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Total Relief: A Night of Comic Relief

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Top stars present some very special specials interspersed with serious reports on Comic Reliefs work around the world. To donate, ring one of the numbers below, or send a cheque, payable to Comic Relief, to: [address removed] All subtitled

7.00pm Lenny Henry Lets Loose!
The evening kicks off with comedy and a run-down of some of the places Comic Relief's money has been spent over the past two years.

7.10pm Mr Bean on Blind Date: Part 1
A perfectly charming girl called Tracy faces a perfectly disastrous date. With Rowan Atkinson and, of course, Cilia. Then Lenny Henry reports on his trip to Somalia.

7.30pm Casualty-Comic Relief Special
Tension and drama with the cast of Casualty as the studio audience decides the treatment for celebrity patients! Plus a film on Comic Relief's work with teenagers in peril.

7.45pm Smashie and Nicey!
Lenny Henry hands over to Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse and Radio Fab FM.
Right Said Fred play live in one surprised viewer's street.

8.00pm Lumley In Africa
In Eritrea, Comic Relief has turned desert into wheatfields. Joanna Lumley report on this agricultural project.
Joanna Lumley's Eritrea diary for Comic Relief SEE FEATURE page 20

8.10pm Game for a Game!
Jonathan Ross hosts Comic Relief's ultimate television game, which involves every show from Family Fortunes to Mastermind and guests from Roy Hattersley to Frank Carson and Lisa Stansfield. Plus highlights from this year's fundraising stupidities.

8.40pm Blind Date: Part 2
How did Mr Bean 's Blind Date go? And in the Prize Tomato draw viewers with red noses can win some astonishing prizes such as their own height in comedy videos and a very red Tomato Mini. (Total Relief continues on BBC2 between 9.00 and 9.30.)

9.00pm Nine O'Clock News
With Martyn Lewis.
Regional News; Weekend Weather John Kettley

9.30pm Deayton and Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones takes over at the helm with Angus Deayton for the second half.

9.40 The BBC Banned Audition Tapes
Another Comic Relief exclusive. Terry Wogan is revealed auditioning for the Monty Python team. Peter Sissons fails to finish what he started on Mastermind. And
Blossom the Cow auditions as special guest star in All Creatures Great and Small.
Also, Tony Robinson reports on Aids in Uganda.

10.00pm Have I Got Sports News for You
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton join Angus Deayton for a special with big Bill Beaumont.

10.15pm French and Saunders and Prince and Barry White
Prepare for a mind-blowing duet between "love gods" Prince and Barry White - with a little help from Lenny Henry and 14 hours in make-up! Plus a film on Comic Relief's work with older people.

10.30pm One Foot in the Grave
Victor Meldrew gives vent to his deepest feelings during his longest bath. Also
Zoe Wanamaker introduces a film of an extraordinary project in Ethiopia. And there's a very surprising chat show with Stephen Fry and some extremely famous guests.

11.00pm Friday Night Live - Lives Again!
Ben Elton hosts a gag-packed line-up featuring Harry Enfield, Newman and Baddiel, Jo Brand and a cluster of top stand-up comedians, plus Right Said
Fred.

12.00 Comic Relief's Old, New, Borrowed and Blue!
Lenny Henry , Griff Rhys Jones and Jonathan Ross present an hour of mirth and mayhem, featuring gems plucked from the comedy archives: stay awake for Groucho Marx, Steve Martin, Morecambe and Wise and Loyd Grossman. And a most unladylike moment from the House of Eliott.

1.00am This Is Spinal Tap
Spoof "rockumentary", the definitive fly-on-the-wall story of Britain's loudest heavy rockers. Watch for cameo appearances by Angelica Huston and Billy Crystal.
Director Rob Reiner
0 SEE FILMS pages 41-44

2.30-2.35am Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Bean
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Nlceyl Lenny Henry
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Lisa Stansfield.
Unknown: Mr Bean
Unknown: Blind Date
Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Rhys Jones
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Mertonjoin
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Unknown: Barry White
Unknown: Barry White
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Victor Meldrew
Introduces: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Bluel Lenny Henry
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.
Unknown: Angelica Huston
Unknown: Billy Crystal.
Director: Rob Reiner

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Total Relief: A Night of Comic Relief

BBC One London, 12 March 1993 19.00






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