, Maureen Lipman revealed she's been making a documentary about memory and the brain. She also told us how she faced the prospect of being a widow. We love Maureen Lipman by the way.
In Grill Graham, Maria McErlane and our host tried - but probably failed - to help Mary who's scared of flying, and Paul who has been pretending to be Sophie to annoy his friend. Talk about diverse problems. And over in the I Can't Believe It's Not Better corner, Liz chose the Gilbert O'Sullivan song Get Down. The nation didn't approve.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for Queen

    Queen You're My Best Friend

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone, 4

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Better

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Spiralling

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Lovebird

    Glassheart, Mix Pixie, 3

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Island Girl

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Los Lobos

    Los Lobos La Bamba

    Hits Of '87 & '88 Vol.12 (Various), Polydor

  • Image for Five

    Five Keep On Moving

    Hits 2000 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Silver Lining

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Johnny Marr

    Johnny Marr The Messenger

    Cd Single, 1

  • Image for Manuel & The Music of the Mountains
  • As chosen by Anna Friel

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    EMI Records Ltd

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler It's A Heartache

    In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part, Old Gold

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand Not While I'm Around

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Not A Day Goes By

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Love It When You Call

    (CD Single), Universal

  • The choice of Maureen Lipman

    • Image for Rodriguez

      Rodriguez Sugar Man

      Searching for Sugar Man, Legacy, 001

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Runaway Baby



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    Graham Norton

    Graham Norton entertaining the nation, with a vibrant mix of celeb guests and chat.

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