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Red Nose Day 2011 // Comic Relief gets set to raise funds and make you laugh

Published by Christine Blachford

Following on from our successful live coverage of Children in Need earlier this year, it's time for another charity telethon to try and match up to the high standard Pudsey set.

This time round it's Comic Relief - otherwise known as Red Nose Day - which only happens every other year, so make the most of it. We don't have the cuteness of Pudsey but we do have the rather smiley Red Noses.

Say hello to Giggler
Say hello to GigglerCredit: Sidepodcast

The TV show gets underway at 7pm GMT, and will begin on BBC1, with a switch to BBC2 halfway through. It's also going to be live on the iPlayer, so I hope you can join in the fun. More information can be found on the Red Nose Day site, or stay tuned as the Factbyte Factbox covers every step of the way.

As it happened: 2011 Red Nose Day

  • 18:30

    Hello and good evening fact fans!

  • 18:30

    Today we are gathered to watch the Red Nose Day telethon for Comic Relief, starting in just under half an hour.

  • 18:31

    If you want to join in the fun, we have live commenting available here: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard or you can head to the direct thread: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-red-nose-day-2011

  • 18:32

    This year there are three different Red Noses, known as Honkus, Chucklechomp and Captain Conk.

  • 18:32

    Who comes up with these names?

  • 18:34

    The Comic Relief show starts at 7pm GMT on BBC 1 and there is quite a lot to keep you entertained.

  • 18:35

    Miranda Hart, Ruby Wax and Claudia Winkleman will take on the Masterchef challenge.

  • 18:36

    The cast of Inbetweeners, Outnumbered and Doctor Who all have surprises up their sleeve.

  • 18:36

    In terms of music, we have George Michael, the ever-present Take That, JLS and the official single from The Wanted.

  • 18:36

    And love him or hate him, Smithy from Gavin & Stacey is back for a sketch.

  • 18:38

    This is Honkus.

  • 18:39

    Captain ConkThis is Captain Conk.

  • 18:39

    ChucklechumpAnd finally, Chucklechump. What a lineup.

  • 18:40

    QuoteComment from Chris: While we're waiting for the show to start, was anyone watching the Chris Moyles record attempt? Chris and Comedy Dave (his partner in crime) raised over 2 million pounds while hosting a radio show for 52 hours (a Guinness world record)

  • 18:40

    There have been a lot of impressive feats happening by the celebrities.

  • 18:40

    Helen Skelton from Blue Peter walked a high wire between two chimneys at Battersea Power Station.

  • 18:41

    David Walliams took part in 24 hours worth of panel shows, streamed live online.

  • 18:41

    Scott Mills took a host of other famous people with him across a desert trek in Africa, with blistering temperatures and the constant threat of snakes and scorpions.

  • 18:43

    Ant & Dec were challenged to gatecrash as many TV shows as they could, stealing bits and bobs for auction as they went.

  • 18:46

    On TV, there's been the usual Let's Dance where celebrities make a fool of themselves, and a new Glee-style competition for kids to sing their hearts out.

  • 18:48

    If you want to know more about what's been happening, what's still happening, and what it's all for, head to: http://www.comicrelief.com/ or http://www.rednoseday.com/

  • 18:52

    They also have a Twitter account, if you feel like following along: http://twitter.com/rednoseday

  • 18:53

    TweetTweet from @rackspaceemea: What a day of fun, PJs, squashing into a Mini, cake stall , games competitions incl. pool, table tennis etc raising £600 for comic relief

  • 18:54

    Rackspace are our Factbyte Factbox hosts, and they really did fit 17 people in a mini: http://twitpic.com/4an6lm Unbelievable!

  • 18:55

    TweetTweet from @KatyPerry: Doing something VERY special 4 @rednoseday! BID on 1 of my ORIGINAL BLUE WIGS: http://bit.ly/em9JYY . YOUR contribution will make a #CHANGE!

    If you're a fan of such things.

  • 18:57

    In case you were wondering, we opted for a Honkus: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/sets/72157626157780899/

  • 18:57

    Along with a fabulous t-shirt featuring William Shakespeare, plus a Giggler. Hit it and it makes a rather disturbing cackle.

  • 18:58

    All these things and much more is available on the shop: http://shop.rednoseday.com/

  • 18:58

    Green flagRed Nose Day 2011 has begun.

  • 19:00

    We're starting with some clips of the King's Speech, and Lenny Henry in the "audience" heckling.

  • 19:00
    Donate Now!
    Online:Official Site
    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text GIVE to 70005
  • 19:00

    It's never too early to give out the numbers.

  • 19:02

    First hosts of the evening: Claudia Winkleman and Michael McIntyre.

  • 19:02

    Claudia is in a very vivid red dress, whilst Michael is rocking the red shirt.

  • 19:06

    They've just done a coming up montage, and there's far too much for me to type!

  • 19:06

    Claudia points out that Comic Relief have taken advice on the situation in Japan and have not yet launched an appeal.

  • 19:08

    Red Nose DayDavid Tennant visits some children in Africa who are or are going blind - most of whom could have an operation to give them sight.

  • 19:08

    Comic Relief cash is funding a project that finds blind children in deserted areas, and getting them medical attention as soon as possible.

  • 19:09

    QuoteComment from Mr C: i will donate money not to have to watch an eye operation. eek.

  • 19:10

    One operation costs £150. It doesn't take many people donating to get to that figure, and a child gets their sight back.

  • 19:10

    £150 for children, £34 for adults.

  • 19:10
    Donate Now!
    Online:Official Site
    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text GIVE to 70005
  • 19:12

    TV moment - Outnumbered meets Andy Murray.

  • 19:12

    The little girl has a panda hat on, so of course I approve.

  • 19:14

    The oldest child says Andy Murray doesn't look like Andy Murray because he's smiling too much. He wants to take a photo but would prefer him to look more emo.

  • 19:16

    Ultimately, the children have injured him, and Andy limps off into the distance.

  • 19:16

    Also, Murray appears to know about the winning=British, losing=Scottish thing. Awkward.

  • 19:17

    Red Nose DayAlesha Dixon is visiting a school who do an excellent amount of fundraising. There appear to be a lot of painted faces.

  • 19:19

    The DOCTOR WHO bit!!

  • 19:20

    Amy is not allowed to fly the TARDIS, but Rory is... he has a spanner in his hand, and some crazy goggles on.

  • 19:21

    There's a TARDIS inside the TARDIS!

  • 19:22

    And now there's another Amy. A mini installment, to be continued later. Cliffhanger!

  • 19:23

    Red Nose DayMore from David Tennant discussing cataract operations in Africa.

  • 19:24

    TweetTweet from @DaveJohnsonUK: @McInTweet maybe you and Claudia should release your Dr. Who theme to raise money for @rednoseday

  • 19:24

    They did do a pretty spectacular rendition of the famous theme tune.

  • 19:25

    I have lost the tweet now, but I just saw it fly by that someone had spotted Richard Bacon in the Comic Relief audience.

  • 19:26

    QuoteComment from Alex Andronov: The amazing thing is that one of the big problems is that they can't find the people who need the operation. There is so little infrastructure and so many people don't know there are chances for help.

  • 19:27

    Doctor Who Part II.

  • 19:29

    Amy II is the Amy from the future, and she appears to be flirting with herself. But.. now there are two Rorys and it's completely confusing!

  • 19:30

    It all seemed to sort itself out in the end. Phew.

  • 19:31

    TweetTweet from @paultrueman74: Lumme. I've just realised #rednoseday is 24 years old. 2 things: 1) I am getting really quite old 2) That is A LOT of cold baked beans. #fb

  • 19:32

    Claudia and MichaelClaudia and Michael. Great chemistry.

  • 19:33

    AudioThe Wanted - Gold Forever.

  • 19:36

    At the height of Comic Relief, there are 250 calls per second. Goodness me.

  • 19:37

    There are a couple of audio bits and pieces you can enjoy. Ricky Gervais has recorded a special podcast with his chums: (iTunes link) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ricky-gervais-podcast/id135789411

  • 19:39

    And Steve Wright (in the afternoon) has put together some celebrity factoids: (iTunes link) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/steve-wrights-red-nose-day/id424616739

  • 19:39

    Red Nose DayA film about Lauren in the UK, who cares for her mum.

  • 19:42

    Apparently, the average age of a young carer is just 12. Comic Relief cash goes to giving them a break from everyday life.

  • 19:42

    Next amusing film, Claudia, Ruby Wax and Miranda Hart are heading to Number 10 Downing Street for a Masterchef special.

  • 19:44

    Choice quotes - Miranda: "This is not an exaggeration or a lie, I would say I've never cooked.'

  • 19:44

    Ruby: "Competition doesn't come into it, I just wanted to see Downing Street."

  • 19:44

    Claudia: "I'm obsessed with Masterchef. I'm obsessed with Greg."

  • 19:44

    They are cooking lunch for a Masterchef judge, some previous winners, and the actual Prime Minister.

  • 19:45

    They're making crab.

