You have to agree, Comic Relief is far better at the telethon now than Children in Need.
Yet many of the things that are said about CIN these days can also be said about Comic Relief.
In particular, getting people to watch and donate matters more than being tremendously artistic and enormously entertaining (though obviously if there *weren't* decent amounts of artistry and entertainment, hardly anyone would watch or donate).
We'll probably never again have moments like this:
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997