Red Nose Day returns with an evening (Fri 13 March) of entertainment to raise money for disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa, and this year the fun comes live from the London Palladium.
From 7pm, Lenny Henry and Davina McCall kick off the first hour of laughs, which includes Rowan Atkinson in a new Mr Bean sketch, guest starring Ben Miller and Rebecca Front.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman pop in to announce the winner of The People’s Strictly, after their performances on Wednesday night, and Dermot O’Leary finally gets the chance to sit down as his 24-hour dance marathon comes to an end.
At 8pm, David Walliams joins Davina as co-host, and introduces a special Vicar of Dibley in which Geraldine (Dawn French) is up for the job of bishop – only to find she has some very famous competition.
There’s also music by Ella Henderson, highlights of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights Live and an appearance by Mr Khan.
From 9pm, Davina and John Bishop present a brand new Little Britain sketch featuring David Walliams as Lou and his new friend Professor Stephen Hawking.
There’s also a live sketch in which Eddie Izzard teams up with the hosts and a song from Sam Smith.
At 10pm over on BBC Two, Jo Brand chats to the four celebrity Star Bakers about their experiences on the Great British Bake Off, before one of them is announced as the overall winner.
Jo is also joined by judge Mary Berry, comedian Frank Skinner and former GBBO contestant Howard Middleton, who reflect on the shenanigans in the tent, sample the audience’s wares and comment on pictures of viewers’ creations.
From 10.45pm on BBC One, Claudia Winkleman and Sarah Millican will take to the stage, and there are sketches featuring Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, Sheridan Smith and several other national treasures.
From 11.30pm till 1am, Things get a little more adult-oriented as the show heads into the night, with the likes of Russell Brand, Doc Brown, Trevor Noah and a live sketch from Cardinal Burns taking the fundraiser through to its conclusion.
It all starts at 7pm on BBC One and BBC One HD