In the run-up to RND sponsors and partners filled supermarkets and British high streets with merchandise…
…and I was only too happy to oblige, by acquiring yet another red nose, and a ceramic travel mug.
So I felt terribly guilty when, first thing in the morning on RND, I woke up to this news:
There were also reactions on Twitter about the issue:
To make matters worse, RND fell on a Friday, coinciding with a Fridays for Future strike.
Anyway, I still sat down in the evening to watch the telethon live online. Needless to say, the spotlight of the evening was the sequel to Four Weddings and a Funeral, 25 years after its release. The cast includes most of the original actors and actresses, as well as Lily James and Alicia Vikander.
‘One Red Nose and a Wedding’:
Other sketches of the evening included a spoof of Mamma Mia- Here We Go Again, featuring Jennifer Saunders, Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) and comedian Miranda Hart.