  • 19:45

    Ruby Wax has just sneaked off to call Nigella and get some tips on the crab.

  • 19:45

    Claudia is making Chilli con Carne.

  • 19:46

    Miranda is making a "messy trifle." She literally has never cooked before and is amused that her first ever dish is for the Prime Minister.

  • 19:47

    If Masterchef was actually like this, I would watch!

  • 19:48

    QuoteComment from Alex Andronov: They are so hopeless this makes me think of Mr C making muffins

  • 19:48

    I don't want to be fussy, but I do think Claudia should have tied up her hair. Her chilli is a bit hot. Ruby says: "Too hot? It's hell in there." The judges eyes almost popped out when he tasted it.

  • 19:48

    QuoteComment from Mr C: hey, i've cooked more than miranda.

  • 19:49

    The Prime Minister is in the kitchen, checking up on his staff!

  • 19:49

    David Cameron: "My expectations were quite low, and they've fallen."

  • 19:50

    Red Nose DayA film of Helen Skelton doing the High Wire walk.

  • 19:51

    She's there in the studio, in a pretty dress.

  • 19:52

    Helen's Hire Wire walk raised: £253,789.

  • 19:53

    Michel tastes Claudia's chilliA quick flashback to the Masterchef thing - Michel isn't keen on Claudia's dish.

  • 19:55

    Helen appears on Comic ReliefHelen Skelton, High Wire Girl.

  • 19:56

    Red Nose DayA sad film about a family in Africa, where the mum is ill, and Esther, aged 9, has to take care of the children.

  • 19:58

    TweetTweet from @RachelLaura01: Going to donate for Esther, so devastating #RedNoseDay

  • 19:59

    £10 buys a care kit and food parcel for families affected by HIV.

  • 19:59
    Donate Now!
    Online:Official Site
    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text GIVE to 70005
  • 20:00

    Red Nose DayTwo members of McFly are singing a version of All About You with the words changed to Thank You Oxfam.

  • 20:01

    The shops are selling the Red Nose's that we discussed earlier. Michael McIntyre called them "remarkably uncomfortable." And he's quite right!

  • 20:02

    Red Nose DayA montage of the Desert Trek challenge, featuring nine people. Can I get them all?

  • 20:02

    Scott Mills. Lorraine Kelly. Kara Tointon. Peter White from Radio 4.

  • 20:02

    Craig David. Olly Murs.

  • 20:02

    I just missed out Dermot O'Leary, Nadia Sawalha and Ronnie Ancona. 6 of 9 is not bad.

  • 20:03

    QuoteComment from Alex Andronov: The average life expectancy in the world is 67.2 years. In Botswana it is 31.6 years.

  • 20:05

    Ronnie and Lorraine both have wicked red dresses on. The rest have gone for more traditional muted shades.

  • 20:05

    The Trekkers raised: £1,375,037.

  • 20:06
    Totaliser
    £5,797,110
  • 20:06

    That totaliser is clearly not exciting enough. We need to go old school and programme some fireworks in there.

  • 20:07

    More than a million pounds will be going to the sight projects, so a LOT of children and adults will get their sight back.

  • 20:08

    The next presenters will be Graham Norton and Davina McCall. They've got a lot to live up to.

  • 20:10

    Coming Up: a Downtown Abbey special, a Harry Hill sketch, Take That, a Miranda sketch, and Alan Partridge returns to Comic Relief.

  • 20:11

    Graham and Davina are discussing Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

  • 20:12

    Let's Dance raised: £1,201,832.

  • 20:14

    Red Nose DayA film montage of the trekkers visiting people getting their sight back in Africa.

  • 20:14

    Now, Harry Hill does Autumnwatch.

  • 20:18

    There are lots of celebrities in trees and hiding in hedges.

  • 20:19

    The Wanted versus Olly Murs. FIGHT!

  • 20:20

    TweetTweet from @FallenAngel2106: My daughter has made her 1st donation to @rednoseday - I've told her she's just spent her next 6mths of pocket money, she doesn't mind #RND

  • 20:21

    Red Nose DayA short film about some of the things the money helps with - particularly health and education.

  • 20:24

    Now they're doing a bit which I believe is from Norton's show. He's getting celebrities in a red chair to tell stories about their life.

  • 20:24

    Kirstie Allsop is first. I may have overstated it when I said celebrity.

  • 20:27

    Thandie Newton next. Slightly more famous than Ms Allsop.

  • 20:28

    Then there was Richard Bacon, but he didn't even get a chance to speak.

  • 20:28

    Then there was Richard Bacon, but he didn't even have a chance to speak.

  • 20:28

    Now, we're back to Masterchef.

  • 20:28

    Ruby Wax is serving her meal.

  • 20:29

    They have found some crab shell. David Cameron says it's alright, the crab is nice.

  • 20:29

    Prime Minister says it was very nice and he ate the lot. The other two were not so keen on the crab stuff.

  • 20:30

    Claudia is next.

  • 20:30

    They're all staring at the plate. Claudia has served the chilli con carne with jacket potato and salad.

  • 20:31

    David Cameron: "Oooh, it's quite hot." Will his eyes bulge like Michel?

  • 20:31

    Apparently this is his wife's speciality, so Claudia has a lot to live up to.

  • 20:31

    Claudia, afterwards: "They liked it! They weren't physically ill, how is that possible?"

  • 20:32

    Miranda serves her trifle.

  • 20:32

    There are some gummy bears in the middle, and hundred and thousands sprinkled on top.

  • 20:32

    There's a lot of sherry in it.

  • 20:33

    David Cameron: "We all loved it. Very alcoholic though. I feel like I've got to go and lie down." Afraid not, you've got a country to run, my love.

  • 20:33

    He leaves the others to discuss who wins.

  • 20:34

    Michel: "I was really looking forward to this, when I got up this morning. Then after ten minutes in the kitchen with you, I thought why am I doing this? Thankfully, you turned it around."

  • 20:34

    The winner is: MIRANDA!

  • 20:36

    Red Nose DayBlue are saying thank you to Maltesers, who have been selling special packs and fundraising in lots of crazy ways.

  • 20:37

    TweetTweet from @BeckyPlatt23: I want Miranda to be my best friend. #RedNoseDay

  • 20:37

    TweetTweet from @TVSatelliteWeek: Here are both parts of the fabulous Doctor Who Comic Relief special http://t.co/92nBiqb http://t.co/gLgEzlS #rednoseday #doctorwho

  • 20:37
    Significant Contribution
    £1,101,807
    Raised by Maltesers and their antics
  • 20:38

    Red Nose DaySteve Jones reports on Malaria in Africa.

  • 20:40
    Donate Now!
    Online:Official Site
    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text GIVE to 70005
  • 20:41

    A first for Comic Relief and Eastenders - they are going to show the conclusion to last night's episode.

  • 20:42

    Audio problems though. Live TV!

  • 20:42

    Another TV moment instead. Upstairs Downtown Abby.

  • 20:43

    Featuring Dale Winton, Harry Enfield and Jennifer Saunders.

  • 20:44

    I think that might be Kim Cattrall too.

  • 20:46

    Victoria Wood!

  • 20:47

    Tim Vine!

  • 20:48

    I love the cast, but I have no idea what is going on. Some kind of parody of period drama, crossed with Acorns Antique style failures.

  • 20:50

    Change of schedule. The News at 10 was going to be at half past but has shifted back to it's regular slot, and Comic Relief will be on BBC2.

  • 20:51

    Red Nose DayA film about Lenny Henry and friends going to live in the slums for a week.

  • 20:53

    Lenny Henry, in tears: "This is the worst I've ever seen. I've never seen anything like this." After 25 years of Comic Relief, as well.

  • 20:54

    They've a section now called Red Nose Street, giving families homes.

  • 20:55

    £22 will provide one month's supply of food.

  • 20:58
    Significant Contribution
    £3,000,112
    TK Maxx who have been selling the t-shirts and fundraising
  • 20:58

    They're going to try Eastenders again.

  • 20:59

    With sound this time. Whitney is in some kind of trouble, heading off with the wrong people.

  • 21:04

    Pondering if this might be an entire episode of Eastenders?

  • 21:06

    Mixed reaction on Twitter - some wondering where the Comic Relief is in Eastenders, others approve of highlighting the Sexual Exploitation cause.

  • 21:06

    TweetTweet from @snowgoon25: I much preferred this Eastenders episode when there was no sound... #comicrelief #rnd #rednoseday

  • 21:08

    http://tinyurl.com/eastendersdrums

  • 21:09

    Karun ChandhokKarun Chandhok rocks the Captain Conk.

  • 21:10
    Totaliser
    £26,653,281
  • 21:10

    (Imagine the fireworks.)

  • 21:11
    Coming Up / Schedule
    Peter Kay
    Smithy
    Adele
    Ant & Dec
    The Inbetweeners
  • 21:12

    Graham Norton is heading off, so Davina is joined by Dermot O'Leary.

  • 21:14

    AudioTake That - Happiness.

  • 21:15

    Davina & DermotDavina and Dermot.

