The Graham Norton Show
Sunday, 11.40pm, UKTV We started this page with the temporal distortions of an old episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Something similar seems to be happening on The Graham Norton Show. It’s shown pretty directly after its British premiere here on Ten, and then, just a few weeks later, the same episode pops up on UKTV. In any case, this is one of Norton’s better moments from the current series, shown here in November. Norton’s guests are Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Palin, Jack Whitehall and Michael Buble, who sings the arrangement of Jingle Bells from his current chart-topping album Christmas with a full band and British a capella group the Puppini Sisters. Bonham Carter is terrifically amusing about her marriage to eccentric filmmaker Tim Burton; Whitehall delivers a great line about his admiration for couch partner Buble; Buble tells a great story about his, um, penis; and Palin, arriving late on the set, says he feels like grandad coming in to tell the young people to keep the noise down.