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.
For the past 30 years, Children in Need has raised
a staggering £550 million for disadvantaged children in the UK.
The amount of money it raises for the kids is unbelievable.
I like the way it unites the whole country.
People pull together and want to help out.
Everyone is clubbing together for one cause.
It's a way of life in this country.
Over the next two hours, we celebrate the weird, wacky, and wonderful ways
in which our most cherished celebrities
have gone above and beyond their duty, all in the name of charity.
Here at Children in Need, we've spent almost 200 hours
selecting our favourite clips from the show's 30-year history.
Tonight, as we enjoy this veritable smorgasbord of Children in Need sketches...
Do I look bovvered? I ain't bovvered...
-# A whole new world... #
..and stand-out moments...
-That's, like, freaking me out.
-That's, like, freaking ME out!
..we'll be joined by some familiar faces keen to relive...
It was an absolute honour to be part of it, to be honest.
I love it. I absolutely adore it.
There wasn't a better platform for us than Children in Need.
..or maybe forget...
I looked ridiculous, like an embarrassing uncle.
Why on earth did I say yes?
..their time on Children in Need.
So, let's take a look at our first clip.
We're back in 2007, and it's the satisfying moment
when the hard-bitten Dragons of Dragons' Den
were brought down a peg or two by some brave young entrepreneurs.
'If we had any thought at all of patronising those kids,'
-straight out the window as soon as they came up.
-Hello, I'm Callum.
Last year, I noticed that my guinea pigs were getting bored
with nothing to do but eat grass,
so I designed a house and got my grandad to make it with me.
'There was one little guy called Callum,'
who was absolutely cool as a cucumber,
very serious about his pitch, and quite rightly so.
I'd like £1,000 for heating in Grandad's workshop,
so it doesn't get cold in the winter,
and also for some wood, instead of the other wood that we've got.
Well done, Callum. Excellent presentation.
Surely everybody's on board?
'Callum was pretty confident. I never would have thought'
I would have had a pitch given to me by a ten-year-old.
It looks like the hamster could escape,
-because you have holes coming out.
Ah. Some of these Dragons aren't as bright as they look.
-The hamster doesn't jump through windows?
Come on, Peter, keep up.
Well, they'd be a bit silly if they would.
I think we're wasting our time, Callum.
Every single retort was pretty strong.
In fact, he was probably better
than half the people we get in the Den for real.
It's better than just running around in an empty cage.
It's a lot better.
He made me feel about six years of age.
Confident pitch, fielded the questions well,
but what did the experts think?
You haven't really got an idea of how you're going to grow the business.
That's a bit harsh.
-If that's the best you've done, you've done a very poor job.
-Come on, he's only ten.
I don't like the way you presented today.
I don't like your business plan. That's the reason why I won't be investing.
Hold it there, we're only joking!
Let's rewind the tape and see how it really went down.
-It's better than just running around in an empty cage.
-It's a lot better.
Callum, I like the idea that you care about the animals,
and I will give you the £1,000.
-Have we got a deal?
Let's shake hands.
Ahh, well done, Callum.
There we are, the spirit of Children in Need in action.
At number 49 is the first Children in Need charity single
to feature in our countdown, 2009's All You Need Is Love.
As with all the Children in Need singles,
a percentage of the sales went directly to the charity,
and this helped raise £40 million last year.
# All you need is love... #
Pretty good, huh?
And next on the countdown, it's time to say hello to an old favourite.
Back in the '80s, Sir Terry Wogan entertained millions of viewers
hosting Blankety Blank, a kind of "finish my...sentence" panel show.
Fast forward to Children in Need 2004, and the stage was set
for a triumphant return,
reuniting Blankety Blank and Sir Terry once again.
We were in for a treat.
Much may have changed in 21 years since I last held this microphone.
It's extraordinary what a feeling of power it gives you.
'I'm not a great one for preparation.'
I had, frankly, forgotten completely how to play Blankety Blank.
Oh, dear, and forgetting how to play the game
was only the start of Terry's problems.
First, there were the unruly contestants.
Don't do it now, put it back!
For heaven's sake!
Then the set went on strike.
The automatic...roundabout will take you away...
because it works like clockwork.
You got the sense that, "Still sat here!
-'"I think we should be moving!"' Shall I go and push it?
-I would, yeah.
Shall we all pull together?
It's all going wrong!
Poor Terry. What else could possibly go wrong?
I hope we're not going to have a lot of trouble from you.
You're a troublesome person.
-I've never seen you on TV myself.
-When you end up on one of these things,
you're thinking, "Why on earth did I say yes?"
I'm always going to make a complete idiot out of myself.
I understand you that have a tart way about you?
He was provoking me with his silly microphone.
Stick that any closer...
'So I decided to break it!'
-You're a brave man, Cowell, very brave.
-'He got a bit sulky.'
-I don't think he was too happy about that.
-Anybody got another one?
'The thing didn't work.'
Nothing really worked.
Except that it was fun to do.
-That wasn't as slick as we were hoping!
Sir Terry there, doing what he does best, keeping cool under pressure.
And here at number 47 is another lot who know something about being cool.
In 2003, the cast of Coronation Street
gave us their expert rendition of Grease.
Casting for the male was easy.
Boyzone stud Keith Duffy assumed the lead role of Danny.
But the role of Sandy needed someone real special.
But, hey, there's over 35 ladies in this soap,
surely it can't be that hard?
I wasn't in Grease!
Sorry, Fiz, to play Sandy, you need a striking stage presence,
a fierce musical ability and years of dance lessons.
I don't know if I would have been Sandy.
# You better shape up... #
Oh, and looking good in leather doesn't hurt much either.
# ..And my heart is set on you
# You better shape up... #
There's pictures up on the wall in the green room
of Nikki Sanderson in some very tight leather trousers.
I wonder why that's still up in the green room!
# Ooh, ooh, ooh, honey... #
I watched it with a bit of a tinge of...hmmm!
-# ..The one that I want... #
-Fiz may not have been the one they wanted,
but Corrie's effort helped raise £15 million on the night,
and the cast had such a great time,
they like to keep a permanent reminder somewhere very special.
We have a photograph of that up
on the set behind the Rovers.
When Fiz goes to the toilet,
I go to the toilet and then that's where it is,
hanging, Coronation Street do Grease.
# ..You're the one that I want. #
OK, Corrie, we know you can sing and dance, but can you act?
Ooh! Fabulous bangers.
Pay attention, girlfriends,
it's time for some Children in Need Gok Shock.
Do you have any idea where I am?
-Yeah! You're on Coronation Street, cock.
-No, it's Gok.
Oh, cock instead of Gok.
Cock meaning the northern colloquialism,
not the rude... We weren't calling him a rude word.
Right, glad we got that cleared up. Oh, yes, where were we?
In 2008, the Fairy Gokmother really had his work cut out
making over the residents of Coronation Street.
-Yeah, baby, it's time to get naked.
'I know the other three said, "Yes, I'll do it,'
"as long as I don't have to be naked."
But for me, I'd already spent half my time naked,
practically, on that show anyway.
Blimey, must have missed that episode.
Listen, Auntie Gok's in town, and it's time to dress.
So, to cut a long story short,
Auntie Gok strips them down, before putting on a Gok-tastic fashion show.
You go, girlfriend!
Shouting out some trademark catchphrases before inexplicable smoke appears,
fireworks explode, confetti falls,
oh, and a big, butch, manly fight breaks out.
Gok, I'm going to make you ten years younger!
It was probably a normal day in that factory.
Then style icon Gok Wan shows just what a good sport he is
by modelling next season's new look...
The Haley Cropper!
We're counting down the top 50 moments from Children in Need,
and that was Gok Wan making over the cast of Corrie.
Let's see what's at number 45.
Right, you'd better wake up your mum and dad. This one's for the oldies.
Yes, Children in Need has the brilliant knack of getting
old comedians to step out of retirement
and back into the limelight.
This has never been demonstrated more clearly
than when Prunella Scales
returned as the nation's favourite hostess, Sybil Fawlty,
leading a merry band of comedy legends
in 2007's take on Hotel Babylon.
'I don't think anyone else could have pulled off a sketch like that,
'getting actors all together'
to do something of that scale for what is a couple of minutes of TV.
Like the best hotel mixologist's cocktail,
this sequence was a finely balanced blend of ingredients.
Start off with a couple of handfuls of Dorien from Birds of a Feather.
Next, take a sachet of Yvette from 'Allo 'Allo,
a subtle drizzle of Captain Peacock from Are You Being Served?,
a meaty slug of Ted Bovis from Hi-de-Hi!,
and a squeeze of June Whitfield.
Then shake it up with refined Adam Chance.
What do you get?
Sorry about that. Right, who's next on the list?
Power-slide, high kick, is this Tom Cruise?
No, it's Children in Need's favourite, John Barrowman.
# Today's music ain't got the same soul
# I like that old time rock and roll
# Don't try to take me to a disco... #
When I was told I was going to be performing live in my underwear
in front of the nation, part of me went, "Oh, dear!"
And the other part went, "Yes!"
# ..Old time rock and roll... #
'I was doing this pastiche of Risky Business.
'Tom Cruise has got great legs.
'I kept thinking to myself, when he's in briefs,'
it looks like two Tunnocks teacakes. You know, tight.
'And then I come out in boxers, which will look saggy.'
So, I was nervous that people would think I had a saggy butt.
Now, I've been to Barrowman's house,
and what you're seeing there is pretty accurate -
the relentless singing, the resident dance troupe
and the unabashed prancing around in questionable boxer shorts.
# ..I've rather hear some blues or funky old soul... #
Personally, I'm a tighty whitey.
