Ben Elton writes an episode of his latest sitcom that criticises Comic Relief? Seems so. Upstart Crow is the latest sitcom written by Elton for BBC2, following The Young Ones, Blackadder, Blessed and The Thin Blue Line. It stars David Mitchell and tells the London and Stratford life of William Shakespeare, his family, and his work colleagues. […]
Thanks to Red Nose Actually, on BBC 1's Red Nose Day from Comic Relief tonight. Juliet and Peter are still together, they are happy. Mark has a beard, still communicates by cue cards… …and is married to Kate Moss. David has been made Prime Minister again, after five years out of office, still married to Natalie…, […]
Because it's Red Nose Day, the BBC have put Steven Moffat's 1999 Doctor Who sketch The Curse Of Fatal Death online for free, starring Rowan Atkinson (and others) as The Doctor, Jonathan Pryce as The Master and Julia Sawalha as Emma… It is noted that he used a number of ideas here when he would take […]
Tonight, BBC 1 shows a new ten minute sequel to the Love Actually movie for Comic Relief's charity telethon, Red Nose Day, called Red Nose Day Actually with Hugh Grant, Liam Nielson, Colin Firth, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson and more. They will also be joined […]
Today is Red Nose Day, the biannual telethon that raises money for Comic Relief, spending it on the most vulnerable in the UK and Africa. The day is awash with celebrities doing very silly things indeed and the general public being encouraged to "be funny for money". It will culminate in a telethon this evening […]
This Friday sees the launch of Red Nose Day, the Comic Relief telethon on the BBC that has already introduced my daughters to the concept of blindboxing thanks to the Red Nose offerings this year… Which is why we have bought twenty of the damn things so that they can get an astronaut red nose […]
Mark Watson makes the world better. Substantially better. And as part of this stand up comedian who once voiced radio ads for me for HMV, and would later give it to you straight, like pear cider 100% from pears, he is well in to running a 27 hour comedy marathon to benefit Comic Relief at […]
Founded by Richard Curtis, Red Nose Day is a biannual charitable telethon for Comic Relief that has been running on British television since 1988, earning millions upon millions for charities in the process. Concentrating on poverty relief and investment in African healthcare, it also has tackled projects including homelessness in the UK. It takes over […]
BBC America have their own Doctor Who trailer. It's... different to the UK one. There's a different emphasis and then this new angle is hammered home with a voice over.
The original run of The Office ended on quite a positive note but this pulls back from that - if you consider it any kind of continuation at least.
The Muppet buddies make another clip.
Ricky Gervais has reprised the role of David Brent for a new, one-off Comic Relief spin-off from The Office.
Malaria is a disease that's "entirely preventable and curable" but kills "a million people a year, most of them children."
Less than two months after Comic Relief in Berkeley closed and The Escapist comic store opened with the closed store's stock, another Berkeley comic store is opening. Uel Carter, employee of the store will now launch rival store Fantastic Comics on the old Comic Relief premises. And Image founder and Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen […]
Steven Moffat and company have put together a pair of mini Doctor Who episodes as part of the BBC's support for Comic Relief. If you're going to watch these, do please at least look at the Comic Relief website – that charity and the work they do is the reason these videos exist in the […]
Sorry to those who couldn't see the Doctor Who Mini-Episode tease for Friday Night's Comic Relief Red Nose Day telethon on BBC One that Brendon posted yesterday, due to region restrictions. Let's fix that now. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiT68Y9lUZg[/youtube] And since I'm here, why not sneak in a few other unseen Doctor Who bits, deleted scenes as seen […]
What's better than still images of two Amy Ponds, a Rory and a Time Lord? We're rapidly drawing in on the big BBC telethon for Comic Relief, the biannual Red Nose Day for which Britons "Do Something Funny" and raise money for charitable causes both here at home and in some of the most poverty […]
The epic and heartstring-pulling, transcontinental odyssey movie Africa United has just been released on DVD in the UK, and as you'll see from a label on the cover, some of the proceeds from the sale of the film will be donated to Comic Relief. You'll also see from the cover that there's a serious attempt going […]
It's Red Nose Day, March 18th 2001 and the Comic Relief telethon is on BBC1. You're waiting for the Doctor Who minisode to play, and then suddenly it's on. Then… four short minutes later… it's over. Tears. If only you had a TARDIS, eh?* Well, cry not, because you've still got something to look forward […]
If Sunday's picture of two Amy Ponds wasn't enough for you, then here's… well, more. More Pond. More Rory. And more Doctor too. But first of all, here's a better quality version of the Pond picture. Then we'll get onto the new image, showing the TARDIS trio looking at… something. I've seen these images creeping out […]