  • 21:16

    Happy Now, not Happiness. Apologies.

  • 21:18

    TweetTweet from @MrsHound: Jason Orange in my eyes. My day is now brilliant. That's another tenner. Nice one @rednoseday you're RINSING the cash out of me !!!

  • 21:19

    Quite a lot of cheering for Take That.

  • 21:20
    Donate Now!
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    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text GIVE to 70005
  • 21:21

    QuoteComment from Janna: Apparently you can now download the Dr Who bit on iTunes for £1.89. At least £1.04 will go to Comic Relief http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=426414461&s=143444

  • 21:22

    Red Nose DayA sad film about young children in hospital. The father has four children but there is only enough medical equipment for three of them.

  • 21:23

    Actually, it might not be the father, it might be a health worker. But still.

  • 21:24

    £5 pays for malaria tests for six children. £10 for a care kit and food parcel for a family with HIV. £100 trains a health worker.

  • 21:26

    Davina and Dermot are pelted with Gigglers, who are then stewn about the floor giggling.

  • 21:26

    Red Nose DayThe Magnets are in Sainsburys stores singing at the staff and customers - "You're simply the best!"

  • 21:28

    The Magnets Thank You medley is available to buy: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/thank-you-comic-relief-medley/id427142663?i=427142723

  • 21:28
    Significant Contribution
    £10,030,984
    Sainsburys who have been selling... well... everything
  • 21:28

    The largest cheque Comic Relief have ever received. Ever.

  • 21:29

    Red Nose DayFilm of Ant & Dec gatecrashing as many problems as possible.

  • 21:29

    Problems? Programmes!

  • 21:29

    They are collecting items for auction as they go. The Daybreak sofa first.

  • 21:32

    They have been to so many shows!

  • 21:33

    Between TV and Radio, they broadcast to over 45 million people.

  • 21:34

    Red Nose DayJack Dee reports on the malnutrition in Africa.

  • 21:35

    If you're interested in any of the items Ant & Dec managed to pilfer, head to http://ebay.co.uk/rednoseday

  • 21:38

    Plumpy NutComic Relief are helping to give kids Plumpy Nut - a sachet of mushy peanut butter stuff that contains great nutrition for the starving.

  • 21:38

    30p a sachet, £26 for a month's supply.

  • 21:39

    AudioPeter Kay's Geraldine McQueen duet with Susan Boyle - I Know Him So Well.

  • 21:42

    I Know Him So Well was originally recorded by Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson.

  • 21:44

    QuoteComment from Alex Andronov regarding Plumpy Nut: It was inspired by Nutella, needs no water, no refrigeration, and lasts 2 years

  • 21:44

    Red Nose DayDavid Tennant visits a hospital overrun with malaria patients.

  • 21:45

    TweetTweet from @VictoriaCoren: Do you know, hundreds of thousands of people watch this show and don't give anything. Please don't be one of them. http://bbc.co.uk/rednoseday

  • 21:48

    AudioAdele - Someone Like You.

  • 21:54

    The phone lines are jamming because so many people are ringing in.

  • 21:54

    Channel change coming up - we've got to head over to BBC2.

  • 21:55

    In 5 minutes.

  • 21:55

    First we get our new presenters - Lenny Henry and Fearne Cotton.

  • 21:57
    Coming Up / Schedule
    Fake That
    Miranda
    JLS
    The Choir
  • 21:58
    Totaliser
    £41,873,505
  • 21:59

    Change now!!

  • 21:59

    BBC2 it is.

  • 21:59

    Red Nose DayFake That. Celebrity Chefs being Take That.

  • 22:02

    Celebrity Chefs? What am I on? We're talking comedians. John Bishop, Catherine Tate. James COrdon, David Walliams, and...

  • 22:03

    Alan Carr!!

  • 22:05

    Red Nose DayA pre-record of Lenny Henry walking across hot coals.

  • 22:08

    Red Nose DayA film about giving kids in Africa the chance for education and living out their dreams, and stopping malaria.

  • 22:09

    MIRANDA!

  • 22:09

    The crew from Miranda are going to Pineapple Dance Studios.

  • 22:11

    That's ACTUAL Heather Small!

  • 22:15

    Ooh, JLS. I recognise Aston from Children in Need.

  • 22:16

    To Be Continued...

  • 22:16

    AudioJLS - Eyes Wide Shut.

  • 22:18

    The Miranda people appear in the background.

  • 22:19

    Miranda and JLSMiranda gatecrashes JLS.

  • 22:20

    If you want to donate a bit more than a fiver, you can text YES to 70010.

  • 22:20

    That will give £10.

  • 22:21

    Red Nose DaySteve Jones reports about the continuing fight against malaria.

  • 22:23

    £10 can provide 12 rapid malaria testing kits and £10 can provide 2 mosquito nets.

  • 22:23

    QuoteComment from Neil Denham: All very entertaining so far! Not sure how much longer I will stay awake though!

  • 22:23

    Now, Gareth Malone is training up celebrity chefs into a Choir. That's where I got the chefs idea from!

  • 22:27

    They're going to do a version of Rick Astley, and you'll never guess who's just turned up!

  • 22:32

    AudioGareth Malone and his Choir of Chefs - Never Gonna Give You Up.

  • 22:34

    It started out okay, but has fallen apart a bit in the middle.

  • 22:34

    RICK ASTLEY!

  • 22:35

    Rick Astley says they did a good job, so the official seal of approval.

  • 22:36

    QuoteComment from Mr C: live rick roll

  • 22:37

    Back to BBC1 now.

  • 22:37

    Lenny got a bit distracted hugging chefs, but Fearne calls him over to continue presenting.

  • 22:38

    Rick AstleyRick appears out of the glow.

  • 22:38

    Now the Smithy moment.

  • 22:39

    Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis need someone to help them out with Comic Relief, so they turn to Smithy.

  • 22:41

    Smithy has George Michael in the car with him. The pair of them are brilliant!

  • 22:44

    Gordon Brown wants to do a duet with JLS. Things I never thought I'd write.

  • 22:44

    Too many famous people in this. Each new face, I just say: "WHAT?"

  • 22:46

    Keira Knightley!

  • 22:49

    That might be some Bieber as well. Good grief.

  • 22:49

    Beaten by Paul McCartney!!

  • 22:51

    Incredible! That is worth £10 of anyone's money.

  • 22:51
    Donate Now!
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  • 22:52

    The Smithy sketch available here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?i=427238019&id=426425115&s=143444

  • 22:53

    A clip of Deborah Stephenson doing Davina presenting the Million Pound Drop.

  • 22:55

    Red Nose DayThe story of a premature baby born on an island in Lake Victoria.

  • 22:59

    The second episode of Upstairs Downton Abby. More celeb-filled parody of costume drama.

  • 23:09
    Significant Contribution
    £800,747
    British Airways and their customers
  • 23:10

    Red Nose DayA film about some of the people that are helped in the UK.

  • 23:12

    Presenter change: Claudia Winkleman and Jonathan Ross.

  • 23:14
    Coming Up
    24 Hour Panel People
    The Inbetweeneres
    Annie Lennox
    Armstrong & Miller
  • 23:15

    The Inbetweeners are next, searching for rude street names. Adult language warning!

  • 23:16

    They have to visit 50 rudest place names in 50 hours, sponsored £500 for each one they get to.

  • 23:17

    TweetTweet from itsgiorgiaa: i have cried 6 times so far. #rednoseday

  • 23:17

    I'm gonna struggle to type any of these out and remain family friendly!

  • 23:20

    28 down, 22 to go. To be continued.

  • 23:21

    THE DOCTOR!

  • 23:22

    Matt SmithMatt Smith appears!

  • 23:23

    The Doctor introduces Alan Partridge doing some kind of Comic Relief radio.

  • 23:24

    More Matt SmithMore Doctor.

  • 23:29

    AudioGeorge Michael - True Faith.

  • 23:29

    This is the video of his new single, and all proceeds are going to Comic Relief.

  • 23:30

    True Faith available now: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/true-faith-single/id425133298

  • 23:32

    Red Nose DayJack Dee introduces a good news story from Kenya!

  • 23:36

    To staff a mobile clinic for a day is £46.

  • 23:36

    AudioElbow - Open Arms.

  • 23:43

    A mention for Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave who broadcast for 52 hours on Radio 1.

  • 23:43

    They raised almost £2.5 million and broke a world record while they were at it.

  • 23:44

    Radio 3 broke a record for a giant kazoo orchestra in the Albert Hall.

  • 23:44

    Various DJs from the Beeb stations did stand-up comedy to raise money.

  • 23:45

    More from Alan Partridge now.

  • 23:51

    You can see lots more about Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave's Longest Show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles/longestshow/

  • 23:53
    Significant Contribution
    £385,189
    Rymans and their customers
  • 23:54

    Whilst still impressive, the numbers are getting smaller. They started with the big ones!

  • 23:54

    24 Hour Panel People now. Presumably not all 24 hours worth.q

  • 23:59

    Jimmy Carr appears to do some standup.