I'm a Y-fronts person. Actually, I was meant to dance in tighty whities.
But I was pulled aside and told, "We can't do the tighty whities.
"You have to do boxers. Tighty whities are too revealing."
# ..The same soul, I like that old time rock and roll... #
Why do you want to know what happened to my underwear after the performance?!
After the show, my underwear went onto the Pudsey website.
I actually know who bought the pants.
£3,000 for John Barrowman's sweaty boxer shorts!
I should be selling them.
I should have my own site to raise money for charities.
# ..That old time rock and roll! #
From bare legs to three legs.
In at number 43 is singer-songwriter,
painter and all-round entertainer Rolf Harris.
Wow, what I wouldn't give to have a third leg.
How on earth do you do it, Rolf?
I'm not going to tell you. What's the matter with you?
# I'm Jake the Peg... #
Oh, go on, Rolf, please!
I'm not going to tell you.
Stop playing games!
There's got to be some kind of trick to it.
# ..Jake the Peg... #
I'll let you into the secret... There is a false leg involved!
What?! A false leg?
Oh, I feel such an idiot now!
It's that one, look.
No, hang on, it's the one in the middle.
Which one is it? Oh, I give up.
# ..And then they shout at me
# "Put your best foot forward"
# But which foot...? #
Rolf and his appendage helped raise £17.2 million on the night.
# ..Got a choice of two
# But me, I'm Jake the Peg
# With his extra leg! #
I shouldn't have told you that.
One performer who certainly doesn't need an extra leg
is good ol' twinkle toes himself, Brucie,
seen here romancing Kaplinsky,
before leading his gaggle of merry men on a right old song and dance.
Two, three, four!
It was so lovely to see Bruce and Sir Terry Wogan dancing together.
# I'm putting on my white tie... #
Bruce obviously takes the dancing side of things seriously,
so watching it, you could tell that Bruce was wanting to nail the steps,
and Terry was just having a blast.
'I'm pretty bad on rehearsal.
'I tend to make things up as I go along.
'That has its shortcomings,
'when you're expected to remember your steps and what to do with your hat.'
And your cane!
Don't worry, Terry, you weren't the only one struggling to find your rhythm.
Go on, John. Go on, John. Ooh, I say!
'As far as the public is concerned, John Humphrys has no legs.
'When he appeared to dance, the bottom half of his body is not all that well co-ordinated'
with the upper half.
He was dancing to a different song.
You might be on to something there, Fearne.
This is what was actually bouncing around in John's head.
MUSIC: "Bonkers" by Dizzee Rascal
Actually, we've traced John's footsteps throughout the sequence,
and this is what appeared.
Good sport John Humphrys
communicating through the medium of dance there.
Now, let's pause a minute.
When I say Children in Need, what do you think of?
Wogan? Pudsey? Generous audience members in silly costumes?
Well, I bet buttons to bottletops that this lot also spring to mind.
We interrupt this broadcast to bring you breaking news.
'The night of Children in Need, the first thing you think of,'
and everyone does it, is newsreaders doing silly dances.
Yes, it's the newsreaders.
'Every year, the newsreaders do something stupid.'
Newsreaders are so straight that anything they do is funny.
I do find myself going, "Oh, God."
It's like watching my dad.
'Everybody is prepared to go on live television and make'
a bit of a fool of themselves,
which will be on YouTube for ever.
'But because it's Children in Need,
'they do it, and they're quite up for it.'
Yes, for one night of the year,
the formal faces of BBC News get to let their hair down.
It certainly puts the newsreaders in an unusual, potentially embarrassing situation.
'All year round, we're pretty buttoned up.'
It's nice to escape from that.
Thanks, Bill, and back in the countdown,
here they are at number 41.
Wow, this is most certainly not the Nine O'Clock News.
# Goddess on the mountain top
-# Burning like a silver flame... #
-They must love it, because they're clearly
not that serious in real life, they have to be serious when they're behind that desk.
# ..And Venus was her name... #
Could this one moment change a newsreader's life for ever?
Probably not, Peter, but we won't forget it in a hurry,
especially as we didn't know
what was lurking at the back of the stage.
# ..Yeah, baby, she's got it... #
We'd be thinking, "What on earth am I doing here?"
Well, Bill, since you ask, Wild Boys was based on a novel
by William Burroughs, and you're playing the part
of an adolescent humanoid ravaging the earth.
# The wild boys are calling
# On their way back from the fire... #
'That first moment they fit you up, you think,'
"No, no, I'm not wearing that!"
It wasn't so much the leather trousers, but the string vest.
There's not a whole lot going on under there, really.
They were wearing quite naughty outfits, really,
I think maybe naughtier than they realised.
# Oh, the secrets they could tell... #
There's always fishnets, a bit of bondage, a bit of leather.
# ..Looks like they'll try again
# Wild boys never lose it
# Wild boys never choose this way... #
'My recollections of Wild Boys - how can I put this?'
How enthusiastically some of my colleagues
embraced the idea of bondage gear.
You've got to watch these people.
The newsreaders there with a memorable performance
to tie up the first ten in our countdown
to the Children in Need 50 Greatest Moments.
So, what's at number 40?
OZ-enders. Dot Cotton describes the action.
I don't remember!
To be fair, the story was a little baffling, so pay attention.
This is what happened.
Dorothy Cotton falls asleep, and wakes up
in an alternate Wizard of Oz reality set in Albert Square.
There's something a bit queer going on.
She is immediately confronted
by two characters from Casualty, and Wellard wearing sunglasses.
Oh! Me head!
Got all of that? Good. Meanwhile, Garry Hobbs has swapped jobs
and is now serving in the Queen Vic whilst fiddling with a car battery.
I'm a mechanic, not a barman.
Upset by characters from other shows,
Dot is advised by Patrick Trueman to go and see the Wizard of Oz.
Little does she know that all of this mayhem is being caused
by evil Ian Beale, who mixed up the BBC drama scripts
-before throwing darts at pictures of Phil Mitchell.
What? The action returns to Holby City's Mubbs Hussein,
-who doesn't have a heart.
-Could someone get me to a hospital?
And did I mention that Garry has no brain?
Sometimes wonder if I've got a brain at all.
And this other dude is a coward.
I'm such a coward.
Told you. Like in The Wizard of Oz. Moving on...
Several characters play noughts and crosses on a patient's chest,
while Garry, Mubbs, the other dude, and Dorothy
decide to burst out of the hospital to go and see the wizard.
We'll all go together.
They're advised by Merseybeat's Inspector Superintendent Jim Oulton to...
Follow the yellow big bear!
Oh, and Elvis pops up too!
Together, they dance off down the street, before arriving at the Children in Need studio.
Suddenly, Ian Beale appears from behind a poorly timed smoke explosion
and Jon Culshaw dressed as Ozzy Osbourne addresses the gang.
I am Oz.
The loose ends are all tied up with the Wizard of Oz - Ozzy Osbourne -
banishing the evil Ian Beale to TV purgatory, and the scene finishes with a good old sing-song.
# Some day I'll wish upon a star... #
But what does the star of the show, Dot Cotton, think?
It was silly and simple and I thought it was rather lovely.
So did we, Dot.
Oh, my God, they look hideous...
was something often said by Trinny and Susannah
on their makeover show What Not To Wear.
Here, however, they're looking very stylish
in their interpretation of Madonna's Vogue.
# Come on, Vogue
# Let your body groove to the music... #
The soft lighting, monochrome colourwash
and precise choreography was a valiant effort,
but there's no substitute for the real thing
and, thankfully, two years later, Pudsey's prayers were answered,
as the queen of pop agreed to appear live on stage.
There was a huge buzz of excitement in the building all day.
It was an extraordinary breakthrough to have Madonna open the show for us.
At one point, her and about a thousand people in her entourage
briskly walked past me.
It's so weird seeing her in real life - she's one of the most iconic famous people in the world.
She was probably the biggest thing in show business at the time.
So, without further ado, here she is, Madonna!
# Those who run seem to have all the fun
# I'm caught up... #
Wait, wait a minute, what the hell's wrong with the clip?
Ah, that's better.
# Time goes by so slowly Time goes by... #
-Her performance on the night was spectacular.
-# Time goes by... #
Audience just went mad.
# I don't know what to do
# Every little thing that you say or do
# I'm hung up I'm hung up on you... #
You want that first performance to be huge,
to set the pace of the show, and Madonna did more than that.
# Every little thing Every little thing
# I'm hung up, I'm hung up on you
# Waiting for your call Waiting for your call... #
Over nine million viewers tuned in, and the fun wasn't over
as Sir Terry took to the stage to throw some shapes with Madge herself.
Oh, Lord, did he?
I was born to dance.
Madonna there, opening the show in 2005.
Now let's see who had the honour in 2007.
All went wrong and the whole country were watching.
I did have to laugh!
I think I weed myself a little bit, I laughed so much.
It's a shame for Lee, but people watch it for that kind of thing.
There's a little girl to my left,
I remember seeing her face, thinking, "We're on telly."
I was like, "I know!"
Singer's worst nightmare - not being heard.
It's all a bit of a blur, to be honest. It all happened so quick.
But looking back, it is a bit embarrassing.
Oh, come on, Lee, it wasn't that bad. So your microphone packed up.
We were all singing along with you.
And for anyone who missed it, here's the karaoke version.
His microphone was dead.
There was a runner at the side of the stage trying to get to him,
but it would have literally
been a case of jumping on top of five year olds.
# A crash of drums... #
'It's not until you finish'
that you realise most of the country was watching the performance.
It's one to look back on, I guess.
# Any dream Any dream will do
# Give me my coloured coat... #
Ahh, it all worked out in the end,
and the odd mishap is what Children in Need is all about.
