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Red Nose Day 2007 was a fund raising event in England organized by Comic Relief, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two from the evening of 16 March 2007 to early the following morning. It was part of "The Big One" campaign. Presenters introduced the show in two-halves, one titled 'The funny' and the other titled 'The money'.
|Red Nose Day 2007:|
THE BIG ONE
|Created by||Richard Curtis|
|Presented by||Lenny Henry|
|Theme music composer||Led Zeppelin (retroactively)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Production location||BBC Television Centre|
|Running time||570 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One, BBC Two|
|Original release||16 March –|
17 March 2007
|Preceded by||Red Nose Day 2005: Big Hair and Beyond|
|Followed by||Red Nose Day 2009: Funny for Money|
|Related shows||Comic Relief Does Fame Academy|
Comic Relief Does The Apprentice
Top Gear of the Pops
|19.00-20.00||Lenny Henry |
|20.00-21.00||Kate Thornton |
|21.00-22.00||Chris Evans |
|22.00-22.30||Jeremy Clarkson |
|22.30-00.00||Jonathan Ross |
|00.00-01.35||Graham Norton |
|03.05-04.30||Simon Pegg |
16 March 2007Edit
- 7:25 pm - £2,256,037
- 8:19 pm - £7,430,542 (£2,000,136 raised by TK Maxx selling Red Nose Day T-shirts in store)
- 9:09 pm - £15,139,826 (£1,001,219 raised by Walkers WalkEars)
- 9:48 pm - £22,148,068 (£7,008,242 raised by Sainsbury's)
- 9:54 pm - £26,820,554
- 11:30 pm - £27,420,554 (£600,000 raised by BBC Radio 1)
- 11:31 pm - £27,771,803 (£351,249 raised by Müller)
- 11:52 pm - £34,269,843
17 March 2007Edit
- 12:39 am - £34,346,177 (£76,334 from Andrex)
- 1:35 am - £38,157,240
- 3:03 am - £40,236,142
|'Nothing can Prepare You'||Ant & Dec||Kenya||Poor hygiene and waste disposal||£90 builds a toilet cubicle that reduces the spread of disease.|
|'Net Danger'||Ewan McGregor||UK||Internet child grooming||£20 can keep a child safe.|
|'14 in One Room'||Ant & Dec||Kenya||Malnutrition||£60 gives a Kenyan child food for a month.|
|'Care for the Carers'||?||UK||11-year-old girl cares full-time for both of her disabled parents||£15 can give her a day out|
|'Preventable and Curable'||Davina McCall||Tanzania||Malaria is killing children due to lack of medication and trained nurses||60p pays for medication to save a life.|
|'Safety Net'||Davina McCall||Tanzania||Disease spreading by parasites||£2.50 buys a mosquito net which can prevent fatal infections|
|'Families Reunited'||Fearne Cotton||UK||Teenagers who have run away from home getting into trouble||Comic Relief can keep them safe.|
|'A Kind of Miracle'||Billy Connolly||Somaliland||Comic Relief has helped provide medical supplies and an ambulance.|
|'Why?'||Annie Lennox||Africa||Report about those who have been saved and those less fortunate.|
|'Life Line'||Davina McCall||UK||Victims of Domestic violence||With money, Comic Relief can help.|
|'Child in Danger'||?||Tanzania||Child malnutrition||£38 can buy six months food for a child.|
|'Darfur'||Michael Palin||Darfur, Western Sudan||Genocide and victims of rape||£15 helps rape victims.|
|'Lifesaving Care'||Billy Connolly||Kibera||AIDS sufferers deny illness and treatment to save face||Money supports community hospitals who take away the social stigmata.|
|'Child by Child'||?||Tanzania||A child named Grey is suffering from Malaria||Comic Relief has halved the death rate of people suffering from the same condition.|
|'Slavery in the UK'||Emma Thompson||UK||A girl who left her own country in search of a new life, ended up a sex slave in a UK brothel||Comic Relief gave the girl a new life.|
|Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes||Walk This Way||This song reached number 1 in the UK Singles chart on 2007-03-18 as the official single.|
|Brian Potter, Andy Pipkin and The Proclaimers||I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)||This song reached number 1 in the UK Singles chart on 2007-03-25 However, the previous week 2007-03-18 It reached number 3, based on downloads alone.|
|The Killers||Read My Mind|
|When You Were Young|
|Chris Moyles, Patrick Kielty and Jimmy Carr||My Way|
Top Gear of the PopsEdit
|Lethal Bizzle||Mr.||Deliberately cut short by Jeremy Clarkson who labelled it as 'just noise' and referred to him as "Jizzy Tissue" throughout the rest of the show.|
|Travis||Closer||The only song that was taken seriously.|
|Supergrass and Adrian Edmondson||Richard III||Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May 'glammed' up the song using excessive dry ice, a wind machine and 'Bonnie Tyler doves' (chickens).|
|McFly||Top Gear Blues (a.k.a. Sofa, Administration, Hyundai)||Written by McFly during the production of the programme using the words 'Sofa', 'Administration' and 'Hyundai' but without 'Love', 'Baby' and 'Heart'.|
|Justin Hawkins||Red Light Spells Danger||With James May (keyboard), Richard Hammond (bass), Jeremy Clarkson (drums)|
Comic Relief Does Fame AcademyEdit
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 ApprenticeEdit
Comic Relief Does Beat The BossEdit
School children design a suit for Lenny Henry to wear whilst presenting tonight's show.