  • 00:03

    Red Nose DayA film about the work done in the UK, funded by Comic Relief.

  • 00:05

    Just under an hour left, when BBC1 will show a Comic Relief lock-in, with clips from previous years.

  • 00:05

    Red Nose DayRuth Jones visits an elderly couple struggling to deal with dementia.

  • 00:06

    TweetTweet from @Big_Al_Official: getting past my bed time but still cant stop watching @rednoseday .....

  • 00:10

    A message from Ricky Gervais with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington.

  • 00:14

    The three of them are sitting discussing giving to charity.

  • 00:14

    TweetTweet from @Alistair1990: I've got an office chair like that! #rednoseday

  • 00:15

    Karl is concerned the money may go to elephants. Actual elephant slippers! http://twitpic.com/4atw6u

  • 00:19
    Significant Contribution
    £524,100
    Kellogs with their special brunch bar and fundraising
  • 00:21

    Red Nose DayJack Dee visits a hospital in Kenya to find out more about the problems they face.

  • 00:25

    AudioAnnie Lennox - Universal Child.

  • 00:28

    TweetTweet from @amyrosew: Annie Lennox only ever appears around #rednoseday or other major charity events. Where is she all the rest of the time?

  • 00:28

    Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox on the piano.

  • 00:29

    TweetTweet from @martinthorne: @rednoseday hey guys, just wanted to say that the money I won on the GG's at Cheltenham today, I've donated the lot of it

  • 00:31

    Annie LennoxAnnie finishes up her song, and does an inspirational speech about the difference Comic Relief makes.

  • 00:31

    We're going back to The Inbetweeners, to see if they can complete their challenge.

  • 00:31

    50 rude place names in 50 hours. They've done 22, they've got 28 to go.

  • 00:31

    Other way round. They've done 28, 22 to go.

  • 00:32

    Nelson's Column is rude?? I'd make a rubbish teenage boy.

  • 00:33

    TweetTweet from @Thomassimpkins: In 16 mins time John Prescott will be doing the shipping forecast. It's gonna be great. #rnd #comicrelief #rednoseday

  • 00:35

    They have nine minutes to get the last one.

  • 00:36

    They managed 52 in the end, and got double the money - £1,000 per place name.

  • 00:37
    Totaliser
    £68,669,577
  • 00:37

    FIREWORKS!

  • 00:39

    An Armstrong & Miller sketch - the one where they do Blue Peter apologising for something.

  • 00:39

    TweetTweet from @Lady_Queefalot: Look. At. That. Beard. BEN MILLER. #ComicRelief #RedNoseDay

  • 00:41

    TweetTweet from @AmieWebb: #rednoseday this time last year we were on £54,690,437! Already passed this by 10 million. A-mazing.

  • 00:43

    Alan Carr has arrived to present the final late night push.

  • 00:44

    TweetTweet from @SuperR0B: Can we talk about @AlanCarr's goatee? #rnd #rednoseday #comicrelief

  • 00:44

    It's all about the beards this evening!

  • 00:45

    Davina, Claudia and Fearne are back to help present. Notably, Fearne has changed into a different red outfit.

  • 00:49

    A montage of the crazy fundraising antics people have been doing around the country.

  • 00:50

    Red Nose DayRussell Brand revisits Kenya, following on from his first trip for Sport Relief this time last year.

  • 00:50

    Meanwhile, in a more self-indulgent moment - here's another Red Nose picture of me! http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/5538192971/

  • 00:55

    Brand has visited a couple of kids who were rescued from a life on the landfills for just £150.

  • 00:56

    Alan Carr wants to get 100,000 texts in the next hour. That's one million pounds.

  • 00:56
    Donate Now!
    Online:Official Site
    By Phone:03457 910 910
    By SMS:Text YES to 70010
  • 00:57

    If he gets to that amount, Fearne Cotton will put a swimming costume on, just like she did on Radio 1.

  • 00:59

    Now: Newport State of Mind with lots and lots of Welsh people.

  • 01:01

    Bonnie Tyler!!

  • 01:01

    The Steve Jones line... sung by Steve Jones!

  • 01:03

    Amazing!

  • 01:06

    An exclusive clip from Chris Lilley's new show Angry Boys. He is of Summer Heights High fame.

  • 01:08

    TweetTweet from @corfmeister: And #ShippingForecast is trending. That's quite an achievement.

  • 01:11

    Red Nose DayThe David Tennat film at a hospital swamped with malaria patients.

  • 01:15

    David Tennant: "Don't be the person that sits there and doesn't bother [to donate]. Don't be that person."

  • 01:16

    They are promoting the possibility of Fearne putting on a swimsuit again.

  • 01:18

    Davina bids us a farewell: "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you have given tonight. You are brilliant."

  • 01:18

    Now more from David Walliams and his 24 Hour Panel People marathon.

  • 01:20

    TweetTweet from @GarethJonesTV: In Ymeroddraeth State Of Mind You Were Watching: Helen Adams, Max Boyce MBE, Joe Calzaghe CBE, MBE, Josie ('we didn't know either') d'Arby, 'Dirty Sanchez', Wynne Evans, Connie Fisher, Goldie Lookin' Chain, John Humphrys, Colin Jackson CBE, Alex Jones, Gareth Jones, Gethin Jones, Steve Jones, Helen Lederer, Sian Lloyd, Ruth Madoc, Howard Marks, Grant Nicholas, Anneka Rice, Lisa Rogers (twice) Robbie Savage, Shakin' Stevens, Michael Sheen OBE, Imogen Thomas,Bonnie Tyler, Tim Vincent, Paul Whitehouse, Ian Woosnam OBE

  • 01:20

    Just in case you were wondering.

  • 01:24

    AudioAxis of Awesome - FOUR CHORD SONG!!!

  • 01:26

    He even hit the Take on Me top note!

  • 01:27

    Double Rainbow!!

  • 01:29

    Amazing. Axis of Awesome are just that... awesome!

  • 01:30

    Red Nose DayA film about supporting people in the UK as their lives get difficult.

  • 01:31

    TweetTweet from @popsiculture: Is anyone else foreseeing a Perfect Day-style celeb version of Axis of Awesome? #rnd #rednoseday #comicrelief

  • 01:34

    Next: A sketch with Kate Moss and a bear. Misery Bear.

  • 01:38

    Misery bear is pretty darn cute!

  • 01:39
    Significant Contribution
    £344,917
    Wine Relief - where retailers donate 10% of their sales
  • 01:39

    Misery Bear and Kate MossMisery Bear and Kate Moss.

  • 01:40

    QuoteComment from Pat W: Wine relief sounds more fun than a text

  • 01:40

    TweetTweet from @Charl_davies: @rednoseday I would love to adopt Mr Misery Bear!!!! How much for the Bear? xxxx

  • 01:45

    More from David Walliams' 24 Hour Panel People.

  • 01:50

    Oh my... http://twitter.com/MiseryBear

  • 01:50

    TweetTweet from @MiseryBear: I'm on telly! #rnd

  • 01:58

    Red Nose DayA repeat of the moving video about Esther and her ill mum from earlier.

  • 02:01

    Now, a Comic Relief special of Rude Tube, hosted by Alex Zane.

  • 02:04

    Now we seem to have begun scraping the barrell with You've Been Framed style clips, it may be time to bring this Factbyte Factbox to a close.

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  • This year there are three different Red Noses, known as Honkus, Chucklechomp and Captain Conk.

    chucklechomp??

  • This year there are three different Red Noses, known as Honkus, Chucklechomp and Captain Conk.

    Didn't know they had names. I assume my one's Captain Conk

  • I've got the Clothes Nose (a check-out incident put me off the full-sized ones).

  • While we're waiting for the show to start, was anyone watching the Chris Moyles record attempt? Chris and Comedy Dave (his partner in crime) raised over 2 million pounds while hosting a radio show for 52 hours (a Guinness world record)

  • Hello all. I love the picture in this post so much :)

  • Hello all. I love the picture in this post so much :)

    ooh, i have some more to put up. will get on with that now.

  • I'm sorry to say Christine, but the pic FBFB's just posted is quite scary...

  • I'm sorry to say Christine, but the pic FBFB's just posted is quite scary...

    How do you mean?

  • How do you mean?

    your eyes just remind me of the joker from the last Batman film. You're much nicer in other photos.

  • your eyes just remind me of the joker from the last Batman film. You're much nicer in other photos.

    I'm now scared I've accidently upset you now #shouldhavekepthismouthshut

  • your eyes just remind me of the joker from the last Batman film. You're much nicer in other photos.

    Ohhh, scary like that.

    Telling a lady she looks scary in a picture isn't great, by the way :)

  • It really is extraordinary how much Michael McIntyre looks like Giggles. If he was in a blue shirt I'd be worried ;)

  • I'm now scared I've accidently upset you now #shouldhavekepthismouthshut

    you could redeem yourself by donating. how much will it cost him christine?

  • you could redeem yourself by donating. how much will it cost him christine?

    :D

  • you could redeem yourself by donating. how much will it cost him christine?

    Coupla quid ought to sort it.

