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Face the Funny - Part 1

The biennial comedy and fundraising event comes live from the London Palladium, with hosts Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Walliams and John Bishop.

The biggest night in TV comedy is back, and this year Red Nose Day is live from the London Palladium!

Lenny Henry and Davina McCall kick off the evening with a brand new Mr Bean sketch starring Rowan Atkinson alongside guest stars Ben Miller and Rebecca Front. Plus the culmination of Dermot O'Leary's 24 hours of non-stop dance and the announcement of the winner of The People's Strictly with Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.

David Walliams joins Davina on hosting duties and introduces a special instalment of The Vicar of Dibley, which sees Geraldine finding herself in the frame to be the next female bishop and facing stiff competition from some very famous faces. Plus Mr Khan, music from Ella Henderson and highlights of Peter Kay's sell-out Phoenix Nights Live.

John Bishop joins Davina on hosting duties as Little Britain returns, featuring David Walliams' patronising carer Lou and his new friend Professor Stephen Hawking, and guest star Catherine Tate. Plus music from Sam Smith and a live sketch starring John, Davina, David and Eddie Izzard.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Ella Henderson


  • Walter Murphy

    A Fifth of Beethoven

  • Elbow

    One Day Like This

  • Pharrell Williams


  • Howard Goodall

    Ecce Homo Qui Est Faba

  • Walter Chalmers Smith

    Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

  • One Direction

    One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

  • Elbow

    One Day Like This

  • Sister Sledge

    He's the Greatest Dancer

  • Florence + the Machine

    What Kind of Man

  • Sam Smith

    Lay Me Down

  • One Direction

    Best Song Ever

  • Avicii

    The Nights

  • One Direction

    Best Song Ever

    Covered by No Direction

  • A Great Big World

    Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera)

  • Avicii

    The Nights

  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

    Boom! Shake the Room

  • Dead or Alive

    You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

  • Max Martin

    ...Baby One More Time

  • Elton John

    The Circle of Life

    Lyricist: Tim Rice.
  • Ella Henderson


  • Simon May

    Eastenders Theme (2009 Version)

  • Avicii

    The Nights

  • Monty Norman

    James Bond Theme

    Performer: John Barry and His Orchestra.
  • The Fratellis

    Chelsea Dagger

  • Led Zeppelin


  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

  • Cher

    The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)

  • The Jackson 5


  • Royal Blood

    Come on Over

  • Coldplay


  • Edward Elgar

    Land of Hope and Glory

  • Marvin Gaye

    Let's Get It On

  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

  • Avicii

    The Nights

  • David Arnold

    Little Britain

  • Sam Smith & John Legend

    Lay Me Down

  • Diana Ross

    Upside Down


Role Contributor
Presenter Lenny Henry
Presenter Davina McCall
Presenter David Walliams
Presenter John Bishop
Participant Rowan Atkinson
Participant Dawn French
Participant Ben Miller
Participant Rebecca Front
Participant Dermot O'Leary
Participant Claudia Winkleman
Participant Tess Daly
Participant Adil Ray
Participant Stephen Hawking
Participant Catherine Tate
Participant Eddie Izzard
Performer Ella Henderson
Performer Sam Smith
Executive Producer Richard Curtis