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Complete Top 50

An affectionate and witty look back at the 50 most unforgettable moments from Children In Need's 30-year history, featuring songs, sketches, performances and exclusive interviews.


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Welcome to this extra special Children in Need night.

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For the past 30 years, Children in Need has raised

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a staggering £550 million for disadvantaged children in the UK.

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The amount of money it raises for the kids is unbelievable.

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I like the way it unites the whole country.

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People pull together and want to help out.

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Everyone is clubbing together for one cause.

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It's a way of life in this country.

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Over the next two hours, we celebrate the weird, wacky, and wonderful ways

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in which our most cherished celebrities

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have gone above and beyond their duty, all in the name of charity.

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Here at Children in Need, we've spent almost 200 hours

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selecting our favourite clips from the show's 30-year history.

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Tonight, as we enjoy this veritable smorgasbord of Children in Need sketches...

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Do I look bovvered? I ain't bovvered...

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-..songs...

-# A whole new world... #

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..and stand-out moments...

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-That's, like, freaking me out.

-That's, like, freaking ME out!

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..we'll be joined by some familiar faces keen to relive...

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It was an absolute honour to be part of it, to be honest.

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I love it. I absolutely adore it.

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There wasn't a better platform for us than Children in Need.

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..or maybe forget...

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I looked ridiculous, like an embarrassing uncle.

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Why on earth did I say yes?

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..their time on Children in Need.

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So, let's take a look at our first clip.

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We're back in 2007, and it's the satisfying moment

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when the hard-bitten Dragons of Dragons' Den

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were brought down a peg or two by some brave young entrepreneurs.

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'If we had any thought at all of patronising those kids,'

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-straight out the window as soon as they came up.

-Hello, I'm Callum.

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Last year, I noticed that my guinea pigs were getting bored

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with nothing to do but eat grass,

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so I designed a house and got my grandad to make it with me.

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'There was one little guy called Callum,'

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who was absolutely cool as a cucumber,

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very serious about his pitch, and quite rightly so.

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I'd like £1,000 for heating in Grandad's workshop,

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so it doesn't get cold in the winter,

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and also for some wood, instead of the other wood that we've got.

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Well done, Callum. Excellent presentation.

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Surely everybody's on board?

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'Callum was pretty confident. I never would have thought'

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I would have had a pitch given to me by a ten-year-old.

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It looks like the hamster could escape,

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-because you have holes coming out.

-They're windows!

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Ah. Some of these Dragons aren't as bright as they look.

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They're windows?

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Yes!

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-Yeah.

-The hamster doesn't jump through windows?

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Come on, Peter, keep up.

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Well, they'd be a bit silly if they would.

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I think we're wasting our time, Callum.

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Every single retort was pretty strong.

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In fact, he was probably better

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than half the people we get in the Den for real.

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It's better than just running around in an empty cage.

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It's a lot better.

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He made me feel about six years of age.

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Confident pitch, fielded the questions well,

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but what did the experts think?

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You haven't really got an idea of how you're going to grow the business.

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That's a bit harsh.

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-If that's the best you've done, you've done a very poor job.

-Come on, he's only ten.

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I don't like the way you presented today.

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I don't like your business plan. That's the reason why I won't be investing.

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Hold it there, we're only joking!

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Let's rewind the tape and see how it really went down.

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-It's better than just running around in an empty cage.

-It's a lot better.

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Callum, I like the idea that you care about the animals,

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and I will give you the £1,000.

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-Have we got a deal?

-Yeah.

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Let's shake hands.

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Ahh, well done, Callum.

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There we are, the spirit of Children in Need in action.

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At number 49 is the first Children in Need charity single

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to feature in our countdown, 2009's All You Need Is Love.

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As with all the Children in Need singles,

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a percentage of the sales went directly to the charity,

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and this helped raise £40 million last year.

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# All you need is love... #

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Pretty good, huh?

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And next on the countdown, it's time to say hello to an old favourite.

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Back in the '80s, Sir Terry Wogan entertained millions of viewers

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hosting Blankety Blank, a kind of "finish my...sentence" panel show.

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Fast forward to Children in Need 2004, and the stage was set

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for a triumphant return,

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reuniting Blankety Blank and Sir Terry once again.

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We were in for a treat.

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Much may have changed in 21 years since I last held this microphone.

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It's extraordinary what a feeling of power it gives you.

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'I'm not a great one for preparation.'

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I had, frankly, forgotten completely how to play Blankety Blank.

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Oh, dear, and forgetting how to play the game

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was only the start of Terry's problems.

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First, there were the unruly contestants.

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Don't do it now, put it back!

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For heaven's sake!

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Then the set went on strike.

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The automatic...roundabout will take you away...

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because it works like clockwork.

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You got the sense that, "Still sat here!

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-'"I think we should be moving!"' Shall I go and push it?

-I would, yeah.

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Shall we all pull together?

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It's all going wrong!

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Poor Terry. What else could possibly go wrong?

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I hope we're not going to have a lot of trouble from you.

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You're a troublesome person.

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-I've never seen you on TV myself.

-When you end up on one of these things,

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you're thinking, "Why on earth did I say yes?"

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I'm always going to make a complete idiot out of myself.

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I understand you that have a tart way about you?

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Occasionally, Terry.

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He was provoking me with his silly microphone.

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Stick that any closer...

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'So I decided to break it!'

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-You're a brave man, Cowell, very brave.

-'He got a bit sulky.'

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-I don't think he was too happy about that.

-Anybody got another one?

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'The thing didn't work.'

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Nothing really worked.

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Except that it was fun to do.

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-That wasn't as slick as we were hoping!

-No!

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Sir Terry there, doing what he does best, keeping cool under pressure.

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And here at number 47 is another lot who know something about being cool.

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In 2003, the cast of Coronation Street

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gave us their expert rendition of Grease.

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Casting for the male was easy.

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Boyzone stud Keith Duffy assumed the lead role of Danny.

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But the role of Sandy needed someone real special.

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But, hey, there's over 35 ladies in this soap,

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surely it can't be that hard?

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I wasn't in Grease!

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Sorry, Fiz, to play Sandy, you need a striking stage presence,

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a fierce musical ability and years of dance lessons.

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I don't know if I would have been Sandy.

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# You better shape up... #

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Oh, and looking good in leather doesn't hurt much either.

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# ..And my heart is set on you

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# You better shape up... #

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There's pictures up on the wall in the green room

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of Nikki Sanderson in some very tight leather trousers.

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I wonder why that's still up in the green room!

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# Ooh, ooh, ooh, honey... #

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I watched it with a bit of a tinge of...hmmm!

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-# ..The one that I want... #

-Fiz may not have been the one they wanted,

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but Corrie's effort helped raise £15 million on the night,

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and the cast had such a great time,

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they like to keep a permanent reminder somewhere very special.

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We have a photograph of that up

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on the set behind the Rovers.

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When Fiz goes to the toilet,

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I go to the toilet and then that's where it is,

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hanging, Coronation Street do Grease.

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# ..You're the one that I want. #

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OK, Corrie, we know you can sing and dance, but can you act?

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Ooh! Fabulous bangers.

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Pay attention, girlfriends,

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it's time for some Children in Need Gok Shock.

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Do you have any idea where I am?

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-Yeah! You're on Coronation Street, cock.

-No, it's Gok.

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Oh, cock instead of Gok.

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Cock meaning the northern colloquialism,

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not the rude... We weren't calling him a rude word.

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Right, glad we got that cleared up. Oh, yes, where were we?

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In 2008, the Fairy Gokmother really had his work cut out

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making over the residents of Coronation Street.

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-Yeah, baby, it's time to get naked.

-Naked?

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'I know the other three said, "Yes, I'll do it,'

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"as long as I don't have to be naked."

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But for me, I'd already spent half my time naked,

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practically, on that show anyway.

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Blimey, must have missed that episode.

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Listen, Auntie Gok's in town, and it's time to dress.

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So, to cut a long story short,

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Auntie Gok strips them down, before putting on a Gok-tastic fashion show.

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You go, girlfriend!

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Shouting out some trademark catchphrases before inexplicable smoke appears,

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fireworks explode, confetti falls,

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oh, and a big, butch, manly fight breaks out.

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Gok, I'm going to make you ten years younger!

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It was probably a normal day in that factory.

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Then style icon Gok Wan shows just what a good sport he is

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by modelling next season's new look...

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The Haley Cropper!

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We're counting down the top 50 moments from Children in Need,

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and that was Gok Wan making over the cast of Corrie.

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Let's see what's at number 45.

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Right, you'd better wake up your mum and dad. This one's for the oldies.

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Yes, Children in Need has the brilliant knack of getting

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old comedians to step out of retirement

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and back into the limelight.

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This has never been demonstrated more clearly

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than when Prunella Scales

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returned as the nation's favourite hostess, Sybil Fawlty,

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leading a merry band of comedy legends

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in 2007's take on Hotel Babylon.

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'I don't think anyone else could have pulled off a sketch like that,

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'getting actors all together'

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to do something of that scale for what is a couple of minutes of TV.

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Like the best hotel mixologist's cocktail,

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this sequence was a finely balanced blend of ingredients.

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Start off with a couple of handfuls of Dorien from Birds of a Feather.

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Next, take a sachet of Yvette from 'Allo 'Allo,

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a subtle drizzle of Captain Peacock from Are You Being Served?,

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a meaty slug of Ted Bovis from Hi-de-Hi!,

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and a squeeze of June Whitfield.

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Then shake it up with refined Adam Chance.

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What do you get?

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A Comedypolitan!

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Sorry about that. Right, who's next on the list?

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Power-slide, high kick, is this Tom Cruise?

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No, it's Children in Need's favourite, John Barrowman.

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# Today's music ain't got the same soul

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# I like that old time rock and roll

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# Don't try to take me to a disco... #

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When I was told I was going to be performing live in my underwear

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in front of the nation, part of me went, "Oh, dear!"

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And the other part went, "Yes!"

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# ..Old time rock and roll... #

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'I was doing this pastiche of Risky Business.

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'Tom Cruise has got great legs.

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'I kept thinking to myself, when he's in briefs,'

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it looks like two Tunnocks teacakes. You know, tight.

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'And then I come out in boxers, which will look saggy.'

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So, I was nervous that people would think I had a saggy butt.

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Now, I've been to Barrowman's house,

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and what you're seeing there is pretty accurate -

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the relentless singing, the resident dance troupe

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and the unabashed prancing around in questionable boxer shorts.

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# ..I've rather hear some blues or funky old soul... #

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Personally, I'm a tighty whitey.

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I'm a Y-fronts person. Actually, I was meant to dance in tighty whities.

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But I was pulled aside and told, "We can't do the tighty whities.

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"You have to do boxers. Tighty whities are too revealing."

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# ..The same soul, I like that old time rock and roll... #

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Why do you want to know what happened to my underwear after the performance?!

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After the show, my underwear went onto the Pudsey website.

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I actually know who bought the pants.

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Wow, lovely!

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£3,000 for John Barrowman's sweaty boxer shorts!

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I should be selling them.

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I should have my own site to raise money for charities.

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# ..That old time rock and roll! #

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From bare legs to three legs.

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In at number 43 is singer-songwriter,

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painter and all-round entertainer Rolf Harris.

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Wow, what I wouldn't give to have a third leg.

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How on earth do you do it, Rolf?

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I'm not going to tell you. What's the matter with you?

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# I'm Jake the Peg... #

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Oh, go on, Rolf, please!

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I'm not going to tell you.

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Stop playing games!

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There's got to be some kind of trick to it.

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# ..Jake the Peg... #

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I'll let you into the secret... There is a false leg involved!

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What?! A false leg?

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Of course!

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Oh, I feel such an idiot now!

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It's that one, look.

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No, hang on, it's the one in the middle.

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Which one is it? Oh, I give up.

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# ..And then they shout at me

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# "Put your best foot forward"

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# But which foot...? #

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Rolf and his appendage helped raise £17.2 million on the night.

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# ..Got a choice of two

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# But me, I'm Jake the Peg

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# Diddle-iddle-iddle-um

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# With his extra leg! #

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I shouldn't have told you that.

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One performer who certainly doesn't need an extra leg

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is good ol' twinkle toes himself, Brucie,

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seen here romancing Kaplinsky,

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before leading his gaggle of merry men on a right old song and dance.

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Two, three, four!

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It was so lovely to see Bruce and Sir Terry Wogan dancing together.

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# I'm putting on my white tie... #

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Bruce obviously takes the dancing side of things seriously,

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so watching it, you could tell that Bruce was wanting to nail the steps,

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and Terry was just having a blast.

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'I'm pretty bad on rehearsal.

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'I tend to make things up as I go along.

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'That has its shortcomings,

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'when you're expected to remember your steps and what to do with your hat.'

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And your cane!

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Don't worry, Terry, you weren't the only one struggling to find your rhythm.

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Go on, John. Go on, John. Ooh, I say!

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'As far as the public is concerned, John Humphrys has no legs.

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'When he appeared to dance, the bottom half of his body is not all that well co-ordinated'

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with the upper half.

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He was dancing to a different song.

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You might be on to something there, Fearne.

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This is what was actually bouncing around in John's head.

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MUSIC: "Bonkers" by Dizzee Rascal

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Actually, we've traced John's footsteps throughout the sequence,

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and this is what appeared.

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Good sport John Humphrys

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communicating through the medium of dance there.

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Now, let's pause a minute.

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When I say Children in Need, what do you think of?

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Wogan? Pudsey? Generous audience members in silly costumes?

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Well, I bet buttons to bottletops that this lot also spring to mind.

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We interrupt this broadcast to bring you breaking news.

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'The night of Children in Need, the first thing you think of,'

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and everyone does it, is newsreaders doing silly dances.

