Red Nose Days 1980s

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Red Nose Day 1988

"THE FIRST"

5 FEBRUARY 1988

 

The very first Red Nose Day was in 1988 and raised a whacking £15 million!

Top telly action (viewed by over 30 million) included the Young Ones on "University Challenge" and "Blackadder - the Cavalier Years". Mel Smith and Kim Wilde provided the sounds with the cracking tune "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree", which raised the massive amount of £76,610 for Comic Relief that year.

Highlights from 1988

  • Baldrick in Blackadder for Red Nose Day

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    Blackadder the Cavalier years.

  • Lenny Henry during the first ever Red Nose Day
  • Rowan Atkinson singing during the first ever Red Nose Day

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Red Nose Day 1989

10 MARCH 1989

 

Over 20 million people across the UK took part in 70,000 activities for Red Nose Day 1989 and raised £26.9 million.

A fantastic night of telly on the BBC featuring everyone funny from Lenny Henry to Billy Connolly, from Griff Rhys-Jones to the Cast of Neighbours, from Stavros to loadsamoney and including the, horrific premiere of .. Night of the Comic Dead - a terrifying tale of ordinary folk haunted by a disgusting array of Comic Ghouls from French &. Saunders to Frank Carson.

Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke reached number 3 in the UK charts with their dead sophisticated "Lananeenoonoo" single (with a little help from Bananarama).

In all, an incredible £26.9m was raised.

Highlights from 1989

  • Night of the Comic Dead for Red Nose Day 1989
  • Presenters of Red Nose Day 1989

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