Comic Relief 1997
7pm - Lenny Live and Luscious
Lenny Henry whips the studio audience into a frenzy as he kicks off more than eight hours of comedy, music and powerful documentary.
7.20: Susan Tully reports on the hardships of Ghanaian children who live and work on the streets to survive.
8pm - Dame Edna Makes the Nation See Red
Housewife superstar Dame Edna Everage takes the helm.
8.05: University Challenge Challenges Coronation Street: The Street's Vera, Curly, Gail and Jim answer questions posed by Jeremy Paxman.
8.10: Victoria Wood looks at the problems of carers like June, who tends to her sick husband 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
8.30: The Spice Girls: The all-girl group sing for Comic Relief.
9pm - News
Comic Relief continues on BBC2 from 9 to 9.30pm
9:30pm - French and Saunders Behaving Badly
9.45: Julie Walters and the Street Kids of Addis Ababa from Ethiopia.
9.55: Boyzone singing Love Me Tender.
10.15pm - Ross, Rhys, Enfield and Chums
10.40: Tony Ferrino and Bjork: Steve Coogan duets with the Icelandic singer.
10.45: Jennifer Saunders - Don't Give Up: Battered women tell their stories.
11pm - Father Ted and His Faithful Friends
Fathers Ted and Dougal bless the screen with their presence.
11.05: Angus Deayton in Burkina Faso: How a desert has been turned green.
11.15: Furry Funny Fluffs: TV bloopers.
11.20: The Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show: Featuring Michael Parkinson in a wedding dress.
11.30pm - The Empire Strikes Back - Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire
12:30am - Bedtime with Ben
Ben Elton presents the final Great Big Stupid Celebrity Sketch Show
Plus, tonight's phone pledge total is announced.
1am - Comic Relief: the Beginning
Live at the Shaftesbury Theatre, the very first Comic Relief show from 1986.
2.30am - Billy Connolly's Return to Nose and Beak
The comedian makes a return trip to Mozambique to see how it has recovered from civil war.
- Friday 14th March 1997
- BBC One
- 480 minutes