Sometimes, you just need to step back and have a laugh at yourself.
Which is exactly what these next three did.
Ever wondered what Dot Cotton, Pat Butcher and Vera Duckworth
look like as saucy schoolgirls?
Well, we're about to find out,
as we were treated to this fantasy in 1991.
# Three little new barmaids are we
# Pert as a schoolgirl as you see... #
# ..Three little spunky girls
# Pure and spotless virgins three
# All on the brink of puberty... #
It was dressing up as schoolgirls, and it was just fun.
You didn't worry about it. You had a nice time.
# ..Three pretty lucky girls
# Two little maidens from EastEnders
# Both want a bloke to love and tend us
# Both of them wearing silk suspenders... #
-Ooh, I say!
# ..Three pretty raunchy girls... #
Rumour has it these three are set to star alongside Gemma Arterton
in the next St Trinian's movie,
and whilst they'll have to wait a bit
to get their hands on Russell Brand's Flash Harry,
there's always someone they can flirt with.
We were really all after Sir Terry Wogan!
# Three little maids... #
Ooh, Terry, you lucky man!
Did I land up sitting on Terry Wogan's lap?
Yes, I thought I might have done.
Like you can't remember, June!
I think I won there!
Frankly, if I wasn't a married man,
and it hadn't been in front of millions of people watching,
-we could have run off together.
It's 2001, and this is Shaun Williamson and friends
with their version of a Queen classic.
# I want to break free... #
'When they came up with the idea, based on Queen's iconic video
'of that song, I thought, "What a laugh,'
"which part do you want me to be?"
"The Freddie Mercury, stockings and suspenders,
"Hoover, big wig."
And it was a real laugh.
As if one cross-dressing Freddie wasn't enough, we're treated to another.
Try and guess where he's hiding.
# ..I want to break free... #
# I'm falling in love... #
'I thought, "This is going well.
'"The whole nation loves me."'
Then, of course, Greco jumps out of a wardrobe, and you forget about me.
# ..I'm falling in love
# God knows
# God knows I'm falling in love
# I want to break... #
Showing a bit of hairy leg live on television is not limited to just the soap stars.
Hello, everyone. And welcome to our
-Children in Need swingometer.
-There are some things in life
that just belong together...
fish and chips, Posh and Becks, and Children in Need
and the newsreaders.
Let's go back to 1992 and see where it all began.
The king of the swingers!
The assumption is the newsreaders always were part and parcel
of dressing up, dancing and singing for us...
# I wanna be a man, man-cub... #
..but this was initiated by Peter Snow.
Peter Snow, in that leopard skin,
that really was showing you the way it was going.
And it was going very well indeed.
Peter made it respectable for people in the serious business of newsreading
to come out and for one night only make fools of themselves,
as we all do on behalf of Children in Need.
Well, John, what would you say
is the underlying political significance
of what we're seeing tonight?
Undoubtedly, Peter Snow is swinging towards megalomania!
I think they were very ambitious, really.
We're more mainstream show biz these days.
# ..Oh, whoop-dee-doo I wanna be like you-oo-oo... #
I was just disappointed that he didn't swing off through the trees, going, "Aaah-aah-aaah!"
# ..Someone like me-ee-ee... #
Peter Snow and the newsreaders there.
Now, what's at number 33?
Ozzy Osbourne's view of the world has always been somewhat different to the norm,
so just imagine the utter confusion he suffered
coming face to face with himself.
-Who are you?
-The Prince of Darkness!
-Who are you?
-The Prince of Darkness!
-Who are you?
-The Prince of Darkness!
That, like, freaking me out!
This, like, freaking ME out!
You look like me!
This is, like, the best lookalike that I've ever seen...
That could have just gone anywhere.
That's your lookalike sorted, when's mine coming on?
Just get on with the interview!
Question one - what is your name?
The Prince of Darkness!
Very strong smell of aftershave, Ozzy has.
He must get his bottle of aftershave and... Loads of it on.
You can smell the aftershave 30 yards before Ozzy has reached you.
Next, the real Sharon Osbourne came out,
and if Ozzy wasn't baffled enough already,
the producers then introduced a life-like mannequin of Simon Cowell.
Definitely looks like Simon to me.
It was just the image of Cowell before him brought out this real sense of genuine venom.
Yes, the sight of his wife's tormentor proved just too much, tipping Ozzy over the edge.
Punching with some serious intentions.
I sensed he didn't like this image before him.
Perhaps he thought it was real.
-That's called getting the short straw.
-The Prince of Darkness!
Ozzy Osbourne, just one of the many music legends to appear on Children in Need over the years.
Let's just pause the countdown for a moment
to look at some other classic performances.
Last year was the first time
we had been associated with Children in Need.
We performed Everybody In Love.
# Everybody in love
# Go put your hands up Everybody in love... #
There's a buzz about it, and everyone's there clubbing together
for one cause - to raise as much money as possible to help children around the UK.
# Every minute's like an hour Every hour's like a day... #
JLS appeared last year, and they're in great company.
# Stop right now Thank you very much
# I need somebody with a human touch... #
# Hold on tonight Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh... #
# Here comes the girls Girl, girls, girls... #
# I'm spinning around Move out of my way
# I know you're feeling me cos you like it like this... #
# You're gonna make me Make me love you
# Nothing at all Nothing that I do... #
Some of the awesome pop stars who have done their bit.
But back in the countdown, there's one band who have given more
for Children in Need than any other.
We started back in '93, '94. '94 would have been
our first Children in Need performance, I think.
We did Children in Need every year.
Then we broke up, we went our own way.
To come back then, in 2007,
and for Children in Need still to want Boyzone...
Boyzone are back!
To have the opportunity to re-launch the band on Children in Need, it was such a buzz, such a great honour.
# You'll be there When I needed somebody
# You'll be there... #
So, this is it,
the moment Children in Need brought Boyzone back together.
# I had a picture of you in my mind... #
It was seven years since we had performed together
and the first thing we're doing is on a live TV show.
That was nail-biting stuff. It had been a long time
since we had done any dance routines or sang together,
so there was a lot to take on, but to do it on the biggest show
in the country, it was just exciting.
# ..I had a picture of you in my mind
# Never knew it could be so wrong... #
We thought, "If we come back together, whether we decide to take it further,
"or we do this and do the shows and leave it at that,
"at least we've come back for the right reasons, to do a bit of good."
That kind of helped us come back, in a way.
We've a lot to thank Children in Need for.
# ..Why'd it take me so long just to find
# The friend that was there... #
9.6 million people saw the return of Boyzone, and here's another one for the ladies.
# And they called it puppy love... #
Children in Need is all about stars from different arenas joining forces
for the greater good, and that's why, in 2003,
Donny Osmond found himself on stage with the Kumars.
# ..And why I love her so... #
Meera Syal, who played the grandma, actually in real life
claims she's a bigger fan than I am of Donny Osmond - so wrong!
No, I am number one.
# ..My knees are killing me... #
You may think you're number one, Roslin,
but it looks like Granny Kumar prefers being underneath anyway.
# ..You'll be back in my arms... #
I remember, by the end, they were rolling around on the floor.
Well, someone help me!
I probably wanted to be on the floor, but it was brilliant, I loved that sketch.
I loved the Kumars. They should still be on. Bring back the Kumars!
# ..The answer up above... #
And all this frolicking around helped raise over £15 million on the night.
Sanjeev, come and help me.
# Who wants to be a millionaire?
# I don't... #
The last place you expect to see some High Society is on Emmerdale Farm,
but that's exactly what those dirt magnets did in 2005
for a very special Children in Need performance.
# ..I have heard among this clan... #
Even stumbling drunk Shadrach scrubbed up well.
# ..Is that what they're saying? Did you ever?
# What a swell party this is
# Have you heard, it's in the stars
# Next July, we collide with Mars
# Well, did you ever? #
The Woolpack locals proving that a little dress and decorum can go a very long way.
It's just a shame the whole series budget was spent on a firework display!
Anything Emmerdale can do, EastEnders can do just as well.
History books will state that EastEnders was first conceived in the '80s.
However, what's not known
is that a decade earlier, the BBC piloted EastEnders...The Musical.
# Calling out around the world... #
Ah! What could've been.
We're joking, of course. This is 2009's EastEnders Motown Medley.
Where it wasn't just the girls that got glammed up.
# And I'm bringing you a love that's true
# So get ready, so get ready Come, get ready... #
We were slick on the mics. We were pretty fly.
We had the nice suits, you know.
# You want to play hide-and-seek with love, let me remind you
# It's all right... #
Anything that involves giving me hair, I'm down!
# ..Missing the time it takes to find you... #
'To hit the high notes?'
It was partly due to the trousers they gave me.
I can't deny it, they were...snug.
-# ..Ain't no mountain high enough
-No mountain high enough... #
'It is a nightmare for the director'
because television actors have the concentration span of fruit flies!
Yes, all the singing and dancing was just too much for some characters.
We're going, "Ooh, put the music up a bit louder this time...!"
But even Heather got there in the end.
# ..Ah... #
It hits you that you're doing something
that is raising a lot of money and does
every year for absolutely brilliant, brilliant causes.
# ..Ain't no mountain high enough... #
Not half! This performance helped raise £40 million last year.
# ..Ain't no mountain high enough. #
Well done, EastEnders.
# Ain't no mountain high enough... #
OK, Heather, we've done this one now. Heather!
# ..Ain't no valley keep me from you! #
Heather! Can someone get Heather's mate, Shirley?
Luckily, Children in Need always has a team of highly skilled medical professionals
on hand. Good job too, because in 2009, disaster struck
and Children in Need's main man fell unexpectedly ill.
