A look back at a bit of BBC Sport Relief 2012 comedy greatness

Aside from the fact that the BBC Sport Relief efforts happen to be one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, it’s a country-wide effort to ‘get active, raise cash and change lives according to event organizers. If you are either outside of the UK or the one person within the UK that aren’t […]

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David Jason returns home to guard the Queen

It’s a long way from Peckham to Buckingham Palace, but Del Boy Trotter, the “ambitious” market trader from the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, Only Fools and Horses, has a new job. Ok, not really, but David Jason, the 71 year-old actor that brilliantly brought John Sullivan’s creation to life, returns to situation […]

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British comedy video greatness, past and present

The Past – Alan Hawkshaw, Dave Allen at Large The great Alan Hawkshaw, who created numerous 60’s and 70’s television theme songs, playing his original composition, Blarney Stoned, which was the theme song to Dave Allen at Large at the Jazz cafe in London. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGTA1tO-HJo& The Present – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost should have done Star Wars […]

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Red Nose Day 2011 – Doctor Who and Outnumbered greatness

Wouldn’t be Red Nose Day without a new Doctor Who. Leading up to the series 6 premiere in April, Steven Moffat has created greatness once again. This time, there’s two Amy’s, how great is that? Doctor Who “Space, part 1” Doctor Who “Time, part 2” Outnumbered meets Andy Murray Andy Murray, current #1 British tennis player […]

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Red Nose Day 2011 – Uptown Downstairs Abbey

Still suffering from Downton Abbey separation anxiety? Can’t wait for the Upstairs Downstairs premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series in April?  Not to worry. The greatness that is Red Nose Day 2011 handed the airwaves to Jennifer Saunders, Kim Cattrall and Harry Enfield in an attempt to satisfy both ailments. The result? Uptown Downstairs Abbey, obviously. […]

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Red Nose Day 2011 – Masterchef invades #10

Sadly, those of us on this side of the pond are reduced to experiencing Red Nose Day vicariously through the Internet and likes of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For those that may have missed RND2011 last night, wherever you might have been, here are some of the highlights from some of the greats in British […]

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Downton Abbey gets Red Nose treatment

You know you’ve arrived when the likes of Comic Relief and the brilliant minds behind Red Nose Day target you for a parody sketch. Word is that such is the case for the ITV hit, Downton Abbey, this year. The creative minds behind the overall Comic Relief effort, which began in 1985, are Richard Curtis […]

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A French and Saunders primer on Harry Potter, part 1

Who better to catch you up on the real Harry Potter story before you hit the theaters on Friday (maybe tonight at 12mid) to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 than the great British comedy duo of French and Saunders.  Originally created for Red Nose Day in the UK, this is nothing short of […]

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OMG! The Vicar and Sting?

This “special edition” of the Vicar of Dibley was created for a recent Red Nose Day broadcast in the UK. Launched on Christmas Day in 1985, Comic Relief and its’ 1988 creation of Red Nose Day bring together the greats of comedy talent in the UK to raise money for famine relief in the UK […]

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