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How to watch Red Nose Day 2019

On Friday 15 March at 7pm, the biggest comedy party on the planet will be broadcast live on BBC One.

The show will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Alesha Dixon, Clara Amfo, Zoe Ball, Joe Sugg, David Tennant and other special guests.

The party will carry on into the early hours, so prepare for a mammoth night of live comedy, sketches, music acts. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun (and also donate lots of money).


Happy Hour Live

Happy Hour Live

Before the fun starts on BBC One, join us on our YouTube channel for a brand new live show at 6pm featuring some of Britains best creators.

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Expect special treats from the likes of Alan Partridge, Freddie Flintoff, Mamma Mia, Bodyguard, and a hommage to Four Weddings and a Funeral: One Red Nose Day and a Wedding. We’ll also have a sketch from the cast of BBC Three’s Famalam and viewers will also be treated to exclusive performances from the cast of Only Fools and Horses the musical and Magic Mike Live. Plus, the cast of Mischief Theatre will perform a live magic trick – what could possibly go wrong?

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What your money does

Throughout the night there will be a look at how Comic Relief makes a huge difference to those living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities, and how money raised this Red Nose Day will help to change the lives of many more.

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More things to get excited about

Jennifer Saunders and Alan Carr

Mamma Mia Here We Go Yet Again!

Ten years after viewers were wowed by Jennifer Saunders’ dance moves and Philip Glenister’s vocal prowess, Mamma Mia for Comic Relief is back. Written by Jennifer Saunders as a tribute to last summer’s box office smash hit, Mamma Mia Here We Go Yet Again! will see some of the UK’s biggest names in acting and comedy recreating memorable moments from the sequel and even attempting to sing some of Abba’s most iconic songs.

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding logo and cast

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

Red Nose Day becomes Wed Nose Day as the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral reunite for the first time in a quarter of a century in One Red Nose Day and a Wedding. The sketch has been written by Richard Curtis, writer of the original film and co-founder of Comic Relief. Twenty-five years on and we’re reunited with original cast members Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet, David Haig, Sophie Thompson, David Bower, Robin McCaffrey, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Kunz, Sara Crowe and Timothy Walker.

Richard Madden giving a thumbs-up with a Red Nose


BBC One’s record-breaking thriller Bodyguard returns to the small screen and David Budd has a new assignment. Golden Globe winner Richard Madden will be joined by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Gina McKee, Vincent Franklin and even more extra special guests in this one off special for Comic Relief.

University challenge panelists

Comic Relief does University Challenge

We will be swapping Master of Studies for Masters of Comedy and Entertainment as University Challenge gets a Comic Relief celebrity takeover for one night only. David Baddiel will take on the hosting duties and is joined by a host of famous faces as Jason Manford, Emily Atack, Kerry Godliman, Martin Freeman, Robert Rinder, Vick Hope, Luisa Omielan and Darren Harriott compete to win in this one-off special.