Turns out it was a great night of television. Six million red noses were sold, and money was donated through the sale of everything from cherry tarts, to a CD single, to wine, to yoghurt. On the night I caved in and bought two of the rather nice T-shirts, which are still on sale. Donations can still be made for the foreseeable future, but the final total on the night was
They're estimating the final total will exceed £55m ($86m) once all the donations are in. How's that for a heartwarmer?
Roll on 2005!