Tag Archives: Comic Relief

➤ 26 million hits for 1D’s music movie 4RND

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Clowning in Ghana: One Direction’s Red-Nose Day movie. © 2013 Simco Limited

❚ CAN’T RESIST THE “HOME-MOVIE” for this week’s Number One on the UK singles chart, One Direction’s charity mash-up for Red-Nose Day, One Way Or Another which has clocked 26m views at YouTube, despite the prime minister’s cringe-making moment in the spotlight

➢ March 15 marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day – Join in Comic Relief’s fundraising from bake sales to sponsored silences and loads more. Since the charity was launched in 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £750m

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Moment in the sun: prime minister David Cameron in the One Direction music video. © 2013 Simco Limited


1988 ➤ Nights out when Jennifer Saunders learned to fall like a Nana

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➢ In today’s Chain Reaction on Radio 4: Comedienne Jennifer Saunders talked to journalist Caitlin Moran about nights out on the town with the pop trio Bananarama during the late 80s …

The nights with Bananarama were some of the best nights of my life. I got a lot of gags from Bananarama because they were big vodka drinkers. When I started in Ab Fab, I remembered all the falls that I saw Bananarama do. I once saw one of them coming out of a cab bottom first and hitting the road and I thought: that’s class

In their comedy series French & Saunders, Dawn and Jennifer famously parodied the Bananarama good-time girls, but best of all joined forces with them in a brilliant pop video as Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo for the 1988 Comic Relief fundraising show …

➢ 30th anniversary of the Nanas’ first hit Really Saying Something prompts new CD/DVD compilation of videos and hits