Comic Relief: 2009 Highlights

Hosted by some of Britain's best known faces including David Tennant, Davina McCall, Fern Britton and Jonathan Ross, Comic Relief is set to take over BBC One for a whole night of comedy sketches and one-off treats this Friday. Some of TV's most popular shows are joining in, with performances from the cast of Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey as well as French and Saunders, among others.

Armstrong & Miller meet Mitchell & Webb

Comedy greats Armstrong and Miller team up with Peep Show's Mitchell and Webb to create a couple of unique collaborations. The duos will swap sketches, with Armstrong and Miller getting to grips with Mitchell and Webb's 'Sir Digby Chicken Caesar' and the Peep Show stars returning the favour with a rendition of the 'RAF Airmen'.

Watch behind the scenes footage here.

Comic Relief does The Apprentice

Alan Sugar announces the winner of this year's Comic Relief, with the unsuccessful stars suffering the wrath of Sugar's resounding words: "You're Fired!"

Click here to see which celebrities are taking part this year.

Dragon's Den

Among the celebrities entering the den this year is Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, whose pitches to the Dragons whip up a storm.

French and Saunders

The comedy duo perform what is being billed as their last ever sketch this Friday. A number of celebrity friends--including Sienna Miller--will join the pair as they perform a toe-tapping farewell in the style of the hit musical Mamma Mia!

Watch the making of this sketch.

Gavin and Stacey

Gavin and Stacey's James Corden (Smithy) imparts his wisdom to the England football squad. Meanwhile Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones, in the guise of their characters Bryn and Nessa, team up with Tom Jones to sing this year's charity song—Barry Islands in the Stream.

Watch the music video here

Katy Brand

Comedian Katy Brand heads back to fashion college for a special Comic Relief sketch. Greeting her upon arrival are two famous fashion faces--Kate Moss and Sadie Frost.

Check out the preview video here.

Kilimanjaro – The Big Red Nose Climb

Nine British celebrities, including Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, and Fearne Cotton, do their bit for Comic Relief by climbing to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tune in as the team of presenters and other celebrities scale Africa's highest peak.

Click here to see who the adventurous celebrities are.

Let's Dance for Comic Relief

The celebrity dancers don their leotards and dancing shoes to perform more unique routines in the run up to the shows finale on Saturday, March 14.

Take a look at past performances.

Little Britain

Angels singer Robbie Williams transforms into a young American girl while Catherine Tate plays an over-bearing boss when they join David Walliams and Matt Lucas for this year's Little Britain sketch.

Watch the making of this sketch.

The Sarah Jane Adventures

While battling to save the planet Sarah Jane stumbles across a small alien, played by comedy great Ronnie Corbett. The Doctor Who spin-off sketch, which features the notorious robot dog K-9, is described as "Sarah Jane Smith's most extraordinary sketch yet."

Click here to see behind the scenes footage.

Top of the Pops

A one-off Top of the Pops special is presented by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates on BBC Two featuring performances from Oasis, U2 and Gavin and Stacey's Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones. Live performances from the likes of Take That and Franz Ferdinand will also be made on the main BBC One show.

Comic Relief's TV event Red Nose Day begins on BBC One this Friday, March 13, at 7pm with the special edition of Top of the Pops airing at 10pm on BBC Two that same day, and Kilimanjaro – The Big Red Nose Climb airing on Thursday, March 12, at 8pm.

Click here to visit the charity's official website and make a donation.

Comments (1)
Mar 12, 2009
Swa the clip of James Corden with the England Football squad, and was actually well funny, Dragons Den should be good, was of the few Sketches from Harry and Paul that was funny.