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Yes, it's the newsreaders.

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'Every year, the newsreaders do something stupid.'

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Newsreaders are so straight that anything they do is funny.

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I do find myself going, "Oh, God."

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It's like watching my dad.

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'Everybody is prepared to go on live television and make'

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a bit of a fool of themselves,

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which will be on YouTube for ever.

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'But because it's Children in Need,

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'they do it, and they're quite up for it.'

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Yes, for one night of the year,

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the formal faces of BBC News get to let their hair down.

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It certainly puts the newsreaders in an unusual, potentially embarrassing situation.

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'All year round, we're pretty buttoned up.'

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It's nice to escape from that.

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Thanks, Bill, and back in the countdown,

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here they are at number 41.

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Wow, this is most certainly not the Nine O'Clock News.

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# Goddess on the mountain top

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-# Burning like a silver flame... #

-They must love it, because they're clearly

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not that serious in real life, they have to be serious when they're behind that desk.

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# ..And Venus was her name... #

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Could this one moment change a newsreader's life for ever?

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Probably not, Peter, but we won't forget it in a hurry,

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especially as we didn't know

0:18:490:18:50

what was lurking at the back of the stage.

0:18:500:18:54

# ..Yeah, baby, she's got it... #

0:18:540:18:57

We'd be thinking, "What on earth am I doing here?"

0:18:570:19:02

Well, Bill, since you ask, Wild Boys was based on a novel

0:19:020:19:06

by William Burroughs, and you're playing the part

0:19:060:19:09

of an adolescent humanoid ravaging the earth.

0:19:090:19:13

# The wild boys are calling

0:19:130:19:15

# On their way back from the fire... #

0:19:150:19:20

'That first moment they fit you up, you think,'

0:19:200:19:25

"No, no, I'm not wearing that!"

0:19:250:19:29

It wasn't so much the leather trousers, but the string vest.

0:19:290:19:34

There's not a whole lot going on under there, really.

0:19:340:19:38

They were wearing quite naughty outfits, really,

0:19:380:19:43

I think maybe naughtier than they realised.

0:19:430:19:45

# Oh, the secrets they could tell... #

0:19:450:19:51

There's always fishnets, a bit of bondage, a bit of leather.

0:19:510:19:53

# ..Looks like they'll try again

0:19:530:19:58

# Wild boys never lose it

0:19:580:20:02

# Wild boys never choose this way... #

0:20:020:20:06

'My recollections of Wild Boys - how can I put this?'

0:20:060:20:10

How enthusiastically some of my colleagues

0:20:100:20:12

embraced the idea of bondage gear.

0:20:120:20:14

You've got to watch these people.

0:20:170:20:18

The newsreaders there with a memorable performance

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to tie up the first ten in our countdown

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to the Children in Need 50 Greatest Moments.

0:20:290:20:32

So, what's at number 40?

0:20:320:20:34

OZ-enders. Dot Cotton describes the action.

0:20:340:20:38

I don't remember!

0:20:380:20:40

To be fair, the story was a little baffling, so pay attention.

0:20:400:20:46

This is what happened.

0:20:460:20:48

Dorothy Cotton falls asleep, and wakes up

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in an alternate Wizard of Oz reality set in Albert Square.

0:20:500:20:53

There's something a bit queer going on.

0:20:530:20:55

She is immediately confronted

0:20:550:20:57

by two characters from Casualty, and Wellard wearing sunglasses.

0:20:570:21:00

Oh! Me head!

0:21:000:21:02

Got all of that? Good. Meanwhile, Garry Hobbs has swapped jobs

0:21:020:21:05

and is now serving in the Queen Vic whilst fiddling with a car battery.

0:21:050:21:08

I'm a mechanic, not a barman.

0:21:080:21:10

Upset by characters from other shows,

0:21:100:21:12

Dot is advised by Patrick Trueman to go and see the Wizard of Oz.

0:21:120:21:15

Little does she know that all of this mayhem is being caused

0:21:150:21:19

by evil Ian Beale, who mixed up the BBC drama scripts

0:21:190:21:23

-before throwing darts at pictures of Phil Mitchell.

-Hello, princess.

0:21:230:21:26

What? The action returns to Holby City's Mubbs Hussein,

0:21:260:21:29

-who doesn't have a heart.

-Could someone get me to a hospital?

0:21:290:21:32

And did I mention that Garry has no brain?

0:21:320:21:34

Sometimes wonder if I've got a brain at all.

0:21:340:21:36

And this other dude is a coward.

0:21:360:21:37

I'm such a coward.

0:21:370:21:39

Told you. Like in The Wizard of Oz. Moving on...

0:21:390:21:41

Several characters play noughts and crosses on a patient's chest,

0:21:410:21:44

while Garry, Mubbs, the other dude, and Dorothy

0:21:440:21:47

decide to burst out of the hospital to go and see the wizard.

0:21:470:21:50

We'll all go together.

0:21:500:21:51

They're advised by Merseybeat's Inspector Superintendent Jim Oulton to...

0:21:510:21:56

Follow the yellow big bear!

0:21:560:21:58

Oh, and Elvis pops up too!

0:21:580:21:59

Together, they dance off down the street, before arriving at the Children in Need studio.

0:21:590:22:04

Suddenly, Ian Beale appears from behind a poorly timed smoke explosion

0:22:040:22:08

and Jon Culshaw dressed as Ozzy Osbourne addresses the gang.

0:22:080:22:12

I am Oz.

0:22:120:22:13

The loose ends are all tied up with the Wizard of Oz - Ozzy Osbourne -

0:22:130:22:17

banishing the evil Ian Beale to TV purgatory, and the scene finishes with a good old sing-song.

0:22:170:22:22

# Some day I'll wish upon a star... #

0:22:220:22:25

But what does the star of the show, Dot Cotton, think?

0:22:250:22:28

It was silly and simple and I thought it was rather lovely.

0:22:280:22:31

So did we, Dot.

0:22:310:22:33

Oh, my God, they look hideous...

0:22:360:22:38

was something often said by Trinny and Susannah

0:22:380:22:41

on their makeover show What Not To Wear.

0:22:410:22:44

Here, however, they're looking very stylish

0:22:440:22:47

in their interpretation of Madonna's Vogue.

0:22:470:22:50

# Come on, Vogue

0:22:500:22:51

# Vogue

0:22:510:22:53

# Let your body groove to the music... #

0:22:530:22:56

The soft lighting, monochrome colourwash

0:22:560:22:58

and precise choreography was a valiant effort,

0:22:580:23:01

but there's no substitute for the real thing

0:23:010:23:04

and, thankfully, two years later, Pudsey's prayers were answered,

0:23:040:23:08

as the queen of pop agreed to appear live on stage.

0:23:080:23:12

There was a huge buzz of excitement in the building all day.

0:23:130:23:18

It was an extraordinary breakthrough to have Madonna open the show for us.

0:23:180:23:22

At one point, her and about a thousand people in her entourage

0:23:240:23:28

briskly walked past me.

0:23:280:23:29

It's so weird seeing her in real life - she's one of the most iconic famous people in the world.

0:23:290:23:34

She was probably the biggest thing in show business at the time.

0:23:340:23:37

So, without further ado, here she is, Madonna!

0:23:370:23:43

# Those who run seem to have all the fun

0:23:430:23:46

# I'm caught up... #

0:23:460:23:48

Wait, wait a minute, what the hell's wrong with the clip?

0:23:480:23:51

Ah, that's better.

0:23:510:23:53

# Time goes by so slowly Time goes by... #

0:23:530:23:56

-Her performance on the night was spectacular.

-# Time goes by... #

0:23:560:24:00

Audience just went mad.

0:24:000:24:03

# I don't know what to do

0:24:030:24:07

# Every little thing that you say or do

0:24:070:24:10

# I'm hung up I'm hung up on you... #

0:24:100:24:13

You want that first performance to be huge,

0:24:130:24:17

to set the pace of the show, and Madonna did more than that.

0:24:170:24:20

# Every little thing Every little thing

0:24:200:24:25

# I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you

0:24:250:24:29

# Waiting for your call Waiting for your call... #

0:24:290:24:32

Over nine million viewers tuned in, and the fun wasn't over

0:24:320:24:37

as Sir Terry took to the stage to throw some shapes with Madge herself.

0:24:370:24:40

Oh, Lord, did he?

0:24:400:24:41

I was born to dance.

0:24:470:24:48

Madonna there, opening the show in 2005.

0:24:480:24:52

Now let's see who had the honour in 2007.

0:24:520:24:56

Bless!

0:25:000:25:01

All went wrong and the whole country were watching.

0:25:060:25:09

I did have to laugh!

0:25:120:25:13

I think I weed myself a little bit, I laughed so much.

0:25:130:25:16

It's a shame for Lee, but people watch it for that kind of thing.

0:25:230:25:26

There's a little girl to my left,

0:25:260:25:29

I remember seeing her face, thinking, "We're on telly."

0:25:290:25:32

I was like, "I know!"

0:25:320:25:34

Singer's worst nightmare - not being heard.

0:25:360:25:39

It's all a bit of a blur, to be honest. It all happened so quick.

0:25:420:25:45

But looking back, it is a bit embarrassing.

0:25:450:25:47

Oh, come on, Lee, it wasn't that bad. So your microphone packed up.

0:25:470:25:52

We were all singing along with you.

0:25:520:25:54

And for anyone who missed it, here's the karaoke version.

0:25:540:25:58

VOCALS DROP

0:26:100:26:13

His microphone was dead.

0:26:320:26:34

There was a runner at the side of the stage trying to get to him,

0:26:340:26:37

but it would have literally

0:26:370:26:38

been a case of jumping on top of five year olds.

0:26:380:26:40

# A crash of drums... #

0:26:450:26:47

'It's not until you finish'

0:26:470:26:49

that you realise most of the country was watching the performance.

0:26:490:26:53

It's one to look back on, I guess.

0:26:530:26:56

# Any dream Any dream will do

0:26:560:27:00

# Give me my coloured coat... #

0:27:010:27:06

Ahh, it all worked out in the end,

0:27:060:27:07

and the odd mishap is what Children in Need is all about.

0:27:070:27:11

Sometimes, you just need to step back and have a laugh at yourself.

0:27:110:27:15

Which is exactly what these next three did.

0:27:170:27:21

Ever wondered what Dot Cotton, Pat Butcher and Vera Duckworth

0:27:210:27:25

look like as saucy schoolgirls?

0:27:250:27:27

Well, we're about to find out,

0:27:270:27:29

as we were treated to this fantasy in 1991.

0:27:290:27:32

# Three little new barmaids are we

0:27:320:27:34

# Pert as a schoolgirl as you see... #

0:27:340:27:37

Crikey!

0:27:370:27:39

# ..Three little spunky girls

0:27:390:27:42

# Pure and spotless virgins three

0:27:420:27:44

# All on the brink of puberty... #

0:27:460:27:49

It was dressing up as schoolgirls, and it was just fun.

0:27:500:27:54

You didn't worry about it. You had a nice time.

0:27:540:27:56

# ..Three pretty lucky girls

0:27:560:27:59

# Two little maidens from EastEnders

0:28:020:28:05

# Both want a bloke to love and tend us

0:28:050:28:07

# Both of them wearing silk suspenders... #

0:28:070:28:11

-Ooh, I say!

-Ooh!

0:28:110:28:13

# ..Three pretty raunchy girls... #

0:28:140:28:17

Rumour has it these three are set to star alongside Gemma Arterton

0:28:170:28:21

in the next St Trinian's movie,

0:28:210:28:24

and whilst they'll have to wait a bit

0:28:240:28:26

to get their hands on Russell Brand's Flash Harry,

0:28:260:28:29

there's always someone they can flirt with.

0:28:290:28:33

We were really all after Sir Terry Wogan!

0:28:330:28:36

# Three little maids... #

0:28:360:28:39

Ooh, Terry, you lucky man!

0:28:390:28:42

Did I land up sitting on Terry Wogan's lap?

0:28:420:28:47

Yes, I thought I might have done.

0:28:470:28:49

Like you can't remember, June!

0:28:490:28:52

I think I won there!

0:28:520:28:54

Frankly, if I wasn't a married man,

0:28:560:28:59

and it hadn't been in front of millions of people watching,

0:28:590:29:02

-we could have run off together.

-Careful, Terry.

0:29:020:29:05

It's 2001, and this is Shaun Williamson and friends

0:29:390:29:43

with their version of a Queen classic.

0:29:430:29:46

# I want to break free... #

0:29:460:29:48

'When they came up with the idea, based on Queen's iconic video

0:29:510:29:54

'of that song, I thought, "What a laugh,'

0:29:540:29:57

"which part do you want me to be?"

0:29:570:29:59

"The Freddie Mercury, stockings and suspenders,

0:29:590:30:02

"Hoover, big wig."

0:30:020:30:04

Fine. OK.

0:30:040:30:05

And it was a real laugh.

0:30:050:30:07

As if one cross-dressing Freddie wasn't enough, we're treated to another.

0:30:070:30:11

Try and guess where he's hiding.

0:30:110:30:14

# ..I want to break free... #

0:30:140:30:15

# I'm falling in love... #

0:30:170:30:20

'I thought, "This is going well.

0:30:200:30:22

'"The whole nation loves me."'

0:30:220:30:24

Then, of course, Greco jumps out of a wardrobe, and you forget about me.

0:30:240:30:28

# ..I'm falling in love

0:30:310:30:33

# God knows

0:30:360:30:39

# God knows I'm falling in love

0:30:390:30:42

# I want to break... #

0:30:420:30:44

Showing a bit of hairy leg live on television is not limited to just the soap stars.

