Comic Relief. Copyright: BBC
Comic Relief

Comic Relief

  • TV variety
  • BBC One
  • 1988 - 2021
  • 18 episodes

Every two years the biggest British comedy stars and shows come together to raise money for charity. Stars Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and more.

Red Nose Day. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Variety
Broadcast
1988 - 2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
18
Creators
Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry
Stars
Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ben Elton, Graham Norton, Harry Enfield and more
Director
John L Spencer
Producer
Richard Curtis
Companies

Since 1985, Comic Relief - the charity run by people who work in comedy - has raised money for projects in both the UK and abroad. The aim is: "To drive positive change through the power of entertainment."

The organisation has raised over 1 billion pounds since it launched. Since 1988, Comic Relief's activities have primarily been focused around Red Nose Day, an event that occurs every other year. On Red Nose Day itself, BBC One broadcasts a night of studio entertainment, comedy sketches (including short specials from established comedy programmes), and charity appeal videos in a bid to get people to donate. How to donate

Additional details

Also known as
  • Red Nose Day
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th February 1988 at 7:35pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Friday 19th March 2021 at 7pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 21st March 2021 at 12:00pm on BBC1 - Episode 19
  • Friday 3rd January 2020 at 1:15am on BBC1 Scot
  • Friday 3rd January 2020 at 12:15am on BBC1

Recording details

  • Zoom (Virtual) - 2021
  • Dock 10 (MediaCityUK) - 2021 onwards

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