No, not Sir Terry. Pudsey!
Tess, call for a spiritometer.
Nice to see you again, Pudsey, old son...
Fortunately, the Casualty team were fully trained in bear resuscitation.
Ignoring the obvious physical injuries to his head,
the team went for a more economic approach to his recovery.
-His fluff count is way down.
-We could try lotta letters-ology.
No, no, his spirits are too low. We'd risk tufftasayitis.
People, we've got to face facts here. This is a waiting game.
However, their patience reaped dividends
and the team finally unravelled
the connection between wealth and health.
With his pockets bulging for a good cause,
Pudsey soon skipped out of the ward and the show went ahead,
raising 20 million on the night.
Now, what's at number 27 in our countdown? Let's take a look.
Or should I say, let's take a sniff?
The BBC was the first to bring television into your home,
the first to bring you colour pictures and widescreen TV,
and in 1995, Auntie Beeb provided us with technology that would blow our minds.
-I remember smelly-vision.
-It's Smell-o-vision, Roslin.
I remember Smell-o-vision.
You could buy these little booklets to actually sniff while you were watching the television.
You'd rub something and you could smell...
It's very bizarre, because in the book,
you're sniffing Noel's armpit!
-What's that smell?
You can imagine everyone doing it, going, "Oh, God, it smells like berries." But it didn't.
It just smelt like a book.
Television may not have stunk,
but thanks to the help of Blobby and friends,
a stinking £16.8 million was raised for Children in Need.
Right, what's next? Hmm. Can anyone smell cheese?
# I'm through with standing in line to clubs I'll never get in
# It's like the bottom of the ninth and I'm never going to win
# This life hasn't turned out quite the way I want it to be... #
Talent shows have been criticised
for using pitch-correcting, auto-tune technology
to ensure singers sound in key.
# ..I can play baseball in
# And a kingsize tub big enough for ten plus me
# Is that what you need? #
Unfortunately, all of the auto-tune machines were in use on this day, so instead, here are our stars miming.
# ..Cos we all just want to be big rock stars
# And live in hilltop castles driving 15 cars... #
They do sound good, though.
# ..Digger's going to wind up there
# Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blonde hair
# Hey, hey, I want to be a rock star
# Hey, hey I want to be a rock star... #
Last summer, we said a tearful goodbye to an old friend.
Yes, after 27 years, The Bill closed its doors to Sun Hill for ever.
# Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone... #
Could this be the reason why?
-# ..On the slide trombone... #
-We had PC Nate Roberts on drums,
Detective Constable Terry Perkins on bass,
and even Natalie from EastEnders busting some moves.
# ..Everybody on the whole cell block... #
Every one of them was in serious breach of police regulations.
-No-one's going to jail here, though.
This is The Bill's 2008 Blues Brothers' Medley for Children in Need.
# ..And do the bird...
# Bend over, let me see you shake your tail-feather
# Bend over, let me see you shake your tail-feather
# Come on and let me see you shake your tail-feather
# Come on and let me see you shake your tail-feather
# Aaaahhhh! #
A slick performance from The Bill there, but for one cast member
of Hollyoaks, things didn't go as planned.
MUSIC: Theme from "Psycho" by Bernard Herrmann
You can rehearse as much as you like, but when you're on stage,
you hope you get out the other side unscathed.
That didn't happen to me.
We've seen it twice before in this countdown.
And now the hat-trick is complete.
Everybody says it'll be all right on the night, but I did have an out-of-body experience.
Yes, the curse of the Children in Need microphone mishap strikes again in 2009.
# We will, we will rock you... #
'Went on stage, live in front of all these millions of viewers,'
and everybody else sang their line and it got to mine and I started to sing.
# ..You got mud on your face You big disgrace... #
At the end of my second line singing, one of the runners came up and handed me a microphone.
So the next minute, I had this microphone held in my hand
whilst trying to clap my hands above my head.
# ..We will, we will rock you... #
It just was the most stressful two and a half minutes of my life.
# ..We will, we will rock you. #
First person I meet walking off stage, Lee Mead, and he just laughs...
and says to me, "Mate, it happens to the best of us!"
You're not wrong, Gerard. No matter how much preparation you put in, it doesn't always go to plan.
Now, I bet your parents have banged on about this classic sketch,
where legends Morecambe and Wise demonstrate physical comedy.
Children in Need decided to re-create this sketch in 2003,
but where would they find two clowns who could handle their food?
Step forward a couple of TV chefs.
MUSIC: "The Stripper" by David Rose
Chefs, it's all about timing,
getting everything right at the right time.
So, this should be a doddle.
Yeah. Well, I think we did all right, actually.
Yeah, well, we'll be the judge of that,
because this isn't so much about cooking as the co-ordination.
Difficult. Really difficult. You walk out in front of ten million people watching, it's live!
So were we crapping ourselves? Yes, we were!
Well, with these two pros in the kitchen, it was bound to be
a recipe for success, right?
'He's a great natural mover.'
He's got the rhythm and all that, and I sort of haven't.
Don't be too hard on yourself, Antony.
It seems to be going all right so far.
-The pancakes stuck.
-The pancakes were supposed to fall out.
They didn't fall out quick enough, and we're going, "Come on!"
Tossing pancakes can be tricky, so let's try something simpler.
Then I had to catch the toast.
Toast. This should be easy.
The set builders had put the toaster in around the wrong way,
so the toast went that way and I was waiting for it to go that way.
Ah, an easy mistake. But if all else fails,
just take off your clothes and pull out your sausage!
It was a great fun thing to do, and actually very privileged
to be asked to do something like that for Children in Need.
Despite its flaws, it was a fair effort and another classic Children in Need moment.
Let's see what's being served up next.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
In 2008, Sir Terry Wogan was joined by co-host Tess Daly
for a very special Strictly Come Dancing.
The bright idea was that Tess and I should have a competition.
Can you think of anything more ridiculous?
Tess and Terry have turned into dancefloor divas and are about
to let their feet do the talking to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.
Tess was absolutely pfft-ing it!
-So, it's very, very simple.
-It was tough for Terry too.
I endured hours of rehearsal, trying to remember steps.
# Let me show you... #
Ah, yes, the steps.
# ..The minute you walked in the joint
# I could see you were a man of distinction
# A real big spender Hey, big spender! #
Tess smashed it. She was amazing.
She has these long, gazelle-like, beautiful tanned legs that were flicking about everywhere.
She was beautiful out on that dancefloor.
Yes, on the night, Tess tripped the light fantastic,
and as soon as Anton's back had recovered,
they had to face the toughest judges on television.
What I'm looking for in American Smooth is what I've just seen.
-I love you, Len!
-Like spun gold!
It was fantastic.
That clumsy little duckling
has turned into a sexy swan and proved anyone can dance!
Yes, Arlene, anyone can dance. But Terry isn't just anyone.
Terry, oh, bless Terry.
He had this concentration face when he was going...
# ..Three times a lady And I love you... #
Hard work, preparation and hours of rehearsal can pay off.
Just look at the man go.
She's going to fall... He's got her!
And now for the big finale.
Yes, yes, he's walking in a circle!
But for all the spectacle, it just wasn't meant to be.
I was never in the running.
I know Tess flung herself into it most enthusiastically,
because when she won - which she was always going to - she went, "Yes!"
I thought, "Just a minute, I had no idea that you were taking it as seriously as this."
Terry looks shocked. He's not happy about this.
My advice to Terry is - I wouldn't do too much dancing any more!
Ah, shut up!
He does not like to lose!
Terry... you're not that good of a dancer!
# Don't stop me now... #
Maybe not, Barrowman, but Terry's twinkle toes helped raise a record £21 million on the night.
# Now we're back together
# Together... #
In 1988, Neighbours' sweethearts Jason Donavon and Kylie Minogue
topped the charts with the unforgettable Especially For You.
# All the love I have is especially... #
Ten years later, another unforgettable version was released.
# Especially for you
# I want to let you know... #
'I'm a massive Denise fan. I thought she was phenomenal.
'That's when everybody realised she could sing.'
I know it was tongue in cheek, and they did it quite tongue in cheek,
but if you've ever seen her on the West End stage, that girl can sing.
# ..I still feel the same
# Especially for you... #
A lot of viewers thought I was wearing a wig. But, no. Always had a thick head of hair, always.
I'm one of TV's most celebrated blondes.
# ..If dreams were wings, you know I would have flown to you
# To be where you are...
# No matter how far And now that I'm next to you... #
'You get in the zone, you feel the force of the Don.
'His spirit literally enters you and you feel suddenly giddy'
and you just get it. You're in the Dono-zone.
# ..Now we're back together
# I want to show you
# My heart is oh, so true
# And all the love I have is especially for you... #
'He just made me laugh. Every single expression he pulled.'
The outfit he had on and his hair!
How Denise managed to keep a straight face, I'll never know!
# ..You were in my heart... #
Denise was really enthusiastic. She's got a really good voice.
I'm not so good. I can vaguely carry a tune.
# ..No more dreaming about tomorrow Forget the loneliness and the sorrow
# And I've got to say it's all because of you, and...
# Now we're back together
# Together... #
It was amazing. We walked out and we did get a big roar.
Suddenly, it was a bit... Johnny Pop Star.
Yeah, it was good...
-# ..And all the love I have... #
# ..Is especially for you... #
Yes, the studio audience and viewers alike enjoyed the laugh,
and Johnny and Denise helped raise over £11 million on the night.
At the end, I leapt up on Terry. I don't know why I did that. You know what it was? Relief.
'Terry is one of Earth's most huggable humans.
'I felt like an elaborate network of trusses on his back.'
-I didn't. I'm lying.
