Children in Need

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Owain Wyn Evans: ‘I wanted to change the perception of who can be a drummer’
The BBC weather presenter and charity fundraiser on his pop music dreams and why he always resisted putting ‘a lid on it at all’

Nadia Khomami

17, Nov, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Joe Wicks completes 24-hour workout for BBC Children in Need
Fitness coach raised more than £1.5m in live event featuring celebrities and schoolchildren

Caroline Davies

13, Nov, 2020 @12:53 PM

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Kylie, Cher, Robbie Williams and more team up for Children in Need single
Cover of Oasis’s Stop Crying Your Heart Out also features Nile Rodgers, Lenny Kravitz and Jess Glynne among 25 star performers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Nov, 2020 @8:56 AM

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TV tonight: Putin, punch-ups and propaganda – it’s Russian TV!
A tongue-in-cheek documentary examines how the Kremlin controls the news agenda. Plus: celebrities record a Children in Need covers album. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

30, Oct, 2019 @6:20 AM

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Olivia Colman to cover Portishead for Children in Need compilation
David Tennant, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jodie Whittaker also among the stars on the tracklist

Laura Snapes

04, Oct, 2019 @2:23 PM

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Children in Need is wonderful, but we shouldn’t need Pudsey to feed our children
Poverty is a political issue and airbrushing its causes does a disservice to the very families who are in need

Frances Ryan

13, Nov, 2018 @6:06 PM

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Esther Rantzen calls for Children In Need-style fundraising for older people
Campaigner suggests nationwide ‘Golden Day’ fundraiser – but admits lack of interest from broadcasters

Angeline Albert

06, Feb, 2017 @7:52 AM

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As a charity fundraiser, I don't need a lecture from inexpert trustees
I’m a professional fundraiser. Trustees who once organised a raffle and now think they know it all are just wasting my time


27, Nov, 2016 @9:08 AM

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Children in Need shows why charities need to be fully open about costs
The BBC annual fundraiser is a model of transparency, but charities cost money to run and pretending otherwise is self-defeating

David Brindle

16, Nov, 2016 @10:08 AM

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Children in Need's Star Wars sketch brings the force to TV ... again
From Richard Pryor to the 1978 holiday show and the notorious Ewok movies, there’s a long history of Star Wars TV specials

Phelim O'Neill

13, Nov, 2015 @4:33 PM

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Children in Need: we'll miss Terry Wogan but we're in safe hands with Dermot O'Leary
Presenting the BBC’s annual charity marathon is one of the hardest acts on television, so it’s good news that while Wogan recuperates he is being replaced by the very capable dancing Dermot

Stuart Heritage

13, Nov, 2015 @12:09 PM

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BBC Children in Need 2015 to use the force with a new Star Wars sketch
The annual fundraising show will this year feature C-3PO, R2-D2 and Warwick Davis in a Star Wars-inspired sketch as BBC joins with Disney and Lucasfilm

Richard Vine

28, Oct, 2015 @12:55 PM

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