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Daniel Craig as James Bond (Pic: BBC)
Daniel Craig as James Bond (Pic: BBC)
Daniel Craig as James Bond (Pic: BBC)

Next Friday (March 13) the BBC enlists the help of celebrities, actors, musicians and the British public as part of their Red Nose Day telethon, to raise money for the charity Comic Relief.

Regular followers of British TV will remember this is often a chance to get some A-listers in to take part in sketches and skits, such as this, starring Catherine Tate and Daniel Craig:

Or this moment from 2011, where James Corden (playing Smithy from Gavin & Stacey) has to work out which of an incredibly star-studded panel of celebrities—featuring the late, great Roger Lloyd Pack—would get to fly to Africa with a TV crew and show the good work Comic Relief is doing out there.

And the BBC have just released a trailer for this year’s show, and it features contributions from Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart and The Vicar of Dibley team. Then there’s the behind the scenes James Bond skit, starring Daniel Craig (again) and Ben Whishaw, and the return of Lou from Little Britain (as played by David Walliams), looking after his new friend, Professor Stephen Hawking:

Worth it for the ducks gag alone…

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By Fraser McAlpine