-Can I ask you something?
Sorry to do this to you, I don't know if you all agree with me
that that should be released as a Christmas single.
'The two of them at that time were so popular as a double act.'
They were taking it seriously.
They were going to go for this.
I thought the song would work again, so we thought, "We'll put it out as a record."
-You'll release it for Christmas?
-Yeah, we'd love to.
-Money to Children in Need. Fantastic!
-We ended up appearing, lifelong ambition,
on Christmas Top Of The Pops, which was extraordinary.
Yes, Johnny, it just goes to show
that Children in Need can make dreams come true,
So, we've counted down from 50 to 21,
reliving some magical moments. Was your favourite there?
If not, fear not. We're about to dive
head-first into the all-important Top 20.
It's a hamster driving an Audi Quattro.
Not a real hamster, of course, that would be ridiculous and quite dangerous.
I don't know how the idea
of Ashes To Ashes and Top Gear getting together came about.
Somebody bigger and cleverer than me would have thought of it.
Well, bigger, definitely.
Yes, in 2008, two award-winning shows came together
for this three-minute piece of funniness.
Get away from that motor and put your hands in the air.
Philip was heroically abusive of me.
Why should I let a miniature scrotum like you anywhere near my car?
What else is he going to do? He gets the small one off Top Gear to play with.
You seriously think I'd let a man who looks like a gerbil drive my car?
I don't know what I was thinking about.
The Audi Quattro was an important car, but let's be honest,
it's an old car, which means it's rubbish.
Sorry, Audi Quattro.
These are brilliant. Shame it's wasted on him.
Producers decided it would be wise to use a stuntman for the high-speed manoeuvres.
I don't know why, with my reputation.
BELL RINGS, DOG HOWLS
-Yeah, I know why.
-But it's not all fun and games.
There was an important lesson to be learned.
How do you fancy meeting the Stig?
Thought you'd never ask.
In my experience, a chap's ability to execute a handbrake turn
has a direct correlation with his ability to persuade young ladies to get jiggy.
Handbrake turn, girls, jiggy, got it.
Of course, if that doesn't work, you can always try hypnotism.
We're all going off on an exciting journey into the imagination.
Don't adjust your screens. What you're about to see is not a trick.
These are real celebrities risking real careers.
We're going off down the farmyard and there's a lot of milking to be done.
Yes, at number 19, it's hypnotist Paul McKenna, famous for helping
Olympic athletes win medals, or smokers quit their habit.
Back in 1996, he's doing what he does best - making celebrities look like idiots.
HE TALKS GIBBERISH
I didn't understand what I'd have to do,
-so I just agreed to do it.
-Do you feel hypnotised?
-No, no, sleep, sleep.
What are we actually doing here?
When you wake up in the next few moments, whenever you hear this piece of music,
for the rest of this evening,
you'll become a world champion goal-scoring footballer.
I know that it wasn't fake, because my acting's not that good!
He shoots, he scores!
It's a goal! It's a goal! It's a goal!
Dean, Dean, what are you doing out of your seat?
The most embarrassing thing for me, watching back on my hypnotism...
-Acting like a fish?
-..it was just awful.
-Talking like an alien?
-Oh, yeah, right.
-I'm horrified for what I was wearing.
Yeah, fair point.
I don't think there's been any lasting effects from being hypnotised, or anything like that.
MATCH OF THE DAY THEME MUSIC
But enough of all this nonsense. At number 18, it's time to get serious.
The following clip contains images that many viewers may find offensive
and should not be replicated unless raising large sums of money for Children in Need,
or intoxicated, or even both.
# Let's do the Time Warp again... #
Yes, avert your eyes, it's the newsreaders in their underwear,
performing the Rocky Horror Show.
Put your hands on your hips.
# ..And bring your knees in tight... #
It was phenomenal.
That was easily, I think, streets ahead of all the others.
# ..Let's do the Time Warp again... #
The legendary Michael Buerk, who actually, I think,
as the story goes, did the 10 O'Clock News
wearing his suit and fishnet tights underneath.
That's not just a story, Sophie.
The act was scheduled for only a couple of minutes
after the end of the 10 O'Clock News that I was presenting.
-He didn't have time to change.
-I was bloody uncomfortable.
All this stuff was below the waist. Above the waist,
I was your standard BBC 10 O'Clock newscaster.
Students will have to pay far more to go to university.
But then, quite late in the evening, they wheel on our social affairs editor...
Our social affairs editor, Neil Dixon, is here.
..but nobody told him that I'd got this costume on.
And I swing round to him
in a black leather micro skirt,
fishnet stockings and big leather boots.
-Yes, Michael, I think there was a real prospect...
-How he carried on, I don't know.
And for those that still don't believe, here's the proof.
What a picture!
Fortunately for Michael, he wasn't the headline that night.
Jeremy Vine, the bravest newsreader of them all.
# I see you've met my... #
I've never been able to look at Jeremy in quite the same way.
What's the big deal? You're in stockings and suspenders and he's just in a cloak.
# ..Don't get strung out by the way I look... #
Oh, my God!
# ..Don't judge a book by its cover... #
I thought he was such a terrific guy,
brilliant journalist, and good mate, but...
I had my doubts.
# ..I'm just a sweet transvestite
# Sweet transvestite
# From Transsexual... #
Horrific though it may be, it managed to help raise 13.5 million in 2002.
That's the great thing about Children in Need.
Whatever an arse you make of yourself, at the end of the day, it was for children, wasn't it?
Next, one of the most ground-breaking moments in history.
In 2009, a brave documentary film crew went to the ends of the earth
in search of mythical talking animals.
This is what they found.
Seen that Children in Need?
Dear, oh dear. I mean, I'm all for charity and all that,
but it's gone a bit mad around here this year.
Look, everyone, it's jumping Justin.
Evening, boys, don't get up...
I'm joking, of course. This is a Walk On The Wild Side special for Children in Need.
-What, who's that?
-This is your conscience speaking.
Alan, Alan, Al, Alan. Alan.
Al, Al, Al, Al!
I know what you're thinking - what do humans sound like as animals?
Well, it's something like this.
ANIMAL HOWLS AND SCREECHES
At number 16, a performance that Simon Cowell describes as...
One of the worst musical performances ever.
-Oh, dear. Well, who could that be?
-Here's Terry Wogan.
Many years ago, when the world was young
and I was a great deal younger,
somebody had the idea that I should release a record.
# I thought I could hear the curious tone
# Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone... #
And then somebody had the really bad idea that we do a rap version for Children in Need.
# ..There was band with a curious tone
# Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone... #
Sporting a suit trouser and camo jacket combo,
Mr Children in Need has made the Top 20 with the Floral Dance remix.
# ..All together with the floral dance... #
As anybody looking at this will see, it was an unmitigated disaster.
I mean, the Floral Dance, and I'm not being rude,
has got to be one of the worst musical performances...ever.
# ..Came floating down... #
-It's not THAT bad.
He's a great DJ,
and a great TV presenter. He's just a terrible singer.
I wouldn't be too quick to criticise, Cowell, because guess who's at number 15...
as a magician's assistant?!
I remember getting a very excited call from Pete Waterman.
He said, "I've got to speak to you urgently."
"What's urgent, Pete?"
"I need to saw you in half on TV."
Right, get him in the box.
I was a bit nervous, I've got to be honest with you.
Where's his waistband?
I don't know, I can't find it. It's there somewhere.
It was when I realised it was electric.
-You are kidding me?!
-I'm not kidding you.
I'm lying in a box, I can't move, somebody who I often fall out with
is standing there with a chainsaw and it's live TV.
It's not the best feeling in the world.
I remember thinking at that point, "He's actually not a magician, what if he does saw me in half?"
-You don't know what you're doing.
I know what I'm doing, son.
But that's Pete, he loves dressing up in strange clothes and holding chainsaws.
I thought you said he's got no backbone.
At the time, it was like, "Simon Cowell's getting sawn in half."
Now, when you think back at it, you're thinking,
"Do we wish we could have sawn Simon Cowell in half?"
-Would that have been a bit of a problem for us?
It was quite embarrassing.
Actually, he did saw me in half.
Before your very eyes, ladies and gentlemen.
No, obviously, we'd never want that to really happen in real life.
Now, we've already seen EastEnders impersonate one icon in this countdown,
so when Pudsey called in 2002, you can count on one man to rise to the challenge.
# I want to break free... #
After I Want To Break Free,
the following year, I think EastEnders thought,
"We've got to top this."
So when you've left your stamp on Freddie Mercury, where can you possibly go next?
They said, "Shaun, you're going to be Michael Jackson."
# Cos this is thriller
# Thriller night
# No-one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike... #
"So you want fat Barry Evans, overweight, face like a bag of spanners, to play Michael Jackson?"
They said, "Yeah." I thought, "This is going to be awful."
# You know, it's thriller Thriller night... #
He wasn't trying to do it as Michael Jackson,
he was trying to do it as Barry.
# ..Inside a killer, thriller, tonight... #
I remember Shaun Williamson doing Thriller, that was great.
He physically isn't very similar to Michael Jackson, but he was good.
He can really nail the tune.
# ..Killer, thriller, tonight... #
I looked ridiculous, like an embarrassing uncle.
# ..The dead start to walk... #
There's a bit when I jump up on a park bench, I thought, "This is your chance, son, go for it."
# There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time... #
Flip the old jacket down the back and I'm like, "Yeah, come on!"
Did a few little off-the-cuff Jackson moves.
Not quite sure what Jackson moves those are.
I think one of the best parts of our video is the zombies.
The make-up team did a fantastic job.
My first appearance as a zombie, may I add.
Darling, you're a natural.
