Comic Relief 2019: Tonight’s schedule, line up and what to expect from Red Nose Day…

Red Nose Day TV schedule, listings, line up and spoilers

Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2019 is here and tonight sees the annual telethon on BBC One.

But what time is it all on and what can we expect? Here’s ALL you need to know!

Tonight’s Comic Relief schedule

The fun starts at 7pm on BBC One as the biggest comedy party on the planet is broadcast live from Elstree Television Studios. Hosting Comic Relief 2019 throughout the night will be Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Alesha Dixon, Clara Amfo, Zoe Ball, Joe Sugg, David Tennant and other special guests.

Prepare for a mammoth night of live comedy, sketches, music acts, fundraising films and more.

As well as tuning on via the TV, you can also watch Comic Relief online via the BBC iPlayer.

Highlights to watch tonight include…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go (Yet) Again
Ten years after viewers were wowed by Jennifer Saunders’ dance moves and Philip Glenister’s vocal prowess, Mamma Mia for Comic Relief is back!

Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge, North Norfolk Digital DJ and current guest presenter of BBC One’s This Time, returns to Comic Relief attempting to raise money on the streets of Norwich. Alan will be joined by his trusty sidekick, Simon Denton.

One Red Nose Day And A Wedding
Red Nose Day becomes Wed Nose Day as the cast of Four Weddings And A Funeral reunite. Twenty-five years on and we’re reunited with original cast members Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet, David Haig, Sophie Thompson, David Bower, Robin McCaffrey, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Kunz, Sara Crowe and Timothy Walker.

They will be joined in the short film by some very special guest stars.

BBC One’s record-breaking thriller Bodyguard returns to the small screen and David Budd has a new assignment. Golden Globe winner Richard Madden will be joined by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Gina McKee, Vincent Franklin and even more extra special guests in this one off special for Comic Relief.

Freddie’s Top Gear Wind Up
Freddie’s Driving School is in session as Freddie Flintoff invites Robbie Savage for a run of the world famous Top Gear track for a Comic Relief special, which of course means a spectacular twist.

Daves: The Official Calendar
David Walliams rallies a whole host of showbiz Daves to join him in making a Comic Relief charity calendar – the ‘Calendar of Daves’.

Comic Relief Does University Challenge
We will be swapping Masters of Studies for Masters of Comedy and Entertainment as University Challenge gets a Comic Relief celebrity takeover for one night only. David Baddiel will take on the hosting duties and is joined by a host of famous faces as Jason Manford, Emily Atack, Kerry Godliman, Martin Freeman, Robert Rinder, Vick Hope, Luisa Omielan and Darren Harriott compete to win in this one-off special.

Celebrity Phone Bank
During part two of the show, a Celebrity Phone Bank will be up and running live in the studio with a host of famous faces poised and ready to take your calls.

Plus, there will be exclusive performances from the cast of Only Fools And Horses The Musical, Magic Mike Live and, the cast of Mischief Theatre will perform a live magic trick – what could possibly go wrong?

And of course, throughout the night there will be a look at how Comic Relief makes a huge difference to those living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities, and how money raised this Red Nose Day will help to change the lives of many more.

Red Nose Day schedule

BBC One, 7-10pm: Comic Relief 2019
BBC Two, 10-10.35pm: Comic Relief Does University Challenge
BBC One, 10.35pm-12.30am: Comic Relief 2019
BBC One, 12.30am-1.30am: Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief, part 1 (R)
BBC One, 1.30-2am: Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief, part 2 (R)
BBC One, 2-3am: The Big Red Nose Climb (NR)

For more information on Comic Relief and to donate, visit

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