0:30:440:30:50

Hello, everyone. And welcome to our

0:30:520:30:56

-Children in Need swingometer.

-There are some things in life

0:30:560:31:00

that just belong together...

0:31:000:31:03

fish and chips, Posh and Becks, and Children in Need

0:31:030:31:06

and the newsreaders.

0:31:060:31:08

Let's go back to 1992 and see where it all began.

0:31:080:31:12

The king of the swingers!

0:31:120:31:15

The assumption is the newsreaders always were part and parcel

0:31:150:31:19

of dressing up, dancing and singing for us...

0:31:190:31:22

# I wanna be a man, man-cub... #

0:31:220:31:23

..but this was initiated by Peter Snow.

0:31:230:31:28

Peter Snow, in that leopard skin,

0:31:280:31:32

that really was showing you the way it was going.

0:31:320:31:35

And it was going very well indeed.

0:31:350:31:39

Peter made it respectable for people in the serious business of newsreading

0:31:410:31:46

to come out and for one night only make fools of themselves,

0:31:460:31:50

as we all do on behalf of Children in Need.

0:31:500:31:53

Well, John, what would you say

0:31:530:31:54

is the underlying political significance

0:31:540:31:57

of what we're seeing tonight?

0:31:570:31:58

Undoubtedly, Peter Snow is swinging towards megalomania!

0:31:580:32:02

I think they were very ambitious, really.

0:32:020:32:04

We're more mainstream show biz these days.

0:32:040:32:07

# ..Oh, whoop-dee-doo I wanna be like you-oo-oo... #

0:32:070:32:10

I was just disappointed that he didn't swing off through the trees, going, "Aaah-aah-aaah!"

0:32:100:32:16

# ..Someone like me-ee-ee... #

0:32:160:32:19

Peter Snow and the newsreaders there.

0:32:190:32:22

Now, what's at number 33?

0:32:220:32:25

Ozzy Osbourne's view of the world has always been somewhat different to the norm,

0:32:250:32:29

so just imagine the utter confusion he suffered

0:32:290:32:33

coming face to face with himself.

0:32:330:32:35

-Who are you?

-The Prince of Darkness!

0:32:350:32:38

-Who are you?

-The Prince of Darkness!

0:32:380:32:41

-Who are you?

-The Prince of Darkness!

0:32:410:32:43

That, like, freaking me out!

0:32:430:32:45

This, like, freaking ME out!

0:32:450:32:47

You look like me!

0:32:470:32:49

This is, like, the best lookalike that I've ever seen...

0:32:490:32:53

That could have just gone anywhere.

0:32:530:32:55

That's your lookalike sorted, when's mine coming on?

0:32:550:32:59

Just get on with the interview!

0:32:590:33:02

Question one - what is your name?

0:33:020:33:06

The Prince of Darkness!

0:33:060:33:07

Very strong smell of aftershave, Ozzy has.

0:33:070:33:10

He must get his bottle of aftershave and... Loads of it on.

0:33:100:33:13

You can smell the aftershave 30 yards before Ozzy has reached you.

0:33:130:33:19

Next, the real Sharon Osbourne came out,

0:33:190:33:22

and if Ozzy wasn't baffled enough already,

0:33:220:33:24

the producers then introduced a life-like mannequin of Simon Cowell.

0:33:240:33:29

Definitely looks like Simon to me.

0:33:290:33:32

It was just the image of Cowell before him brought out this real sense of genuine venom.

0:33:320:33:37

Yes, the sight of his wife's tormentor proved just too much, tipping Ozzy over the edge.

0:33:370:33:43

Punching with some serious intentions.

0:33:430:33:46

I sensed he didn't like this image before him.

0:33:460:33:49

Perhaps he thought it was real.

0:33:490:33:51

-That's called getting the short straw.

-The Prince of Darkness!

0:33:510:33:54

Ozzy Osbourne, just one of the many music legends to appear on Children in Need over the years.

0:33:560:34:01

Let's just pause the countdown for a moment

0:34:010:34:04

to look at some other classic performances.

0:34:040:34:08

Last year was the first time

0:34:100:34:12

we had been associated with Children in Need.

0:34:120:34:14

We performed Everybody In Love.

0:34:140:34:16

# Everybody in love

0:34:160:34:18

# Go put your hands up Everybody in love... #

0:34:180:34:22

There's a buzz about it, and everyone's there clubbing together

0:34:220:34:25

for one cause - to raise as much money as possible to help children around the UK.

0:34:250:34:30

# Every minute's like an hour Every hour's like a day... #

0:34:300:34:33

JLS appeared last year, and they're in great company.

0:34:330:34:37

# Stop right now Thank you very much

0:34:370:34:40

# I need somebody with a human touch... #

0:34:400:34:44

# Hold on tonight Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh... #

0:34:440:34:50

# Here comes the girls Girl, girls, girls... #

0:34:500:34:56

# I'm spinning around Move out of my way

0:34:560:35:01

# I know you're feeling me cos you like it like this... #

0:35:010:35:04

# You're gonna make me Make me love you

0:35:040:35:07

# Nothing at all Nothing that I do... #

0:35:070:35:10

Some of the awesome pop stars who have done their bit.

0:35:100:35:13

But back in the countdown, there's one band who have given more

0:35:130:35:17

for Children in Need than any other.

0:35:170:35:19

We started back in '93, '94. '94 would have been

0:35:200:35:23

our first Children in Need performance, I think.

0:35:230:35:25

We did Children in Need every year.

0:35:270:35:30

Then we broke up, we went our own way.

0:35:300:35:33

To come back then, in 2007,

0:35:350:35:37

and for Children in Need still to want Boyzone...

0:35:370:35:40

Boyzone are back!

0:35:400:35:42

To have the opportunity to re-launch the band on Children in Need, it was such a buzz, such a great honour.

0:35:420:35:48

# You'll be there When I needed somebody

0:35:480:35:52

# You'll be there... #

0:35:520:35:53

So, this is it,

0:35:530:35:54

the moment Children in Need brought Boyzone back together.

0:35:540:35:59

# I had a picture of you in my mind... #

0:35:590:36:03

It was seven years since we had performed together

0:36:030:36:07

and the first thing we're doing is on a live TV show.

0:36:070:36:09

That was nail-biting stuff. It had been a long time

0:36:090:36:15

since we had done any dance routines or sang together,

0:36:150:36:18

so there was a lot to take on, but to do it on the biggest show

0:36:180:36:21

in the country, it was just exciting.

0:36:210:36:23

# ..I had a picture of you in my mind

0:36:250:36:30

# Never knew it could be so wrong... #

0:36:300:36:34

We thought, "If we come back together, whether we decide to take it further,

0:36:340:36:38

"or we do this and do the shows and leave it at that,

0:36:380:36:41

"at least we've come back for the right reasons, to do a bit of good."

0:36:410:36:45

That kind of helped us come back, in a way.

0:36:450:36:47

We've a lot to thank Children in Need for.

0:36:470:36:51

# ..Why'd it take me so long just to find

0:36:510:36:55

# The friend that was there... #

0:36:560:36:57

9.6 million people saw the return of Boyzone, and here's another one for the ladies.

0:36:570:37:04

# And they called it puppy love... #

0:37:050:37:10

Children in Need is all about stars from different arenas joining forces

0:37:130:37:17

for the greater good, and that's why, in 2003,

0:37:170:37:21

Donny Osmond found himself on stage with the Kumars.

0:37:210:37:25

# ..And why I love her so... #

0:37:250:37:31

Meera Syal, who played the grandma, actually in real life

0:37:350:37:40

claims she's a bigger fan than I am of Donny Osmond - so wrong!

0:37:400:37:43

No, I am number one.

0:37:430:37:45

# ..My knees are killing me... #

0:37:450:37:46

You may think you're number one, Roslin,

0:37:460:37:49

but it looks like Granny Kumar prefers being underneath anyway.

0:37:490:37:53

# ..You'll be back in my arms... #

0:37:580:38:00

I remember, by the end, they were rolling around on the floor.

0:38:000:38:05

Well, someone help me!

0:38:060:38:08

I probably wanted to be on the floor, but it was brilliant, I loved that sketch.

0:38:080:38:12

I loved the Kumars. They should still be on. Bring back the Kumars!

0:38:120:38:15

# ..The answer up above... #

0:38:150:38:18

And all this frolicking around helped raise over £15 million on the night.

0:38:180:38:25

Sanjeev, come and help me.

0:38:250:38:27

# Who wants to be a millionaire?

0:38:290:38:33

# I don't... #

0:38:330:38:34

The last place you expect to see some High Society is on Emmerdale Farm,

0:38:340:38:38

but that's exactly what those dirt magnets did in 2005

0:38:380:38:44

for a very special Children in Need performance.

0:38:440:38:46

# ..I have heard among this clan... #

0:38:470:38:50

Even stumbling drunk Shadrach scrubbed up well.

0:38:500:38:54

# ..Is that what they're saying? Did you ever?

0:38:540:38:56

# What a swell party this is

0:38:560:39:00

# Have you heard, it's in the stars

0:39:000:39:03

# Next July, we collide with Mars

0:39:030:39:06

# Well, did you ever? #

0:39:060:39:09

The Woolpack locals proving that a little dress and decorum can go a very long way.

0:39:090:39:14

It's just a shame the whole series budget was spent on a firework display!

0:39:140:39:19

Anything Emmerdale can do, EastEnders can do just as well.

0:39:220:39:26

History books will state that EastEnders was first conceived in the '80s.

0:39:290:39:35

However, what's not known

0:39:350:39:36

is that a decade earlier, the BBC piloted EastEnders...The Musical.

0:39:360:39:40

# Calling out around the world... #

0:39:430:39:46

Ah! What could've been.

0:39:460:39:48

We're joking, of course. This is 2009's EastEnders Motown Medley.

0:39:480:39:55

Where it wasn't just the girls that got glammed up.

0:39:550:39:59

# And I'm bringing you a love that's true

0:39:590:40:02

# So get ready, so get ready Come, get ready... #

0:40:020:40:07

We were slick on the mics. We were pretty fly.

0:40:070:40:11

We had the nice suits, you know.

0:40:110:40:13

# You want to play hide-and-seek with love, let me remind you

0:40:130:40:18

# It's all right... #

0:40:180:40:19

Anything that involves giving me hair, I'm down!

0:40:190:40:21

# ..Missing the time it takes to find you... #

0:40:210:40:24

'To hit the high notes?'

0:40:240:40:25

It was partly due to the trousers they gave me.

0:40:250:40:28

I can't deny it, they were...snug.

0:40:280:40:30

-# ..Ain't no mountain high enough

-No mountain high enough... #

0:40:300:40:34

'It is a nightmare for the director'

0:40:340:40:36

because television actors have the concentration span of fruit flies!

0:40:360:40:41

Yes, all the singing and dancing was just too much for some characters.

0:40:410:40:45

We're going, "Ooh, put the music up a bit louder this time...!"

0:40:450:40:48

But even Heather got there in the end.

0:40:480:40:51

# ..Ah... #

0:40:510:40:53

It hits you that you're doing something

0:40:530:40:55

that is raising a lot of money and does

0:40:550:40:58

every year for absolutely brilliant, brilliant causes.

0:40:580:41:03

# ..Ain't no mountain high enough... #

0:41:030:41:04

Not half! This performance helped raise £40 million last year.

0:41:040:41:10

# ..Ain't no mountain high enough. #

0:41:100:41:13

Well done, EastEnders.

0:41:130:41:15

# Ain't no mountain high enough... #

0:41:150:41:17

OK, Heather, we've done this one now. Heather!

0:41:170:41:19

# ..Ain't no valley keep me from you! #

0:41:190:41:21

Heather! Can someone get Heather's mate, Shirley?

0:41:210:41:24

Luckily, Children in Need always has a team of highly skilled medical professionals

0:41:240:41:28

on hand. Good job too, because in 2009, disaster struck

0:41:280:41:32

and Children in Need's main man fell unexpectedly ill.

0:41:320:41:37

No, not Sir Terry. Pudsey!

0:41:370:41:40

Tess, call for a spiritometer.

0:41:400:41:42

Nice to see you again, Pudsey, old son...

0:41:420:41:45

Fortunately, the Casualty team were fully trained in bear resuscitation.

0:41:450:41:49

Ignoring the obvious physical injuries to his head,

0:41:490:41:52

the team went for a more economic approach to his recovery.

0:41:520:41:56

-His fluff count is way down.

-We could try lotta letters-ology.

0:41:560:41:59

No, no, his spirits are too low. We'd risk tufftasayitis.

0:41:590:42:03

People, we've got to face facts here. This is a waiting game.

0:42:030:42:07

However, their patience reaped dividends

0:42:090:42:11

and the team finally unravelled

0:42:110:42:13

the connection between wealth and health.

0:42:130:42:16

With his pockets bulging for a good cause,

0:42:200:42:22

Pudsey soon skipped out of the ward and the show went ahead,

0:42:220:42:26

raising 20 million on the night.

0:42:260:42:28

Now, what's at number 27 in our countdown? Let's take a look.

0:42:280:42:33

Or should I say, let's take a sniff?

0:42:330:42:36

The BBC was the first to bring television into your home,

0:42:380:42:42

the first to bring you colour pictures and widescreen TV,

0:42:420:42:47

and in 1995, Auntie Beeb provided us with technology that would blow our minds.

0:42:470:42:53

-I remember smelly-vision.

-It's Smell-o-vision, Roslin.

0:42:530:42:57

I remember Smell-o-vision.

0:42:570:42:58

You could buy these little booklets to actually sniff while you were watching the television.

0:43:010:43:06

You'd rub something and you could smell...

0:43:070:43:10

-Noel Edmonds.

-Ooh!

