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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 1993

Top stars present some very special specials interspersed with serious reports on Comic Reliefs work around the world.

Further details

7pm - Lenny Henry Lets Loose!

The evening kicks off with comedy and a run-down of some of the places Comic Reliefs money has been spent over the past two years.

7.10pm - Mr Bean on Blind Date: Part 1

A perfectly charming girl called Tracy faces a perfectly disastrous date. With Rowan Atkinson and, of course, Cilia.

Then Lenny Henry reports on his trip to Somalia.

7.30pm - Casualty Comic Relief Special

Tension and drama with the cast of Casualty as the studio audience decides the treatment for celebrity patients!

Plus a film on Comic Reliefs work with teenagers in peril.

7.45pm - Smashie and Nlcey

Lenny Henry hands over to Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse and Radio Fab FM.

Right Said Fred play live in one surprised viewer's street.

8pm - Lumley In Africa In Eritrea

Joanna Lumley's Eritrea diary for Comic Relief.

8.10pm - Game for a Game!

Jonathan Ross hosts Comic Relief's ultimate television game, which involves every show from Family Fortunes to Mastermind and guests from Roy Hattersley to Frank Carson and Lisa Stansfield.

Plus highlights from this year's fundraising stupidities.

8.40pm - Blind Date: Part 2

How did Mr Bean's Blind Date go? And in the Prize Tomato draw viewers with red noses can win some astonishing prizes such as their own height in comedy videos and a very red Tomato Mini.

9pm - News
Total Relief continues on BBC2 between 9.00 and 9.30.

9.30pm - Deayton and Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones takes over at the helm with Angus Deayton for the second half.

9.40pm - The BBC Banned Audition Tapes

Another Comic Relief exclusive. Terry Wogan is revealed auditioning for the Monty Python team. Peter Sissons fails to finish what he started on Mastermind. And Blossom the Cow auditions as special guest star in All Creatures Great and Small.

Also, Tony Robinson reports on Aids in Uganda.

10pm - Have I Got Sports News for You

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton join Angus Deayton for a special with big Bill Beaumont.

10.15pm - French and Saunders and Prince and Barry White

Prepare for a mind-blowing duet between "love gods" Prince and Barry White - with a little help from Lenny Henry and 14 hours in make-up!

Plus a film on Comic Relief's work with older people.

10.30pm - One Foot in the Grave

Victor Meldrew gives vent to his deepest feelings during his longest bath.

Also Zoe Wanamaker introduces a film of an extraordinary project in Ethiopia.

And there's a very surprising chat show with Stephen Fry and some extremely famous guests.

11pm - Friday Night Live - Lives Again!

Ben Elton hosts a gag-packed line-up featuring Harry Enfield, Newman & Baddiel, Jo Brand and a cluster of top stand-up comedians, plus Right Said Fred.

Midnight - Comic Relief's Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones and Jonathan Ross present an hour of mirth and mayhem, featuring gems plucked from the comedy archives: stay awake for Groucho Marx, Steve Martin, Morecambe & Wise and Loyd Grossman. And a most unladylike moment from the House of Eliott.

1am - This Is Spinal Tap

The spoof "rockumentary", the definitive fly-on-the-wall story of Britain's loudest heavy rockers.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th March 1993
480 minutes