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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 1995

Comic Relief is back with six staggerblasting shows, each presented by a different, very well dressed presenter.

Further details

7pm - Chris Evans: Don't Forget Your Nose

Chris Evans kicks off the mayhem and madness. The hour includes Phil Collins's Old MacDonald, with celebrity animals featuring Goldie Hawn, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a lively sheep.

Also Richard Wilson in Africa: TV's Victor Meldrew reports from a Ugandan refugee camp.

7.25pm - Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again

The first of tonight's hilarious three-part adventure, that offers the chance to find out just what happened to Oliver Twist when he grew up. Featuring Jeremy Irons, Diana Rigg, Pauline Collins, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Angus Deayton, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke and Richard Briers.

Then it's time for Wet Wet Wet live in the studio performing the Elvis Presley classic In the Ghetto, and Chris Evans rounding off the hour with a very unusual competition.

8pm - Harry Enfield and His Charity Chums

Harry Enfield and all his most favourite characters, including Tim Nice-But-Dim, take over the reins.

At 8.05: Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again - The second gripping instalment.

Followed by Cher, Neneh Cherry and Chrissie Hynde.

At 8.35: Torvill and Bean - Ice-skating history as Mr Bean partners Jayne Torvill.

Billy Connolly's moving report from Mozambique

Wayne and Waynetta Slob eating their especially unpleasant Red Nose Day recipes.

9pm - Nine O'Clock News
Comic Relief continues on BBC2 from 9.00 to 9.30pm

9:30pm - French and Saunders and Much More

Part 2 explodes into action with French and Saunders - an hour of love and affection towards the world, and intense hostility towards each other.

Including at 9.35: Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again - The final gruesome end to this Dickensian tale.

Plus superstars Eric Clapton and Mick Hucknall come together to play and sing the blues.

Then it's time for Ruby's Million: like Anneka with attitude, Ruby Wax goes on a mission to raise a million pounds.

And The Snogathon, a tasteful climax to French and Saunders' hour when they get to kiss four of the most delicious men in the UK.

10:30pm - Smith and Jones and Wood

Three comedians with very boring surnames take over for a glorious hour, which includes Alan Partridge having an awful time in Norwich, and Victoria Wood reporting on her experience of living with a family in Zimbabwe.

At 10.55: Dawn. Move over Oprah and Esther, it's Dawn French and Victoria Wood together for the first time in a hilarious parody of TV talk shows.

Followed by Reeves and Mortimer: fasten your safety belts, Vic and Bob are here and they're not at all sane.

11:30pm - Lenny Henry Presents "Belfast Live"

Lenny has flown to Belfast and celebrates St Patrick's Night at the Grand Opera House where he and some of Britain's top stand-ups storm through midnight. With Jo Brand, Julian Clary and Ben Elton.

0:30am - Late and Languid with Jonathan Ross

Back to London for half-an-hour of out-takes and bloopers. Plus the results of this week's Comedy Film Vote, a chance to choose one of four films to round off The Night of Comic Relief.

1am - Comic Relief Viewers' Choice

Which will it be? Blazing Saddles, Carry On Camping, Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther or Little Shop of Horrors?

Broadcast details

Friday 17th March 1995
480 minutes