0:43:100:43:12

It's very bizarre, because in the book,

0:43:120:43:15

you're sniffing Noel's armpit!

0:43:150:43:16

Mr Blobby.

0:43:190:43:21

-What's that smell?

-Blobby-blobby!

0:43:210:43:23

You can imagine everyone doing it, going, "Oh, God, it smells like berries." But it didn't.

0:43:250:43:30

It just smelt like a book.

0:43:300:43:32

Television may not have stunk,

0:43:320:43:35

but thanks to the help of Blobby and friends,

0:43:350:43:38

a stinking £16.8 million was raised for Children in Need.

0:43:380:43:43

Right, what's next? Hmm. Can anyone smell cheese?

0:43:430:43:46

# I'm through with standing in line to clubs I'll never get in

0:43:460:43:50

# It's like the bottom of the ninth and I'm never going to win

0:43:500:43:53

# This life hasn't turned out quite the way I want it to be... #

0:43:530:43:58

Talent shows have been criticised

0:43:580:43:59

for using pitch-correcting, auto-tune technology

0:43:590:44:03

to ensure singers sound in key.

0:44:030:44:05

# ..I can play baseball in

0:44:050:44:06

# And a kingsize tub big enough for ten plus me

0:44:060:44:11

# Is that what you need? #

0:44:110:44:13

Unfortunately, all of the auto-tune machines were in use on this day, so instead, here are our stars miming.

0:44:130:44:20

# ..Cos we all just want to be big rock stars

0:44:200:44:23

# And live in hilltop castles driving 15 cars... #

0:44:230:44:26

They do sound good, though.

0:44:260:44:27

# ..Digger's going to wind up there

0:44:270:44:30

# Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blonde hair

0:44:300:44:34

# Hey, hey, I want to be a rock star

0:44:340:44:37

# Hey, hey I want to be a rock star... #

0:44:400:44:44

Last summer, we said a tearful goodbye to an old friend.

0:44:480:44:52

Yes, after 27 years, The Bill closed its doors to Sun Hill for ever.

0:44:520:44:58

# Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone... #

0:45:010:45:03

Could this be the reason why?

0:45:030:45:04

-# ..On the slide trombone... #

-We had PC Nate Roberts on drums,

0:45:040:45:08

Detective Constable Terry Perkins on bass,

0:45:080:45:11

and even Natalie from EastEnders busting some moves.

0:45:110:45:14

# ..Everybody on the whole cell block... #

0:45:150:45:18

Every one of them was in serious breach of police regulations.

0:45:180:45:21

-Twist!

-No-one's going to jail here, though.

0:45:240:45:27

This is The Bill's 2008 Blues Brothers' Medley for Children in Need.

0:45:270:45:31

# ..And do the bird...

0:45:330:45:34

# Bend over, let me see you shake your tail-feather

0:45:370:45:40

# Bend over, let me see you shake your tail-feather

0:45:400:45:43

# Come on and let me see you shake your tail-feather

0:45:430:45:46

# Come on and let me see you shake your tail-feather

0:45:460:45:48

# Aaaahhhh! #

0:45:480:45:52

A slick performance from The Bill there, but for one cast member

0:45:520:45:55

of Hollyoaks, things didn't go as planned.

0:45:550:45:59

MUSIC: Theme from "Psycho" by Bernard Herrmann

0:45:590:46:01

You can rehearse as much as you like, but when you're on stage,

0:46:010:46:05

you hope you get out the other side unscathed.

0:46:050:46:07

That didn't happen to me.

0:46:070:46:08

We've seen it twice before in this countdown.

0:46:110:46:14

And now the hat-trick is complete.

0:46:140:46:16

Everybody says it'll be all right on the night, but I did have an out-of-body experience.

0:46:160:46:21

Yes, the curse of the Children in Need microphone mishap strikes again in 2009.

0:46:210:46:27

# We will, we will rock you... #

0:46:280:46:32

'Went on stage, live in front of all these millions of viewers,'

0:46:340:46:39

and everybody else sang their line and it got to mine and I started to sing.

0:46:390:46:42

HE MOUTHS

0:46:420:46:44

INAUDIBLE LYRICS

0:46:450:46:47

# ..You got mud on your face You big disgrace... #

0:46:500:46:55

At the end of my second line singing, one of the runners came up and handed me a microphone.

0:46:550:46:59

So the next minute, I had this microphone held in my hand

0:46:590:47:02

whilst trying to clap my hands above my head.

0:47:020:47:05

# ..We will, we will rock you... #

0:47:060:47:08

It just was the most stressful two and a half minutes of my life.

0:47:080:47:12

# ..We will, we will rock you. #

0:47:120:47:16

First person I meet walking off stage, Lee Mead, and he just laughs...

0:47:160:47:19

and says to me, "Mate, it happens to the best of us!"

0:47:190:47:23

You're not wrong, Gerard. No matter how much preparation you put in, it doesn't always go to plan.

0:47:240:47:30

Now, I bet your parents have banged on about this classic sketch,

0:47:320:47:37

where legends Morecambe and Wise demonstrate physical comedy.

0:47:370:47:41

Children in Need decided to re-create this sketch in 2003,

0:47:410:47:46

but where would they find two clowns who could handle their food?

0:47:460:47:49

Step forward a couple of TV chefs.

0:47:520:47:54

MUSIC: "The Stripper" by David Rose

0:47:540:47:57

Chefs, it's all about timing,

0:47:570:47:58

getting everything right at the right time.

0:47:580:48:00

So, this should be a doddle.

0:48:000:48:02

Yeah. Well, I think we did all right, actually.

0:48:040:48:07

Yeah, well, we'll be the judge of that,

0:48:070:48:08

because this isn't so much about cooking as the co-ordination.

0:48:080:48:13

Difficult. Really difficult. You walk out in front of ten million people watching, it's live!

0:48:130:48:19

So were we crapping ourselves? Yes, we were!

0:48:200:48:23

Well, with these two pros in the kitchen, it was bound to be

0:48:250:48:27

a recipe for success, right?

0:48:270:48:29

'He's a great natural mover.'

0:48:350:48:37

He's got the rhythm and all that, and I sort of haven't.

0:48:370:48:41

Don't be too hard on yourself, Antony.

0:48:410:48:44

It seems to be going all right so far.

0:48:440:48:47

-The pancakes stuck.

-The pancakes were supposed to fall out.

0:48:480:48:50

They didn't fall out quick enough, and we're going, "Come on!"

0:48:500:48:54

Tossing pancakes can be tricky, so let's try something simpler.

0:48:540:48:58

Then I had to catch the toast.

0:49:000:49:02

Toast. This should be easy.

0:49:020:49:05

Oh, God!

0:49:050:49:07

The set builders had put the toaster in around the wrong way,

0:49:070:49:11

so the toast went that way and I was waiting for it to go that way.

0:49:110:49:14

Ah, an easy mistake. But if all else fails,

0:49:140:49:17

just take off your clothes and pull out your sausage!

0:49:170:49:21

It was a great fun thing to do, and actually very privileged

0:49:210:49:25

to be asked to do something like that for Children in Need.

0:49:250:49:28

Despite its flaws, it was a fair effort and another classic Children in Need moment.

0:49:280:49:34

Let's see what's being served up next.

0:49:340:49:37

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:49:370:49:39

In 2008, Sir Terry Wogan was joined by co-host Tess Daly

0:49:410:49:46

for a very special Strictly Come Dancing.

0:49:460:49:49

The bright idea was that Tess and I should have a competition.

0:49:490:49:53

Can you think of anything more ridiculous?

0:49:530:49:55

Tess and Terry have turned into dancefloor divas and are about

0:49:550:50:00

to let their feet do the talking to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.

0:50:000:50:04

Tess was absolutely pfft-ing it!

0:50:040:50:08

-So, it's very, very simple.

-It was tough for Terry too.

0:50:090:50:13

I endured hours of rehearsal, trying to remember steps.

0:50:130:50:18

# Let me show you... #

0:50:180:50:19

Ah, yes, the steps.

0:50:210:50:23

# ..The minute you walked in the joint

0:50:230:50:25

# I could see you were a man of distinction

0:50:250:50:29

# A real big spender Hey, big spender! #

0:50:290:50:31

Tess smashed it. She was amazing.

0:50:310:50:33

She has these long, gazelle-like, beautiful tanned legs that were flicking about everywhere.

0:50:330:50:39

She was beautiful out on that dancefloor.

0:50:390:50:41

Yes, on the night, Tess tripped the light fantastic,

0:50:440:50:46

and as soon as Anton's back had recovered,

0:50:460:50:48

they had to face the toughest judges on television.

0:50:480:50:51

What I'm looking for in American Smooth is what I've just seen.

0:50:530:50:57

-I love you, Len!

-Like spun gold!

0:50:570:51:00

It was fantastic.

0:51:000:51:01

That clumsy little duckling

0:51:010:51:03

has turned into a sexy swan and proved anyone can dance!

0:51:030:51:09

Yes, Arlene, anyone can dance. But Terry isn't just anyone.

0:51:090:51:14

Terry, oh, bless Terry.

0:51:180:51:19

He had this concentration face when he was going...

0:51:190:51:22

# ..Three times a lady And I love you... #

0:51:240:51:28

Hard work, preparation and hours of rehearsal can pay off.

0:51:280:51:32

Just look at the man go.

0:51:330:51:35

She's going to fall... He's got her!

0:51:350:51:38

And now for the big finale.

0:51:380:51:41

Yes, yes, he's walking in a circle!

0:51:410:51:44

But for all the spectacle, it just wasn't meant to be.

0:51:440:51:48

I was never in the running.

0:51:500:51:52

I know Tess flung herself into it most enthusiastically,

0:51:520:51:56

because when she won - which she was always going to - she went, "Yes!"

0:51:560:52:02

I thought, "Just a minute, I had no idea that you were taking it as seriously as this."

0:52:030:52:08

Terry looks shocked. He's not happy about this.

0:52:080:52:12

My advice to Terry is - I wouldn't do too much dancing any more!

0:52:120:52:16

Ah, shut up!

0:52:160:52:17

He does not like to lose!

0:52:170:52:20

Terry... you're not that good of a dancer!

0:52:200:52:24

# Don't stop me now... #

0:52:240:52:26

Maybe not, Barrowman, but Terry's twinkle toes helped raise a record £21 million on the night.

0:52:260:52:33

# Now we're back together

0:52:370:52:42

# Together... #

0:52:420:52:44

In 1988, Neighbours' sweethearts Jason Donavon and Kylie Minogue

0:52:440:52:49

topped the charts with the unforgettable Especially For You.

0:52:490:52:52

# All the love I have is especially... #

0:52:520:52:55

Ten years later, another unforgettable version was released.

0:52:550:52:59

# Especially for you

0:53:020:53:06

# I want to let you know... #

0:53:060:53:08

'I'm a massive Denise fan. I thought she was phenomenal.

0:53:080:53:12

'That's when everybody realised she could sing.'

0:53:120:53:14

I know it was tongue in cheek, and they did it quite tongue in cheek,

0:53:140:53:17

but if you've ever seen her on the West End stage, that girl can sing.

0:53:170:53:21

# ..I still feel the same

0:53:210:53:25

# Especially for you... #

0:53:250:53:27

A lot of viewers thought I was wearing a wig. But, no. Always had a thick head of hair, always.

0:53:270:53:31

I'm one of TV's most celebrated blondes.

0:53:310:53:34

# ..If dreams were wings, you know I would have flown to you

0:53:340:53:39

# To be where you are...

0:53:390:53:41

# No matter how far And now that I'm next to you... #

0:53:410:53:47

'You get in the zone, you feel the force of the Don.

0:53:470:53:50

'His spirit literally enters you and you feel suddenly giddy'

0:53:500:53:55

and you just get it. You're in the Dono-zone.

0:53:550:53:57

# ..Now we're back together

0:53:570:54:00

# Together

0:54:000:54:02

# I want to show you

0:54:020:54:05

# My heart is oh, so true

0:54:050:54:08

# And all the love I have is especially for you... #

0:54:080:54:15

'He just made me laugh. Every single expression he pulled.'

0:54:180:54:21

The outfit he had on and his hair!

0:54:210:54:24

How Denise managed to keep a straight face, I'll never know!

0:54:240:54:28

# ..You were in my heart... #

0:54:330:54:34

Denise was really enthusiastic. She's got a really good voice.

0:54:340:54:37

I'm not so good. I can vaguely carry a tune.

0:54:370:54:40

# ..No more dreaming about tomorrow Forget the loneliness and the sorrow

0:54:400:54:46

# And I've got to say it's all because of you, and...

0:54:460:54:50

# Now we're back together

0:54:500:54:54

# Together... #

0:54:540:54:56

It was amazing. We walked out and we did get a big roar.

0:54:560:54:58

Suddenly, it was a bit... Johnny Pop Star.

0:54:580:55:01

Yeah, it was good...

0:55:010:55:04

-# ..And all the love I have... #

-..ish.

0:55:040:55:07

# ..Is especially for you... #

0:55:070:55:08

Yes, the studio audience and viewers alike enjoyed the laugh,

0:55:080:55:13

and Johnny and Denise helped raise over £11 million on the night.

0:55:130:55:17

At the end, I leapt up on Terry. I don't know why I did that. You know what it was? Relief.

0:55:190:55:25

'Terry is one of Earth's most huggable humans.

0:55:270:55:30

'I felt like an elaborate network of trusses on his back.'

0:55:300:55:34

-I didn't. I'm lying.

-Can I ask you something?

0:55:350:55:37

Sorry to do this to you, I don't know if you all agree with me

0:55:370:55:40

that that should be released as a Christmas single.

0:55:400:55:43

'The two of them at that time were so popular as a double act.'

