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Roger Wright Roger Wright | 15:35 UK Time, Monday, 14 March 2011

Photo of Radio 3's Big Red Nose Show, Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Graeme Kay/BBC


Last Night the Radio 3 Big Red Nose Show at the Royal Albert Hall broke the world record for mass kazoo performance. We needed 3862 to beat the record and the official total was given as 3910 - so a nail biting as well as lip-trembling experience for all who took part!

It was, at times, a moving experience - the performances of Elgar's Nimrod conducted by Sue Perkins and The Swan, played by Julian Lloyd Webber were particularly touching - and at other times it was utterly surreal. Eric Coates's Dam Busters March performed by the audience of kazoos may sound on air like a chorus of wasps but it was terrific fun and all in such a good cause.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who attended. In the words of comedian Tim Vine last night: 'Malities, malities, malities, malities - well that's the four-malities over with' ... you can hear more from Tim, Marcus Brigstocke, Nicola Benedetti, Julian Lloyd Webber, Shuna Scott Sendall, Masters of the Kazooniverse,  the BBC Concert Orchestra and of course Katie Derham and her co-presenter Basil Brush in our broadcast of the show at 7pm on Friday 18th.


Photo of Radio 3 Big Red Nose Show Dressing Room. Photo: Graeme Kay/BBC


Here are the full details of Red Nose Day on BBC Radio 3 ...
Rob Cowan is joined by Ian McMillan for a game of Consequences for Red Nose Day


10am: Classical Collection Red Nose Day Sarah Walker chairs a special celebrity quiz edition for Red Nose Day.

Donald Macleod explores the history of the musical spoof
1pm: Afternoon on 3 Red Nose Day
Comedians and the BBC's performing groups join Louise Fryer in a Comic Relief edition.
5pm: In Tune Red Nose Day
Sean Rafferty presents a special edition for Red Nose Day, with Dame Edna Everage.
7pm: Performance on 3 The Big Red Nose Show
A BBC Concert Orchestra Red Nose Day concert - classical music and comedy
915pm: The Verb -  Garrison Keillor, Ginger and Black, Damian Barr
Ian McMillan presents a special edition, featuring Garrison Keillor, and Ginger and Black


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