Children in Need 2011

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Children in Need 2011
Genre Telethon
Presented by Terry Wogan
Alesha Dixon
Tess Daly
Fearne Cotton
Narrated by Alan Dedicoat
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) BBC Television Centre
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 395 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original airing 18 November 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Children in Need 2010
Followed by Children in Need 2012
External links
Website

Children in Need 2011 is a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for Children in Need. 2011 marked the 31st anniversary of the appeal which culminated in a live broadcast on BBC One which began on the evening of Friday 18 November and ran until the early hours of Saturday 19 November. The broadcast was hosted by Terry Wogan, with Tess Daly, Alesha Dixon and Fearne Cotton as co-hosts. The show was broadcast from BBC Television Centre in London but also included regular regional opt-outs presented from various locations around the UK.

The telecast began at 19:30 GMT and ran for six and a half hours. As usual, the broadcast featured sketches and one-off episodes of British television shows, as well as musical performances from artists including JLS, One Direction and Susan Boyle.[1] The Collective performed their version of the Massive Attack song Teardrop, which is being released as the official Children in Need single for 2011.

The final total of money raised was revealed at 02:00 GMT as £26,332,334,[2] with the amount expected to rise over the following days. This exceeded the money raised after the 2010 telecast by almost £7 million.

Sketches[edit]

Musical performances[edit]

Theatre performances[edit]

Official Single[edit]

"Teardrop" by Tulisa Contostavlos, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran, Ms. Dynamite, Chipmunk, Mz Bratt, Dot Rotten, Labrinth, Rizzle Kicks and Tinchy Stryder - also known as The Collective.

Locations[edit]

The primary event was held at BBC Television Centre in London, with the main telethon and the preceding One Show special being located within the studios and outside respectively. In addition to this, each BBC Nation and Region also held individual celebrations. These celebrations typically lasted until approximately 22.00 and featured their own schedule, however would have events similar to the main telethon. These regional events were televised in opt out segments of the main telethon in which the region provided some entertainment and update on fundraising in the region. Each region was based at the following locations:

These local events were hosted by members of the regional news service, usually either one of the main programme anchors, or other members of the team including sports and weather presenters.

Other fundraising[edit]

BBC internal[edit]

  • As in previous years, the television programme Countryfile sold a calendar that raised over £1 million.
  • A special edition of The One Show directly preceded the telethon, in which presenter Matt Baker returned from his 500 mile rickshaw challenge in which he cycled from Edinburgh to BBC Television Centre, London. He arrived mid-way through the programme and described his journey. Through donations given to him personally and through text donations throughout the weeks One Show programmes, he raised over £1.2 million.
  • A special version of the television programme DIY SOS: The Big Build saw the team, along with the local community, renovate a dilapidated youth centre in Norris Green, Liverpool. The programme raised a large amount of money through text donations during the programme.
  • The listeners of BBC Radio 2 raised over £2 million through a variety of fundraising events including the Auction for things money can't buy, in which listeners bid for experiences such as to be part of an air tattoo or a makeover by Gok Wan among other things, their Children in Need Jukebox, in which members of the public are able to choose which songs they want to hear in exchange for a donation, and through the individual acts of the presenters and DJ's themselves.

Partner Events[edit]

Build-a-Bear Workshop
Pudsey and Blush bears
ASDA
Men's T-Shirt
Ladies' T-Shirt
Kids' T-Shirt
Umbrellas
Baking goods
Shortbread Cutter
Cake stand
Greggs
Spotty Cupcake
Spotty jam doughnut.

Children in Need Rocks Manchester[edit]

Take That singer and The X Factor judge Gary Barlow organised a free charity music concert, Children in Need Rocks Manchester. It was broadcast on 17 November 2011 on BBC One, BBC One HD and simulcast on BBC Radio 1 and was hosted by Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant. Performers included Lady Gaga, JLS, Hugh Laurie, Jessie J, Coldplay, Snow Patrol and The Collective. The concert raised over £2,500,000 including from text donations during the programme.

Totals[edit]

The following are totals with the times they were announced on the televised show.

Date Time Total
18 November 2011 20:03 GMT £4,364,411
21:04 GMT £8,911,090
21:59 GMT £15,274,911
23:09 GMT £19,555,068
19 November 2011 00:03 GMT £22,207,844
01:04 GMT £24,255,334
02:00 GMT £26,332,334

Reception[edit]

The reception from television critics about the telecast was mixed. Michael Deacon, writing for the Telegraph, said "Its a great cause. The only thing that matters is the amount of money raised for the young and needy. That's what you keep reminding yourself as you sit through hour after hour of televisual chaff." He went on to put "Is there a man, woman or child in the country...who wouldn’t donate good money in return for a guarantee that they wouldn’t have to watch any of the above ever again?" He called the cause "wonderful" but ended his review by writing "advice for the viewer...donate as large a sum as you can early on, and then feel guilt-free about switching off your TV."[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your essential guide to Children in Need 2011". Telegraph Online (Telegraph Media Group). 18 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - In Pictures: Children in Need 2011". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC News - Newsreaders dance for Children in Need". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  4. ^ BBC Scotland, Reporting Scotland, 18 November 2011
  5. ^ BBC Cymru Wales, Wales Today, 18 November 2011
  6. ^ Signage for location seen in background of BBC Northern Ireland programme Children in Need in Northern Ireland 2011, broadcast 19 November 2011
  7. ^ BBC London, BBC London News, 18 November 2011
  8. ^ BBC East, Look East, 18 November 2011
  9. ^ BBC East Midlands, East Midlands Today, 18 November 2011
  10. ^ BBC West Midlands, Midlands Today, 18 November 2011
  11. ^ BBC North East & Cumbria, Look North, 18 November 2011
  12. ^ BBC North West, North West Tonight, 18 November 2011
  13. ^ BBC South, South Today, 18 November 2011
  14. ^ BBC South East, South East Today, 18 November 2011
  15. ^ BBC South West, Spotlight, 18 November 2011
  16. ^ BBC West, Points West, 18 November 2011
  17. ^ BBC Yorkshire, Look North, 18 November 2011
  18. ^ BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Look North, 18 November 2011
  19. ^ Deacon, Michael (19 November 2011). "Children in Need, BBC One & BBC Two, Review". Telegraph Online (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

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