Red Nose Day 2007

Infobox Television
show_name = Red Nose Day 2007:
THE BIG ONE.


caption = The Big One, onscreen logo
genre = Telethon
camera = Multiple
picture_format = 16:9
audio_format =
runtime = 570 minutes
creator = Richard Curtis
developer =
producer = Richard Curtis
executive_producer =
presenter = Lenny Henry
Fearne Cotton
Paul O'Grady
Kate Thornton
Chris Evans
Davina McCall
Jonathan Ross
Graham Norton
Russell Brand
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
starring =
voices =
narrated =
theme_music_composer = Led Zeppelin (retroactively)
opentheme = Kashmir
endtheme =
country = UK
location = BBC Television Centre
language =
network = BBC One, BBC Two
first_aired = 2007-03-16
last_aired = 2007-03-17
num_seasons =
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
preceded_by = Red Nose Day 2005: Big Hair and Beyond
followed_by =
related = Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
Comic Relief Does The Apprentice
Top Gear of the Pops
website = http://www.rednoseday.com
imdb_id = 0988079
tv_com_id =

Red Nose Day 2007, was a fundraising event organised by Comic Relief, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two from the evening of March 16 2007 to early the following morning. It was part of "The Big One" campaign. Presenters introduced the show in two halfs, one titled 'The funny' and the other titled 'The money'.

Presenters

Musical performances

The show

Top Gear of the Pops

Features

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy

Live final presented by Patrick Kielty and Claudia Winkleman with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Lesley Garrett and Richard Park and featuring Tricia Penrose singing "If I Ain't Got You" and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".

Comic Relief Does The Apprentice

Alan Sugar decides which celebrity apprentice is not raising enough money for Comic Relief and fires them.

Comic Relief Does Beat The Boss

School children design a suit for Lenny Henry to wear whilst presenting tonights show.

Top Gear of the Pops

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May present their own Top Gear take on the axed chart show Top of the Pops featuring performances from Lethal Bizzle, McFly, Travis and Supergrass.

Pimp My Red Nose Ride

Tim Westwood presents a special edition of Pimp My Ride in which he visits an old peoples home in Staffordshire and then pimps their dishevelled 12 year old LDV community transport bus. The finished bus came complete with waterproof seating, a walking stick rack and an onboard bingo hall.

tash of Celebrity Swag

Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr raid a celebrity's mansion in an updated version of Through the Keyhole and steal some of their belongings. Viewers can call in to win the bag of swag if they can guess, from the really obvious clues, who the swag belongs too. This phone-in competition was later subject to an investigation in which it was revealed the winner was faked. After the first two genuine callers got the answer wrong the queue was lost. After a delay the third caller and subsequent winner was faked by a crew member. [cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/07_july/18/thompson.shtml|title="We must put our house in order" demands Director-General in tough response to further disclosures"|publisher=BBC Press Office|date=2007-07-18|accessdate=2007-07-22]

Cast & reporters

*Ant & Dec
*Billy Connolly
*Ewan McGregor
*Annie Lennox
*Davina McCall
*Fearne Cotton
*Emma Thompson
*Catherine Tate
*Peter Kay
*Daniel Craig
*Richard Hammond
*Jeremy Clarkson
*James May
*Justin Hawkins
*Jamie Oliver
*Bob Geldof
*Ricky Gervais
*Stephen Merchant

*Sting
*Bono
*Tony Blair
*Rowan Atkinson
*Michelle Ryan
*Sacha Baron Cohen
*Carol Vorderman
*Johnny Ball
*Noel Edmonds
*Andrew Lloyd Webber
*David Tennant
*Elle MacPherson
*Dawn French
*Dick and Dom
*Gary Barlow
*Matt Lucas
*David Walliams
*Chris Moyles


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Trivia

* Osama Bin Laden, Shergar, 'That girl off Holby City' and Lord Lucan are credited as having appeared in the music video with Peter Kay and Andy Pipkin singing The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". Elton John is also credited, but this is in fact Ted Robbins impersonating him.
* Chris Evans interviewed Bernie and Max, two boys who raised money by being tied together with ribbon.
*BBC telethons are known for overunning. Its 10pm news break finished on time, though the show overran by over 90 minutes.
* The original money raised by Radio 1 was £597,897. However according to Chris Moyles, himself, Scott Mills and Mark Chapman decided to donate £2103 between them to make the total £600,000.
* Andrew Lloyd Webber , David Tennant and Elle MacPherson all had cameo roles as part of a running joke by Chris Evans about celebrities wanting to appear on the show. After labouring the point that they had very little time to squeeze everything in, Webber simply walked on, looked at his watch and then walked off again. Tennant was then interviewed for a record 10 seconds, simply being asked how he was and then later MacPherson appeared as if by mistake only to be ushered off again by Evans.

References

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday BBC Red Nose Day Page]
* [http://www.rednoseday.com Red Nose Day Official Website]


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