Next Episode of Comic Relief is
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief.
Lenny Henry and Angus Deayton bring news of this year's Red Nose Day appeal on 12 March.
7.00pm Lenny Henry Lets Loose!
The evening kicks off with comedy and a run-down of some of the places Comic Reliefs money has been spent over the past two years.
7.10pm Mr Bean on Blind Date: Part 1
A perfectly charming girl called Tracy faces a perfectly disastrous date. With Rowan Atkinson and, of course, Cilia. Then Lenny Henry reports on his trip to Somalia.
7.30pm Casualty- Comic Relief Special
Tension and drama with the cast of Casualty as the studio audience decides the treatment for celebrity patients! Plus a film on Comic Reliefs work with teenagers in peril.
7.45pm Smashie and Nlceyl
Lenny Henry hands over to Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse and Radio Fab FM. Right Said Fred play live in one surprised viewer's street.
8.00pm Lumley In Africa In Eritrea, Comic Relief has turned desert into wheatfields.
Joanna Lumley report on this agricultural project. Joanna Lumley 's Eritrea diary for Comic Relief
8.10pm Game for a Game!
Jonathan Ross hosts Comic Relief's ultimate television game, which involves every show from Family Fortunes to Mastermind and guests from Roy Hattersley to Frank Carson and Lisa Stansfield. Plus highlights from this year's fundraising stupidities.
8.40pm Blind Date: Part 2
How did Mr Bean 's Blind Date go? And in the Prize Tomato draw viewers with red noses can win some astonishing prizes such as their own height in comedy videos and a very red Tomato Mini.
The comedy bounces over from BBCl for the choicest entertainment you'll find anywhere - well, anywhere between 9.00 and 9.30.
9.30pm Deayton and Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones takes over at the helm with Angus Deayton for the second half.
9.40 The BBC Banned Audition Tapes
Another Comic Relief exclusive. Terry Wogan is revealed auditioning for the Monty Python team. Peter Sissons fails to finish what he started on Mastermind. And Blossom the Cow auditions as special guest star in All Creatures Great and Small. Also, Tony Robinson reports on Aids in Uganda.
10.00pm Have I Got Sports News for You
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton join Angus Deayton for a special with big Bill Beaumont.
10.15pm French and Saunders and Prince and Barry White
Prepare for a mind-blowing duet between "love gods" Prince and Barry White - with a little help from Lenny Henry and 14 hours in make-up! Plus a film on Comic Relief's work with older people.
10.30pm One Foot in the Grave
Victor Meldrew gives vent to his deepest feelings during his longest bath. Als Zoe Wanamaker introduces a film of an extraordinary project in Ethiopia. And there's a very surprising chat show with Stephen Fry and some extremely famous guests.
11.00pm Friday Night Live - Lives Again!
Ben Elton hosts a gag-packed line-up featuring Harry Enfield, Newman and Baddiel, Jo Brand and a cluster of top stand-up comedians, plus Right Sai Fred.
12.00 Comic Relief's Old, New, Borrowed and Bluel
Lenny Henry , Griff Rhys Jones and Jonathan Ross present an hour of mirth and mayhem, featuring gems plucked from the comedy archives: stay awake for Groucho Marx, Steve Martin , Morecambe and Wise and Loyd Grossman. And a most unladylike moment from the House of Eliott.
A special awards show, hosted by Sarah Greene and Lenny Henry , based on the votes of Going Live! viewers and Fast Forward readers. Over recent weeks they have chosen their favourite pop act, TV programme, top man, top woman, feature film and newcomer. They have also nominated their least popular choices, and Angus Deayton reveals the unlucky winner of the special Splat Award. There's music from Take That and news of the Comic Relief work being done with donations made on Red Nose
Andi Peters and Tony Robinson host the Live and Kicking and Comic Relief Awards. Discover who children have chosen as top pop act, top man, top woman, top TV programme and top film.
Since Comic Relief began in 1986, over £92 million has been raised by the British public. A Mori poll calculated that 30 million people got involved last year, raising over £l8 million The work goes on and tonight's programme reports back on the progress of last year's campaign and the projects it helped to fund. Six comedians will deliver progress reports in unusual or ridiculous ways, including Julian Clary in a Rupert Bear hot-air balloon Jo Brand in a chocolate factory and Ruby Wax in front of a huge pile of ready cash. Interspersed with all this are edited highlights of last year's programme featuring Mr Bean on Blind Date, Victor Meldrew in the bath and an all-star rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Documentary footage showin Comic Relief projects that have been particularly successful will include last year's reports from Joanna Lumley, Lenny Henry and Zoe Wanamaker.
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