One Red Nose Day and a Wedding: All you need to know about Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel

We’re catching up with Charles, Carrie, Duck Face and other stars of the hit rom-com in a charity special set 25 years after the original.

Red Nose Day Actually - a special sequel of Love Actually aired as part of Comic Relief 2017, proved such a hit that this year, the fundraiser will include an update to another of Richard Curtis’ beloved films - Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

It's been 25 years since we traced Charles and Carrie's unlikely romance through the five titular events, so its high time it got the sequel treatment – here’s all you need to know about it.

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When will One Red Nose Day and a Wedding be on TV?

The one-off comedy special will air as part of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day programming.

It will be shown on Friday, March 15 on BBC One as part of the fundraiser – check back for exact times.

What happens in it?

Red Nose Day founder Richard Curtis is renowned for his contribution to the world of British rom-coms, so it's only natural that his most popular films should make an appearance at the biennial fundraiser.

On the last Red Nose Day in 2017, fans were delighted to see an extended sketch which caught up with some favourite characters from the film Love Actually.

This time, Curtis is going for gold again by revisiting his first big rom-com movie hit, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

So far, the details of the short sequel are being kept tightly under wraps, but we’re sure it will be hilarious, romantic, and a must see.

Curtis gave a few pointers when he appeared as a guest on Saturday Kitchen in February, saying: "I think there'll be three laughs and two tears."

Explaining more about why he decided to revisit the film, he said: "It's 25 years since the film came out, and I was never going to follow it up. And then it did just ocur to us that the characters in the movie would have children, so they might be back in the wedding phase again.

"Without revealing too much, we have another wedding and a reception after the wedding, and all the characters came back."

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We’re expecting some short teaser trailers nearer the time, so keep checking back for more details on what to expect.

Who will star in it?

It’s been 25 years since we left Charles and Carrie standing in the rain, promising not to marry each other and to stay not married for the rest of their lives – but could they have finally changed their minds?

Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell will be back as leads Charles and Carrie, joined by many of the stars from the original film.

Anna Chancellor returns as Henrietta (aka Duck Face), Rowan Atkinson – who also took part in the Love Actually sequel – is inept man of the cloth Father Gerald, Kristin Scott Thomas is unlucky-in-love Fiona, and James Fleet is her daft brother Tom.

Other stars making a return include John Hannah as Matthew, Sophie Thompson as Lydia, and David Haig as her husband Bernard.

Timothy Walker and Sara Crowe are back as the first wedding’s couple Hamish and Laura, David Bower is Charles’ brother David, Robin McCaffrey is his girlfriend Selena, Rupert Vansittart reprises his role as boorish George who tried his luck with Carrie at wedding one, and Simon Kunz is John, whose wife’s infidelity was accidentally admitted to him by Charles.

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Sadly, Charlotte Coleman, who played Charles’ eccentric best friend Scarlett, died in 2001.

Another notable absence will be Simon Callow, as his character Gareth was the subject of the funeral in the original film.

Watch out for some special guest stars being announced as part of the cast nearer to the air date, too.

Look out for One Red Nose Day and a Wedding on Friday, March 15 on BBC One.

Make sure you don’t miss any of Comic Relief with BT TV – catch up via the BBC iPlayer app.

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