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Comic Relief

BBC One variety show for Red Nose Day. 17 episodes, 1988 - 2019. Stars Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Dawn French and others.

Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05

The waiting's over and the fundraising fun begins: Matt Lucas, Rowan Atkinson, Dawn French and Sir Elton John are among stars of the 20th anniversary charity bonanza, which aims to raise millions for those in need in the UK and in the world's poorest countries.

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Jonathan Ross hosts as Jools Holland's orchestra celebrates the tenth Red Nose Night and the 20th anniversary of Comic Relief.

Harry Hill looks at the past 12 months on TV and Ant & Dec put victims through a "Shepherd's Bush Tucker Trial".


The remaining Fame Academy students sing in the semi-final.

Dick & Dom are joined by Sara Cox and Rupert Grint for Pro-Celebrity Bogies

McFly play pop

The My Family cast end up in bed with Dermot Murnaghan, Anthony Head and Nell McAndrew.


Rowan Atkinson, Rachel Stevens, Jim Broadbent, Simon Pegg, Mackenzie Crook and Tony Robinson star in the blockbuster Spider-Plant Man.

Plus fun with Peter Kay, Davina McCall and Jack Dee.


George Michael stars in one of a new batch of Little Britain sketches

Friends is revived by Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona.


Antiques Roadshow comes to Dibley in a Vicar Of Dibley special.

The climax of Spider-Plant Man

Live in the studio, the final of Fame Academy.


During the news, the fun continues on BBC2 with Comic Relief Does University Challenge.


Graham Norton explodes into action.

The Fame Academy winner is announced.

Ricky Gervais does his bit for Comic Relief.

Little Britain's Vicky Pollard guests on Trisha.

Paul Calf probably isn't sober.


The Ab Fab team try to reform the Spice Girls and Keane play live.

Condoleezza Rice - looking oddly like Lenny Henry - addresses the people of Great Britain

A very special Blind Date.


Chris Evans take the reins for the final hour.

Elton John meets Little Britain's Dafydd.

Smith & Jones reunite.

Stand-up comics compete.

Eric Clapton and Pauline Calf guest.

There are greetings from Green Wing and late-night prizes to be won.

1.30am - When Johnny Met Keira

All G's encounter with Posh and Becks is among the classics as Johnny Vaughan and Keira Knightley round up the 20 funniest sketches from Britain and the US.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th March 2005
480 minutes

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