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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    FAQ - frequently asked questions! What are you watching CIN wise tonight?

    The 'About' page explains more about the charity, what it does and where the money goes to.

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    What is BBC Children in Need?

    Explore these pages to find out more about the charity,

    smiley - cupcake what we do,

    smiley - cupcake who our trustees and partners are,

    smiley - cupcake and meet some of the children whose lives are changed by your support.

     



    There's also a comprehensive FAQ - so follow this link if you have any of the questions below...

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...




    smiley - star How much money did BBC Children in Need 2011 raise?

    smiley - starHow does the charity cover its costs?

    smiley - starWhere does the money go?

    smiley - starHow do you decide which projects to fund?

    smiley - starWhy doesn't BBC Children in Need give money to projects overseas?

    smiley - starWould my project working with disadvantaged children and young people qualify for a BBC Children in Need grant?

    smiley - starHow do I get a grant application form?

    smiley - starCan grants be made to help individual children or young people?

    smiley - starWhat can I do to fundraise for BBC Children in Need?

    smiley - starCan I collect money door-to-door or in public places?

    smiley - starCan I organise my own raffle?

    smiley - starCan the BBC donate some prizes for a raffle I'm organising?

    smiley - starMy company would like to get involved in fundraising. What do I need to do?

    smiley - starCan my company sell items for the Appeal?

    smiley - starHow can my school get involved?

    smiley - starHow can I make sure my activity is legal and safe?

    smiley - starI'd like to release a song for the Appeal, what do I need to do?

    smiley - starCan you arrange for a celebrity to attend my fundraising event?

    smiley - starCan I have a copy of the Pudsey logo to use in my fundraising events?

    smiley - starHow can I get media coverage of my event?

    smiley - starHow can I pay in fundraising money or make a donation?

    smiley - starI have a lot coins to pay in, what can I do with them?

    smiley - starHow can I get a certificate for the money I've raised?

    smiley - starHow much does it cost to call the donation line?

    smiley - starWhat percentage of my donation will go towards helping children and young people?

    smiley - starWhat is Gift Aid and how does it mean more money for BBC Children in Need?

    smiley - starI would like to include BBC Children in Need in my Will. What do I need to do?

    smiley - starWhen is the Appeal Show? Which stars are appearing on it?

    smiley - starDid Terry Wogan receive a fee for presenting the BBC Children in Need Appeal?

    smiley - starCan I get tickets for the Appeal Night show?

     


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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    We hope you enjoy all the BBCs Children in Need programming tonight.

    Feel free to discuss it here.


    Personally I'm hanging out for Misery Bear who I believe is on just after 1030pm.

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    Posted by happeecow (U11693632) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    I have usually been a bit 'bah-humbug' about CinN in the past , but having started working is a primary school, I was really choked today about how much the kids there really wanted to help other children.

    They all raised loads, most of them understood (apart from the wee ones) why they were doing it, and couldn't wait to watch Pudsey tonight.

    I'm a convert now smiley - smiley

    That said, I hope the show gets more for the grown-ups as it goes along, and I'm *delighted* to see the newsreaders not doing something (phew!) as I think that was getting a bit tired. Once One Direction are out of the way, I'll relax and enjoy.

    Good luck Pudsey smiley - smiley

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    I think it is still B***dy brilliant and will be watching BBC (England) most of the evening.

    We shouldn't have to - but we do
    Despite claims of self publicity by a lot of well known (celebrity) people - most of them do an awful lot over and above, which then inspires giving and action by many more. You could shake tins at supermarkets for years and not raise this amount.

    Tomorrow maybe I'll post my best bits. Unlikely to be Girls aloud or One direction but may include Top Gear.

    btw, I love the Chris Evans 'money can't buy' auctions. I never could but he certainly has contacts and makes it edge of seat listening and a big wadge of money - quite a lot of it his own.

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    Posted by floatingvoter (U15020995) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    I always donate and sincerely hope there is no resistance out there because of other issues with the BBC at present. If people look away it is kids who will suffer, not the BBC. Maybe people will be even MORE generous to head off a possible shortfall...

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    Posted by JanH (U14017596) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Children in Need usually leaves me cold but The Rickshaw Challenge has been the exception.