0:55:430:55:47

They were taking it seriously.

0:55:470:55:50

They were going to go for this.

0:55:500:55:52

I thought the song would work again, so we thought, "We'll put it out as a record."

0:55:520:55:56

-You'll release it for Christmas?

-Yeah, we'd love to.

0:55:560:55:58

-Money to Children in Need. Fantastic!

-We ended up appearing, lifelong ambition,

0:55:580:56:04

on Christmas Top Of The Pops, which was extraordinary.

0:56:040:56:07

Yes, Johnny, it just goes to show

0:56:070:56:09

that Children in Need can make dreams come true,

0:56:090:56:12

So, we've counted down from 50 to 21,

0:56:140:56:17

reliving some magical moments. Was your favourite there?

0:56:170:56:21

If not, fear not. We're about to dive

0:56:210:56:24

head-first into the all-important Top 20.

0:56:240:56:28

It's a hamster driving an Audi Quattro.

0:56:300:56:33

Not a real hamster, of course, that would be ridiculous and quite dangerous.

0:56:330:56:38

I don't know how the idea

0:56:380:56:39

of Ashes To Ashes and Top Gear getting together came about.

0:56:390:56:43

Somebody bigger and cleverer than me would have thought of it.

0:56:430:56:46

Well, bigger, definitely.

0:56:460:56:49

Yes, in 2008, two award-winning shows came together

0:56:490:56:52

for this three-minute piece of funniness.

0:56:520:56:54

-Oi!

-Sorry.

0:56:540:56:56

Get away from that motor and put your hands in the air.

0:56:560:56:58

Philip was heroically abusive of me.

0:56:580:57:00

Why should I let a miniature scrotum like you anywhere near my car?

0:57:000:57:04

What else is he going to do? He gets the small one off Top Gear to play with.

0:57:040:57:08

You seriously think I'd let a man who looks like a gerbil drive my car?

0:57:080:57:12

I don't know what I was thinking about.

0:57:120:57:15

The Audi Quattro was an important car, but let's be honest,

0:57:150:57:18

it's an old car, which means it's rubbish.

0:57:180:57:20

Sorry, Audi Quattro.

0:57:220:57:23

These are brilliant. Shame it's wasted on him.

0:57:280:57:30

Producers decided it would be wise to use a stuntman for the high-speed manoeuvres.

0:57:300:57:36

I don't know why, with my reputation.

0:57:360:57:38

BELL RINGS, DOG HOWLS

0:57:380:57:40

-Yeah, I know why.

-But it's not all fun and games.

0:57:430:57:46

There was an important lesson to be learned.

0:57:460:57:50

How do you fancy meeting the Stig?

0:57:500:57:52

Thought you'd never ask.

0:57:520:57:54

In my experience, a chap's ability to execute a handbrake turn

0:57:540:58:00

has a direct correlation with his ability to persuade young ladies to get jiggy.

0:58:000:58:04

Handbrake turn, girls, jiggy, got it.

0:58:040:58:10

Of course, if that doesn't work, you can always try hypnotism.

0:58:100:58:13

We're all going off on an exciting journey into the imagination.

0:58:130:58:17

Don't adjust your screens. What you're about to see is not a trick.

0:58:180:58:22

These are real celebrities risking real careers.

0:58:220:58:26

We're going off down the farmyard and there's a lot of milking to be done.

0:58:260:58:29

Yes, at number 19, it's hypnotist Paul McKenna, famous for helping

0:58:290:58:33

Olympic athletes win medals, or smokers quit their habit.

0:58:330:58:37

Back in 1996, he's doing what he does best - making celebrities look like idiots.

0:58:370:58:43

HE TALKS GIBBERISH

0:58:430:58:46

I didn't understand what I'd have to do,

0:58:460:58:48

-so I just agreed to do it.

-Do you feel hypnotised?

0:58:480:58:50

-No way.

-No, no, sleep, sleep.

0:58:500:58:53

What are we actually doing here?

0:58:530:58:54

When you wake up in the next few moments, whenever you hear this piece of music,

0:58:540:58:58

for the rest of this evening,

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you'll become a world champion goal-scoring footballer.

0:58:590:59:02

I know that it wasn't fake, because my acting's not that good!

0:59:020:59:07

He shoots, he scores!

0:59:070:59:09

It's a goal! It's a goal! It's a goal!

0:59:090:59:13

Dean, Dean, what are you doing out of your seat?

0:59:130:59:18

The most embarrassing thing for me, watching back on my hypnotism...

0:59:180:59:21

-Acting like a fish?

-..it was just awful.

0:59:210:59:25

-Talking like an alien?

-Ah-cha-cha!

0:59:250:59:27

-Oh, yeah, right.

-I'm horrified for what I was wearing.

0:59:270:59:30

Yeah, fair point.

0:59:300:59:32

I don't think there's been any lasting effects from being hypnotised, or anything like that.

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MATCH OF THE DAY THEME MUSIC

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Goal!

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But enough of all this nonsense. At number 18, it's time to get serious.

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The following clip contains images that many viewers may find offensive

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and should not be replicated unless raising large sums of money for Children in Need,

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or intoxicated, or even both.

0:59:570:59:59

# Let's do the Time Warp again... #

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Yes, avert your eyes, it's the newsreaders in their underwear,

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performing the Rocky Horror Show.

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Put your hands on your hips.

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# ..And bring your knees in tight... #

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It was phenomenal.

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That was easily, I think, streets ahead of all the others.

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# ..Let's do the Time Warp again... #

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The legendary Michael Buerk, who actually, I think,

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as the story goes, did the 10 O'Clock News

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wearing his suit and fishnet tights underneath.

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That's not just a story, Sophie.

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The act was scheduled for only a couple of minutes

1:00:361:00:39

after the end of the 10 O'Clock News that I was presenting.

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Good evening.

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-He didn't have time to change.

-I was bloody uncomfortable.

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All this stuff was below the waist. Above the waist,

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I was your standard BBC 10 O'Clock newscaster.

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Students will have to pay far more to go to university.

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But then, quite late in the evening, they wheel on our social affairs editor...

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Our social affairs editor, Neil Dixon, is here.

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..but nobody told him that I'd got this costume on.

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And I swing round to him

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in a black leather micro skirt,

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fishnet stockings and big leather boots.

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-Yes, Michael, I think there was a real prospect...

-How he carried on, I don't know.

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And for those that still don't believe, here's the proof.

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What a picture!

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Fortunately for Michael, he wasn't the headline that night.

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Jeremy Vine, the bravest newsreader of them all.

1:01:441:01:48

# I see you've met my... #

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I've never been able to look at Jeremy in quite the same way.

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What's the big deal? You're in stockings and suspenders and he's just in a cloak.

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# ..Don't get strung out by the way I look... #

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Oh, my God!

1:02:011:02:03

# ..Don't judge a book by its cover... #

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I thought he was such a terrific guy,

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brilliant journalist, and good mate, but...

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I had my doubts.

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# ..I'm just a sweet transvestite

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# Sweet transvestite

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# From Transsexual... #

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Horrific though it may be, it managed to help raise 13.5 million in 2002.

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That's the great thing about Children in Need.

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Whatever an arse you make of yourself, at the end of the day, it was for children, wasn't it?

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Next, one of the most ground-breaking moments in history.

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In 2009, a brave documentary film crew went to the ends of the earth

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in search of mythical talking animals.

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This is what they found.

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Oh, hello.

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Seen that Children in Need?

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Dear, oh dear. I mean, I'm all for charity and all that,

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but it's gone a bit mad around here this year.

1:02:541:02:56

Look, everyone, it's jumping Justin.

1:02:561:02:58

Evening, boys, don't get up...

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I'm joking, of course. This is a Walk On The Wild Side special for Children in Need.

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-Sid.

-What, who's that?

-This is your conscience speaking.

-What?

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Alan, Alan, Al, Alan. Alan.

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Al, Al, Al, Al!

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I know what you're thinking - what do humans sound like as animals?

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Well, it's something like this.

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ANIMAL HOWLS AND SCREECHES

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Amazing.

1:03:311:03:34

At number 16, a performance that Simon Cowell describes as...

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One of the worst musical performances ever.

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-Oh, dear. Well, who could that be?

-Here's Terry Wogan.

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Many years ago, when the world was young

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and I was a great deal younger,

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somebody had the idea that I should release a record.

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# I thought I could hear the curious tone

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# Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone... #

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And then somebody had the really bad idea that we do a rap version for Children in Need.

1:03:591:04:04

# ..There was band with a curious tone

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# Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone... #

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Sporting a suit trouser and camo jacket combo,

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Mr Children in Need has made the Top 20 with the Floral Dance remix.

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# ..All together with the floral dance... #

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As anybody looking at this will see, it was an unmitigated disaster.

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-Say, way-oh!

-Way-oh!

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Way-oh!

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I mean, the Floral Dance, and I'm not being rude,

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has got to be one of the worst musical performances...ever.

1:04:311:04:36

# ..Came floating down... #

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-It's not THAT bad.

-Say, way-oh!

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-Way-oh.

-Way-oh!

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Brilliant.

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He's a great DJ,

1:04:461:04:47

and a great TV presenter. He's just a terrible singer.

1:04:471:04:50

I wouldn't be too quick to criticise, Cowell, because guess who's at number 15...

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as a magician's assistant?!

1:04:571:04:59

I remember getting a very excited call from Pete Waterman.

1:04:591:05:03

He said, "I've got to speak to you urgently."

1:05:031:05:06

"What's urgent, Pete?"

1:05:081:05:10

"I need to saw you in half on TV."

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Right, get him in the box.

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I was a bit nervous, I've got to be honest with you.

1:05:251:05:27

Where's his waistband?

1:05:271:05:30

I don't know, I can't find it. It's there somewhere.

1:05:301:05:33

It was when I realised it was electric.

1:05:341:05:37

-You are kidding me?!

-I'm not kidding you.

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That's it.

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I'm lying in a box, I can't move, somebody who I often fall out with

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is standing there with a chainsaw and it's live TV.

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It's not the best feeling in the world.

1:05:511:05:53

I remember thinking at that point, "He's actually not a magician, what if he does saw me in half?"

1:05:571:06:02

-Oh, dear.

-You don't know what you're doing.

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I know what I'm doing, son.

1:06:061:06:08

But that's Pete, he loves dressing up in strange clothes and holding chainsaws.

1:06:081:06:14

I thought you said he's got no backbone.

1:06:141:06:17

At the time, it was like, "Simon Cowell's getting sawn in half."

1:06:201:06:24

Now, when you think back at it, you're thinking,

1:06:241:06:26

"Do we wish we could have sawn Simon Cowell in half?"

1:06:261:06:29

-Probably, yeah.

-Would that have been a bit of a problem for us?

1:06:291:06:33

It was quite embarrassing.

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Actually, he did saw me in half.

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Before your very eyes, ladies and gentlemen.

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No, obviously, we'd never want that to really happen in real life.

1:06:491:06:52

Now, we've already seen EastEnders impersonate one icon in this countdown,

1:06:581:07:03

so when Pudsey called in 2002, you can count on one man to rise to the challenge.

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# I want to break free... #

1:07:081:07:11

After I Want To Break Free,

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the following year, I think EastEnders thought,

1:07:131:07:15

"We've got to top this."

1:07:151:07:17

So when you've left your stamp on Freddie Mercury, where can you possibly go next?

1:07:171:07:21

They said, "Shaun, you're going to be Michael Jackson."

1:07:211:07:25

# Cos this is thriller

1:07:251:07:28

# Thriller night

1:07:281:07:30

# No-one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike... #

1:07:301:07:33

"So you want fat Barry Evans, overweight, face like a bag of spanners, to play Michael Jackson?"

1:07:331:07:39

They said, "Yeah." I thought, "This is going to be awful."

1:07:391:07:44

# You know, it's thriller Thriller night... #

1:07:441:07:49

He wasn't trying to do it as Michael Jackson,

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he was trying to do it as Barry.

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# ..Inside a killer, thriller, tonight... #

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I remember Shaun Williamson doing Thriller, that was great.

1:07:571:08:00

He physically isn't very similar to Michael Jackson, but he was good.

1:08:001:08:04

He can really nail the tune.

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# ..Killer, thriller, tonight... #

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I looked ridiculous, like an embarrassing uncle.

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# ..The dead start to walk... #

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There's a bit when I jump up on a park bench, I thought, "This is your chance, son, go for it."

1:08:131:08:19

# There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time... #

1:08:191:08:23

Flip the old jacket down the back and I'm like, "Yeah, come on!"

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Did a few little off-the-cuff Jackson moves.

1:08:261:08:30

Not quite sure what Jackson moves those are.

1:08:301:08:33

I think one of the best parts of our video is the zombies.

1:08:331:08:38

The make-up team did a fantastic job.

1:08:381:08:40

My first appearance as a zombie, may I add.

1:08:401:08:43

Darling, you're a natural.

1:08:441:08:46

That was his hand. We'd been four hours without a snack.

1:08:461:08:48

Zombies, check. Michael Jackson, well, kind of.

1:08:481:08:53

All that's left is the famous dance.

1:08:531:08:55

When I looked back on it, it looked like I was having a fit.

1:08:551:08:59

Darkness falls across the land.

1:08:591:09:02

Your body starts to shiver.

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This classic Children in Need performance helped raise over £26 million.

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The evil of the thriller.

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If you liked that, stay tuned.

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There's more soapy moments still to come.

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Next, a trip down mammary lane... I mean memory lane.

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For me, taking part in Children In Need was extraordinary

1:09:271:09:31

because I'd watched it for years and years.

1:09:311:09:33

I remember watching it and Joanna Lumley taking her clothes off.

