What has comedy got to do with sport? you may ask. Well many top comics come out ad put themselves through the ringer in aid of a good cause. This year Jo Brand did her “walk of hell” from the east side of Britain to the west side. David Walliams has swam the English Channel in past years and John Bishop completed his Iron Man challenge.
In 2014 excitement began to build around Sport Reliefas rumours of a new series of Only Fools and Horses would commence with an episode for Sport Relief. Sadly the rumours were unfounded but there was to be a mini episode of the classic series adapted from some notes left by the late John Sullivan.
This year as you will be aware the BBC are launching a landmark comedy season to celebrate 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour first appeared on TV screens. Many stories have spent monthe floating around until recently when the titles were confirmed.
This year Sport Relief will see the return of Frank Spencer, promoting a good cause and launching the BBC’s Landmark Comedy Season, although you’ll have to wait until later in the year to see the rest.
Watch Frank Spencer’s return Sports Relief, tonight BBC1 7.00pm