Red Nose Day 2007

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, onscreen logo
Created byRichard Curtis
Presented byLenny Henry
Fearne Cotton
Paul O'Grady
Kate Thornton
Chris Evans
Davina McCall
Jonathan Ross
Graham Norton
Russell Brand
Jeremy Clarkson
James May
Richard Hammond
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Theme music composerLed Zeppelin (retroactively)
Opening themeKashmir
Country of originUnited Kingdom
ProducerRichard Curtis
Production locationBBC Television Centre
Camera setupMultiple
Running time570 minutes
Original networkBBC One, BBC Two
Picture format16:9
Original release16 March (2007-03-16) –
17 March 2007 (2007-03-17)
Preceded byRed Nose Day 2005: Big Hair and Beyond
Followed byRed Nose Day 2009: Funny for Money
Related showsComic Relief Does Fame Academy
Comic Relief Does The Apprentice
Top Gear of the Pops


Time Presenters
19.00-20.00 Lenny Henry
Fearne Cotton
20.00-21.00 Kate Thornton
Paul O'Grady
21.00-22.00 Chris Evans
Davina McCall
22.00-22.30 Jeremy Clarkson
Richard Hammond
James May
22.30-00.00 Jonathan Ross
Fearne Cotton
00.00-01.35 Graham Norton
Davina McCall
01.35-03.05 Russell Brand
03.05-04.30 Simon Pegg
Nick Frost

Donation progressEdit

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


Title Appeal by Location Problem Solution
'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.


Title - Starring
Mr. Bean's Wedding A brand-new Mr. Bean sketch centering on Bean sabotaging a couple's wedding. Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Macfadyen, Michelle Ryan, Selina Cadell and David Haig
Harry Hill's TV Burp A special version of the show. Harry Hill, Mr. Blobby
Comic Relief Does Little Britain Live Several extracts from the live show of Little Britain performed at the Hammersmith Apollo on 22 November 2006 Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Russell Brand, David Baddiel, Dennis Waterman, Kate Moss, Dawn French, Anthony Head, Paul Putner and Jonathan Ross
The Catherine Tate Show Lauren Cooper has a new teacher who looks like the Doctor from Doctor Who David Tennant
Elaine Figgis dates Daniel Craig Daniel Craig
Geordie Georgie has a bone to pick with Lenny Henry Lenny Henry
Lauren Cooper is on work experience at No.10 Tony Blair
Joanie "Nan" Taylor goes on Deal Or No Deal Noel Edmonds
One Love: Ricky Gervais in Kenya Satirical appeal video featuring Gervais and a number of celebrities. Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Jamie Oliver, Bob Geldof, Andi Peters and Bono.
Mitchell and Webb Numberwang Carol Vorderman, Johnny Ball and Bill Turnbull.
Table of Reds, a special rendition of Lady in Red. Chris De Burgh and Hazel Irvine
Aardman Animations Creature Comforts Preview of new American version made for CBS
EastEnders' Wellard the dog in claymation form Marc Wootton (voice)
The Vicar of Dibley A spoof of Celebrity Wife Swap Dawn French, Sting, Trudie Styler, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Trevor Peacock, John Bluthal and Richard Armitage
Sawing A Lady in Half A sketch featuring a magic trick. Paul O'Grady
The Mighty Boosh A live sketch on stage. Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
The Impressionists Movie based satire Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Phil Cornwell and Ronni Ancona.
The Greatest Worst Bits of Comic Relief Special version of Time Trumpet, exposing Comic Relief's goofs, including the truth behind the Dawn French - Hugh Grant kiss. Armando Iannucci, Emma Thompson, Mark Watson, Joanna Neary, Richard Ayoade, David Sant, Andy Zaltzman, Adam Buxton, Matthew Holness, Paul Whitehouse, Rob Brydon and Rowan Atkinson

Musical performancesEdit

The showEdit

Artist(s) Song Notes
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.
Take That Patience
The Killers Read My Mind
When You Were Young
Chris Moyles, Patrick Kielty and Jimmy Carr My Way

Top Gear of the PopsEdit

Artist(s) Song Notes
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

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

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.[1]

In the lead up to Red Nose Day many different fund raising events occurred:

Cast & reportersEdit


  1. ^ ""We must put our house in order" demands Director-General in tough response to further disclosures"". BBC. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2007.
  2. ^ "The Chris Moyles Rallyoke". BBC. Retrieved 16 March 2007.

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