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Your guide to Red Nose Day 2019: The Big Night

A whopping five and a half hours of entertainment sketches, live comedy, music acts, fundraising films and a whole heap of laughter, all to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in and communities throughout the UK and internationally. It can only be Red Nose Day!

Here’s what to expect from a star-studded Red Nose Day 2019, Friday 15th March from 7pm on BBC One.

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1. One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding - today's the big day!

Lily James and Alicia Vikander will join the cast of One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

Charles was doomed to always be a bachelor, until he met the stunning Carrie… but did it work out for them?

The cast of the 1994 hit rom-com 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and director Mike Newell have all come back together for a brand new mini-film. Written by Richard Curtis especially for Red Nose Day 2019, 'One Red Nose Day and a Wedding' marks the 25th anniversary of the original film.

Love is in the air, but who’s walking down the aisle this time?

2. Red Nose Bodyguard

Is this Budd’s toughest assignment yet?

Our favourite Bodyguard is making a special appearance for Red Nose Day, Friday 15th March

Sergeant David Budd has got an extra special mission on his hands as Bodyguard, the UK’s most watched drama, returns for Red Nose Day 2019.

As Budd prepares to slip back into his suit in the name of charity, we can’t help but wonder where his latest assignment will take him?

3. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again

Written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, the biggest names in acting and comedy are set to recreate memorable moments from the smash hit Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, all for Red Nose Day.

Gemma Arterton and Carey Mulligan join the cast alongside plenty of funny famous faces, while Alan Carr returns to play Colin Firth’s Harry, and Philip Glenister will play Pierce Brosnan’s Sam. Miranda Hart and Sue Perkins will also be on hand to ensure it all runs smoothly, returning as the producer and director.

4. 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.

5. Freddie Flintoff’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.

6. Comic Relief Does University Challenge

We will be swapping Master 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.

7. 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!

Ready to answer the phone at various points in the evening will be...

Matt Tebbutt, Chris Stark, Scott Mills, Lindsey Russell, Radzi Chinyanganya, Meera Syal, Joe Swash, Simon Webbe, Sophie Thompson, Kimberley Walsh, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Basil Brush, People Just Do Nothing, Dr Ranj Singh, Mark Wright, Ore Oduba, Vick Hope, Scarlett Moffatt, Dani Dyer, Denise Van Outen, John MacMillian, Tom Moutchi, Roxy Sternberg, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Claire Richards, Saara Aalto, Nick Helm, Luisa Omielan, Edith Bowman, Montana Brown, Kiri Pritchard, Amelia Dimoldenberg, AJ Pritchard and more!

8. What Red Nose Day is really all about...

The laughter, the dancing and the star-studded line-up is truly wonderful, but what matters the most is seeing how the money raised for Comic Relief helps those that need it.

Since Red Nose Day 2017, Comic Relief has helped nearly 15 million people across the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities. 2.6 million of them are children and vulnerable young adults.

You don't have to be a big deal to make a big difference, and there are lots of ways you can get involved to help raise some cash for a good cause. Find out what your money does.

Red Nose Day 2019 is on Friday 15th March from 7pm on BBC One.

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