Next Episode of Children in Need is
Season 2018 / Episode 1 and airs on 16 November 2018 19:30
BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant Mewn Angen in Wales) is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two, and BBC Two HD from 7:30pm until 2am. "Pudsey Bear" is BBC Children in Need's mascot, whilst Terry Wogan is a long-standing host.
BBC Children in Need is one of three high-profile British telethons, although the only charity belonging to the BBC, the other telethons being Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, both supporting the Comic Relief charity. Following the closure of Television Centre, the 2013 appeal took place at the BBC's Elstree Studios on Friday 15 November. (source: en.wikipedia.org)
7.30 - 8.00
Dermot O'Leary and Tess Daly kick off this year's Children in Need night of fun and fundraising with a live performance from Ellie Goulding, while the cast of EastEnders travel back in time for a vintage Hollywood-style music performance. Plus live from Blackpool, Scott Mills prepares for Children in Need's toughest ever challenge - attempting to abseil down the 400-foot Blackpool Tower.
8.00 - 8.30
The Children's Choir of over 1500 children sing in unison across the nation. Plus Sir Bruce Forsyth returns for a Strictly Come Dancing special as the cast of Call the Midwife take to the famous ballroom.
8.30 - 9.00
Fearne Cotton joins the fun. Warwick Davis, C-3PO and R2-D2 star in an unmissable Star Wars sketch that sees them joined by some very famous Jedi fans.
9.00 - 9.30
Music legend Rod Stewart sings live, and Harry Hill crams 40 years of television history into four minutes - as only he can - in an exclusive Children in Need sketch.
9.30 - 10.00
It's back to Blackpool for Scott Mills's epic Children in Need Challenge. Will he overcome his fears to abseil all the way down the iconic Blackpool Tower? Plus Jess Glynne performs the official Children in Need single Take Me Home.
The Children in Need entertainment feast of fundraising switches over to BBC Two - and Walford - where Shane Richie is joined by a host of stars live from the Queen Vic, along with a very special house band led by Peter Andre.
10.40 - 11.00
Nick Grimshaw is joined by Rochelle Humes as the party returns to BBC One with a performance from global pop superstar Selena Gomez. Plus an exclusive sneak peek at Call the Midwife's Christmas special, and the cast of the West End's latest smash musical Kinky Boots perform.
11.00 - 11.30
The glittering night of entertainment continues with the cream of British comedy performing in a special Radio 4 sketch. Chart-toppers Years and Years sing live in the studio.
11.30 - 12.00
The cast of Beautiful, the Carole King Musical, perform.
12.00 - 12.30
Stars of Strictly past join in the fun and games as they face a brand new musical challenge, while Westlife's Shane Filan and Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle unite for a very special performance.
12.30 - 2.00
A lively climax to the show from the cast of the Bend It Like Beckham musical, and the all-important final total is revealed.
Relive all the best bits from Children in Need 2015.
Shane Richie presents highlights from the show including an unmissable Star Wars sketch, a Hollywood-style music performance from the cast of EastEnders and Bruce back in the ballroom for a Strictly special.
With music from Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez and Jess Glynne.
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