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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

  • TV variety
  • BBC One
  • 1988 - 2024
  • 21 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.

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Comic Relief 2024

Comic Relief
Lenny Henry co-hosts the fund-raising extravaganza for the final time, direct from MediaCityUK in Salford, alongside Romesh Ranganathan, Maya Jama, David Tennant, Davina McCall, Joel Dommett, Rosie Ramsey and Paddy McGuinness.


Show crosses over to BBC Two between 22.00 and 22.40.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th March 2024
310 minutes
  • Friday 15th March 2024, 19:00 at Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)
  • Wednesday 13th March 2024, 19:00 at Dock 10 (MediaCityUK) (For 'A Whole Lotta Lenny'.)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 17th March 2024 4:35pm
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Host / Presenter
Paddy McGuinness Host / Presenter
David Tennant Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
Maya Jama Host / Presenter
Davina McCall Host / Presenter
Joel Dommett Host / Presenter
Rosie Ramsey Host / Presenter


W1A reunion

Sir Lenny Henry is hosting Comic Relief for the final time and W1A's finest team has been drafted in to find his replacement.

The Traitors: The Movie

It's the TV show that caught the nation's imagination and now a cast of award-winning actors and comedians have signed up to play some of the most iconic characters from Series 2 of The Traitors.

Kate Winslet reads a (adult) Bedtime Story

It's time for bed, kids - because Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet says so.

The Tourist takes on Mastermind

In an unlikely scenario that could only happen on Red Nose Day, Jamie Dornan - also known as Elliot Stanley from hit show The Tourist - takes a seat in the famous Mastermind chair.

2024 highlights

Some of the very best moments from Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2024.


Comic Relief review

Lenny Henry hangs up his red nose and deserves every tribute.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 15th March 2024

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