BBC Children in Need returns to BBC One this November
Staff Reporter | On 04, Nov 2020
This year BBC Children in Need will be celebrating its 40th anniversary culminating in an of live television broadcast from BBC Elstree Studios on Friday 13th November.
From Strictly Come Dancing, to EastEnders and Doctor Who, the fundraising spectacular will be jam-packed with exclusive sketches, performances, music and dance numbers. Throughout the evening, films of children from around the UK will be shown to highlight the work by Children in Need.
The show will will raise money for children and young people across the UK facing a range of disadvantages, who need help now more than ever. The money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal will help support local charities and projects which are providing essential frontline help to children and young people in communities throughout the UK.
This year the show will be hosted by Mel Giedroyc, Stephen Mangan, Alex Scott MBE and Chris Ramsey. Here’s a rundown of what to expect on the night – or to donate, go to www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/.
The One Show does Children in Need
The night of entertainment will include a special segment from The One Show hosted by Alex Jones and Ade Adepitan MBE which will see the finale of this year’s The One Show Rickshaw challenge as well as other highlights.
Pudsey Bear: Behind the Bandana
Despite his long-standing role with BBC Children in Need, very little is known about the big yellow Bear’s private life outside of his charity work – until now. With contributions from the who’s who of the entertainment, music and drama worlds, expect some surprising revelations and to see Pudsey Bear in a whole new light.
The Goes Wrong Show
Here comes trouble… The cast of BBC One’s The Goes Wrong Show decide to a do a special sketch especially for BBC Children in Need. But what could possibly go wrong?
The Repair Shop
In a thatched barn in the English countryside, The Repair Shop is the workshop of dreams… a magical place, where battered and broken family heirlooms are brought back to life by a team of talented restorers.
In this Children in Need special, Jay Blades and Teddy Bear Ladies Amanda and Julie, carry out a unique restoration for a young girl who really deserves a treat.
There’ll be an abundance of singing and dancing from the best of the West End, with performances from Cinderella The Musical and the cast of SIX! Also singing live is the sensational Beverley Knight AND with a performance recorded especially for BBC Children in Need, is the multi award-winning Shawn Mendes.