Today is Friday 15 March 2019 - Red Nose Day 2019. Yes folks, another odd-numbered year means that two-yearly fundraising extravaganza for Comic Relief has come around again. Quite frankly though, as far as I'm concerned, today looks set to be just another plain, ordinary Friday. For starters, I'm not going to do anything silly with my hair or face, which is what people have been encouraged to do on Red Nose Day in past years. I've bought myself two Red Nose Day 2019 T-shirts from TK Maxx (one with Mickey Mouse on and one with Eeyore on), but oddly enough I'm not wearing either of them today!
The Red Nose Day TV Show will be on BBC One this evening; part one from 19:00 to 22:00 and part two from 22:35 to 00:30. During the break for the news and weather from 22:00 to 22:35, Comic Relief Does University Challenge will be on BBC Two. I've no intention of watching any of that lot tonight. Each odd-numbered year from 2003 to 2015 I watched it off-air until late (usually midnight) and the rest on video next day. Looking back, I don't know how I tolerated sitting through them, because each time I thought the shows were predominantly a load of utter stupidity and tommyrot. Many of the sketches over the years have been terrible (e.g. Simon Cowell's wedding in 2013, Mr. Bean at the funeral in 2015). Unlike Children in Need TV shows in November, the Red Nose Day TV shows over the years featured very few pop songs (however in 2009 there was a Top of the Pops Red Nose Day special on BBC Two whilst the 10 o'clock News was on BBC One). In 2017, I assumed the Red Nose Day 2017 TV Show would be just as bad, and therefore didn't watch any part of it. For the same reason, I (almost certainly) won't watch tonight's Red Nose Day TV Show; I've got better things to do than sit through several hours of what I guess will be more utter garbage like 2013 and 2015.
For those of you who are fundraising for Red Nose Day 2019 today, happy fundraising.
B1 = BBC One B2 = BBC Two B3 = BBC Three B4 = BBC Four B5 = CBBC Channel B6 = CBeebies B7 = BBC News 24 B8 = BBC Parliament
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