Part 1

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Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 3 hours

Graham Norton takes over BBC Three for the whole night and hosts the biggest chat show ever, as he attempts to break the world record for 'most questions asked on a TV chat show', all in aid of Comic Relief. He's joined by an amazing line up of co-hosts and guests including Martin Freeman, Sir Terry Wogan, Sarah Millican, Jimmy Carr, Ronnie Corbett, Nick Grimshaw, Lee Mack, Keith Lemon, Paloma Faith, Heston Blumenthal, Elle Macpherson, Frank Skinner, Example, Louis Smith and Paddy McGuinness. Greg James hosts the backstage party.


Graham Norton
Executive Producer
Derek McLean
Series Producer
Paul Wright
Martin Freeman
Terry Wogan
Sarah Millican
Jimmy Carr
Nick Grimshaw
Lee Mack
Paloma Faith
Frank Skinner
Louis Smith
Greg James


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Big Chat Backstage

Join us backstage as Graham Norton attempts to break the world record for 'most questions asked on a TV chat show' with your help, all in aid of Comic Relief. Send your questions for Graham’s guests to or add to the discussion on social media.

  • 8 Mar 2013 01:15:28

    Goodnight and thank you!

    Graham and Greg have finished, people are saying goodbye and the lights are being turned off. So, we'll bid you adieu Thank you again for all your generosity and making this a record-breaking night.
  • 8 Mar 2013 01:08:23

    DONATION TOTAL: £1,022,982

    Thank you for watching, donating and joining in online. 
  • 8 Mar 2013 01:07:42

    Graham Norton - Record Breaker!

    Graham Norton now has a Guinness World Record for most questions asked on a chat show. His total was 175. Well done Graham!
  • 8 Mar 2013 01:04:49


    We're near the end of the night; less than £5,000 away from £1,000,000. 
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