    Those youngsters have been amazing with their endeavours they will now go through life knowing that there is nothing they cannot attempt, they will also have inspired so many others.

    The Olympic spirit lives on through them, I will now shout so apologies.

    WELL DONE RICKSHAW CHALLENGEsmiley - ok

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    Posted by tantris (U14235166) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    loved the rickshaw challenge and will of course support CIN as always. But please let's put Terry out to pasture - he's utterly passed his (wonderful) best.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    loved the rickshaw challenge and will of course support CIN as always. But please let's put Terry out to pasture - he's utterly passed his (wonderful) best.  Wogans' delivery has always been tiresome, but it's even worse now.

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    Posted by tantris (U14235166) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    loved the rickshaw challenge and will of course support CIN as always. But please let's put Terry out to pasture - he's utterly passed his (wonderful) best.  Wogans' delivery has always been tiresome, but it's even worse now.
     
    and he just told Aled Jones he'd be "plied with women and drink" ... tactless to say the least!

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    Posted by cpf1uk (U15504502) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    We hope you enjoy all the BBCs Children in Need programming tonight.

    Feel free to discuss it here.


    Personally I'm hanging out for Misery Bear who I believe is on just after 1030pm.

     
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    What did I just hear? Did Terry Wogan say Aled Jones would be rewarded in Maidens and Drink? Or was I imagining things. This is serious given all the recent allegations about child abuse. Do people never learn? Perhaps I mis heard, what did others think he said? What did Terry Wogan think he said? And what did he mean to say?

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    Posted by cpf1uk (U15504502) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    loved the rickshaw challenge and will of course support CIN as always. But please let's put Terry out to pasture - he's utterly passed his (wonderful) best.  Wogans' delivery has always been tiresome, but it's even worse now.
     
    and he just told Aled Jones he'd be "plied with women and drink" ... tactless to say the least! 
    I don't think this is tiresome, I think it is seriously awful and very offensive. Terry Wogan should think carefully and apologise for his appaling gaff. He has landed himself in the same bracket and Jimmy Saville etc, showing a flagrant disregard for the innocence of female children and young women, ie maidens and drink! What was he thinking about. BBC, take a stand for once.

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    Posted by cpf1uk (U15504502) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    loved the rickshaw challenge and will of course support CIN as always. But please let's put Terry out to pasture - he's utterly passed his (wonderful) best.  Wogans' delivery has always been tiresome, but it's even worse now.
     
    Have another think about what Wogans's comments actually meant. Not pleasant at all and indicative of the same attitude that Jimmy Saville showed. BBC, do something, This is not acceptable and people need to learn and the BBC needs to stop brushing this kind of behaviour under the carpet.

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    Posted by misto (U3670564) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    A Great show but why try to convince us that GIRLS ALOUD were singing live but bring back the Spice Girls

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Have another think about what Wogans's comments actually meant. Not pleasant at all and indicative of the same attitude that Jimmy Saville showed. BBC, do something, This is not acceptable and people need to learn and the BBC needs to stop brushing this kind of behaviour under the carpet.  

    Oh come on, that's rubbish.

    Hysterical associations with Saville are ridiculous.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Oh for goodness sake - at worst it was an off the cuff slightly risqué comment. The sort you will hear in every pub and club throughout the land every night and in most offices too.

    perhaps we can fix our economic woes by building several hundred more prisons.

    Or we could regain some perspective.


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    Posted by happeecow (U11693632) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Just an idea...(if it's not already been done?)

    I posted the CinN song from 1997 - Perfect Day by Various Artists - on a popular networking site tonight and it evoked much nostalgia. It's amazing how many people loved that smiley - smiley

    The general gist turned to how much people would have liked to have heard the song sung in its entirety by the artists concerned. For example, I'd love to have heard David Bowie's entire version, or Dr John.

    As they all, presumably, recorded this separately and did a video separately - is there not a case for releasing an album of these tracks?

    It would have a low cost (already recorded and filmed) and a high nostalgic value - and could include versions by newer and more current artists, and assuming enough of the artists agreed, it wouldn't need to sell a whole lot to make quite a bit for CinN?


