The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes
72% of people in the UK took part in Red Nose Day 1993 and 3,307,000 of them bought the delightful tomato-stylie noses. Top telly included Mr Bean in a 'Blind Date' spectacular, Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton taking on assorted sporty celebs in "Have I Got A Question Of Sport For You". More serious stuff included documentaries with Joanna Lumley in Eritrea, Tony Robinson in Uganda - reporting on the AIDS epidemic - and Lenny Henry in war torn Somalia.
In all an amazing £18m was raised.