That was his hand. We'd been four hours without a snack.
Zombies, check. Michael Jackson, well, kind of.
All that's left is the famous dance.
When I looked back on it, it looked like I was having a fit.
Darkness falls across the land.
Your body starts to shiver.
This classic Children in Need performance helped raise over £26 million.
The evil of the thriller.
If you liked that, stay tuned.
There's more soapy moments still to come.
Next, a trip down mammary lane... I mean memory lane.
For me, taking part in Children In Need was extraordinary
because I'd watched it for years and years.
I remember watching it and Joanna Lumley taking her clothes off.
I'd like to take my dress off later on, if somebody would like to pledge some money...for that.
We were suitably moved by Joanna's offer.
One of the events that will always be fresh in the memory of all of those,
and all of us, who've been part of Children in Need since 1980.
No need for big musical numbers or comedy sketches.
Back in 1983, it appears celebs would just strip for money.
Weren't the '80s just fantastic?!
It was a little black number,
and it had the required effect.
There's never been a higher point in Children in Need for me.
In that case, let's see your high point one more time.
We salute you, Miss Lumley.
If we'd had the requisite amount of money, who knows, she might have taken it all off.
And that would've been something, I tell you.
Over the years, Children in Need has given us
some pretty unique musical performances,
but no-one could have predicted this brilliantly bizarre duet back in 1997.
I had a request through asking if I would do something for Children in Need.
# Another bride... #
But then when she said they want you to sing...
# ..Another sunny... #
..with Kermit the Frog...
It was incredible.
# ..A lot of shoes...
# A lot of rice... #
Everybody knows who Kermit the Frog is.
It was like meeting royalty.
You are, and why would you not, treating him like a major star,
albeit bending down a little bit.
# ..To make whoopee... #
Singing with Kermit is not something that you forget.
-# ..He's so ambitious
-Er, amphibious... #
It definitely was one of the highlights of my career.
Sadly, this was to be the first and only time Kermit and Ulrika performed together.
# ..For making whoopee... #
I haven't actually got Kermit's mobile number,
but if you are watching this, and you fancy making whoopee,
then give me a call.
Miss Piggy's not going to like that, Ulrika.
And talking of unforgettable duets,
once upon a time, in a television studio in west London
two star-crossed lovers looked into each other's eyes,
and sung about a whole new world.
# A whole new world... #
And in the spirit of fairytale, let's all say something nice.
Katie and Peter performing together, doing A Whole New World,
what can I say?
# ..A whole new world... #
It was, wow.
I'm just trying to think.
Come on, it can't be that hard. This fairytale needs a knight in shining armour.
Arise, Sir Terry, we need some help.
It wasn't, perhaps, the greatest performance of the century, but it was OK.
It was in tune, and Peter can certainly sing, and Katie...
came in at the appropriate time.
-# A whole new world
-A whole new world
# A new fantastic point of view
# No-one to tell us no Or where to go
# Or say we're only dreaming
A whole new world
Every turn a surprise... #
During the time they were performing, no donations coming through at all,
because everybody was riveted,
but as soon as they'd finished, the phones went mad.
# ..A whole new world... #
It was one of the great moments on Children in Need in terms of a tremendous burst of giving.
Yes, Peter gets a bit of stick, and Katie's got her knockers,
but this classic Children in Need duet helped raise over £17 million on the night.
And they all lived happily ever after.
Well, kind of.
Before we dive head-first into the top ten greatest moments,
let's raise a glass to the smooth-talking Irishman
that Children in Need simply wouldn't be the same without.
Now it's time to pay tribute to a very wonderful and warm human being, but enough of me.
-AS TERRY WOGAN:
-If there was a good ship Children in Need,
Sir Terry would be the carved figurehead at the front of it.
# Terry Wogan, Terry Wogan Terry Wogan... #
Sir Terry has presented Children in Need for over 30 years,
that's over 200 hours of live TV and pure professionalism.
HE BLOWS A RASPBERRY
Terry Wogan is quintessentially Children in Need.
-When you think of Children in Need, you think of Terry.
From the second I started on that show, he took me under his wing,
and guided me through the chaos.
-Quite moved by that.
-He has got the smoothest voice I think I've ever heard.
Imagine a sweet with Terry Wogan running all the way through it.
-Sir Terry Wogan is the lynchpin in Pudsey's nappy.
He's got great energy, you never see him wavering over the night.
Hello, I'm Gaby Roslin.
No jokes, I really have lost Terry Wogan.
-He might be off, having a little tipple on the side.
-Thank you very much, Charles.
As far as I know, Terry Wogan only ever drunk water.
SLURRING: I'll give Terry Wogan £250 for his tie.
The show must go on, it's the old-pro syndrome, you know, bore everybody to death.
Belting idea... Whoa!
He just gets dealt curve balls all night.
Pretty smooth, eh?
If you've been watching from the start,
and even I haven't been watching from the start...
He doesn't have to unwind after he's been on stage, he's relaxed on stage
-and that is why he's a great host for the evening.
-I'm not really with you now.
It doesn't matter how chaotic it is,
he'll just rock on the balls of his feet and just go, "Oh, ah."
I just caught a glimpse of myself on the television.
How have you been able to watch this all evening?
Tonight, we can all make it count, really count, for the children.
He's passionate about the charity himself,
he's passionate about what it stands for.
Keep the donations coming in, please. I hate to nag, but we have to do better this year.
-AS TERRY WOGAN:
-All that fine work that contributed to him becoming Sir Terry, oh!
-We're glad that you're here, but show us the money.
-It's Terry's show.
Children in Need is Terry, and Terry is Children in Need.
-Isn't that heart-warming, everybody?
-Without Terry doing Children In Need, the world would not be right.
He's the only man for the job, he's going to have to live for ever, isn't he?
-He's a legend.
-He is a legend.
-He's a legend.
Deepest respect for that man.
-I've always loved him.
-He is a national treasure.
And it's just great to be able to say I worked with Terry Wogan.
I just hope, when the day comes, when I'm not able to react quickly,
when I appear to trip over my feet,
I hope that somebody's going to take me aside and say, "Time you were gone."
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your efforts.
But in the meantime,
I'm going to go on doing it for as long as I can.
-You're all very strange...
-..but I love you!
What a legend!
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for, so sit back
and enjoy the Children in Need greatest moments top ten.
At number ten, we're at Number Ten, when Tony Blair meets...Tony Blair.
What? Has the scriptwriter been on the booze again?
The Jon Culshaw and Tony Blair sketch has to be one of
the classic Children in Need moments.
Fair play to Jon Culshaw, because I would not ever have the balls
to do an impression of the actual Prime Minister in front of him,
in his house.
People of Britain, this is your Prime Minister.
'I always thought that impressions'
were just sort of exaggerations,
but there he is, just off guard, the real fellow, he says,
"OK, so, what do you want to do, guys?"
Emphatic hand gesture, serious forehead, angry pointy finger.
It is a great pleasure for me to lend my support to this year's Children in Need.
Not only the support of myself, but also the support,
in a very real sense, of my associate here.
I think I can manage from now.
Remember, emphatic hand gesture, serious forehead...
I said, OK, I'll do a formal speech, then that can be your moment...
Since the appeal started back in 1980...
..then you can get started and then I'll interrupt you.
-In a very real sense.
-In a very real sense,
it's money which has made and is making a huge difference
to the lives of many tens of thousands of children and young people in the UK.
Yes, it was very good of him to participate in this.
I said, "Thank you, Prime Minister for joining in and helping out in this way."
He says, "You know, it's a very good cause, Jon, ha-ha."
And off he went to run the country or something.
-Very good, it's good to get a thank you in at the end.
I think people will relate to that and find that very warming.
I think you do this better than me, actually.
Looks like he made a good IMPRESSION.
Who's at number nine?
I don't know, who is it? Oh, right, "Who's" at number nine, very clever.
-It's Who, actually.
Yes, Children in Need in 2007 saw an iconic moment for any Doctor Who fan.
That moment when the Doctors came together
was an iconic moment for any Doctor Who fan.
-Yeah, I just said that.
-Who are you?
Take a look.
-Oh. Oh, no.
-You're... Oh, no, you're...
-Here it comes. Yeah, I am.
For those of us who are Doctor Who fans, we always want the past to meet the future.
And it's that whole time travel thing.
In real time travel, you're never supposed to meet yourself, but you can if you're different people.
I've no idea what you're talking about.
It's like two time zones at war in the heart of the TARDIS. That's a paradox.
-You guys who know what I'm talking about will understand.
-One of the Doctors explains...
I was rebuilding the TARDIS, forgot to put the shields back up.
The same TARDIS at different points in its own time stream, collided.
And ooh, there you go, end of the universe.
-But I know exactly how this all works out. Watch.
It's a brilliant thing that Doctor Who are able to make those moments for Children in Need.
Those are the moments we wait for.
Well, anyway, it all ends well with a Doctor Who love-in.
Cos you know what, Doctor?
You were MY Doctor.
And it helped raise over £19 million on the night.
Even though I still have no idea what, or who, was going on.
At number eight, it's poor, thieving good-for-nothings and filthy slums.
Yes, it's Coronation Street, performing the hits from Oliver.
Stepping into the lead role was actor Sam Aston at only 11 years old.
-Oh, look at his little face!
I want some more.
Yeah, it is a bit cringe-worthy.
It's just because I was so young, my voice was so high-pitched.
-Please, sir, I want some more.
I had no kind of theatrical experience whatsoever.
I don't sing, I don't dance, I don't do anything like that.
His parents are so going to play that at his wedding.
Him as Oliver, being really cute.
# He will rue the day somebody named him Oliver... #
He probably got the girls, didn't he, after that?