  • you could redeem yourself by donating. how much will it cost him christine?

    Coupla quid ought to sort it.

    I'll see what I can do.

  • i will donate money not to have to watch an eye operation.

    eek.

  • emo andy murray.

  • How long before Andy goes mad?

  • ♥ andy

  • Doctor who!

  • @FBFB

    Everyone in Scotland is brought up knowing that Scottish people who win at anything are British. Doesn't just apply to him

  • I am going to speculate that they really are brother and sister.

    What an Awesome presenting pair

  • I don't know if anyone is following the ALMS Sebring qualifying. via www.americanleman…ary1.php?cat=live And for those of you with PS3s, you can type the URL in and it works! Finally something the PS3 "browser" can handle.

    Cheers!

  • WHO!!!!!

  • What an Awesome presenting pair

    seconded! love it.

  • Oh Rory!

  • FBFB!!! Eeeep

  • Wooohooooooooo

  • double amy!

  • double amy!

    Tsk Mr C! ;)

  • Tsk Mr C! ;)

    i forgot i like her.

  • i forgot i like her.

    She is great

  • i forgot i like her.

    She is great

    Agreed. Best companion of the relaunched show

  • The amazing thing is that one of the big problems is that they can't find the people who need the operation. There is so little infrastructure and so many people don't know there are chances for help.

  • Imagine getting your sight back, and David Tennant is the first thing you see!!

    Delish.

  • Woah. Confused.

  • Agreed. Best companion of the relaunched show

    Rose was a great character and it altered the way we thought about the doctor. But I love Amy's sass.

  • Pond put some trousers on

  • Competition from Richard Bacon for Christine?

    "Doing a live online commentary now at the bottom of BBC.co.uk/RedNoseDay. Come chat. Come on.... I'm waiting. U need you... Log on NOW"

    twitter.com/#!/ri…48824654877569024

  • Rose was a great character and it altered the way we thought about the doctor. But I love Amy's sass.

    That was very carefully worded

  • Claudia is losing it

  • That was very carefully worded

    :)

  • Giggles, pay attention to the next FBFB update. V. important.

  • Giggles, pay attention to the next FBFB update. V. important.

    Thank you Mr C :)

  • Generic Boy Band ho hum

  • Thank you Mr C :)

    i try

  • i try

    You succeed

  • Generic Boy Band ho hum

    they are an odd looking bunch of people. can't fathom the appeal at all.

  • Generic Boy Band ho hum

    I'm sure they all have unique and wonderful personalities.... Oh no I couldn't keep that up ;)

  • i try

    Merci

  • christine needs this link and email too slow: itunes.apple.com/…dcast/id135789411

  • One of my friends is answering the phones today :)

  • This makes me think of wagbo

  • Ah! Voice over guy on the telly, but not as a voice over! *mind explodes*

  • christine needs this link and email too slow: itunes.apple.com/…dcast/id135789411

    Oooh I listened to that earlier. Very funny of course

  • and this one: itunes.apple.com/…e-day/id424616739

  • Michael dancing. noooooooo ;)

  • I don't know if anyone is following the ALMS Sebring qualifying.

    I am, I'm happy and I've been putting some stuff in the Daily about it.

  • Michael dancing. noooooooo ;)

    Katherine thinks that might have been similar to Giggles radio ;)

  • Michael dancing. noooooooo ;)

    I get the feeling he's not taking this entirely seriously :)

  • These kids are so amazing

  • Is this the six music bored woman?

  • MIRANDA!

  • The height difference is quite incredible

  • Greggs! ...oh

  • Yes Prime Minister music :)

  • The height difference is quite incredible

    poor cameraman.

  • LOVE CLAUDIA!!!!

  • Is there such a thing as kitchen roll :)

  • that's a crab!

  • Since Alison is not around

    MICHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ruby calling Nigella

  • "The crabs are out but now they're just there!" That was what I was like with a chicken, let alone a crab.

  • MICHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where?!?!

  • Where?!?!

    that was a brilliant headping!

  • Where?!?!

    This is the Red Nose Day thread so he is on BBC1

  • Hahahahahaha

  • ♥ miranda.

  • that was a brilliant headping!

    I wonder who else answers to other people's names

  • Oh my word. Disasterchef!!!

  • They are so hopeless this makes me think of Mr C making muffins

  • Not to death no

  • ♥ miranda.

    Surely miranda ♥

  • They are so hopeless this makes me think of Mr C making muffins

    hey, i've cooked more than miranda.

  • Surely miranda ♥

    hehe

  • hey, i've cooked more than miranda.

    He he :)

  • Oh Claudia!!!

  • Hahaha his face :D

  • This is awesome :)

  • i really like our prime minister. this is a first for me.

  • Ooooh this is going to be amazing.

  • i really like our prime minister. this is a first for me.

    He was quite good humoured I'll give him that.

  • Ooooh this is going to be amazing.

    Oh did it already happen?

  • Alison, you'll know. What's the name of the judge who's eyes almost bulged out at the hot chilli?

  • That is what Blue Peter is all about!

  • They give less time to someone walking a tight rope than Ruby Wax obliterating a crab???

  • Oh did it already happen?

    She did it a few weeks ago I'm afraid

  • Alison, you'll know. What's the name of the judge who's eyes almost bulged out at the hot chilli?

    That's Michel!

    Michel Roux Jr

  • That is what Blue Peter is all about!

    proper duncan dares.

  • Oh did it already happen?

    There's a TV programme about it though.

  • That's Michel!

    Ooooh, thank you.

  • That's the toalizer figure. A lot of milk bottle tops!

  • has anyone ever seen duffy and helen in the same room together?

  • Just checked Facebook. Radio 1 have recieved another total from Comic Relief. The 52 hour show has now raised over 2.6 million pounds, even though the show stopped at 10:30 this morning.

  • McFly grown up?

  • Somewhere an ex-housemate of mine is screaming with happiness....

  • The average life expectancy in the world is 67.2 years. In Botswana it is 31.6 years.

  • The average life expectancy in the world is 67.2 years. In Botswana it is 31.6 years.

    when was the last time it was that low in this country? 1800ish?

  • when was the last time it was that low in this country? 1800ish?

    Nope by the 1400s the average age in Britain was 40ish.

  • Nope by the 1400s the average age in Britain was 40ish.

    jesus

  • jesus

    It's quite incredible the difference in opportunity.

  • foive million.

  • Nope by the 1400s the average age in Britain was 40ish.

    Scotland must be dragging that down too ;)

  • Here's a question do people think that winkle's dress makes her look pregnant or is she pregnant? We must be told!

  • i think the fbfb is asking for a marquee effect?

    That totaliser is clearly not exciting enough. We need to go old school and programme some fireworks in there.

  • Here's a question do people think that winkle's dress makes her look pregnant or is she pregnant? We must be told!

    She is.

  • Here's a question do people think that winkle's dress makes her look pregnant or is she pregnant? We must be told!

    I think she just wears unflattering clothes. Surely no-one would be pregnant and wear those shoes!?!

  • Here's a question do people think that winkle's dress makes her look pregnant or is she pregnant? We must be told!

    I think pregnancy is complsory before you can work for the BBC

  • Good work on these red dresses from the ladies

  • Here's a question do people think that winkle's dress makes her look pregnant or is she pregnant? We must be told!

    She is.

    you know as much as the FBFB.

  • She is.

    Oh I see. Well then she's mad :D

  • She is.

    Aha

  • Oh I see. Well then she's mad :D

    That's why we love her.

  • I think she just wears unflattering clothes. Surely no-one would be pregnant and wear those shoes!?!

    Well there you go!

  • Is a snog coming

  • Oh I see. Well then she's mad :D

    As a box of frogs

  • Lots of money there

  • I'm already laughing at the very idea of this

  • I'm already laughing at the very idea of this

    shaun ryder!

  • ... no idea who the two under the rock are

  • ... no idea who the two under the rock are

    a happy monday and the other half of a cheeky girl i think.

  • a happy monday and the other half of a cheeky girl i think.

    That was Lembit??

  • Just insane

  • That was Lembit??

    yup.

  • Ah, love the chair...

  • Oh my ...

  • heheheehehhehehehe

  • Poor richard

  • Hehehehe

  • Oooh this has been my fav thing so far

  • Oooh this has been my fav thing so far

    I bet they are picking bits of crab shell out of the wall and ceiling for months

  • That's not a very nice way to describe Ruby's starter: oh they said craB starter

  • That's not a very nice way to describe Ruby's starter: oh they said craB starter

    :D

  • Heheheheehe

  • This woman's evil!

  • This woman's evil!

    She seemed mean

  • Dave was funny there

  • She seemed mean

    I like her ♥

  • Gummy bears

  • That looks like it should be at a kid's birthday party

  • That looks like it should be at a kid's birthday party

    Apart from the alcohol

  • Oh well done Miranda

  • Apart from the alcohol

    but that makes it more fun! :D

  • Apart from the alcohol

    Nap time

  • I thought Miranda was holding that up so the other ladies couldn't reach it ;)

  • Katherine tells me that Claudia is back later with Jonathan Ross.

