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)
Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan kick off the night with a performance from hit musical Annie, featuring Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood. There is also a sneak peak at the Doctor Who Christmas special. The cast of EastEnders sing their way round the Square in a show-stopping musical medley. The Children's Choir perform live in unison across the nation, and some deserving children get the surprise of their life. Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc then take over for more fun and fundraising as the presenters of Countryfile take part in an unmissable performance. The incredible Rickshaw Challenge team from The One Show cross the finish line in Glasgow.
Marvin and Rochelle Humes co-host as the entertainment extravaganza returns to BBC One, with Rita Ora joining them in the studio. Tune in for an exclusive preview of the Call the Midwife Christmas special and don't miss West End divas Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Janson as they dazzle us with a unique performance. Ore Oduba joins us in studio, we go behind the scenes of our EastEnders Children in Need musical number, and Michael McIntyre spoils us with a sneak peak of his new show. The Vamps perform live in the studio, Jason Derulo unveils a world exclusive, we catch up on the evening's best moments, and the all-important final total is revealed.
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