David Tennant and Michael Sheen's Staged returns for new episode

Justin Harp
·2-min read
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Photo credit: BBC

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen are back to bickering once again in Staged – this time, with a twist.

The duo were among scores of major stars taking part in Red Nose Day on BBC One on Friday night (March 19) to raise money for the most vulnerable in the country and around the world.

This time, Staged had a Shakespearean spin as Tennant played the Bard and Sheen took on the role of Marlowe to debate which one of them had written the best poem/limerick for charity.

The "lockdown luvvies" were joined by a very special Comic Relief guest… the one and only Sir Lenny Henry wasn't pleased with their fundraising plans! The egos were out of control as the trio tried to jockey for the spotlight in a Shakespearean epic.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Friday's special was proof that Tennant and Sheen have lots more arguing yet to do in Staged. Last month, series creator Simon Evans hinted he'd be willing to make more of the show in a "heartbeat".

"Of course, if there was the opportunity to do a special if the right idea came along, to make some more [Staged] if the context were right, then that would be lovely," he told the Radio Times.

"But I've seen enough things try to outstay their welcome, so the last thing I would want to do is to damage what I'm really proud [of]… so I wouldn't want to risk that.

"But please don't accuse me of being a hypocrite if there's a series three announced in three days!" he joked, before clearing up: "There's not."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Aside from appearing in the Staged special during the Red Nose Day fundraiser, David Tennant was also put to work with hosting duties throughout the evening.

Comic Relief's Red Nose Day aired on Friday night on BBC One and BBC Two.

To do your part for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, you can text YES to 70210 to contribute £10, text NOSE to 70220 to contribute £20, or visit ComicRelief.com to find out other ways to get involved.

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