It was a great opportunity for the girls of Weatherfield to show us their talents.
I was so chuffed to be doing Oliver.
When they said I could be Nancy, I was just so excited.
# Oom pah pah, oom pah pah That's how it goes
# Oom pah pah, oom pah pah Everyone knows
# Whether it's hidden or whether it shows... #
These girls have got some front.
# ..It's the same oom pah pah... #
And here's Bradley Walsh, in a factory so full of tarts, it should be owned by Mr Kipling.
# In this life One thing counts... #
Bradley Walsh took some handkerchiefs out of my bosom.
I've just remembered that.
# ..You got to pick a pocket or two... #
Oh, my God.
Who says crime doesn't pay?
25 members of the Corrie cast performed four choreographed routines
in full make-up and costume, all shot in one day.
But the toughest task was mastering the accents.
-# Consider yourself
-At home... #
I had to do a cockney accent.
# ..one of the family... #
I'm not sure that's a cockney accent.
# ..so strong... #
Get out of my pub!
I'll work on that.
# ..Consider yourself... #
This performance helped Children in Need raise over £17 million in 2004.
I don't care that they're on the other channel, they can consider themselves one of us.
I think we did well, considering we ain't West End stars.
# ..one of us! #
Not to be outdone, four years later, their soap rivals raised the bar
by performing songs from not one but a whole load of musicals.
But what could you call EastEnders performing songs from the West End?
The strange thing about this is that you always see EastEnders people looking miserable.
So, when you see them with jazz hands
and make-up and smiles, it's so strange.
# There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
# But diamonds are a girl's best friend... #
John Partridge, who plays Christian, he was loving every single minute of it.
# ..employer thinks you're awful nice
# But get that ice Or else no dice... #
Of course, some people are, you know, very good at dancing,
and some people aren't.
"You need to give it more arms or more legs."
You need the hand here.
"Give it some of this!"
-Get the choreography!
-You can't shut him up.
I mean, the training never leaves you. No.
Partridge, the ultimate pro.
I'll go in front. Is it my close-up?
# Well, you can tell by the way I... #
Unfortunately, it is.
# ..a woman's man No time to talk... #
We were told it was Saturday Night Fever.
# ..Whether you're a brother Or whether you're a mother
# You're stayin' alive Stayin' alive...
I thought a bit of slapstick, a bit of comedy...
They decided to have this slap-up, this punch-up!
# ..Ah, ah, stayin' alive Stayin' alive... #
I just go...and smack him one.
That's why I love Children in Need. That wasn't scripted, but, like, he says, "I think it'll be funny."
It's like adding the EastEnders element to it.
And who could forget the big finale, Superfagicalilist...? Ohhh...
You know the one.
# Supercalifragilistic expialidocious
# Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
-# If you say it loud enough
-You'll always sound precocious
# Supercalifragilistic expialidocious
# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye
# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye
# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye
# Um diddle-diddle-diddly Um diddle-aye
# As I was afraid to speak When I was just a lad
# Me father gave me nose a tweak
# Told me I was bad... #
It's nice for once to see other people in ridiculous outfits other than myself.
In 2008, Children in Need raised over £21 million, so plenty to make a song and dance about.
Shetty, shetty, hitch, kick, pirouette...
Oh dear, oh dear!
# ..Supercalifragilistic Expialidocious! #
It's all for a good cause.
That's the spirit. Now, hold for applause. Hold it.
Keep it holding.
OK, that's enough.
Next up, five of Britain's best-loved chefs
show us what exciting things can be done with meat and two veg.
Even now, people come up in the street and talk about it
ten years later.
Everyone went, "Oh, God!"
Everyone thought, "This is too risque."
It was really scary. One of the most scary things I've ever done.
I have no idea which person in the Children in Need office thought to themselves,
"I know, let's get Ainsley Harriott and Antony Worrall Thompson to get nude."
Why would you do that? Who wants to see that?
Well, quite a few people, it turns out, because the Ready Steady Cook
Full Monty has gone down in Children in Need history.
The audience were just amazing. They were screaming, they were shouting.
I felt like a rock star.
I was almost like the fall guy. The one who was always out of time.
I remember I couldn't get that thrusting movement.
# You can leave your hat on... #
The most embarrassing thing was, I was the one who had to stand next to Ainsley.
And there I was, rummaging through my sock drawer to try and make myself look adequate.
One of the boys had loosened my belt, when I took my belt off, my trousers were starting to come down.
I was trying to get my shirt off and hold my trousers up at the same time.
I'll never forget Antony's trousers falling down.
OK, anyone with a weak heart should probably look away right about now.
Oh, whoops, I missed it.
Bit late there. Sorry.
They'd warned me that they were going to take everything off and I was terrified.
And at that moment, there is a sort of "No!"
Like all good chefs, they raised a lot of dough in 1998.
The studio audience got their money's worth that night,
but, due to BBC guidelines, TV viewers didn't see a sausage.
Before we hit number five, let's check out the Children in Need Top of the Pops.
Cue '90s graphics.
You can't have Children in Need without an official Children in Need single,
and over the years, some pretty big names have done their bit.
But the biggest-selling Children in Need single is a Perfect Day,
..him, her, that bloke from the Lightning Seeds.
Oh, just watch the clip.
# Just a perfect day... #
I absolutely loved it. I thought, "This is amazing.
"What a beautiful song."
I missed it the first time round.
# Then later, a movie too And then home... #
I remember the Elton John bit, and I remember the Gabrielle bit.
# I'm glad I spent it with you... #
The lines that I had I think are quite distinctive,
and lots of people took the mickey out of me for ages!
# ..You're going to reap just what you sow, yeah... #
# You're going to reap just what you sow, now... #
# ..Just a perfect day... #
The mix is quite eclectic, and you wonder how they're going to put all these voices together.
When you look at the line-up, everyone from Bono to...
Shane McGowan, but the list was endless.
# It's such fun... #
We were delighted to be asked to be on it.
I remember clearly shooting the video.
# ..Oh, it's such a perfect day... #
Whoa, whoa, whoa! What the devil are those outfits?
Is that tinfoil?
It wasn't your run-of-the-mill outfit, that's for sure.
It was like a metal paper.
-And it was extremely hot.
-That's because it's tinfoil.
Oven-roasted boy bands aside, Perfect Day hit the UK's number one spot not once but twice,
selling over 1.5 million copies and raising over £2 million,
making it the most successful Children in Need single ever.
So far, we've seen the newsreaders do this, this and this,
but 2009 saw their most ambitious performance ever.
I never really feel nervous until literally about
four minutes before you go on air.
Thank you, guys.
You can hear Terry Wogan there and you can hear them talking, and they're all saying, "You're next."
Give it up for the Newsroom Massive!
"What am I doing?"
My heart's slightly, "Oh, what if I get it wrong?"
"There is no way we are going to manage that."
If you really feel those nerves,
it is going to be rubbish.
# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #
But for once, it wasn't rubbish,
and that's why this is the highest of all newsreader performances.
# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #
The girl newsreaders take it really very seriously.
# ..I look and stare so deep in your eyes
# I'm touching you more and more every time... #
It's their chance to get out from behind that desk and be a little bit sexy.
# ..Such a funny thing for me to try to explain... #
We were all expecting absolute car crash.
Step forward Fiona Bruce
with a body that you just looked at and thought,
"Yeah! I would!
"I definitely would!"
# ..So crazy Your love's got me looking
# Got me looking so crazy Your love... #
# Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh Oh, no, no... #
They were sexy, though, weren't they?
They were sexy! They were super-sexy!
The newsreader performance is the equivalent of that moment when the secretary takes off her glasses,
lets the pin out of her hair and reveals a naughty side.
And this time, it's a double whammy.
Not only did we have the Beyonce routine, then we had to dance with Diversity.
Afterwards, the male newsreaders tried to join in and tried to do,
like, a dance battle with Diversity, who, obviously, are fantastic.
Funnily enough, the girls took to it more easier than the guys did!
When you see Bill Turnbull doing that... "Come on, then,"
-to Diversity, you just think, "Oh, no!"
-Bill is a beast.
Underneath, Bill's a wild, furry animal just waiting to get out!
Something like that.
When they told us about this robot sequence,
you think, "I am going to look an absolute idiot here."
It actually came together rather well.
Who knows what they'll get us to do this year?
When the call comes, I'll be busy.
And that's the news tonight!
And at number three, two of the toughest ladies in London go head to head.
Live from the Queen Vic, Children in Need 2005 brings you the slanging match of the century.
I'm Peggy Mitchell.
Am I bovvered?
Peggy thought it was no fight. That's it.
I mean, who is this little toerag?
She doesn't frighten me.
Was Lauren Peggy's toughest adversary?
I'd very much like to think so!
Yes, this is when Catherine Tate joined the cast of EastEnders,
creating a Children in Need comedy classic.
Lauren was after Stacey because she'd stolen her boyfriend.
This girl's after me. She thinks I nicked her boyfriend.
Lauren is from up West.
She's from up West. There's no knowing what she's capable of.
It's all sounding a bit like Chekhov.
Obviously, it's just a sketch for charity.
If she thinks she can turn up in Walford shouting the odds, she's got another think coming.
'When I got the script, they said,'
"Don't really learn it." So I said, "But I must!"
And then I understood why, because you don't get a word in.
-Are you a cockernee?
-You ignorant little mare!
-I'm only ak-sing a question.
-Can't I ask a question?
Can't I even ask you a question? Can't I even ask you a question, though?
-Can't I even ask you a question?
-Will you let me...?
Can I ak-s you a question?
-Do you know Chas and Dave?
-What are you talking about?