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I'd like to take my dress off later on, if somebody would like to pledge some money...for that.

1:09:371:09:42

We were suitably moved by Joanna's offer.

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One of the events that will always be fresh in the memory of all of those,

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and all of us, who've been part of Children in Need since 1980.

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No need for big musical numbers or comedy sketches.

1:09:591:10:01

Back in 1983, it appears celebs would just strip for money.

1:10:011:10:07

Weren't the '80s just fantastic?!

1:10:171:10:20

It was a little black number,

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and it had the required effect.

1:10:231:10:25

There's never been a higher point in Children in Need for me.

1:10:291:10:32

In that case, let's see your high point one more time.

1:10:321:10:36

We salute you, Miss Lumley.

1:10:391:10:41

If we'd had the requisite amount of money, who knows, she might have taken it all off.

1:10:431:10:49

And that would've been something, I tell you.

1:10:511:10:54

Over the years, Children in Need has given us

1:10:561:10:58

some pretty unique musical performances,

1:10:581:11:01

but no-one could have predicted this brilliantly bizarre duet back in 1997.

1:11:011:11:07

I had a request through asking if I would do something for Children in Need.

1:11:071:11:12

# Another bride... #

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But then when she said they want you to sing...

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# ..Another sunny... #

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..with Kermit the Frog...

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Hey-ho!

1:11:271:11:28

Nice.

1:11:331:11:35

It was incredible.

1:11:371:11:39

# ..A lot of shoes...

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# A lot of rice... #

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Everybody knows who Kermit the Frog is.

1:11:471:11:50

It was like meeting royalty.

1:11:501:11:54

You are, and why would you not, treating him like a major star,

1:11:541:11:59

albeit bending down a little bit.

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# ..To make whoopee... #

1:12:011:12:04

Singing with Kermit is not something that you forget.

1:12:041:12:08

-# ..He's so ambitious

-Er, amphibious... #

1:12:081:12:12

It definitely was one of the highlights of my career.

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Sadly, this was to be the first and only time Kermit and Ulrika performed together.

1:12:171:12:22

# ..For making whoopee... #

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I haven't actually got Kermit's mobile number,

1:12:241:12:27

but if you are watching this, and you fancy making whoopee,

1:12:271:12:33

then give me a call.

1:12:331:12:35

Miss Piggy's not going to like that, Ulrika.

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And talking of unforgettable duets,

1:12:421:12:46

once upon a time, in a television studio in west London

1:12:461:12:49

two star-crossed lovers looked into each other's eyes,

1:12:491:12:52

and sung about a whole new world.

1:12:521:12:55

# A whole new world... #

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And in the spirit of fairytale, let's all say something nice.

1:12:591:13:03

Katie and Peter performing together, doing A Whole New World,

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what can I say?

1:13:071:13:08

# ..A whole new world... #

1:13:081:13:12

Erm...

1:13:121:13:13

It was, wow.

1:13:131:13:15

Wait...

1:13:151:13:17

I'm just trying to think.

1:13:171:13:19

Come on, it can't be that hard. This fairytale needs a knight in shining armour.

1:13:191:13:25

Arise, Sir Terry, we need some help.

1:13:251:13:28

It wasn't, perhaps, the greatest performance of the century, but it was OK.

1:13:281:13:33

It was in tune, and Peter can certainly sing, and Katie...

1:13:331:13:38

came in at the appropriate time.

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-# A whole new world

-A whole new world

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# A new fantastic point of view

1:13:461:13:51

# No-one to tell us no Or where to go

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# Or say we're only dreaming

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A whole new world

1:14:001:14:04

Every turn a surprise... #

1:14:021:14:04

During the time they were performing, no donations coming through at all,

1:14:041:14:07

because everybody was riveted,

1:14:071:14:09

but as soon as they'd finished, the phones went mad.

1:14:091:14:12

# ..A whole new world... #

1:14:121:14:15

It was one of the great moments on Children in Need in terms of a tremendous burst of giving.

1:14:151:14:21

Yes, Peter gets a bit of stick, and Katie's got her knockers,

1:14:211:14:25

but this classic Children in Need duet helped raise over £17 million on the night.

1:14:251:14:31

And they all lived happily ever after.

1:14:311:14:34

Well, kind of.

1:14:341:14:36

Before we dive head-first into the top ten greatest moments,

1:14:381:14:42

let's raise a glass to the smooth-talking Irishman

1:14:421:14:45

that Children in Need simply wouldn't be the same without.

1:14:451:14:50

Now it's time to pay tribute to a very wonderful and warm human being, but enough of me.

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-AS TERRY WOGAN:

-If there was a good ship Children in Need,

1:14:561:15:00

Sir Terry would be the carved figurehead at the front of it.

1:15:001:15:03

# Terry Wogan, Terry Wogan Terry Wogan... #

1:15:031:15:07

Sir Terry has presented Children in Need for over 30 years,

1:15:071:15:10

that's over 200 hours of live TV and pure professionalism.

1:15:101:15:15

HE BLOWS A RASPBERRY

1:15:151:15:16

Terry Wogan is quintessentially Children in Need.

1:15:161:15:20

-When you think of Children in Need, you think of Terry.

-Yee-hah!

1:15:201:15:24

From the second I started on that show, he took me under his wing,

1:15:241:15:27

and guided me through the chaos.

1:15:271:15:30

-Quite moved by that.

-He has got the smoothest voice I think I've ever heard.

1:15:301:15:34

Imagine a sweet with Terry Wogan running all the way through it.

1:15:341:15:39

-Sir Terry Wogan is the lynchpin in Pudsey's nappy.

-Oh!

1:15:391:15:44

He's got great energy, you never see him wavering over the night.

1:15:461:15:49

Hello, I'm Gaby Roslin.

1:15:491:15:51

No jokes, I really have lost Terry Wogan.

1:15:511:15:54

-He might be off, having a little tipple on the side.

-Thank you very much, Charles.

1:15:541:15:58

As far as I know, Terry Wogan only ever drunk water.

1:15:581:16:03

SLURRING: I'll give Terry Wogan £250 for his tie.

1:16:031:16:08

The show must go on, it's the old-pro syndrome, you know, bore everybody to death.

1:16:081:16:13

Belting idea... Whoa!

1:16:131:16:16

He just gets dealt curve balls all night.

1:16:161:16:18

Pretty smooth, eh?

1:16:181:16:21

If you've been watching from the start,

1:16:211:16:23

and even I haven't been watching from the start...

1:16:231:16:25

He doesn't have to unwind after he's been on stage, he's relaxed on stage

1:16:251:16:29

-and that is why he's a great host for the evening.

-I'm not really with you now.

1:16:291:16:33

It doesn't matter how chaotic it is,

1:16:331:16:35

he'll just rock on the balls of his feet and just go, "Oh, ah."

1:16:351:16:39

-Hmm.

-Oh. Hmm.

1:16:391:16:41

I just caught a glimpse of myself on the television.

1:16:411:16:44

How have you been able to watch this all evening?

1:16:441:16:47

Tonight, we can all make it count, really count, for the children.

1:16:471:16:52

He's passionate about the charity himself,

1:16:531:16:55

he's passionate about what it stands for.

1:16:551:16:58

Keep the donations coming in, please. I hate to nag, but we have to do better this year.

1:16:581:17:02

-AS TERRY WOGAN:

-All that fine work that contributed to him becoming Sir Terry, oh!

1:17:021:17:07

-We're glad that you're here, but show us the money.

-It's Terry's show.

1:17:071:17:12

Children in Need is Terry, and Terry is Children in Need.

1:17:121:17:16

-Isn't that heart-warming, everybody?

-Without Terry doing Children In Need, the world would not be right.

1:17:161:17:21

He's the only man for the job, he's going to have to live for ever, isn't he?

1:17:241:17:29

-He's a legend.

-He is a legend.

-He's a legend.

1:17:291:17:32

Deepest respect for that man.

1:17:341:17:36

-I've always loved him.

-He is a national treasure.

1:17:361:17:39

And it's just great to be able to say I worked with Terry Wogan.

1:17:401:17:43

I just hope, when the day comes, when I'm not able to react quickly,

1:17:471:17:52

when I appear to trip over my feet,

1:17:521:17:55

I hope that somebody's going to take me aside and say, "Time you were gone."

1:17:551:18:00

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your efforts.

1:18:001:18:03

But in the meantime,

1:18:031:18:05

I'm going to go on doing it for as long as I can.

1:18:051:18:08

-You're all very strange...

-Yay!

-..but I love you!

1:18:081:18:14

What a legend!

1:18:141:18:17

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for, so sit back

1:18:171:18:21

and enjoy the Children in Need greatest moments top ten.

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At number ten, we're at Number Ten, when Tony Blair meets...Tony Blair.

1:18:281:18:33

What? Has the scriptwriter been on the booze again?

1:18:331:18:36

The Jon Culshaw and Tony Blair sketch has to be one of

1:18:361:18:41

the classic Children in Need moments.

1:18:411:18:44

Fair play to Jon Culshaw, because I would not ever have the balls

1:18:451:18:49

to do an impression of the actual Prime Minister in front of him,

1:18:491:18:57

in his house.

1:18:571:18:58

People of Britain, this is your Prime Minister.

1:18:581:19:02

'I always thought that impressions'

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were just sort of exaggerations,

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but there he is, just off guard, the real fellow, he says,

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"OK, so, what do you want to do, guys?"

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Emphatic hand gesture, serious forehead, angry pointy finger.

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It is a great pleasure for me to lend my support to this year's Children in Need.

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Not only the support of myself, but also the support,

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in a very real sense, of my associate here.

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I think I can manage from now.

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Remember, emphatic hand gesture, serious forehead...

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I said, OK, I'll do a formal speech, then that can be your moment...

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Since the appeal started back in 1980...

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..then you can get started and then I'll interrupt you.

1:19:421:19:45

-In a very real sense.

-In a very real sense,

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it's money which has made and is making a huge difference

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to the lives of many tens of thousands of children and young people in the UK.

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Yes, it was very good of him to participate in this.

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I said, "Thank you, Prime Minister for joining in and helping out in this way."

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He says, "You know, it's a very good cause, Jon, ha-ha."

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And off he went to run the country or something.

1:20:071:20:10

-Thank you.

-Very good, it's good to get a thank you in at the end.

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I think people will relate to that and find that very warming.

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I think you do this better than me, actually.

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Looks like he made a good IMPRESSION.

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-BADUM-TISH!

-Thank you.

1:20:201:20:22

Who's at number nine?

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I don't know, who is it? Oh, right, "Who's" at number nine, very clever.

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-What?

-What?

-What?

-It's Who, actually.

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Yes, Children in Need in 2007 saw an iconic moment for any Doctor Who fan.

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That moment when the Doctors came together

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was an iconic moment for any Doctor Who fan.

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-Yeah, I just said that.

-Who are you?

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Take a look.

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-Oh. Oh, no.

-Oh, yes.

-You're... Oh, no, you're...

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-Here it comes. Yeah, I am.

-A fan?

-Yeah... What?

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For those of us who are Doctor Who fans, we always want the past to meet the future.

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And it's that whole time travel thing.

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In real time travel, you're never supposed to meet yourself, but you can if you're different people.

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I've no idea what you're talking about.

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It's like two time zones at war in the heart of the TARDIS. That's a paradox.

1:21:181:21:23

-You guys who know what I'm talking about will understand.

-One of the Doctors explains...

1:21:231:21:29

I was rebuilding the TARDIS, forgot to put the shields back up.

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The same TARDIS at different points in its own time stream, collided.

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And ooh, there you go, end of the universe.

1:21:351:21:38

-But I know exactly how this all works out. Watch.

-Right.

1:21:381:21:41

It's a brilliant thing that Doctor Who are able to make those moments for Children in Need.

1:21:411:21:45

Those are the moments we wait for.

1:21:451:21:47

Well, anyway, it all ends well with a Doctor Who love-in.

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Cos you know what, Doctor?

1:21:521:21:54

You were MY Doctor.

1:21:541:21:57

And it helped raise over £19 million on the night.

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Even though I still have no idea what, or who, was going on.

1:22:001:22:05

At number eight, it's poor, thieving good-for-nothings and filthy slums.

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Yes, it's Coronation Street, performing the hits from Oliver.

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Stepping into the lead role was actor Sam Aston at only 11 years old.

1:22:191:22:23

-Oh, look at his little face!

-Please, sir,

1:22:231:22:27

I want some more.

1:22:271:22:29

Yeah, it is a bit cringe-worthy.

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It's just because I was so young, my voice was so high-pitched.

1:22:321:22:35

-Please, sir, I want some more.

-More?!

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I had no kind of theatrical experience whatsoever.

1:22:421:22:46

I don't sing, I don't dance, I don't do anything like that.

1:22:461:22:50

His parents are so going to play that at his wedding.

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Him as Oliver, being really cute.

1:22:531:22:54

# He will rue the day somebody named him Oliver... #

1:22:541:22:59

He probably got the girls, didn't he, after that?

1:22:591:23:02

It was a great opportunity for the girls of Weatherfield to show us their talents.

1:23:021:23:09

I was so chuffed to be doing Oliver.

1:23:091:23:11

When they said I could be Nancy, I was just so excited.

1:23:111:23:16

# Oom pah pah, oom pah pah That's how it goes

1:23:161:23:20

# Oom pah pah, oom pah pah Everyone knows

1:23:201:23:24

# Whether it's hidden or whether it shows... #

1:23:241:23:28

These girls have got some front.

1:23:281:23:30

# ..It's the same oom pah pah... #

1:23:301:23:33

And here's Bradley Walsh, in a factory so full of tarts, it should be owned by Mr Kipling.

