The Daily Telegraph

Red Nose Day 2017

BBC ONE, 7.00PM; 10.35PM/ BBC TWO, 10.00PM

- Gabriel Tate

The O2 in Greenwich is the venue for tonight’s charity beanfeast, anchored as always by Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross and initially assisted by stars including Miranda Hart and Warwick Davis. There will also be sketches from French and Saunders and Matt Berry, Take That in Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, music from Rag ’N’ Bone Man, as well as appearance­s from Peter Kay and Alan Partridge. The centrepiec­e, however, is the much-anticipate­d Red Nose Day Actually, reuniting stars of the 2003 film Love Actually, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley.

At 10.00pm, Greg Davies will be in his BBC Two hot tub with guests including the Smack the Pony team, and Richard Curtis meets the indomitabl­y dim Philomena Cunk. Back on BBC One at 10.35pm, Graham Norton holds the fort while Kurupt FM (of BBC Three’s superb mock-doc People Just Do

Nothing) duet with Ed Sheeran, before Russell Brand compères an hour of stand-up at midnight. Finally, at 1.0am, Jonathan Ross and Fielding look at 30 years of highlights. Clips illustrati­ng the good causes supported will air throughout the night, so dig deep and enjoy.

 ??  ?? Seriously funny: presenter Lenny Henry
Seriously funny: presenter Lenny Henry

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