  • did someone freeze blue and just thaw them out last week?

  • did someone freeze blue and just thaw them out last week?

    maybe they have a tardis inside a tardis too.

  • did someone freeze blue and just thaw them out last week?

    Probably!

    In other Blue news, my Blue CD is currently jammed in my hi-fi because the CD changer decided to behave badly (The Flood and a Meat Loaf album are also trapped).

  • Hate to be Mr. Pedant when I'm not watching, but the original post should say Children in Need was last year, not this.

    did someone freeze blue and just thaw them out last week?

    I kinda wished they'd keep them unfrozen...

    Of what I've seen on YouTube, best bit by a country mile, as always, Outnumbered. Dr Who the opposite.

  • Of what I've seen on YouTube, best bit by a country mile, as always, Outnumbered. Dr Who the opposite.

    double amy!

  • ...no sound

  • graham is helpful in a crisis.

  • ...no sound

    We had the tv muted here temporarily. Hope it wasn't us.

  • Tim Vine!

  • what a cast.

  • Tim Vine!

    yay!

  • ♥ daisy.

  • ♥ daisy.

    Katy Wix

  • Katy Wix

    nope! daisy.

    ;)

  • nope! daisy.

    Same as Rose is always Rose, right?

  • Same as Rose is always Rose, right?

    yes!

  • blimey! Haven't seen Zoe Salmon since she left blue peter!

  • Jenson!

  • jenson!

  • haven't seen jb in a red nose t-shirt?

  • Jenson!

  • Just a few technical problems

  • Just a few technical problems

    They're usually better than this...

  • Dum, dum dum dum dum da dum dum

  • i'm missing the humour here...

  • i'm missing the humour here...

    Yeah, for comic relief it's not very comical...

  • He he!

    @karunchandok: My friend's kids just told me about Comic Relief ! http://yfrog.com/gzi2hwrj

  • @karunchandok: My friend's kids just told me about Comic Relief ! http://yfrog.com/gzi2hwrj

    yay!

  • @karunchandok: My friend's kids just told me about Comic Relief ! http://yfrog.com/gzi2hwrj

    I've already asked Karun if he'd be interested in doing something for Sport Relief next year...

  • fbfb, leave me alone!

  • fbfb, leave me alone!

    Is it tickling you?

  • Is it tickling you?

    hassling me about fireworks.

  • hassling me about fireworks.

    Tut, tut, bad FBFB!

  • I'm guessing Take That

  • Gary Barlow can still bang out a good tune - is this one of them?

  • Gary Barlow can still bang out a good tune - is this one of them?

    better than their last one.

  • Robbie has had a hand in it, for sure. Has echoes of Rudebox. *shudders*

  • I don't know if i've ever mentioned this but one time... Lil' Mark Owen and my hair ACTUALLY TOUCHED!

  • Robbie has had a hand in it, for sure. Has echoes of Rudebox. *shudders*

    There's a song I like off Rudebox. Or rather I can't get out of my head after I hear it...

  • Gary Barlow can still bang out a good tune - is this one of them?

    Gary & Robbie apparently en.wikipedia.org/…(Take_That_album)

  • Gary & Robbie apparently en.wikipedia.org/…(Take_That_album)

    I KNEW IT.

  • boy bands don't appear to get old anymore.

  • Apparently you can now download the Dr Who bit on iTunes for £1.89. At least £1.04 will go to Comic Relief

    itunes.apple.com/…4461&s=143444

  • Apparently you can now download the Dr Who bit on iTunes for £1.89. At least £1.04 will go to Comic Relief

    apple are keeping the rest?

  • apple are keeping the rest?

    I wouldn't be surprised

  • apple are keeping the rest?

    Think so.

  • apple are keeping the rest?

    Comment on the iTunes store says the donation includes 100% of iTunes share

  • There's a song I like off Rudebox. Or rather I can't get out of my head after I hear it...

    Ah no... It was tripping off Intensive Care I'm thinking of

  • Ah no... It was tripping off Intensive Care I'm thinking of

    Oh yes, I liked that one.

  • cameo moment from dermot there.

  • Boom! Their number is always huge!

  • Boom! Their number is always huge!

    But that is amazing

  • Apparently you can now download the Dr Who bit on iTunes for £1.89. At least £1.04 will go to Comic Relief

    Comment on the iTunes store says the donation includes 100% of iTunes share

    Presumably the rest goes to the BBC's production costs and any spare funds from that gets donated. Hence the "at least".

  • I am amazed they didn't just wlk out and take over the live show

  • I am amazed they didn't just wlk out and take over the live show

    that would've been good. missed oppertunity.

  • plumpy nut!

  • I want some plumpy nut!!

  • plumpy nut!

    It really is quite an amazing product.

  • I want some plumpy nut!!

    Maybe they should sell some double price here and for every packet bought give a packet away?

  • It really is quite an amazing product.

    it's like the food they make on back to the future. a tiny packet that feeds people!

  • it's like the food they make on back to the future. a tiny packet that feeds people!

    All a bit Willy Wonka

  • Maybe they should sell some double price here and for every packet bought give a packet away?

    I would pay money to keep it far away from me :)

  • It was inspired by Nutella, needs no water, no refrigeration, and lasts 2 years: en.wikipedia.org/…wiki/Plumpy%27nut

  • I would pay money to keep it far away from me :)

    :)

  • Hahahaha

  • That is Lenny's second product placement tonight

  • Cotton machine wash only

  • "fearne cotton machine wash only"

  • The Miranda thing sounds amazing

  • Fearn's dress looks pink rather than red.

  • hehe, smithy makes a great gary.

  • who's robbie?

  • who's robbie?

    John Bishop. I'm struggling with Mark.

  • John Bishop. I'm struggling with Mark.

    Alan Carr

  • John Bishop. I'm struggling with Mark.

    Alan Carr

    who's john bishop?

  • who's john bishop?

    You to watch some of his shows. Very funny comedian from Liverpool. He has only been famous for a couple of years

  • I wonder if Eric has anything to do with Pineapple studios

  • I wonder if Eric has anything to do with Pineapple studios

    :D

  • I wonder if Eric has anything to do with Pineapple studios

    Hehehe.

  • "That's ACTUAL Heather Small!"

    you've got to reap, reap REAP, what you soooooooooow.

  • That is the most amazing dance ever!!!

  • ACTUAL HEATHER SMALL. I might die.

  • ACTUAL HEATHER SMALL. I might die.

    What have you done today!!!!

  • it's woman that ruined green wing.

  • OMG

  • MIRANDA!!

  • OMG

    miranda rap was awesome.

  • hope that's on youtube.

  • All very entertaining so far! Not sure how much longer I will stay awake though!

  • it's woman that ruined green wing.

    Which one is that then? (note I am watching The Mentalist, not RND)

  • Which one is that then? (note I am watching The Mentalist, not RND)

    Stoopid woman lying to Mac.

  • miranda rap was awesome.

    Missed it

  • Stoopid woman lying to Mac.

    Oh, that's Sarah Alexander - she was in Coupling and other comedy shows.

  • If people are wondering why they are focussing on Nets rather than Medicine when so many Mosquitos are flying around... The answer is that this can change the pathology of the disease. If you suffer from Malaria currently you become very ill and are confined to bed, this means it is very effective for malaria to make you very sick. Because if you can't move or defend yourself from bites then more Mosquitos will come and bite you and the disease is spread further.

    With nets the sick people are not accessible to mosquitos, so for the disease to spread it needs to make people less sick, it needs to evolve to survive and keep spreading itself, it starts needing to make people less sick. This is what happened in the American South in the 30s but the evidence was ignored until recently.

  • They are getting the chefs to rickroll themselves

  • Oh, that's Sarah Alexander - she was in Coupling and other comedy shows.

    So what? She lied to Mac.

  • So what? She lied to Mac.

    Her character did.

  • Which one is that then? (note I am watching The Mentalist, not RND)

    Miranda's posh friend who is consantly on her phone and saying "Bear with"

  • Oh, that's Sarah Alexander - she was in Coupling and other comedy shows.

    no, she was in green wing.

    ;)

  • RICK ASTLEY!

  • Oh, that's Sarah Alexander - she was in Coupling and other comedy shows.

    No that was Sally Phillips, they look a bit similar I guess.

  • With nets the sick people are not accessible to mosquitos, so for the disease to spread it needs to make people less sick, it needs to evolve to survive and keep spreading itself, it starts needing to make people less sick. This is what happened in the American South in the 30s but the evidence was ignored until recently.

    Fascinating. Nets are also cheaper in the long term than ever-changing medicines :)

  • Oh, that's Sarah Alexander - she was in Coupling and other comedy shows.

    No that was Sally Phillips, they look a bit similar I guess.

    I always mix them up. Never seen them both at the same time either

  • No that was Sally Phillips, they look a bit similar I guess.

    To be clear. Sally Phillips was in Miranda, Sarah Alexander was in Coupling. No idea which one was in Green Wing

  • Sally Phillips is great, often plays annoying characters, but plays them so well!

