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On the first day back from the holiday break, James Corden spoke about the first time he met George Michael, for Comic Relief’s “Red Nose Day,” a huge charity in England for the famine in Ethiopia. The sketch had him and George singing in a car on their way to save Red Nose Day. The Late, Late Show With James Corden has had immense success with “Carpool Karaoke,” and this was where it was born. “It was the first time I’d ever sung in a car with anybody, and it’s become quite a big part of my life now, and he really inspired it.”
For Red Nose Day this year, designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney, has created five charity t-shirts, one of which features a photo of The Beatles taken by her late mother, Linda McCartney.
The Beatles photo on the shirt is doctored to show the Fab Four with red nose and glasses on, in honor of the March 15th event, which includes a telethon to raise funds that will go to provide fresh water and life-saving vaccines in Africa, as well as help those in the UK who are homeless or living with domestic abuse. Red Nose Day is part of the British charity organization Comic Relief.
Along with The Beatles selection, McCartney’s designs, which are featured on Fairtrade, organic cotton t-shirts, also include one each for Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Cooper, and Kate Moss, as well as one for kids with a giraffe on it.
Every year, the good Doctor and his companions drop in on BBC’s Comic Relief, an annual telethon for Red Nose Day in the UK. Traditionally, each Comic Relief sees a mini-Doctor Who episode broadcast. This year, however, we get TWO mini-episodes!
Part 1, named Space, and Part 2, named Time, are both written by Steven Moffat, and feature Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, and Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams.
Moffat’s thrown in a few great gags in there, the story is pretty impressive given how short it is, and it’s a nice little taste of Doctor Who before the new series kicks off next months.