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Pudsey's back with his friends Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin to launch thisyear's extravaganza, when the stars turn out to salute the public's efforts for the BBC's own charity. There's news all through the night of how last year's money has been used to help children and details of how to support this year's appeal. See today's choices.
To keep in touch with the progress of Children in Need in your region, there are special reports at approximately
7.30, 8.10, 8.40, 10.00, 10.50 and
11.35. All times subjectto change. * See This Week: page 6; Priceless
Gemma on page37; and Competitions and Giveaways on page
7.00-9.00 Terry and Gaby are joined by 12-year-old Marianne Tees who beat 4,000 other young hopefuls in a competition to help presentthe show.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and children from Red Hill School start the show by performing this year's Children in Need single When Children Rule the World.
There's musical entertainment as pop group 3T fly in from America, and Robson and Jerome give a special performance.
Esther Rantzen presents five talented children, and former Take That member
Mark Owen sings his first solo release.
Stars of EastEnders, including Barbara Windsor and Patsy Palmer , perform in an EastEnders Old-Time Music Hall.
Just before 9pm Gary Wilmot leads choirs across the country to singthe
Children in Need anthem
South: Sally Taylor and Harry Gration welcome fund-raisers and stars from across the South to the Bournemouth
South East: Presented by Rob Curling from the Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent, with link-ups to Oxford ice rink, the BTTower and Woking FC ........
9.00 Nine O'Clock News
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News; Weekend Weather
9.30-11.35 Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin return with even greater exhortations to raise moneyforthis year's Children in Need appeal and more excuses to sit back and enjoy this evening as the stars turn out.
Barry Manilow performs two new songs for the first time on British television, and Boyzone give a unique performance of the Michael Jackson classic Ben.
There's comedy chaos with a visit to the Whitbury Leisure Centre as Chris Barrie and friends create more mayhem in The Brittas Empire.
Ainsley Harriott , Brian Turner ,
Gary Rhodes and Antony Worrall Thompson exchange their aprons for glitter suits as the Four Chefs re-create the Four Tops singing their hit, / Can Help Myself.
Paul McKenna persuades some of Britain's best known faces to become willing subjects forhis Celebrity
Hypnotism, and poptrio Eternal perform their new Christmas release, Secrets.
After llpm there's a celebrity edition of Jim Davidson 's Generation Game and Simon Mayo extracts some cheeky
South: From Sussex to Dorset, from
Berkshire to the Isle ofWight, fund-raisers all overthe South explain how they are doing their bit for charity.
South East: The latest on fund-raising in the South East. featuring sponsored ghost-hunting and a breakdown of how last year's moneywas spent .......
12.00-2.00am Terry and Gaby present more late-night entertainment as the fund-raising continues.
Darren Day and the cast of the Blackpool musical SummerHoliday drop byto singa medley of classic hits.
Continuingthe musical theme, French singer Charles Aznavour gives a performance of She and the cast of the musical Smokey Joe 's Café hot foot it from London's West End.
In an edition of The Mrs Merton Show , the nation's favourite pensioner meets Masterchef maestro Loyd Grossman , and Terry invites the stars to re-live their most embarrassing moments in The
Best of the Best of Auntie 's Bloomers.
Including at about 1.50 the final roundup from the regions, and at 2.00 the grand total forthe evening. Producer Mark Wells ; Executive producer
JohnGetgood Stereo Subtitled ............. INTERNET ADDRESS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cin/
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