1:23:331:23:38

# In this life One thing counts... #

1:23:381:23:41

Bradley Walsh took some handkerchiefs out of my bosom.

1:23:411:23:44

I've just remembered that.

1:23:441:23:45

# ..You got to pick a pocket or two... #

1:23:451:23:48

Oh, my God.

1:23:481:23:50

Who says crime doesn't pay?

1:23:501:23:53

25 members of the Corrie cast performed four choreographed routines

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in full make-up and costume, all shot in one day.

1:23:561:24:00

But the toughest task was mastering the accents.

1:24:001:24:03

-# Consider yourself

-At home... #

1:24:031:24:06

I had to do a cockney accent.

1:24:061:24:08

# ..one of the family... #

1:24:081:24:10

I'm not sure that's a cockney accent.

1:24:101:24:12

# ..so strong... #

1:24:121:24:14

Cor blimey!

1:24:141:24:15

Get out of my pub!

1:24:151:24:17

I'll work on that.

1:24:171:24:20

# ..Consider yourself... #

1:24:201:24:21

This performance helped Children in Need raise over £17 million in 2004.

1:24:211:24:26

I don't care that they're on the other channel, they can consider themselves one of us.

1:24:261:24:32

I think we did well, considering we ain't West End stars.

1:24:321:24:37

# ..one of us! #

1:24:371:24:41

Not to be outdone, four years later, their soap rivals raised the bar

1:24:411:24:46

by performing songs from not one but a whole load of musicals.

1:24:461:24:50

But what could you call EastEnders performing songs from the West End?

1:24:501:24:56

WestEnders. Genius.

1:24:561:24:58

The strange thing about this is that you always see EastEnders people looking miserable.

1:24:581:25:03

So, when you see them with jazz hands

1:25:101:25:14

and make-up and smiles, it's so strange.

1:25:141:25:18

# There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer

1:25:181:25:22

# But diamonds are a girl's best friend... #

1:25:221:25:26

John Partridge, who plays Christian, he was loving every single minute of it.

1:25:261:25:30

# ..employer thinks you're awful nice

1:25:301:25:32

# But get that ice Or else no dice... #

1:25:321:25:36

Of course, some people are, you know, very good at dancing,

1:25:361:25:39

and some people aren't.

1:25:391:25:42

Johnny's always,

1:25:421:25:43

"You need to give it more arms or more legs."

1:25:431:25:46

You need the hand here.

1:25:461:25:47

"Give it some of this!"

1:25:471:25:49

-Get the choreography!

-You can't shut him up.

1:25:491:25:52

I mean, the training never leaves you. No.

1:25:521:25:55

Partridge, the ultimate pro.

1:25:551:25:58

I'll go in front. Is it my close-up?

1:25:581:26:00

# Well, you can tell by the way I... #

1:26:001:26:02

Unfortunately, it is.

1:26:021:26:03

# ..a woman's man No time to talk... #

1:26:031:26:06

We were told it was Saturday Night Fever.

1:26:061:26:08

# ..Whether you're a brother Or whether you're a mother

1:26:081:26:10

# You're stayin' alive Stayin' alive...

1:26:101:26:12

I thought a bit of slapstick, a bit of comedy...

1:26:121:26:15

They decided to have this slap-up, this punch-up!

1:26:151:26:18

# ..Ah, ah, stayin' alive Stayin' alive... #

1:26:181:26:21

I just go...and smack him one.

1:26:211:26:23

That's why I love Children in Need. That wasn't scripted, but, like, he says, "I think it'll be funny."

1:26:231:26:28

It's like adding the EastEnders element to it.

1:26:281:26:31

And who could forget the big finale, Superfagicalilist...? Ohhh...

1:26:311:26:36

Superfagicagalistic expialidocious.

1:26:361:26:38

You know the one.

1:26:381:26:39

# Supercalifragilistic expialidocious

1:26:391:26:43

# Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious

1:26:431:26:46

-# If you say it loud enough

-You'll always sound precocious

1:26:461:26:49

# Supercalifragilistic expialidocious

1:26:491:26:52

# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye

1:26:521:26:53

# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye

1:26:531:26:55

# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye

1:26:551:26:56

# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye

1:26:561:26:58

# As I was afraid to speak When I was just a lad

1:26:581:27:01

# Me father gave me nose a tweak

1:27:011:27:02

# Told me I was bad... #

1:27:021:27:04

It's nice for once to see other people in ridiculous outfits other than myself.

1:27:041:27:08

Sing!

1:27:081:27:10

In 2008, Children in Need raised over £21 million, so plenty to make a song and dance about.

1:27:101:27:16

Shetty, shetty, hitch, kick, pirouette...

1:27:161:27:18

Oh dear, oh dear!

1:27:181:27:19

# ..Supercalifragilistic Expialidocious! #

1:27:191:27:24

It's all for a good cause.

1:27:241:27:26

That's the spirit. Now, hold for applause. Hold it.

1:27:261:27:29

Keep it holding.

1:27:291:27:31

OK, that's enough.

1:27:321:27:34

Next up, five of Britain's best-loved chefs

1:27:361:27:38

show us what exciting things can be done with meat and two veg.

1:27:381:27:42

Even now, people come up in the street and talk about it

1:27:421:27:45

ten years later.

1:27:451:27:46

Everyone went, "Oh, God!"

1:27:461:27:48

Everyone thought, "This is too risque."

1:27:481:27:51

It was really scary. One of the most scary things I've ever done.

1:27:511:27:55

I have no idea which person in the Children in Need office thought to themselves,

1:27:551:28:00

"I know, let's get Ainsley Harriott and Antony Worrall Thompson to get nude."

1:28:001:28:04

CHEERING

1:28:041:28:07

Why would you do that? Who wants to see that?

1:28:071:28:11

Well, quite a few people, it turns out, because the Ready Steady Cook

1:28:111:28:14

Full Monty has gone down in Children in Need history.

1:28:141:28:17

The audience were just amazing. They were screaming, they were shouting.

1:28:181:28:22

I felt like a rock star.

1:28:221:28:25

I was almost like the fall guy. The one who was always out of time.

1:28:251:28:29

I remember I couldn't get that thrusting movement.

1:28:291:28:32

# You can leave your hat on... #

1:28:321:28:36

The most embarrassing thing was, I was the one who had to stand next to Ainsley.

1:28:381:28:43

And there I was, rummaging through my sock drawer to try and make myself look adequate.

1:28:441:28:49

One of the boys had loosened my belt, when I took my belt off, my trousers were starting to come down.

1:28:511:28:57

I was trying to get my shirt off and hold my trousers up at the same time.

1:28:591:29:04

I'll never forget Antony's trousers falling down.

1:29:081:29:11

OK, anyone with a weak heart should probably look away right about now.

1:29:121:29:17

Oh, whoops, I missed it.

1:29:171:29:18

Bit late there. Sorry.

1:29:181:29:21

They'd warned me that they were going to take everything off and I was terrified.

1:29:211:29:25

And at that moment, there is a sort of "No!"

1:29:271:29:31

Like all good chefs, they raised a lot of dough in 1998.

1:29:311:29:35

The studio audience got their money's worth that night,

1:29:351:29:38

but, due to BBC guidelines, TV viewers didn't see a sausage.

1:29:381:29:42

Before we hit number five, let's check out the Children in Need Top of the Pops.

1:29:451:29:50

Cue '90s graphics.

1:29:501:29:52

You can't have Children in Need without an official Children in Need single,

1:29:541:29:57

and over the years, some pretty big names have done their bit.

1:29:571:30:01

But the biggest-selling Children in Need single is a Perfect Day,

1:30:011:30:05

performed by...

1:30:051:30:06

..him, her, that bloke from the Lightning Seeds.

1:30:091:30:12

Oh, just watch the clip.

1:30:121:30:15

# Just a perfect day... #

1:30:241:30:27

I absolutely loved it. I thought, "This is amazing.

1:30:271:30:29

"What a beautiful song."

1:30:291:30:31

I missed it the first time round.

1:30:311:30:33

# Then later, a movie too And then home... #

1:30:331:30:39

I remember the Elton John bit, and I remember the Gabrielle bit.

1:30:391:30:43

# I'm glad I spent it with you... #

1:30:451:30:47

The lines that I had I think are quite distinctive,

1:30:491:30:52

and lots of people took the mickey out of me for ages!

1:30:521:30:56

# ..You're going to reap just what you sow, yeah... #

1:30:561:31:01

# You're going to reap just what you sow, now... #

1:31:011:31:04

# ..Just a perfect day... #

1:31:061:31:08

The mix is quite eclectic, and you wonder how they're going to put all these voices together.

1:31:081:31:13

When you look at the line-up, everyone from Bono to...

1:31:131:31:16

Shane McGowan, but the list was endless.

1:31:161:31:18

# It's such fun... #

1:31:181:31:20

We were delighted to be asked to be on it.

1:31:201:31:23

I remember clearly shooting the video.

1:31:251:31:28

# ..Oh, it's such a perfect day... #

1:31:281:31:33

Whoa, whoa, whoa! What the devil are those outfits?

1:31:331:31:36

Is that tinfoil?

1:31:361:31:38

It wasn't your run-of-the-mill outfit, that's for sure.

1:31:381:31:41

It was like a metal paper.

1:31:411:31:43

Yes, tinfoil.

1:31:431:31:44

-And it was extremely hot.

-That's because it's tinfoil.

1:31:441:31:47

Oven-roasted boy bands aside, Perfect Day hit the UK's number one spot not once but twice,

1:31:501:31:55

selling over 1.5 million copies and raising over £2 million,

1:31:551:31:58

making it the most successful Children in Need single ever.

1:31:581:32:04

So far, we've seen the newsreaders do this, this and this,

1:32:051:32:11

but 2009 saw their most ambitious performance ever.

1:32:111:32:15

I never really feel nervous until literally about

1:32:151:32:18

four minutes before you go on air.

1:32:181:32:20

Thank you, guys.

1:32:201:32:22

You can hear Terry Wogan there and you can hear them talking, and they're all saying, "You're next."

1:32:221:32:26

Give it up for the Newsroom Massive!

1:32:261:32:29

CHEERING

1:32:291:32:30

"What am I doing?"

1:32:301:32:32

My heart's slightly, "Oh, what if I get it wrong?"

1:32:321:32:36

"There is no way we are going to manage that."

1:32:361:32:39

If you really feel those nerves,

1:32:391:32:41

it is going to be rubbish.

1:32:411:32:43

# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #

1:32:431:32:47

But for once, it wasn't rubbish,

1:32:471:32:49

and that's why this is the highest of all newsreader performances.

1:32:491:32:53

# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #

1:32:531:32:56

The girl newsreaders take it really very seriously.

1:32:561:32:59

# ..I look and stare so deep in your eyes

1:32:591:33:01

# I'm touching you more and more every time... #

1:33:011:33:04

It's their chance to get out from behind that desk and be a little bit sexy.

1:33:041:33:09

# ..Such a funny thing for me to try to explain... #

1:33:091:33:11

We were all expecting absolute car crash.

1:33:111:33:13

Step forward Fiona Bruce

1:33:131:33:15

with a body that you just looked at and thought,

1:33:151:33:19

"Yeah! I would!

1:33:191:33:22

"I definitely would!"

1:33:221:33:23

# ..So crazy Your love's got me looking

1:33:231:33:26

# Got me looking so crazy Your love... #

1:33:261:33:28

# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #

1:33:281:33:30

They were sexy, though, weren't they?

1:33:301:33:32

They were sexy! They were super-sexy!

1:33:321:33:35

The newsreader performance is the equivalent of that moment when the secretary takes off her glasses,

1:33:351:33:41

lets the pin out of her hair and reveals a naughty side.

1:33:411:33:45

And this time, it's a double whammy.

1:33:451:33:49

Not only did we have the Beyonce routine, then we had to dance with Diversity.

1:33:491:33:53

Afterwards, the male newsreaders tried to join in and tried to do,

1:33:551:33:59

like, a dance battle with Diversity, who, obviously, are fantastic.

1:33:591:34:04

Funnily enough, the girls took to it more easier than the guys did!

1:34:071:34:13

When you see Bill Turnbull doing that... "Come on, then,"

1:34:181:34:22

-to Diversity, you just think, "Oh, no!"

-Bill is a beast.

1:34:221:34:25

Underneath, Bill's a wild, furry animal just waiting to get out!

1:34:251:34:32

Something like that.

1:34:331:34:34

When they told us about this robot sequence,

1:34:371:34:39

you think, "I am going to look an absolute idiot here."

1:34:391:34:43

It actually came together rather well.

1:34:501:34:52

Oh, God...

1:34:521:34:53

Who knows what they'll get us to do this year?

1:34:551:34:57

When the call comes, I'll be busy.

1:34:571:35:00

And that's the news tonight!

1:35:001:35:03

CHEERING

1:35:031:35:05

And at number three, two of the toughest ladies in London go head to head.

1:35:061:35:10

Live from the Queen Vic, Children in Need 2005 brings you the slanging match of the century.

1:35:101:35:17

I'm Peggy Mitchell.

1:35:171:35:19

Am I bovvered?

1:35:191:35:20

Peggy thought it was no fight. That's it.

1:35:251:35:27

I mean, who is this little toerag?

1:35:271:35:29

She doesn't frighten me.

1:35:291:35:31

Was Lauren Peggy's toughest adversary?

1:35:311:35:34

I'd very much like to think so!

1:35:351:35:38

Yes, this is when Catherine Tate joined the cast of EastEnders,

1:35:411:35:45

creating a Children in Need comedy classic.

1:35:451:35:48

Lauren was after Stacey because she'd stolen her boyfriend.

1:35:481:35:53

This girl's after me. She thinks I nicked her boyfriend.

