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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.

Genres: Comedy
Station: BBC One (UK)
Rating: 0/10 from 0 users
Status: Running
Start: 1986-04-25

Comic Relief Season 1997 Air Dates


S1997E01 - Close Encounters of the Furred Kind Air Date: 14 March 1997 19:00 -

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This year's Comic Relief has a distinctly hairy new look, with shaggy red noses and Lenny Henry in a furry suit.

7.00-8.00 Lenny Live and Luscious: Lenny Henry whips the studio audience into a frenzy as he kicks off more than eight hours of comedy, music and powerful documentary.
At 7.10 The Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show: Frank Bruno and Sally Gunnell are among stars acting strangely.
7.20 Susan Tully - Street Kids of Tamale: Susan Tully reports on the hardships of Ghanaian children who live and work on the streets to survive.
7. 30 Gladiators Go Ga Ga: Ulrika Jonsson and John Fashanu try to keep order as gladiators Rhino and Wolf take on two unlikely contenders -

EastEnder Nigel and Ash from Casualty.

7.45 Only Fools and Horses Red Nose Exclusive: David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst return as Del Boy and Rodders in a recording made specially for Red Nose Day

8.00-9.00 Dame Edna Makes the Nation See Red: Housewife superstar Dame Edna Everage takes the helm.

8.05 University Challenge Challenges Coronation Street: The Street's Vera, Curly, Gail and Jim answer questions posed by Jeremy Paxman.

8.10 Victoria Wood: Carers: Victoria Wood looks at the problems of carers like June, who tends to her sick husband 24 hours a day, 365 days

a year.

8.15 More of the Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show: Starring, among others, Desmond Lynam, Jimmy Hill and Mystic Meg.

8.30 The Spice Girls: The all-girl group sing for Comic Relief.

8.40 BallykissDibley: Ballykissangel's Father Clifford (Stephen Tompkinson ) comes to Dibley, and vicar Geraldine (Dawn French) falls for him.


S1997E02 - Comic Relief Goes to the Movies Air Date: 14 March 1997 21:00 -

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A coterie of top comedians choose highlights from their favourite comedy films. Among those making choices are Mark Lamarr, Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, while movies selected include Dr Strangelove, Play It Again, Sam and Life of Brian.


S1997E03 - Close Encounters of the Furred Kind Air Date: 14 March 1997 21:30 -

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9.30-10.15 French and Saunders Behaving Badly: Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are the next hosts.

9.35 The Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show 3

Question Time with Peter Sissons, Jeffrey Archer and model Caprice.

9.45 Julie Walters and the Street Kids of Addis Ababa From Ethiopia.

9.55 Boyzone Singing Love Me Tender.

10.00 Men Behaving Very Badly Indeed: Will Gary (Martin Clunes) and Tony (Neil Morrissey) meet Kylie Minogue?

10.15-11.00 Ross, Rhys, Enfield and Chums: With Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones and Harry Enfield and Chums.

10.30 Prime Cracker: Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) and Fitz (Robbie Coltrane) combine Prime Suspect and Cracker.

10.40 Tony Ferrino and Bjork: Steve Coogan duets with the Icelandic singer.

10.45 Jennifer Saunders - Don't Give Up: Battered women tell their stories...

11.00-11.30 Father Ted and His Faithful Friends: Fathers Ted and Dougal bless the screen with their presence.

11.05 Angus Deayton in Burkina Faso: How a desert has been turned green.

11.15 Furry Funny Fluffs: TV bloopers.

11.20 The Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show: Featuring Michael Parkinson in a wedding dress

11.30-12.30am The Empire Strikes Back- Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire. With Steve Coogan, the Spice Girls and Spice Girl wannabes the Sugar Lumps - French and Saunders, Kathy Burke, Llewella Gideon and Lulu.

12.30-1.00 Bedtime with Ben: Ben Elton presents The Final Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show and Grand Total - Tonight's phone pledge

total is announced.

1.00-2.30 Comic Relief: the Beginning - Live at the Shaftesbury Theatre The very first Comic Relief show from 1986..

2.30-3.20am Billy Connolly's Return to Nose and Beak: The comedian makes a return trip to Mozambique to see how it has recovered from civil war.


S1997E04 - Comic Relief: The Juicy Bits Air Date: 16 March 1997 18:40 -

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Highlights of Friday's extravaganza and news ofthe amount of money collected.


S1997E05 - Comic Relief 97: The Furry Funny Bits Air Date: 12 April 1998 21:20 -

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Dawn French recalls highlights from last year's Comic Relief fund-raising extravaganza. Plus updates on Comic Relief projects and the announcement of the final amount of money raised.


S1997E06 - Red Nose Awards Air Date: 12 April 1998 21:20 -

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The fourth Live and Kicking and Comic Relief annual awards ceremony introduced by Nick Hancock and Zoe Ball. Guests include Jonathan Ross, Angus Deayton, Dale Winton, and England goalkeeper David Seaman, Jonathan Kerrigan (Sam Colloby in Casualty), Lisa Riley (Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale), and Tracey Shaw and Angela Griffin (Maxine and Fiona from Coronation Street). During the past few weeks, children have been voting for their favourite personalities. With music from Boyzone, OTT and the Spice Girls.


S1997E07 - Comic Relief 97:The Furry Funny Bits Air Date: 12 April 1998 21:20 -

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Dawn French recalls highlights from last year's Comic Relief fund-raising extravaganza. Plus updates on Comic Relief projects and the announcement of the final amount of money raised.


S1997E08 - The Megatastic Comic Relief Red Nose Awards Air Date: 25 May 1998 17:30 -

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The fifth Live and Kicking and Comic Relief annual awards ceremony introduced by Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston. Guests include Ben Elton, Angus Deayton, actor Neil Morrissey, ballerina Darcey Bussell, yachtswoman Tracey Edwards and comedian Matthew Kelly. During the past few weeks, children have been voting for their favourite personalities. With music from Boyzone, All Saints and Five.

Comic Relief Actors

Steve Jones(Presenter)

David Tennant(Presenter)

Sally Phillips(Presenter)

Simon Pegg(Presenter)

Jack Whitehall(Presenter)

Mathew Horne(Presenter)

Harry Enfield(Presenter)

Cat Deeley(Presenter)

Matt Lucas(Andy (Presenter))

James Corden(Presenter)

Greg Davies(Presenter)

Steve Coogan(Alan Partridge (Presenter))



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