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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 2011

Celebrities from the world of entertainment join forces as the 2011 charity fundraising event begins, with presenters Michael McIntyre, Claudia Winkleman, Graham Norton, Davina McCall, Dermot O'Leary and Jonathan Ross.

Further details

7pm - 10:30pm

There are special instalments of Doctor Who, Outnumbered and EastEnders, while Claudia Winkleman, Ruby Wax and Miranda Hart go head-to-head for Comic Relief Does MasterChef.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders star in a Downton Abbey spoof, James Corden reprises the role of Smithy in a new sketch, and Harry Hill is joined by some very special friends.

10:30pm - News

The comedy continues on BBC2.


The fundraising spectacular continues, as Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman take the reins to find out how David Walliams survived being on a panel show for 24 hours (24 Hour Panel People).

Steve Coogan returns with a very special Alan Partridge.

The Inbetweeners boys report on the Rude Road Trip they went on around the UK.

Kate Moss takes part in a brilliant new sketch.

Summer Heights High's Chris Lilley premieres his new show Angry Boys.

1am to 2:30am - Jack and Kevin's Comic Relief Lock-in

Top stand-up comedians Jack Whitehall and Kevin Bridges take Comic Relief through to the early hours with a selection of the best comedy clips of the last couple of years. Featuring brilliant comedy from Steve Coogan, Ben Stiller, Rob Brydon, Mitchell & Webb, Armstrong & Miller, Ronnie Corbett, Miranda Hart, Sean Lock and Kate Moss, plus some exclusive comedy never seen before on British television.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th March 2011
480 minutes


'Sorry I've Got No Head' Comic Relief Sketch

A special Comic Relief sketch made by the cast of CBBC sketch show Sorry I've Got No Head.

Alan Partridge Teaser

A special preview of the sketch featuring the radio presenter's unique take on charity fundraising!

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Smithy to the Rescue

A host of stars join Smithy - aka James Corden - for his special sketch for Comic Relief.

Uptown Downstairs Abbey

A host of stars, including Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Harry Enfield and Victoria Wood join forces for a period-drama-themed spoof.

JLS Train at Miranda's Dance Studio

Miranda tries to reveal a few juicy details about her new job for Comic Relief.

Armstrong and Miller are sorry

The comedy duo return with a special sketch for Red Nose Day - and they're so sorry.

Ricky, Stephen and Karl

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington with a special sketch for Red Nose Day.

Uptown Downstairs Abbey - Part 1

The 2011 spoof of Downton Abbey.