1:35:531:35:56

Lauren is from up West.

1:35:561:35:58

She's from up West. There's no knowing what she's capable of.

1:35:581:36:00

It's all sounding a bit like Chekhov.

1:36:001:36:03

Obviously, it's just a sketch for charity.

1:36:031:36:07

If she thinks she can turn up in Walford shouting the odds, she's got another think coming.

1:36:071:36:12

'When I got the script, they said,'

1:36:121:36:15

"Don't really learn it." So I said, "But I must!"

1:36:151:36:18

And then I understood why, because you don't get a word in.

1:36:181:36:22

-Are you a cockernee?

-You ignorant little mare!

1:36:221:36:24

-I'm only ak-sing a question.

-That's...

-Can't I ask a question?

1:36:241:36:27

Can't I even ask you a question? Can't I even ask you a question, though?

1:36:271:36:30

-Can't I even ask you a question?

-Will you let me...?

1:36:301:36:33

Can I ak-s you a question?

1:36:331:36:35

-OK.

-Do you know Chas and Dave?

-What are you talking about?

1:36:351:36:38

-Are you their mum?

-Oh, stop talking rubbish!

-Is it that you are Chas and Dave's mum?

1:36:381:36:42

-I'm nothing to do with them!

-Did you abandon Chas and Dave?

1:36:421:36:45

It was very difficult not to laugh.

1:36:471:36:49

-I said get out!

-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?

1:36:491:36:51

-I'm not.

-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?

-Get out!

-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?

1:36:511:36:55

Is it that you are doing the Lambeth walk, oi?

1:36:551:36:58

Are you disrespecting my family?

1:36:581:37:00

-What?

-Are you disrespecting my family?

1:37:001:37:02

No, I love Chas and Dave.

1:37:021:37:04

When you get to work with people that you would not normally work with

1:37:041:37:08

and get to be on the set of something like EastEnders, it's great!

1:37:081:37:12

I'm Peggy Mitchell, and if you know what's good for you, you'll get out of my pub before I throw you out!

1:37:121:37:18

And it's for charity!

1:37:181:37:20

-Am I bovvered?

-That's it.

1:37:211:37:22

-Am I bovvered, though?

-Oh, I don't believe this.

-But I ain't even bovvered, though.

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I mean, that last rant she did,

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she never did that at all on rehearsals.

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Arthur Fowler, God rest his soul. I ain't even bovvered.

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Have a pint of whelks right up your trousers. Do I look bovvered?

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If Lauren found out she was number three, in the Children in Need greatest moments, what would she say?

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Hmmm.

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Rabbit, rabbit, yap yap rabbit. I ain't even bothered.

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Would she say, "Oh, that's nice, innit?"

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Hello, Princess. I ain't even bovvered. Do I look bovvered?

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Ricky, Ricky, Ricky! I ain't bovvered!

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Or would she say, "Am I bovvered? Do I look bovvered?"

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She'd probably say that.

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CHEERING

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But do you know Chas and Dave?

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In the end, she did beat me fair and square.

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But am I bovvered?

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Our penultimate moment was masterminded

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by none other than Mr Peter Kay and his animated alter-ego, Big Chris.

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Big Chris, Big Chris, yes. Listen, is Chipping Minton X-directory?

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I'm thinking of doing something for Children in Need.

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Peter Kay has put in a lot of effort over the years for Children in Need,

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but especially last year with his all-star animated band.

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This was a massive project,

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one of the biggest that Children in Need has ever done.

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He's been working on it for a couple of years.

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The end result was quite something.

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Yeah. I'm getting everybody together.

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And when he said everybody, he meant everybody.

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Phenomenal. I remember the first time I saw it,

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I was screaming at my kids to watch it.

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# If you look around... #

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This piece of television history featured over 100 different animated characters

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from over 50 years of children's TV.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the All-star Animated Band.

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# Now tell me

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# Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it...? #

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All of the great cartoon characters were together in this one song,

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in this one performance.

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There were the Wombles.

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# ..Don't stop... #

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Thunderbirds. Bagpuss.

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You name it. It had the whole lot.

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# ..It'll soon be here... #

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George and Zippy from Rainbow, alongside Fifi and the Flowertots and the Teletubbies.

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-Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder.

-Postman Pat.

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Postman Pat. Everyone.

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I was just blown away by that.

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Come on, aren't you a little old to get that excited?

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Oh, my word! Is that Fireman Sam?

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Bagpuss, I love Bagpuss!

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Hey, it's Pingu!

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Oh, look. It's Paddington. Bravo!

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It also featured some classic songs from the likes of the Beatles, Take That, Fleetwood Mac and...

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Chumbawumba.

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# ..I get knocked down But I get up again

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# You're never gonna keep me down

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# I get knocked down But I get up again

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# You're never gonna keep me down... #

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It took 132 hours to record the vocals, eight months to animate,

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and around two years in total to finish.

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The result was a number one single and a performance Bob Geldof would be proud of.

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# ..Never pretend that it's all real... #

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The effort that had gone into that,

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the hours and hours of work and detail, was just magnificent.

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# ..Someone else's dream... #

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How he pulled that off, I've absolutely no idea.

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But, again, that is the power of Children in Need.

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# ..Throw those curtains wide

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# One day like this a year would see me right. #

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ALL: Hooray!

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So, there you have it. 49 moments of pure TV gold.

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But before we reveal Children in Need's greatest ever moment,

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let's remember why we're all here in the first place.

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The whole of Children in Need is incredible. I felt proud to be part of it for ten years.

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It's a way of life in this country, that we have this every year.

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I like the way it unites the whole country, I think that's important.

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You wait all year for Children in Need and it hits you like a typhoon.

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You've had Bonfire Night, it's nearly Christmas.

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It's that Children in Need season.

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It's an institution. It's part of the British culture, isn't it?

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The actual night could only be described as chaos.

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Really lovely chaos.

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You never know what is going to happen.

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The whole of Television Centre just comes to life.

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-There's always a buzz about it.

-It's great to be part of that.

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It's very theatrical. It's very exciting.

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It's like the greatest show on earth. You get complete A-list rock stars.

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Next minute, you've got the newsreaders jumping around in suspenders.

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People will go out of their way, and go out of their comfort zone, to do some good.

1:42:371:42:41

Everybody sort of takes part, it doesn't matter what channel you're on.

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Everyone is there coming together for one cause, and that is to raise as much money as possible

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to help children around the UK.

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Sometimes we forget how important it is to get behind great causes.

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There's a lot of poverty in this country that needs to be addressed.

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There's so many kids out there who do need help. People pull together.

1:43:021:43:07

The amount of money that it raises for the kids is unbelievable.

1:43:071:43:11

In 1980, we raised £1 million.

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You couldn't possibly have imagined that by now, we would have raised over half a billion pounds.

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Every penny of every pound goes to the kids.

1:43:281:43:31

Such a fantastic cause.

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I can't imagine it not being there.

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It's a great night to be involved with, in whatever way.

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This is something to be admired.

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It is phenomenal.

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-It's just become our heritage.

-It's a real celebration.

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It's what the BBC does very well, I have to say.

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Long may it continue, for ever and ever and ever.

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Children in Need is obviously the most important thing in my professional life.

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It's everything to me.

1:43:591:44:01

It really just says it all in the title.

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Children in Need. And who couldn't answer that call?

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They're children, they need you. That's it.

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So, this is it.

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The creme de la creme, the champion of champions,

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the piece de resistance. The... You get the idea.

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It's the Children in Need Greatest Moments number one.

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One of the best things that Children in Need has ever done.

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It was always going to be immense.

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It was an absolutely incredible, incredible night.

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That was an extraordinary thing.

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I don't remember many concerts, but I remember that one.

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Yes, remember, remember the 12th of November 2009,

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this is Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall.

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You only had to look in the eyes of the audience to realise this was quite a ticket to get.

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It was a good concert. In fact, it was a great concert.

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As soon as I knew that Gary Barlow was involved, Old Captain Barlow, I was like, I'm in.

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I was in the BBC one day and thought I'll just hit them with this idea,

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and basically lied a lot.

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Said I knew a lot of people, said I could get hold of them very easily,

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and convinced them it would be a good idea to have this concert.

1:45:251:45:29

A good idea, Gary?

1:45:301:45:31

A star-studded line-up of Britain's biggest stars all in one night? That was a great idea.

1:45:311:45:38

Gary was able to bring on star after star, and a huge crowd.

1:45:401:45:45

I think the most genius thing about Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall

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were the duets Gary managed to get together.

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We have a very special guest with us tonight, the very beautiful and wonderful Miss Cheryl Cole.

1:45:551:46:01

CHEERING

1:46:011:46:02

So, to have Cheryl and Snow Patrol, gives me little chills thinking about that performance. Amazing.

1:46:021:46:09

# I'm miles from where you are

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# I lay down on the cold ground And I... #

1:46:131:46:20

For me, the great performance of the evening,

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of an evening of fantastic performances, and I really shouldn't be singling anybody out,

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but I thought Shirley Bassey, the Dame, and Dizzee Rascal was phenomenal.

1:46:291:46:33

# Diamonds are forever

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# They are all I need to please me

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# They can stimulate and tease me... #

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It sounds ridiculous to say. Shirley Bassey and Dizzee Rascal.

1:46:501:46:52

-Whoever thought that would happen?

-A legendary collaboration.

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I don't think we've seen a collaboration like that for a very, very long time.

1:46:551:46:59

-Yeah!

-With a gap of half a century between their first UK number ones,

1:46:591:47:06

this was a truly memorable duet.

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How that came about, I don't know.

1:47:081:47:12

I'm sat with Dizzee, and I'm saying, "If you want to do any duets, I can show you who else is on the show."

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He instantly went, "Shirley Bassey."

1:47:181:47:22

# The price of my ice could well... #

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And Shirley's dancing was out of this world.

1:47:241:47:29

# ..Diamonds are forever Forever, forever... #

1:47:291:47:33

I hope I'm like that when I get older. What an absolute legend!

1:47:331:47:38

# ..Forever! #

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The dress, amazing, the dancing, phenomenal, her and Dizzee together, perfection.

1:47:411:47:45

CHEERING

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It became quite an iconic event for Children in Need, and something that everybody talked about.

1:47:511:47:56

And then the came moment we'd waited 15 long years to see.

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A perfect time for us to introduce an old friend to you right now.

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CHEERING

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Please welcome on stage Robbie Williams!

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CHEERING

1:48:111:48:15

That was a big moment for us, being back on stage, the five of us.

1:48:151:48:20

Before that, there was a lot of kind of feuding for years.

1:48:201:48:24

They didn't talk to each other.

1:48:241:48:26

It just made you realise how silly and petty their feud was in the past,

1:48:261:48:31

compared to something more important.

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And they shouldn't have fallen out, and they're great singing together,

1:48:331:48:39

and it was something you're going to remember.

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Children in Need helped that along in some way.

1:48:451:48:48

It kind of broke the ice.

1:48:481:48:49

It was us showing what the evening was about, it was about everybody coming together.

1:48:511:48:55

Seeing Gary and Robbie embrace on stage at that moment,

1:48:561:49:01

oh, was amazing.

1:49:011:49:03

I think a few tears were shed.

1:49:031:49:06

It was the beginning. This could happen. And here we are.

1:49:061:49:11

It was a really, really great moment for both the show and the band.

1:49:131:49:16

Take That reunited?

1:49:181:49:20

It doesn't get any better than that.

1:49:201:49:23

# Hey, Jude... #

1:49:231:49:25

I think Paul McCartney was the booking of the night.

1:49:251:49:28

OK, now you're just showing off.

1:49:281:49:29

# ..Take a sad song and make it better... #

1:49:291:49:35

Just to be on there with a Beatle, I think, for everybody.

1:49:351:49:38

Robbie was there, Annie Lennox was there,

1:49:381:49:41

Leona, all these amazing singers.

1:49:411:49:44

We were all trying to get close to him!

1:49:441:49:46

# ..Na, na, na, na-na-na-na

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# Na-na-na-na Hey, Jude

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# Na, na, na... #

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That was the absolute icing on the cake for me.

1:50:001:50:03

Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall

1:50:041:50:06

was just really different to anything Children in Need have ever done before.

1:50:061:50:11

I think it needs to keep fresh and new, and Gary Barlow did exactly that with that show.

1:50:131:50:18

# ..Hey, Jude

1:50:181:50:21

# Judy, Judy, yeah, Judy, yeah... #

1:50:211:50:23

Let's hope Gary, or somebody else, may come aboard and do it again for us.

1:50:231:50:29

If they asked me to take it over, I'd do it.

1:50:311:50:34

I would, I'd make it an annual event. I think it's that important.

1:50:341:50:38

It was a brilliant night, everyone went on stage

1:50:391:50:42

and made Children in Need an awful lot of money that night.

1:50:421:50:46

Undoubtedly, the evening was one of the milestones of what's called

1:50:481:50:54

the journey of Children in Need,

1:50:541:50:57

and one that nobody will ever forget.

1:50:571:50:59

# ..Na, na, na, na-na-na-na

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# Na-na-na-na

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# Hey, Jude

1:51:081:51:11

# Na, na, na, na-na-na-na

1:51:111:51:17

# Na-na-na-na

1:51:171:51:19

# Hey, Jude. #

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Whoo! You were great, you were great, you were great, you were great!

1:51:231:51:29

You were fantastic!

1:51:291:51:32

You too!

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Narrated by Matt Berry, an affectionate and witty look back at the 50 most unforgettable moments from Children In Need's 30-year history. It features songs, sketches and standout performances as well as exclusive interviews from Simon Cowell, Richard Hammond, Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating and Sir Terry Wogan, making it a must for all Children In Need fans everywhere.