Miriam Margolyes… a £13M DRUG LORD?! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC

Miriam Margolyes… a £13M DRUG LORD?! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC


Now, talking of mining people’s
lives for drama and comedy, Miriam Margolyes,
things happen to you. Like, is it your house near Dover? Oh, yes. Actually, I’m glad you brought
that up because I do rent my house and… ..if you’re interested…
To other people? To other people, and…it’s the
nearest house to France, which is very important
in this story. It’s £425 a week and it sleeps…
ALAN LAUGHS ..it sleeps six people for seven
nights. Is there a cleaner? It’s clean. Is there a cleaner?
Yes, yes. Anyway, one day I got a call
from the police and they said, “Are you the owner
of the gun emplacement?” and I said, “Yes.” And they said, “Are you aware
that it’s been used “as a drop for criminals “to get rid of their drugs?” You know, it’s a drug drop. What? Yes. I believe that’s the phrase. And, um, I said, “Well, of course I
didn’t know. What do you mean?” And they said, “Well, people have
rented it.” They were a gang,
a gang from Liverpool, I think. And…And they took my house and they dropped the drugs
in the bay or they… And there was a helicopter
that came on the roof. It’s a flat roof, you see. Yes. And they had cocaine. They had something like…
I love…”cocaine”. ..£13 million worth of… What? No, it wasn’t like a little
thing, this was a massive… A massive thing! 13 million… Jesus Christ! Pounds of cocaine. ..of cocaine. The street value? Now, I don’t…
I’ve never taken anything… No, not street value, that was like
wholesale. Retail. Oh, wholesale? Yeah. It’d be double. Listen,
I’m… It’s wholesale, of course! Of course, I was horrified because I
didn’t know. I mean, I don’t have anything
to do with the people that rent it. No. I just
take the money, you know? You could have got more. I was… Well, I could get more for it because it’s really lovely,
actually. There was all that cocaine on the… What was upsetting to me was,
when it was reported – of course, in the Daily Mail – all the people online said, “Oh, she must be in it.” You know, “She’s part of the gang.”
Oh, yeah! Well, they did!
GRAHAM LAUGHS And they were calling me
Miriam Escobar. LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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86 thoughts on “Miriam Margolyes… a £13M DRUG LORD?! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC

  1. The best and funniest guest EVER! I wish she could be on the couch every episode! Miriam is a TV gold and a great actress!

  2. Miriam needs to be on talk shows more and given the opportunity just to blab about her life. She’s bloody brilliant

  3. After Miriam said "…and after it was reported, of course, in 'The Daily Mail'…" I half expected her to say: "I promptly phoned them and said 'you wanna f**k with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!'. 😎

  4. Miriam, has something outrageous happened with you since you were last on?
    Of course it has, because I'm Miriam Margolyes!

  5. I adore this woman! Thank God for subscription reminders. In America, I'm looking forward to Graham Norton's show on BBCA @ 11 PM EST. Here's Miriam Margolyes w/ a typically great story. Because of clips I'm wondering if I'll be seeing her tonight? Hope so. Daniel's been kind of the tease to watch the show, nice, and nice surprise to see Alan Cumming, another favourite person….(yeah, I have a life; just been diagnosed with pneumonia, so things like this are exciting right now. ;= )

  6. Miriam margolyes…what an awesomely funny lady! Brilliant sense of humour and charm….I just realised I’ve missed a real treat here! Fabulous! 😘🥰😍🤩what a STAR🌟🌟!!

  7. I want Miriam on Would I Lie To You. It seems she's the only one who's ever had a life so fantastic to equal Bob Mortimer.

  8. Can't believe this old bag told Alan Cummings she couldn't understand him because he's Scottish. An actor that's done the West End and Broadway, Hollywood and everything in between. So bored with these old colonial Londoners and their misguided sense of superiority.

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