Graham Norton lines up big names for final radio 2 shows

Graham Norton will be joined by a host of huge names before he bids farewell to his Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2.

Whilst the guestlist for his final show are under-wraps, he’s got some fantastic star names joining him across the next few shows.

On Saturday 21 November, Graham chats to the writer and activist Sinead Burke about her new book Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World. He talks to the actor and director Rupert Everett about his new memoir To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde. Plus Julian Clary chats about putting on a panto during the pandemic and Maria McErlane has two more Grill Graham problems.

Then on Saturday 28 November, Graham chats to writer Lesley A. Jones about her new book on John Lennon. Footballer Gareth Southgate discusses Anything Is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind & Follow Your Dreams, an inspirational book of life lessons written for young people and parents. And the actor Gabriel Byrne talks about his career and memoirs.

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On 5 December, Kylie Minogue chats about her latest album Disco. Great British Bake Off star David Atherton discusses his latest publication My First Cook Book and there are more Grill Graham problems with Maria McErlane. Plus Sir Sam Mendes chats about his plans to help the performing arts during the pandemic.

On Graham’s penultimate show on Saturday 12 December, Graham chats to broadcaster Dan Walker about his new book, Remarkable People, actor Kiell Smith-Bynoe discusses the return of BBC ONE’S Ghosts, and the stars of All Creatures Great and Small – Sam West and Nicholas Ralph – talk about their festive special.

Graham’s final Radio 2 show will air on Saturday 19 December.

Catch up with previous shows via BBC Sounds.