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Comic Relief


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Comic Relief, recorded live by Omnibus, in collaboration with Charity Projects, was the comedy event of the year. Featuring some of the best comic talents in Britain today, it's helped to raise well over half a million pounds for Oxfam, Save the Children, and for those who are still struggling to fight famine in Ethiopia and the Sudan.
Among those appearing are Rowan Atkinson, Rory Brenmer, Frank Bruno, Kate Bush, Graham Chapman, Billy Connolly, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Eddington, Ben Elton, French and Saunders, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldof, Lenny Henry, Howard Jones, Hank Marvin, Rik Mayall, Cliff Richard, Pamela Stephenson, Spitting Image, Midge Ure, The Young Ones
"I laughed till it hurt. And that's true." (THE GUARDIAN)


Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Rory Brenmer
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Kate Bush
Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Saunders Stephen Fry
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Hank Marvin
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Midge Ure
Directors: Philip Chilvers
Directors: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Geoff Posner
Producer: Roger Graef

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Feedback about Comic Relief, BBC Two England, 23.10, 27 December 1986
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