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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.

Press Clippings

Stacey Dooley: Comic Relief work wasn't 'sinister'

Stacey Dooley has written a new response to the Comic Relief "white saviours" row, saying her intentions were never "sinister".

BBC, 13th June 2019

Comic Relief to cut back on celebrity appeals

Comic Relief is to send fewer celebrities abroad after criticism that stars like Stacey Dooley were going to Africa as "white saviours".

BBC, 12th June 2019

Post-Comic Relief criticism of David Lammy is a joke

The objection is not about what Comic Relief do. Since they were founded they have raised over £1 billion for good causes both in the UK and abroad, and that is worthy of praise. The objection is in how Comic Relief and similar organisations portray the work they are doing. Images have an unfortunate history of racialised appropriation. Actively combating this torrid tradition would be a step in the right direction when it comes to overturning centuries of nationalist power play.

James Hanton, The Student Newspaper, 28th March 2019

Comic Relief 2019: MP speaks out after donations drop

MP David Lammy has tweeted a response to a call for him to apologise after an £8m drop in donations to Comic Relief.

BBC, 18th March 2019

Red Nose Day raises £8m less than 2017

The BBC's Comic Relief broadcast drew 600,000 fewer viewers than the last event.

Jim Waterson, The Guardian, 18th March 2019

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding review

Richard Curtis revived his 1994 rom-com classic Four Weddings And A Funeral for Comic Relief but unlike the original it failed to deliver.

Hannah Crofts, The National Student, 16th March 2019

Richard Curtis reveals story of Four Weddings sequel

The screenwriter has created a Red Nose Day sequel to his hit romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.

Richard Curtis, Radio Times, 15th March 2019

Andie MacDowell cried while filming Four Weddings

As the cast pause for lunch, Andie MacDowell, in a long, floral dress, sits down to talk.

Kasia Delgado, Radio Times, 15th March 2019

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding review

Twenty-five years after the release of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis's well-intentioned short sequel for Comic Relief gave rise to no laughs but some genuine pathos.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 15th March 2019

Romesh Ranganathan: I'm proud to work with Comic Relief

It needs to improve, but it has done an incredible job when it comes to helping people lead better lives.

Romesh Ranganathan, The Guardian, 15th March 2019