    (and I met her in a queue for fish and chips once, and she is lovely!)

  • To be clear. Sally Phillips was in Miranda, Sarah Alexander was in Coupling. No idea which one was in Green Wing

    both actually. one of them ruined it.

  • No that was Sally Phillips, they look a bit similar I guess.

    Thanks, I just realised this too - like Steven I get them mixed up, plus her character (holly) replaced Sarah Alexander's ( Angela).

  • To be clear. Sally Phillips was in Miranda, Sarah Alexander was in Coupling. No idea which one was in Green Wing

    That was Sally Philips

    www.sitcom.co.uk/…wing/actors.shtml

  • I would like to point out that I have met Nancy Lam (one of the Chefs) several times and she is as crazy in real life as she appears on screen.

  • Thanks, I just realised this too - like Steven I get them mixed up, plus her character (holly) replaced Sarah Alexander's ( Angela).

    Now that is scary

  • Fascinating. Nets are also cheaper in the long term than ever-changing medicines :)

    Absolutely

  • both actually. one of them ruined it.

    they both appeared in Smack the Pony as well, just to add to the confusion.

  • they both appeared in Smack the Pony as well, just to add to the confusion.

    Which I really liked

  • Ouch

  • why don't people age?!?!

  • Let's get this done properly

  • live rick roll

  • Rick is 45!!!

  • Rick is 45!!!

    46 sorry

  • 46 sorry

    he looks 23.

  • wow, lenny plugs better than alex.

  • george micheals

  • Pick up his phones :)

  • Hehehehe

  • ♥ smithy & george.

  • George is actually brilliant

  • Pick up his phones :)

    I meant photos.. I typoed.

  • wha?

  • Hahaha

  • wh....

  • Awww Gordon ♥

  • BOOM!

  • oh.my.

  • :)

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • That is a very big table

  • I was in the same room a Keira on Wednesday if that helps

  • Oh my god

  • wow, just wow.

  • holy frickin' paul mccartney.

  • Mr C, it's fair to say he's actually aged.

  • That's a bit disrespectful in front of JLS hahahaaha

    And Ringo

  • best tv ever

  • And Ringo

  • Ooops

  • i need a lie down.

    have bought the smithy sketch.

  • And Ringo

    It's so easy to forget about Ringo ;)

  • And Ringo

    It's so easy to forget about Ringo ;)

    who?

  • Right that's it for Katherine and me. We have just bought that Smithy video (thanks for the link FBFB). Have fun with the rest of the evening, see you tomorrow.

    (oh, and if you can, donate)

  • is it wrong that that is the 1st time i've seen justin beiber? i thought he was a twitter bot.

  • cheers sir alex.

  • is it wrong that that is the 1st time i've seen justin beiber? i thought he was a twitter bot.

    :D :D

  • is it wrong that that is the 1st time i've seen justin beiber? i thought he was a twitter bot.

    He's real?!

  • He's real?!

    I have seen pictures. He has weird hair. No idea what he does though

  • I have seen pictures. He has weird hair. No idea what he does though

    Tweets?

  • I have seen pictures. He has weird hair. No idea what he does though

    Tweets?

    i think so

  • Tweets?

    Probably

  • I have seen pictures. He has weird hair. No idea what he does though

    He says he is a singer.

    LPG told the children that Justin Bieber is a swear word in our house.

    Son number one replied "you mean worse than ****?" (a sweary word beginning with f)

  • Son number one replied "you mean worse than ****?" (a sweary word beginning with f)

    He seems to understand thesituation

  • He seems to understand thesituation

    Earlier in the week LPG heard.

    Daughter #2: Scream (runs from room)

    Daughter #1: Oh Bloody Hell (switches off TV)

    Son #1: (continues playing computer game, does not complain about TV being turned off)

    The reason? Justin Bieber had been announced as "coming up later" on Blue Peter.

  • The reason? Justin Bieber had been announced as "coming up later" on Blue Peter.

    What sensible kids

  • The reason? Justin Bieber had been announced as "coming up later" on Blue Peter.

    :-)

    Smart kids those

    I especially like the "keeps playing computer game"

  • What sensible kids

    We like to think so, particularly when it comes to Justin Bieber...

  • Good evening, how is RND so far?

  • Good evening, how is RND so far?

    brilliant. am loving it.

  • brilliant. am loving it.

    Claudia seems to have eased up on the permatan, I see

  • Alan Partridge is back on form, have been enjoying Mid Morning Matters on fostersfunny.co.uk.

  • yay. more smithy!

  • oooh, true faith cover.

  • Claudia seems to have eased up on the permatan, I see

    Red dress makes it look lighter I am thinking.

  • Hello. Amazed to find I loved the Smithy bit. And the chefs. And the inbetweeners because I'm puerile (despite never seeing their show).

    Is George Michael acceptable again now he's done his time? And whys he murdering New Order?s

  • Red dress makes it look lighter I am thinking.

    She's normally Orangina coloured

  • Is George Michael acceptable again now he's done his time? And whys he murdering New Order?s

    i like the homage to the original video, in his video.

  • She's normally Orangina coloured

    Do you have to shake her to wake her up?

  • Is George Michael acceptable again now he's done his time? And whys he murdering New Order?s

    Beeb seem to forgive anyone. Even Richard Bacon.

  • i seem to be buying a lot on itunes tonight fbfb!!

  • Do you have to shake her to wake her up?

    hey. be nice people!

  • i like the homage to the original video, in his video.

    I like that it is a very different take but he's over autotuned

  • Beeb seem to forgive anyone. Even Richard Bacon.

    He's been on R5 for a while I think

  • I like that it is a very different take but he's over autotuned

    i'm liking that effect a lot more these days.

  • He's been on R5 for a while I think

    Yeah about 10 years now :P

  • hey. be nice people!

    Sorry.

  • Do you have to shake her to wake her up?

    ha!

  • I like that it is a very different take but he's over autotuned

    i'm liking that effect a lot more these days.

    Really?

  • Really?

    yep.

  • That was a horrible song!

  • Was there a BA segment from Cardiff?

  • Was there a BA segment from Cardiff?

    magician, yeah.

  • That was a horrible song!

    i just bought it.

  • Time for bed I think, early start tomorrow.

  • i just bought it.

    I think you need to go to itunes anonymous....

  • Night Andy

  • really? You bought that?

  • I think you need to go to itunes anonymous....

    i tell ya, it's sooo easy.

  • I think you need to go to itunes anonymous....

    Hehehe

  • really? You bought that?

    yep. nice take on a classic, at least it was different.

  • Different, yes. Horirble, yes.

  • i tell ya, it's sooo easy.

    one of the reasons I switched back to win amp was to save money! (that and iTunes on Win doesn't play right).

  • oooh, elbow.

  • Elbow! Now this is a song!

  • Elbow! Now this is a song!

    Their new album is good, as always

  • Elbow! Now this is a song!

    I think perhaps they think it's more powerful than it is though.

  • I think perhaps they think it's more powerful than it is though.

    doesn't quite have the effect of "who's gonna drive you home".

  • doesn't quite have the effect of "who's gonna drive you home".

    Nothing ever will

  • blimey. was that fearne?

  • Oooh I definitely see the bump now!

  • blimey. was that fearne?

    It was

  • john prescott reading the shipping forecast, will he mention rockall?

  • Oooh I definitely see the bump now!

    You mean it has grown so much during the show?

  • Aargh. I'm with family and while they are saying it is awful and everthing, "the real joke is a cataracts op costs them 30 quid but it costs so much here".

    Get a clue!

  • Aargh. I'm with family and while they are saying it is awful and everthing, "the real joke is a cataracts op costs them 30 quid but it costs so much here".

    That's probably because they pay the staff about £10 a day....

  • I haven't liked Moyles for years but big respect for that marathon show. 50+ hrs 2.6million.

  • That's probably because they pay the staff about £10 a day....

    Lackofa sterile operating theatre, lack of post op care etc etc

  • I haven't liked Moyles for years but big respect for that marathon show. 50+ hrs 2.6million.

    I'm getting tired just from typing for five hours. Talking for 50!!

  • I haven't liked Moyles for years but big respect for that marathon show. 50+ hrs 2.6million.

    agreed

  • Errrm....

  • Abu Hamza????

    That's a bit political for Children in Need

  • I'm getting tired just from typing for five hours. Talking for 50!!

    12 tomorrow :D

  • That's a bit political for Children in Need

    Yeah I'm a bit horrified tbh

  • 12 tomorrow :D

    Abso-flippin-lutely!

  • Yeah I'm a bit horrified tbh

    I have always detested this idiot and he is not converting me

  • Why does this prat get airtime?

  • Why does this prat get airtime?

    I hate it. It's all pretty offensive.

  • heck of a plug for rymans.

  • heck of a plug for rymans.

    thought that earlier with maltersers

  • heck of a plug for rymans.

    thought that earlier with maltersers

    They always heavily plug businesses that raise money

  • Want to text donate but cat sat on me, phone in pocket under cat. He is v old so will do it later.

