Joining Graham on the sofa are Thor star Chris Hemsworth, spearheading the new whaling movie In the Heart of the Sea, and its Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind). Plus great American comedian and actress Lily Tomlin, Oscar-tipped for her role in Grandma, top comic Kevin Bridges, and music from Blake and Dame Shirley Bassey, who perform their Christmas single.
Graham Norton returns to the format he's most comfortable with since his Channel 4 days, briefly on BBC2 and now on prime time BBC1. Each week celebrity guest(s) join Graham 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. Throughout series one the show was recorded on the Wednesday at 7pm before it's transmission at 10pm on the Thursday.