Feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of comedy programming heading your way this Red Nose Day? Or just keen not to miss certain special moments? Either way, you need the RadioTimes.com guide to the BBC’s extensive Comic Relief coverage.
Featuring everything from the wedding of Simon Cowell to the return of The Vicar of Dibley and David Brent – and not forgetting first Comic Relief appearances for Mrs Brown and legendary news anchorman Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) – tonight promises something for everyone.
So don your Red Nose, make a donation (here) then sit back, relax and get ready for an evening of top-notch entertainment…
Lenny Henry, Dermot O’Leary and Claudia Winkleman will kick off proceedings on BBC1 by hosting an hour of comedy and spectacle consisting of:
Jonathan and Jack are joined at the podium by David Tennant, and Adil Rey’s comedy creation Citizen Khan to take viewers through another 40 minutes of larks – including David Walliams introducing viewers to all the celebrities he’s been ‘intimate’ with over the past 12 months…
Alan Carr teams up with Walliams for what promises to be a suitably irreverent hour of giggles including:
* Peter Kay introducing a special pop promo from Sit Down for Comic Relief, which features an array of grinning celebs * Dynamo of Magician: Impossible fame attempting an ambitious illusion from the heart of BBC Television Centre * Russell Howard serving up some especially Good News * The best bits of Graham Norton’s recent marathon BBC3 chat-show
Russell Brand takes the stage to guide us through the last 45 minutes of Comic Relief 2013 and introduce:
* Highlights from his sell-out Give It Up for Comic Relief concert * The culmination of Ricky Gervais’s extraordinary Comic Relief sketch * A look back at the best bits of this year’s Comic Relief
Grimmy’s Comic Relief Late Nighter sees Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw present some of the best sketches from the last 25 years, plus his personal favourites.