Comic Relief

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TV tonight: Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant
The Big Bang Theory star heads up this new flashy thriller. Plus: Comic Relief rolls out the big names for charity. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

19, Mar, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Comic Relief stops sending celebrities to African countries
Move follows criticism that its promotional films reinforced ‘white saviour’ stereotypes

Jim Waterson

27, Oct, 2020 @10:01 PM

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The Big Night In review – telethon triumphs over the lockdown
BBC One’s star-filled charity appeal needed imagination and technical skill to get round distancing rules

Lucy Mangan

23, Apr, 2020 @10:30 PM

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The Vicar of Dibley is back – but is it the TV we need right now?
The sitcom is returning an upcoming telethon, so we will soon find out if Dibley is a) as comforting as ever, and b) ready for Zoom parish council meetings

21, Apr, 2020 @12:39 PM

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Lenny Henry: 'I wish somebody had taught me how to defend myself'
The comedian’s childhood was defined by racist abuse and his mother’s violence. As he publishes his autobiography, he talks about how it shaped him as a performer and activist

Lanre Bakare

21, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Stacey Dooley: ‘Some people don't understand why I'm on TV. But I deserve to be there’
Her critics say she is too emotional, has too many rough edges, even plays the ‘white saviour’. But the TV journalist gets the stories and is ratings dynamite

Simon Hattenstone

29, Jul, 2019 @8:26 AM

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Stacey Dooley 'would do the same' after Comic Relief row
Broadcaster says she has not spoken to MP David Lammy since ‘white saviour’ storm

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, May, 2019 @8:31 AM

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The two-bike, one-car way to go for a walk | Brief letters
Brief letters: Kilimanjaro’s guides and porters | Late Junction | Female priests | Getting to and from walks

Letters

20, Mar, 2019 @6:16 PM

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David Lammy hits back at Tory MP over Comic Relief criticism
Chris Philp blamed Labour MP’s ‘white saviour’ comments for £8m fall in donations

Kevin Rawlinson

18, Mar, 2019 @9:36 PM

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Red Nose Day raises £8m less than 2017, as viewing figures fall
The BBC’s Comic Relief broadcast drew 600,000 fewer viewers than the last event

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Mar, 2019 @4:20 PM

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I’m proud to work with Comic Relief, despite the ‘white saviour’ row | Romesh Ranganathan
It needs to improve, but it has done an incredible job when it comes to helping people lead better lives

Romesh Ranganathan

15, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Red Nose Day will raise millions, but ‘white saviours’ don’t help Africa | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
The aid sector has perpetuated problematic myths. Celebrity hugs won’t solve global inequality, says Christian Aid chief executive Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

15, Mar, 2019 @8:30 AM

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