Comic Relief 2019
An extravaganza jam-packed full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, live music, highlights from this year's challenges, and films about the incredible work Comic Relief supports. Lenny Henry hosts segments across the night, joined by various hosts.
BBC One, 7pm - 10pm: Comic Relief 2019
BBC Two, 10pm - 10.35pm: Comic Relief Does University Challenge
BBC One, 10.35pm - 12.30am: Comic Relief 2019
7:18pm: Appeal film presented by Lenny Henry (FairShare).
7:23pm: Doctor Who explains Gift Aid.
7:25pm Highlights from previous Only Fools And Horses specials for Comic Relief, followed by a performance by the cast of Only Fools And Horses: The Musical.
7:33pm: Lindsey and Radzi from Blue Peter look into how schools have been raising money for Comic Relief.
7:37pm: Appeal film presented by Dawn French about an orphan.
7:48pm: Emma Bunton says thank you to British Airways.
7:53pm: Appeal film presented by Ed Sheeran about homelessness.
8pm: Emeli Sandé sings.
8:08pm: Mamma Mia Here We Go Yet Again - Part 1.
8:15pm: Appeal film in Uganda with Stacey Dooley.
8:19pm: Maya Jama says thank you to TK Maxx.
8:21pm: A comic montage with Meera Syal, Martin Freeman, Russell Howard, Emma Watson, Richard Madden, Dawn French, Jimmy Carr, Gemma Arterton, Alex Brooker, David Beckham, Olivia Colman, Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley, Alan Carr, Sanjeev Bhaskar, John Bishop, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Lenny Henry, Romesh Ranganathan, Anna Kendrick, David Tennant, Ed Sheeran and Bono.
8:23pm: Appeal film about a man with depression, helped by the charity Calm.
8:26pm: Mamma Mia Here We Go Yet Again - Part 2.
8:33pm: Appeal film presented by Romesh Ranganathan about suicide.
8:40pm: Appeal film with Lenny Henry looking at the positive changes in Cape Town.
8:42pm: Highlights from Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb, followed by a studio interview with some of those involved.
8:53pm: Keane perform Somewhere Only We Know.
9:03pm: Bodyguard sketch.
9:12pm: An appeal film about a 4-year-old girl in Malawi.
9:15pm: Kimberley Walsh says thank you to Sainsbury's.
9:18pm: One Red Nose Day And A Wedding - Part 1.
9:26pm: Appeal film about child marriage, presented by Jodie Whittaker.
9:33pm: Rae Morris sings a song.
9:41pm: One Red Nose Day And A Wedding - Part 2.
9:47pm: Appeal film presented by Olivia Colman about children war refugees.
9:55pm: A satellite link-up with Alan Partridge, but he doesn't seem aware he's live and is heard talking about his expenses.
10pm: Comic Relief Does University Challenge
Swapping Masters of Study for Masters Of Comedy And Entertainment, University Challenge gets a Comic Relief celebrity takeover for one night only.
David Baddiel takes on the hosting duties and is joined by a host of famous faces as Jason Manford, Emily Atack, Kerry Godliman, Martin Freeman, Robert Rinder, Vick Hope, Luisa Omielan and Darren Harriott compete to win in this one off special.
10:35pm - BBC One
10:35pm: Repeat of the David Beckham intro.
10:40pm: Clara Amfo and Rob Beckett take over as hosts, and introduce the celebrity phone bank. Those staffing the phone change throughout the night, but the opening line-up is Emma Willis, Denise van Outen, Sophie Thompson, Kimberley Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan, Fleur East, Matt Tebbutt, Chris Stark, Scott Mills, Simon Webbe, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joe Swash, Meera Syal, Lindsey Russell, Radzi Chinyanganya, Dan Walker, Aisling Bea and Basil Brush.
10:46pm: David Walliams presents 'Daves: The Official Calendar', featuring David Haye, David Ginola, David Tennant, Dave Berry, Davina McCall, David Baddiel, Dave the Plumber (played by Paul Putner) and David Blunkett.
10:50pm: An appeal film by Shirley Ballas about suicide.
10:55pm: The People Just Do Nothing stars explain Gift Aid.
10:57pm: Alan Partridge tries to undertake some pledges, with the help of Simon Denton.
11:03pm: Joe Sugg introduces a James Bond competition.
11:09pm: Appeal film about a charity worker called Rose.
11:14pm: Repeat of the celebrity montage.
11:17pm: Magic Mike Live featuring surprise guest Johnny Vegas.
11:22pm: Joel Dommett says thank you to Maltesers.
11:23pm: Repeat of Olivia Colman's appeal film.
11:31pm: Magic Goes Wrong.
11:46pm: Appeal film, in which refugees are seen calling family members.
11:49pm: Highlights from Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief.
11:51pm: Appeal film starring Peter Mullan.
11:53pm: Chats with those on the phone bank.
11:56pm: Repeat of the Ed Sheeran appeal film.
£60,628,353 total revealed, followed by appeal film.
James Bond competition reminder.
Rachel Parris say thank you to BT.
Repeat of the Top Gear stunt.
Repeat of the Bodyguard sketch.
Close of the show, with highlights montage.
- Friday 15th March 2019
- BBC One
- 330 minutes
Show past repeats
|Sunday 17th March 2019||5:35pm||BBC1|
Cast & crew
|Lenny Henry||Host / Presenter|
|Paddy McGuinness||Host / Presenter|
|David Tennant||Host / Presenter|
|Alesha Dixon||Host / Presenter|
The objection is not about what Comic Relief do. Since they were founded they have raised over £1 billion for good causes both in the UK and abroad, and that is worthy of praise. The objection is in how Comic Relief and similar organisations portray the work they are doing. Images have an unfortunate history of racialised appropriation. Actively combating this torrid tradition would be a step in the right direction when it comes to overturning centuries of nationalist power play.James Hanton, The Student Newspaper, 28th March 2019
It launched the careers of stars like Hugh Grant, and inspired a slew of romantic comedies.
Now, 25 years after its release, most of the original cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral have reunited for a short sequel to be shown during Friday's Comic Relief telethon on BBC One.BBC, 15th March 2019
The comedian and actor was a co-founder of Comic Relief back in 1985 and they had a simple vision to help create a world free from poverty.Lenny Henry & Tom Davidson, The Mirror, 15th March 2019
After much controversy, it is finally time for this year's edition of the annual fundraiser. The likes of Lenny Henry, Emma Willis and Romesh Ranganathan lead proceedings, with the usual spoofs including a Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion and a return for Bodyguard's DS David Budd. While, as ever, the money goes to worthy causes, the debate around how Comic Relief portrays relations between the UK and developing nations was long overdue - and may well have been taken into account ahead of tonight's telecast.Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 15th March 2019
It needs to improve, but it has done an incredible job when it comes to helping people lead better lives.Romesh Ranganathan, The Guardian, 15th March 2019