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A Night of Comic Relief


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Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones present eight hours of comedy - to raise money for famine victims in Ethiopia and the Sudan, and for young people in crisis in the UK. This TV spectacular is the climax of a day of Red-Nose madness across the country.

7.35 Lift Off!
Lenny Henry and Griff Rhys Jones start the huge red ball rolling, with some snappy help from Jonathan Ross - introducing Stavros serving kebabs to guests and taking
calls at the Telecom Tower, Jim Davidson in search of the Best Children's Joke in Britain and Rod Hull with the Best Red-Nose Drawing. Also Part 1 of 73 of a Kind - the Super Sketch Show with more celebrities than minutes, and more jokes than both.

8.00 A Question of Sport
Meets Spitting Image starring the real and the rubber Mike Gatting, Barry McGuigan, Daley Thompson, with David Coleman taking revenge on his annoying little puppet. Then the night forges on with a host of stars, including Little and Large Rory Bremner and Lenny Henry's report from Ethiopia.

8.30 Wood, Walters... and Wise
Live in the studio - Victoria Wood and Julie Walters, and hot on their heels, the start of Select-a-Sketch, then all-time comedy classics chosen by Radio 1 listeners from Monty Python, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Three of a Kind, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and The Two Ronnies. Also Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and the Gunk Tank, and Ernie Wise introducing a Morecambe and Wise classic.

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A Night of Comic Relief

BBC One London, 5 February 1988 19.35

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