Children in Need 2007

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Children in Need 2007
Genre Telethon
Presented by Terry Wogan
Fearne Cotton
Voices of Alan Dedicoat
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location(s) BBC Television Centre
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 480 minutes
Original network BBC One, BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Original release 16 November – 17 November 2007
Preceded by Children in Need 2006
Followed by Children in Need 2008
Related shows Celebrity Scissorhands
External links

Children in Need 2007 was a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for Children in Need. It culminated in a live broadcast on BBC One on the evening of Friday 16 November, through to the morning of Saturday 17 November. The broadcast was hosted by Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton, joined by other guest presenters throughout the night. The voice over reading out hourly totals was Alan Dedicoat. The event broke all previous records with a total of £19,089,771 raised by the closing minute. The show's average audience was 9.56 million, a huge amount higher than the previous year's event.

Television campaign[edit]


Artist performances[edit]

Cast performances[edit]



During the customary break for the BBC Ten O'Clock News the 9th episode of the fifth series of QI was screened on BBC Two. The episode, originally shown a week previously on BBC Four, had a Children in Need theme. It guest starred Jo Brand, Bill Bailey, Jeremy Clarkson and Pudsey Bear. Pudsey, using a new rule in the game, opted to swap himself with a member of the audience who turned out to be regular participant Alan Davies. The theme of the episode was "Entertainment".

Celebrity Scissorhands[edit]

A second series of Celebrity Scissorhands was shown in the run up to the 2007 event, this year featuring celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford. The winner was Ninia Benjamin with Aled Haydn Jones as the runner up.

Official single[edit]

On 5 October 2007, whilst in an interview with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1, Melanie C announced that the new Spice Girls single would be called "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)". On the same day, Geri Halliwell announced the news on GMTV. The single was released on 19 November 2007 in aid of the 2007 Children In Need Appeal.

Lee Mead, winner of BBC One's Any Dream Will Do search for a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End recorded Any Dream Will Do on 10 March 2007 to be released as a single to raise funds for Children in Need. It was released on 12 June 2007 for download only and entered the UK Singles Chart at No.18 on 17 June 2007. On 18 June 2007 a CD single was released - with third-placed Lewis Bradley and second-placed Keith Jack joining Mead on "Close Every Door", another song from the Lloyd Webber/Rice musical. The song had been used to mark the exit of contestants as they were voted off the show. In 24 June 2007's chart, the single - both physical and downloads - had reached No.2.[2]

In Scotland, the popular band Runrig linked up with the Tartan Army, Scotland's football supporters organisation, to release a special version of their hit "Loch Lomond". The single is a reworking of the original, with sections sung by the Scotland football team and the Hampden Park crowd at the recent Scotland v Ukraine match. Runrig, along with members of the Tartan Army performed the single at BBC Scotland's Glasgow studios. All profits from the single are going to Children in Need. It is worth noting that the "Loch Lomond" unofficial Children in Need single reached a higher UK chart position than the Spice Girl's Official Single [1], reaching number 9 compared to the Spice Girl's 11.


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

Date Time Total
2007-11-16 20:00 GMT £5,175,608
20:56 GMT £8,028,267
21:58 GMT £10,928,932
22:47 GMT £12,227,725
23:38 GMT £14,827,331
2007-11-17 00:10 GMT £16,504,463
01:06 GMT £17,785,008
01:58 GMT £19,089,771

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BBC (16 November 2007). Children in Need 2007 (Television). London: BBC. 
  2. ^ BBC - Radio 1 - Chart Show - The UK Top 40 Singles

External links[edit]