Top Gear of the PopsEdit
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, while the boys discuss "News" on various musical topics, and perform as a band for Justin Hawkins in the closing number.
Pimp My Red Nose RideEdit
Tim Westwood presents a special edition of Pimp My Ride in which he visits an old people's 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.
Stash of Celebrity SwagEdit
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.
In the lead up to Red Nose Day many different fund raising events occurred:
- Beginning Friday 9 March 2007, the BBC Radio 1 breakfast team staged a tour around the UK entitled The Chris Moyles Rallyoke. The tour involved seven Karaoke nights held in a well known UK location featuring members of the public and well known celebrities and music artists. Most Radio 1 shows report on their progress, and hold competitions to win tickets to be at the final on Red Nose Day, and also to win the contents of a truck donated by various celebrities. As well as raising money at each event, the profit of the phone-in competitions go to Comic Relief making a total of £600,000
- Televised events included a third series of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, and a celebrity version of The Apprentice entitled Comic Relief Does The Apprentice has also been screened. Also a special hybrid of Top of the Pops and Top Gear titled Top Gear of the Pops was made for Red Nose Day. It featured its presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May singing with Justin Hawkins, as well as Top Gear segments such as The Cool Wall.
- Fund raising merchandise sold during the 2007 campaign included the Big One (Red Nose) itself, 'Walkears', an Andrex Puppy with a red nose, a special Little Britain Live DVD and the official single, which was a cover of Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way' sung by Girls Aloud and Sugababes.
- The last episode of the Vicar of Dibley was aired as part of the show, starring the usual cast. It featured Sting taking part with a celebrity and non-entity television show, swapping wives with the vicar's husband Harry.
- The special Little Britain Live featured famous people such as: Dennis Waterman, Chris Moyles, Jonathan Ross, Kate Moss and Russell Brand. Kate Moss played a chav, Russell Brand played a transvestite, and both Chris Moyles and Jonathan Ross were brought on as either small parts, or people who came up to the audience to be embarrassed.
- There were several sketches from Catherine Tate: in which David Tennant (who she would work with again a year later in Doctor Who, which is referenced to & joked about within the sketch) became a school teacher; Daniel Craig fell in love with Tate; mouthy teenager Lauren was given work experience at 10 Downing Street, leading to Tony Blair using her catchphrase "Am I bovvered?"; and foul-mouthed "Nan" appeared with Noel Edmonds on Deal or No Deal.
- To gain additional money, Peter Kay and Matt Lucas released a cover of The Proclaimers hit, I'm Gonna Be, and released it as a single 'I Would Roll (500 Miles)' (both were playing wheelchair bound characters from Little Britain and Phoenix Nights). It also featured numerous celebrity guests.
- There was also a live show from The Mighty Boosh.
Cast & reportersEdit
- ""We must put our house in order" demands Director-General in tough response to further disclosures"". BBC. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2007.
- "The Chris Moyles Rallyoke". BBC. Retrieved 16 March 2007.