Blackadder and Little Britain stars reunite for a royal treat


This is what we call event television. Not only did the country come together for a fun fundraising party, but the royal family made a surprise appearance on The great night (BBC One) to show solidarity during the Covid-19 crisis. It was just the encouraging moment that the nation needed.

Stephen Fry, in his appearance as Lord Melchett of Blackadder, had a Zoom conversation with the Duke of Cambridge on hot topics like home schooling, Netflix hit Tiger King and his dress standards slipped during the lockout.

When Melchett came out to cheer enthusiastically for the weekly Clap For Our Carers, the Cambridges did the same at home in Norfolk. It may have been past bedtime for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and most importantly Prince Louis, but it was worth keeping them up for such an exciting community moment. The only shame was that many viewers would have missed it because they were at their door, banging pans and greeting their neighbors.

The two titans of the BBC telethon, Comic Relief and Children in Need, have joined forces for the first time to stage an evening of all-star music and comedy. The Pudsey bear had been put on leave and the red nose had been removed, but the can-do spirit remained.


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