Smart talking - the revival of the chat show

Parkinson, Wogan and Aspel took primetime plaudits 20 years ago in what is seen as the golden age of the chat show. But now, Ali G, Graham Norton (above) and, er, Christine Hamilton are doing their best to revive the format. Meg Carter investigates

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