Among his guests on the first programme is Charlotte Church who, in her first major TV appearance after a tumultuous year, talks music, life and love, and performs live from her new album Back to Scratch. Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her Oscar nomination for Crazy Heart, and her role in The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger. And comedian Russell Howard brings his own brand of Good News to Graham's sofa.
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.