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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 Presents: Big Red Nose Night 2001

An evening of star-studded comedy and celebrity reports that aims to "say pants to poverty".

Further details

7pm - The Ant and Dec Extravaganza

Harry Enfield and Mel Smith guest in an EastEnders special, as the Albert Square cast try to work out who shot Phil Mitchell.

Robbie Williams reports from flood-stricken Mozambique.

Westlife perform Uptown Girl.

Olympic gold-medal colleagues Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent join Mo Mowlam as guests in Super My Hero, a special edition of Ardal O'Hanlon's sitcom.

Following the penultimate eviction in Celebrity Big Brother, Davina McCall reports from Nairobi's slums.

Robbie Williams joins Ted and Ralph for The Final Fast Show.


Lenny Henry and Zoe Ball take over presenting duties as Kate Winslet, Robbie Williams, Emma Bunton and Anthea Turner join Rowan Atkinson and Lenny Henry in Popsters.

A husband and wife from Edinburgh talk about her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

A challenge is thrown out to Billy Connolly to get naked in London.

The absolutely final episode of One Foot In The Grave

Gloria Hunniford and BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond pop up in Harry Hill's female fantasies.

Phill Jupitus reports from India in a Goodness Gracious Me special

The first of two reports from Rwanda, this one telling The Children's Story.

The final of One Thousand to One.

EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, Ronnie Corbett and Des Lynam join Caroline Quentin and Chris Langham for Kiss Me Kate.


Big Red Nose Night switches to BBC2.


The evening continues with Jonathan Ross presenting.

Victoria and David Beckham are grilled by Ali G in The Big Interview

Return to Rwanda - the Mother's Story.

Find out who has triumphed in Celebrity Big Brother.

The Smack The Pony and League Of Gentlemen teams weigh in with live specials.

Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson chips in with an appeal.

Gimme Gimme Gimme. Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus try to raise money by selling kisses.

A look at the frightening reality of child prostitution.

Alan Partridge broadcasts live from Manchester.

Skinner and Baddiel Unpaid

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel's unplanned show comes to the studio.

0.15am - Graham Norton

Graham Norton takes the post-midnight shift, starting with comedy from Marion & Geoff and revelations from the past week in Celebrity Big Brother.

Superstar DJs battle it out on the decks in a live link to London club Home .

The best of the worst in e-mail features in Outrageous M-Pegs and J-Pegs

Jamie Theakston, Matt Lucas and David Walliams grace a Rock Profile special.

1.30am - Top 50 Sweaty Bits

Cat Deeley and Dermot O'Leary get hot and steamy in the BBC sauna with the best bits of Comic Relief from the past 15 years.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th March 2001
480 minutes