Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 35 minutes

David Walliams brings his love of tough endurance challenges to his day job when he takes on the role of anchoring the UK's first ever 24-hour panel show for Red Nose Day.

In this five part series, BBC Three presents the highlights from this epic comedy event, following David as he switches between the roles of host, team captain and panellist, along with some other surprising challenges. The marathon 24-hour challenge celebrates some of the most famous and best loved panel shows from TV and radio.

Joining David across the 24 hours are David Tennant, Jack Dee, Stephen Fry and Miranda Hart to name a few. Each programme will feature a rounds from current panel shows and popular classics, including Have I Got News for You, Just a Minute, Mastermind, Never Mind the Buzzcocks - and for one night only the return of favourites Blankety Blank, Whose Line Is It Anyway and The Generation Game.

With 24 hours, a host of different formats, a whole heap of funny people and absolutely no sleep - has your laughing gear got what it takes to keep up? Don't miss out - come and join the fun.

  • BBC: Red Nose Day 2011

    BBC: Red Nose Day 2011

    Get loads of fantastic fundraising ideas to raise tons of cash and transform lives across Africa and the UK.

    Go to the BBC Red Nose Day 2011 website
  • My Signed Photo Of The Vienna Boys Choir

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    David Walliams reveals his signed photo of the Vienna Boys' Choir to David Mitchell, Faye Ripley and Shappi Khorsandi on Would I Lie To You.

    Did David really follow the choir on tour? And does his rendition of Ave Maria expose this as being true or being a lie?

    Join David and do something funny for money
  • Would I Lie To You

    Would I Lie To You

    Host Rob Brydon and team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are joined by Fay Ripley, Shappi Khorsandi and Claudia Winkleman for David's first panel show.

  • Final preparations

    Final preparations

    Would I Lie To You was the first panel show in David's 24 hour marathon.

  • Do Something Funny For Money

    Do Something Funny For Money

    The aim is simple. To have a laugh, raise tons of cash and transform lives across Africa and the UK.

    Red Nose Day
  • Nicholas Told Me To Do It!

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    David Walliams is led astray by Nicholas Parsons as they play Just A Minute as part of the 24 Hour Panel People marathon.

  • Just A Minute

    Just A Minute

    Radio 4’s classic show returns to the small screen, giving fans the chance to see host Nicholas Parsons in action alongside guests including Shelia Hancock, Tony Hawks, Lee Mack and of course David Walliams.

  • Tongue-twisting Antics

    Tongue-twisting Antics

    David battles with the rules of Just A Minute, speaking on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

  • Web Exclusive: Accidentally Hitting Mark Owen

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    Would I Lie To You team captain Lee Mack uses David Walliams and Claudia Winkleman to re-enact the moment when he accidentally hit Mark Owen in the face.

    But David Mitchell isn't sure it looks like an accident.

    What is Red Nose Day?
  • BBC TV Blog: 24 Hour Panel People: We did it!

    BBC TV Blog: 24 Hour Panel People: We did it!

    Executive producer Andy Brereton on how the team pulled together David Walliams' panel show marathon for Comic Relief: "I only really got a sense of how the whole machine was working together at around 3am while eating a beef lasagne."

    Read and comment on Andy's post on the BBC TV blog


David Walliams


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