    Am also tad drunk

  • Sainsburys and Walkers have already had their moments!

  • Want to text donate but cat sat on me, phone in pocket under cat. He is v old so will do it later.

    Hehehehe!

  • Sainsburys and Walkers have already had their moments!

    true enough.

  • For me all the "adverts" sit a bit uneasily on the BBC, but I guess its a price to pay for raising money for good causes.

  • David Frost looks really old now

  • They always heavily plug businesses that raise money

    It makes other businesses jealous. They want to do it next time....

  • It makes other businesses jealous. They want to do it next time....

    ahhh. point taken.

  • "i've never seen richard curtis in the thick of it"

    :)

  • Love those Eames chairs

  • i love karl!

  • What on earth is this?

  • I am amazed elephant slippers really exist

  • What on earth is this?

    You don't know who Ricky Gervais is?

  • I am amazed elephant slippers really exist

    same.

  • You don't know who Ricky Gervais is?

    Yes I just can't work out if that's supposed to be funny or what. Seems worryingly close to the truth!

  • I am amazed elephant slippers really exist

    got to be made up

  • got to be made up

    mothercare sell them......

  • NEWPORT STATE OF MIND!

    w00t!

  • got to be made up

    I can picture elephants having foot problems and needing slippers to spread the load of all that weight to let them heal or to keep them dry

  • mothercare sell them......

    do many elephants shop at mother care?

  • mothercare sell them......

    Mothercare sell slippers for elephants?

  • NEWPORT STATE OF MIND!

    I hope they don't get sued!!

  • Mothercare sell slippers for elephants?

    no, they sell "elephant slippers"

  • I hope they don't get sued!!

    i know emi are cynical, but even they can't be that cynical.

  • no, they sell "elephant slippers"

    Like these?

    http://twitpic.com/4atw6u

  • Like these?

    nothing like

    www.mothercare.co…ers/dp/B003TX5VH2

  • nothing like

    Pink and white striped elephants

  • www.mothercare.co…ers/dp/B003TX5VH2

    :)

  • i bought this a week ago on itunes, so know the results

  • It may be inappropriate given the starving on tv but I have been given cake. Ahem.

  • rescued the phone and have donated a tenner by text

  • rescued the phone and have donated a tenner by text

    Yay!

  • Alan Car with a beard???

  • Alan Car with a beard???

    I've never found this man funny

  • I've never found this man funny

    The voice! My ears!

  • The aircraft tow!

  • i was meant to spend the evening editing pics of christine during the unfunny bits. there haven't been many so it's taken a while:

    www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/5538192971/

    i do some more now.

  • The aircraft tow!

    ooh, that was on earlier. by your hanger?

  • Did they use the Autosport Live people to light this show?

    So much obliterating light :)

  • ooh, that was on earlier. by your hanger?

    No, our heavy maintenance facility in Cardiff

  • Have they always done the donation by text.

    Such a good idea

  • Have they always done the donation by text.

    certainly last year.

  • Have they always done the donation by text.

    only in the last few years. I think the variable amounts might be new

  • only in the last few years. I think the variable amounts might be new

    There are variable amounts?

    I thought it was just a tenner and multiple texts if required

  • It's like money for Felipe Baby all over again :)

  • I thought it was just a tenner and multiple texts if required

    GIVE to 70005 and I think 70011 is £1.

  • damn me not having a mobile.

  • There are variable amounts?

    I think there's three numbers, 1, 5, 10 quid

  • GIVE to 70005 and I think 70011 is £1.

    Ah. Ta

    Sent me tenner in

  • GIVE to 70005 and I think 70011 is £1.

    Iwould have thought £1 would be 70001. The last two digits represent the amount

  • this is gonna be awesome...

  • I wonder if Lukeh is watching

  • this is gonna be awesome...

    where is lukeh

  • feeder are welsh??

  • where is lukeh

    Farnham

  • BONNIE!!!!!

    *BOOM*

  • feeder are welsh??

    Actually from Newport, apparently

  • GIVE to 70005 and I think 70011 is £1.

    Iwould have thought £1 would be 70001. The last two digits represent the amount

    Christine is right it is 70011

    www.rednoseday.co…-terms-conditions

  • They kept the vocal from the YouTube remake?

  • Kelly!

  • they should release this on itunes for comic relief

  • anneka rice is welsh?

  • Is Anneka Rice Welsh?

  • Annals rice is welsh?

  • Snap :)

  • Autocorrect

  • gareth jones!!!

  • Damn you autocorrect :)

  • "Huge thanks to EMI Music Publishing"

  • "Huge thanks to EMI Music Publishing"

    gits.

    :)

  • anneka rice is welsh?

    "Rice was born in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan"

    Born Ann Rice and changed for Equity reasons

  • Is this the male Kath & Kim?

  • Born Ann Rice and changed for Equity reasons

    learn something new.

  • "The Steve Jones line... sung by Steve Jones!"

    i like josie d'arby sang her line too :)

  • Ooh, I got a Gift Aid link from my text

    I was wondering about that

  • Has Lenny Henry appeared in an oversized red suit yet?

    That's how I remember Comic Relief

  • Has Lenny Henry appeared in an oversized red suit yet?

    Not a red suit, but he did walk on hot coals.

  • *waves bye to Davina*

  • Angus Deayton on the BBC???

  • AXIS OF AWESOME!

    i love today :)

  • AHHHHHHHHH! Best day ever.

  • Finishing with Missy Higgins, very Australian

  • i just can't anymore awesome

  • Well that woke me up.

  • Finishing with Missy Higgins, very Australian

    Missy Higgins: Scar

    www.google.co.uk/…KW19ZSAGUu7s2eZ3w

  • Wine relief sounds more fun than a text

  • Wine Relief!

    If only I'd known. If there was Guinness Relief I could've taken my two weeks off early

  • Was the 24hr game show thing a webcast?

  • Was the 24hr game show thing a webcast?

    Live streamed for 24 hours, then edited to 5x30minutes on TV.

  • Was the 24hr game show thing a webcast?

    Yes

  • Yes

    Damn, I missed that

  • I'd like to see the buzzcocks highlights

  • I'd like to see the buzzcocks highlights

    I'd assume it's in this one seeing as it was last: www.bbc.co.uk/ipl…People_Episode_5/

  • I'd assume it's in this one seeing as it was last: www.bbc.co.uk/ipl…People_Episode_5/

    Thank you, I'll keep the tab for later

  • bye bye fbfb

  • Replay in the post. Thanks to one and all.

    And goodnight!

  • bye bye fbfb

    Night night FBFB

  • bye bye fbfb

    Great job Christine

  • cheers all and thank you to everyone for commenting.

  • Replay in the post. Thanks to one and all.

    And goodnight!

    Good night

  • Replay in the post. Thanks to one and all.

    cheers for fbfb and thread.

    Best rnd in a while I reckon.

  • 74.3m!

  • 74.3m!

    Amazing

  • Go Fearn

  • Go Fearn

    that's a lot of tatoos.

    #canigetmymoneyback?

  • Rick was checking his lyrics cheat sheet :)

  • that's a lot of tatoos.

    #canigetmymoneyback?

    Oi

    She looks great and is humanly self conscious

  • She looks great and is humanly self conscious

    oh right :)

  • that's a lot of tatoos.

    You didn't know she was that inked up?

    It's her thing

  • She looks great and is humanly self conscious

    Needs to eat a good pie :) #stickthin

  • You didn't know she was that inked up?

    nope. not a huge fan either. #ohsojudgemental

  • nope. not a huge fan either. #ohsojudgemental

    It's a personal taste thing. She a bit of an idiot but I knida like her.

    Ooh, lock-in. My kind of thing:)

  • Needs to eat a good pie :) #stickthin

    Kinda true

  • You didn't know she was that inked up?

    nope. not a huge fan either. #ohsojudgemental

    This is what you miss by not looking at FHM or Maxim in the last 5 years :)

  • This is what you miss by not looking at FHM or Maxim in the last 5 years :)

    I thought Maxim was a restaurant in Paris

  • I thought Maxim was a restaurant in Paris

    And a bloke from The Prodigy

  • "do ya wanna link into the next VT before I get fired" :lol:

  • Charlie Brooker is superb

  • This is a great sketch

    "The Blackberry"

  • two more images:

    www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/5538374921/

    www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/5538395285/

  • Hit the wall so sleeps for me, til next tme..

  • two more images:

    www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/5538395285/

    Love that one

  • Night Pat

  • Love that one

    cheers. we took a few more, will sort tomorrow.

  • finally got around to uploading the rest of the images.

    full comic relief set: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626157780899/

  • Hello everybody !!!!

    Could someone help me to see the live ?? I would like to see BONNIE TYLER 's live !! COULD SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE ?

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Following on from our successful live coverage of Children in Need earlier this year, it's time for another charity telethon to try and match up to the high standard Pudsey set. This time round it's Comic Relief - otherwise known as Red Nose Day - which only happens every other year, so make the most of it.
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