Friday Children In Need BBC One
IT’S that time again, and presenters Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc, Rochelle and Marvin Humes have assembled to drive the Pudsey train through the night, with regular help from Jackie Bird, holding the fort in Glasgow. As ever, among the appeals and the films reporting on how last year’s money has been spent, the BBC’s charity juggernaut offers a glitzy night of entertainment in return for your donations – and it doesn’t get much glitzier than the opening sequence, as the cast of Annie take to the stage, with Strictly’s very own Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan. As the night unfolds, there’s the obligatory EastEnders musical section; the presenters of Countryfile going a little more country than usual; a special edition of Strictly which will see six former Blue Peter presenters vying for the glitterball; and a return for The Weakest Link, as Anne Robinson pops the questions to a team of celebrities. Elsewhere, among a ton of other stuff, Joanna Lumley will be presenting the award for The Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser Of The Year.