-Are you their mum?
-Oh, stop talking rubbish!
-Is it that you are Chas and Dave's mum?
-I'm nothing to do with them!
-Did you abandon Chas and Dave?
It was very difficult not to laugh.
-I said get out!
-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?
-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?
-Are you doing the Lambeth walk, oi?
Is it that you are doing the Lambeth walk, oi?
Are you disrespecting my family?
-Are you disrespecting my family?
No, I love Chas and Dave.
When you get to work with people that you would not normally work with
and get to be on the set of something like EastEnders, it's great!
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!
And it's for charity!
-Am I bovvered?
-Am I bovvered, though?
-Oh, I don't believe this.
-But I ain't even bovvered, though.
I mean, that last rant she did,
she never did that at all on rehearsals.
Arthur Fowler, God rest his soul. I ain't even bovvered.
Have a pint of whelks right up your trousers. Do I look bovvered?
If Lauren found out she was number three, in the Children in Need greatest moments, what would she say?
Rabbit, rabbit, yap yap rabbit. I ain't even bothered.
Would she say, "Oh, that's nice, innit?"
Hello, Princess. I ain't even bovvered. Do I look bovvered?
Ricky, Ricky, Ricky! I ain't bovvered!
Or would she say, "Am I bovvered? Do I look bovvered?"
She'd probably say that.
But do you know Chas and Dave?
In the end, she did beat me fair and square.
But am I bovvered?
Our penultimate moment was masterminded
by none other than Mr Peter Kay and his animated alter-ego, Big Chris.
Big Chris, Big Chris, yes. Listen, is Chipping Minton X-directory?
I'm thinking of doing something for Children in Need.
Peter Kay has put in a lot of effort over the years for Children in Need,
but especially last year with his all-star animated band.
This was a massive project,
one of the biggest that Children in Need has ever done.
He's been working on it for a couple of years.
The end result was quite something.
Yeah. I'm getting everybody together.
And when he said everybody, he meant everybody.
Phenomenal. I remember the first time I saw it,
I was screaming at my kids to watch it.
# If you look around... #
This piece of television history featured over 100 different animated characters
from over 50 years of children's TV.
Ladies and gentlemen, the All-star Animated Band.
# Now tell me
# Can you feel it, can you feel it, can you feel it...? #
All of the great cartoon characters were together in this one song,
in this one performance.
There were the Wombles.
# ..Don't stop... #
You name it. It had the whole lot.
# ..It'll soon be here... #
George and Zippy from Rainbow, alongside Fifi and the Flowertots and the Teletubbies.
-Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder.
Postman Pat. Everyone.
I was just blown away by that.
Come on, aren't you a little old to get that excited?
Oh, my word! Is that Fireman Sam?
Bagpuss, I love Bagpuss!
Hey, it's Pingu!
Oh, look. It's Paddington. Bravo!
It also featured some classic songs from the likes of the Beatles, Take That, Fleetwood Mac and...
# ..I get knocked down But I get up again
# You're never gonna keep me down
# I get knocked down But I get up again
# You're never gonna keep me down... #
It took 132 hours to record the vocals, eight months to animate,
and around two years in total to finish.
The result was a number one single and a performance Bob Geldof would be proud of.
# ..Never pretend that it's all real... #
The effort that had gone into that,
the hours and hours of work and detail, was just magnificent.
# ..Someone else's dream... #
How he pulled that off, I've absolutely no idea.
But, again, that is the power of Children in Need.
# ..Throw those curtains wide
# One day like this a year would see me right. #
So, there you have it. 49 moments of pure TV gold.
But before we reveal Children in Need's greatest ever moment,
let's remember why we're all here in the first place.
The whole of Children in Need is incredible. I felt proud to be part of it for ten years.
It's a way of life in this country, that we have this every year.
I like the way it unites the whole country, I think that's important.
You wait all year for Children in Need and it hits you like a typhoon.
You've had Bonfire Night, it's nearly Christmas.
It's that Children in Need season.
It's an institution. It's part of the British culture, isn't it?
The actual night could only be described as chaos.
Really lovely chaos.
You never know what is going to happen.
The whole of Television Centre just comes to life.
-There's always a buzz about it.
-It's great to be part of that.
It's very theatrical. It's very exciting.
It's like the greatest show on earth. You get complete A-list rock stars.
Next minute, you've got the newsreaders jumping around in suspenders.
People will go out of their way, and go out of their comfort zone, to do some good.
Everybody sort of takes part, it doesn't matter what channel you're on.
Everyone is there coming together for one cause, and that is to raise as much money as possible
to help children around the UK.
Sometimes we forget how important it is to get behind great causes.
There's a lot of poverty in this country that needs to be addressed.
There's so many kids out there who do need help. People pull together.
The amount of money that it raises for the kids is unbelievable.
In 1980, we raised £1 million.
You couldn't possibly have imagined that by now, we would have raised over half a billion pounds.
Every penny of every pound goes to the kids.
Such a fantastic cause.
I can't imagine it not being there.
It's a great night to be involved with, in whatever way.
This is something to be admired.
It is phenomenal.
-It's just become our heritage.
-It's a real celebration.
It's what the BBC does very well, I have to say.
Long may it continue, for ever and ever and ever.
Children in Need is obviously the most important thing in my professional life.
It's everything to me.
It really just says it all in the title.
Children in Need. And who couldn't answer that call?
They're children, they need you. That's it.
So, this is it.
The creme de la creme, the champion of champions,
the piece de resistance. The... You get the idea.
It's the Children in Need Greatest Moments number one.
One of the best things that Children in Need has ever done.
It was always going to be immense.
It was an absolutely incredible, incredible night.
That was an extraordinary thing.
I don't remember many concerts, but I remember that one.
Yes, remember, remember the 12th of November 2009,
this is Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall.
You only had to look in the eyes of the audience to realise this was quite a ticket to get.
It was a good concert. In fact, it was a great concert.
As soon as I knew that Gary Barlow was involved, Old Captain Barlow, I was like, I'm in.
I was in the BBC one day and thought I'll just hit them with this idea,
and basically lied a lot.
Said I knew a lot of people, said I could get hold of them very easily,
and convinced them it would be a good idea to have this concert.
A good idea, Gary?
A star-studded line-up of Britain's biggest stars all in one night? That was a great idea.
Gary was able to bring on star after star, and a huge crowd.
I think the most genius thing about Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall
were the duets Gary managed to get together.
We have a very special guest with us tonight, the very beautiful and wonderful Miss Cheryl Cole.
So, to have Cheryl and Snow Patrol, gives me little chills thinking about that performance. Amazing.
# I'm miles from where you are
# I lay down on the cold ground And I... #
For me, the great performance of the evening,
of an evening of fantastic performances, and I really shouldn't be singling anybody out,
but I thought Shirley Bassey, the Dame, and Dizzee Rascal was phenomenal.
# Diamonds are forever
# They are all I need to please me
# They can stimulate and tease me... #
It sounds ridiculous to say. Shirley Bassey and Dizzee Rascal.
-Whoever thought that would happen?
-A legendary collaboration.
I don't think we've seen a collaboration like that for a very, very long time.
-With a gap of half a century between their first UK number ones,
this was a truly memorable duet.
How that came about, I don't know.
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."
He instantly went, "Shirley Bassey."
# The price of my ice could well... #
And Shirley's dancing was out of this world.
# ..Diamonds are forever Forever, forever... #
I hope I'm like that when I get older. What an absolute legend!
# ..Forever! #
The dress, amazing, the dancing, phenomenal, her and Dizzee together, perfection.
It became quite an iconic event for Children in Need, and something that everybody talked about.
And then the came moment we'd waited 15 long years to see.
A perfect time for us to introduce an old friend to you right now.
Please welcome on stage Robbie Williams!
That was a big moment for us, being back on stage, the five of us.
Before that, there was a lot of kind of feuding for years.
They didn't talk to each other.
It just made you realise how silly and petty their feud was in the past,
compared to something more important.
And they shouldn't have fallen out, and they're great singing together,
and it was something you're going to remember.
Children in Need helped that along in some way.
It kind of broke the ice.
It was us showing what the evening was about, it was about everybody coming together.
Seeing Gary and Robbie embrace on stage at that moment,
oh, was amazing.
I think a few tears were shed.
It was the beginning. This could happen. And here we are.
It was a really, really great moment for both the show and the band.
Take That reunited?
It doesn't get any better than that.
# Hey, Jude... #
I think Paul McCartney was the booking of the night.
OK, now you're just showing off.
# ..Take a sad song and make it better... #
Just to be on there with a Beatle, I think, for everybody.
Robbie was there, Annie Lennox was there,
Leona, all these amazing singers.
We were all trying to get close to him!
# ..Na, na, na, na-na-na-na
# Na-na-na-na Hey, Jude
# Na, na, na... #
That was the absolute icing on the cake for me.
Children in Need Rocks The Albert Hall
was just really different to anything Children in Need have ever done before.
I think it needs to keep fresh and new, and Gary Barlow did exactly that with that show.
# ..Hey, Jude
# Judy, Judy, yeah, Judy, yeah... #
Let's hope Gary, or somebody else, may come aboard and do it again for us.
If they asked me to take it over, I'd do it.
I would, I'd make it an annual event. I think it's that important.
It was a brilliant night, everyone went on stage
and made Children in Need an awful lot of money that night.
Undoubtedly, the evening was one of the milestones of what's called
the journey of Children in Need,
and one that nobody will ever forget.
# ..Na, na, na, na-na-na-na
# Hey, Jude
# Na, na, na, na-na-na-na
# Hey, Jude. #
Whoo! You were great, you were great, you were great, you were great!
You were fantastic!
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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.