24 (and a bit) Hours in 30 Minutes

Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People 2020 Highlights

In 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to stage our annual run of Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People charity shows as normal. But that didn’t mean we took a year off. Instead we combined all the cancelled shows, and did them live and free to watch online, for 25 hours straight, plus a 4 hour encore, with 150 guests from every continent on Earth.

And raised over £30K for our chosen charities too.

You can watch the entire thing right here or in this video we’ve condensed the entire show (which ended up being closer to 25 hours) into one 30 minute compilation.

In 2021 we are BACK, live on stage on December 10, 11, 17 and 18. Tickets and info here.


Robin Ince, Yianni Agisilaou, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Helen Arney, Ben Bailey Smith, Jimmy Barnes, Will Bartlett, Dame Dr Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Melinda Burton, Trent Burton, Sunayana Bhargava, Jo Brand, Katy Brand, Marcus Brigstocke, Peter Buckley Hill, Dr Dean Burnett, Professor Jon Butterworth, Donna Lynne Champlin, Charlotte Church, Sharon D Clarke, Professor Matthew Cobb, Dave Coplin, Professor Brian Cox, Samantha Cristoforetti, Zena Cumpston, Dr Helen Czerski, Professor Dan Davis, Krystal De Napoli, Dr Michelle Dickinson, Diesel, Alexandra Dodds, Professor David Eagleman, George Egg, Kevin Eldon, Dr Tamsin Edwards, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Professor Pete Etchells, Isabel Felandro, Femi, Dr Kevin Fong, Deborah Frances-White, Dr Suzi Gage, Dr Jamie Gallagher, Mark Gatiss, Gecko, Charlie George, Dr Ben Goldacre, Jo Gostling, Professor Lucie Green, Zoe Griffiths, Dr Jen Gupta, Commander Chris Hadfield, Matt Haig, Ben Handysides, Dr Brenna Hassett, Natalie Haynes, Richard Herring, Bec Hill, Harry Hill, Robyn Hitchcock, Dr Emma Hodcroft, Amy Hoggart, Professor Bruce Hood, Lori Hopkins, Flowa Houldsworth, Rachel House, Joshua Idehen, Robin Ince, Eddie Izzard, Professor Chris Jackson, Kier-La Janisse, Milton Jones, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr Suze Kundu, Colin Lane, Stewart Lee, Seb Lee-Delisle, Lawrence Leung, Ria Lina, Eve Lindely, Professor Chris Lintott, John Lloyd, Josie Long, Lost Voice Guy, Tony Lund, Elf Lyons, David McAlmont, Joel McHale, Jessica McNamee, Dr Katie Mack, Shaun Micallef, Tim Minchin, Jeff Miller, Ben Moor, Steve Mould, Joanna Neary, James Nokise, Tamar Osborn, Matt Parker, Rachel Parris, Tim Peake, Guy Pearce, Penfriend, Anna Phoebe, Carolyn Porco, Steve Pretty, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Alice Roberts, John Luke Roberts, Professor Jen Rogers, Nitin Sawhney, Ankita Saxena, Dr Helen Scales, Rusty Schweickart Bobby Seagull, Professor Andrea Sella, Dr Helen Sharman, Reece Shearsmith, Ariane Sherine, Nikesh Shukla, Dr Simon Singh, Ginny Smith, Robert Smith, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Maria Spiropulu, Isy Suttie, Keisha Thompson, Steve Thompson, Tanita Tikaram, Hugh Warwick, Mark Watson, Simon Watt, Austin Wintory, Dr Rebecca Wragg-Skyes, YVA, Zahara and Helen Zaltzman.

This show raised money for four amazing charities during the livestream. Doctors Without Borders, Turn2Us, Mind: For Better Mental Health and Kings Place Music Foundation

Buy the charity single produced by Steve during the show and featuring Robin, Chris Hadfield and Stewart Lee here.

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