Comic Relief 2015 line-up: The best things to watch from Mr Bean's return to Stephen Hawking in Little Britain

The Vicar of Dibley will also be making a comeback for Red Nose Day

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It's unlikely you'll want to sit through six hours of Comic Relief tonight, but if you do want to tune in to catch some of the specials take a look at when they're on below:


Rowan Atkinson brings back Mr Bean

Mr Bean is back for Comic Relief

He’s been off our screens for eight years, and now Mr Bean is back. Tonight he gets up to his usual antics at a funeral of a friend – but it seems the comic character hasn’t quite adapted to the modern world, taking a faux pas selfie of himself with the coffin.

Dermot O’Leary finally gets to sit down

Dermot O'Leary begins his danceathon for Comic Relief 2015

O’Leary will have been dancing for 24 hours by the time he finally gets to sit down at 7pm tonight. With no sleep and only a few toilet breaks, the exhausted presenter said his danceathon has been harder than when he ran the marathon.


Dawn French stars in one-off Vicar of Dibley

Dawn French and her merry bunch of men in The Vicar of Dibley

Geraldine Granger is also making a comeback this Red Nose Day in a topical episode that sees her campaigning to be made Bishop of Dibley. The chocolate-loving village vicar will face competition from a host of other female comedians.


Stephen Hawking stars in Little Britain

Stephen Hawking and David Walliams star in a Little Britain Comic Relief special

David Walliams is reprising his role as long-term carer Lou, but the Little Britain Comic Relief special will see him pushing Stephen Hawking in the wheelchair instead of Matt Lucas’ Andy. Catherine Tate is also set to make an appearance as a nun.


Comic Relief Celebrity Bake Off winner crowned

Gok Wan

The Red Nose Day broadcast switches over to BBC2 at 10pm during the BBC news, when Jo Brand will be talking to celebrity star bakers Gok Wan, Jennifer Saunders, Victoria Wood and Michael Sheen before announcing the winner.

10.40pm – 1am

Late night stand up and sketches

Miranda Hart leads an aerobics work-out

Comedians including Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart and Sheridan Smith take to the stage at the London Palladium to raise a few laughs, and hopefully some money.


Later on at 11.30pm, things get more adult-orientated with the likes of Russell Brand, Doc Brown and a live sketch from Cardinal Burns.

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