Full links to 2012 Sport Relief special edition, edited by David Walliams

Charity telethon tops £50m on first night

Sport Relief has raised £50m in public donations, a new on-the-night record for the charity telethon.

Sport Relief raises record £50m

The Sport Relief fundraising extravaganza has raised a record on-the-night total of £50 million.

Miranda Hart and her Miranda co-star Sarah Hadland appear in a Sport Relief sketch which saw Hart mistaken for a male tennis professional

First Night: Sport Relief, BBC1

The night of light entertainment that never leaves a dry eye in the house

Frank Skinner in the pool

The lengths (and widths) they go to... Frank Skinner dives in

Comedian overcomes his fear of swimming to complete a length for Sport Relief

Meeting of minds: Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill, and Oritsé Williams

Let's get physical, boys: Alan Carr gets chatty with JLS for Sport Relief

JLS are all over this year's Sport Relief – they've recorded the official single, they're on TV, at the O2, and running The Mall. Alan Carr meets the chart-toppers.

Rob Brydon: Federer said no... so I had to ask Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies (he of the 'cheeky little face') tells Rob Brydon about how it all began, his move to league and his new role on the box. Rob Brydon interviews Jonathan Davies

Bill Gates says of vaccines: 'We could save three million lives over the next decade'

Bill Gates: 'We could save three million lives over the next decade'

David Walliams talks to Bill Gates

Hit it off: David Walliams with Simon Cowell

This Briton's got talent: Simon Cowell reveals what it's like to be the most powerful person in pop

One man does more to shape our music industry than any other. As he begins another star search, the svengali talks to our guest editor David Walliams.

Sport Relief 2012: A letter from today's guest editor, David Walliams

Quality newspapers are normally quite boring. Not monumentally boring, just a bit dull and worthy. If they were a colour, they would be brown.

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

'So, Eddie Izzard, were your marathons an attempt to trump my swims?'

David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard

Brian May

Brian May - He will rock you

Queen's Brian May talks to film composer David Arnold about music and movies

Hold on to your hats: the Oscar-winning documentary
Undefeated

It's not the taking part but the winning

Documentary-makers are showing other directors how to cover sport – and landing big prizes, at last, too – says Kaleem Aftab

Stella McCartney on past olympic outfits: 'In the history of these events, it's all been very masculine, and the girls have been slightly overlooked in the design process'

Fashion, fitness and flying a new flag: Stella McCartney reveals her streamlined Team GB kit

Stella McCartney is no stranger to sportswear – although in fashion terms, that usually refers to anything not a suit or a ballgown. This season, she even created slinky cocktail dresses with Aertex panels.

Golden girl: Sue Lyon as Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film

Lolita: the later years (as imagined by Peter Serafinowicz)

Lolita is now in her mid-seventies and is once again seduced by the lothario Humbert Humbert (105).

Joao Pateco Te, Hasan Ibrahim, and Tayo Ogbaro in class

Minister hails sport academies for young

Evidence mounts that 'boot camps' can turn disruptive teenagers away from crime

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FOOTBALLQPR footballer announces that his wife Rebecca Ellison has lost a short-term cancer illness
Sport
Steven Gerrard presents Joey Barton with a bouquet of flowers after the death of Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca Ellison
Steven Gerrard presented QPR captain Joey Barton with flowers ahead of their Premier League match
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Carl Hayman lifts the European Champions Cup
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Wasps No. 8 Nathan Hughes
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Jessica Ennis-Hill says the return to training after the birth of her son has been tough
ATHLETICSINTERVIEW Britain's golden girl prepares to return to competition after the birth of her son
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Jimmy Anderson celebrates trapping Marlon Samuels lbw to pick up his third wicket
CricketEngland v West Indies: England's strike bowler is looking back to his best
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Alex Dowsett on his way tot he hour record
CyclingBritish cyclist breaks the Hour Record in Manchester velodrome
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Andy Murray celebrates victory over Lukas Rosol
TENNISREPORT Andy Murray wins twice in one day to reach Munich final
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Usain Bolt celebrates after anchoring Jamaica to 4x100m relay gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year
ATHLETICS The world's fastest man is targeting a 'triple gold' in 2015
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RUGBY UNIONREPORT Edinburgh 13 Gloucester 19: Gloucester deserved their title, but they made life awfully hard
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones
UFCEXCLUSIVE COLUMNDan Hardy: The British UFC welterweight gives his view on the biggest talking point in the world of UFC this week
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