    Just a thought, for an CIN anniversary or something smiley - smiley

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    Posted by coupleonthebeach (U15504518) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Did Fern Cotton actually ask anybody before her decided to wear THAT dress!! Tried watching and have donated, but we found her attire totally inappropriate and had to turn off!! :-{

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Did Fern Cotton actually ask anybody before her decided to wear THAT dress!! Tried watching and have donated, but we found her attire totally inappropriate and had to turn off!! :-{  You jest surely?

    Everyone seems to be so touchy recently, including those in football.
    Life's tough and a laugh at times, so just laugh at the dress and get on with it.

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    Posted by wineguzzler (U4817930) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Fail to see the attraction for CIN. What about the elderly or animals that are in need too ? I am happily ensconced with Corrie and Jungle......

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    That's fine. Your choice.

    But why bother posting on a thread that is clearly for people to comment on CiN Programmes. If you are not watching it why post .

    Outwith the sometimes funny, amusing, entertaining and even annoying segments, there are stories that remind me just how lucky I am at the moment. And why money that doesn't come fro the government/tax payers directly can be of real benefit to those facing difficulties.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    A Great show but why try to convince us that GIRLS ALOUD were singing live 

    Ah, but 'live' only actually means that they were 'live' in the studio. No pretence there.

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    Posted by FITLIKEMIN (U14302634) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Now then! Now then!

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    Posted by Maria (U14341913) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    Just caught sight and sound of Girls Aloud or is it 'Shouldn't be allowed'........'Wasn't that beautiful?' Tess has just said.

    Embarrassing, I'd say! Jeez she's just said 'That's the CiN new single'.

    Hopefully they'll add a few hundred voices in the background or whatever they do to a single these days -- but singing 'live' it showed just how talentless they are.






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    Posted by JanH (U14017596) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Did Fern Cotton actually ask anybody before her decided to wear THAT dress!! Tried watching and have donated, but we found her attire totally inappropriate and had to turn off!! :-{  My daughter called me to have a look with the comment "what on earth does she look like". Fern should certainly have looked in the mirror before going on stage it does her no favours at all.smiley - doh

    As for Terry time he retired along with Brucie on Strictly Come Dancing. but unfortunately the doddery old men at the BBC seem to go on for a long time past their sell by date.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    The very weird thing about this is that Terry Wogan is actually making Fearn Cotton look competent.

    Wogan can do his parody of himself too many times, and this is one too far.

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    Posted by FITLIKEMIN (U14302634) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Well said, especially the Cole!

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    Posted by Maria (U14341913) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    Oh dear - another one who's pretty awful when 'singing' live - Kylie. She's made millions from a very average voice but a brilliant backing on her records. Oh no - she's 'singing' another one.


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    Posted by Gill P (U14122746) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    I agree about Girls Aloud! Although they looked lovely.

    What on earth was Susan Boyle doing singing so slowly? I didn't like it at all - but I wouldn't because I cannot stand the song and don't like her voice.

    Loved the childrens' choirs singing Bridge Over Troubled Water.

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    Posted by fourthelephant (U15487252) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Well done Children in Need, the money you raised will do a lot of good.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Agreed.

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    Posted by mysteryletterboxs (U1950653) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I have enjoyed Terry for decades, his gentle humour can usually be relied upon to make me smile but last nights performance was cringe-worthy. He seemed completely out of his depth and at odds with the whole thing. Yes I agree, it's time he and Brucie were put out to pasture.

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I have enjoyed Terry for decades, his gentle humour can usually be relied upon to make me smile but last nights performance was cringe-worthy. He seemed completely out of his depth and at odds with the whole thing. Yes I agree, it's time he and Brucie were put out to pasture.  Agreed - and surely he could (with all money) afford a better wig. The one he wore last night was totally the wrong colour.

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    Posted by Chezzie (U1159267) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Absolutely agree, I was always a Terry fan but last night he came across as miserable and disinterested, very slow and spent a lot of time thinking what he was going to say and looking at the floor. Fern looked awful, her hair reminded me of when I worked in a hairdressing salon as a child and took the rollers out before the hair was dry! The dress did her no flavours at all, it was a horrible shape, the dress and her funny Tom boy thumbs up were quite a strange combination.

    One Direction were great and brought on the party atmosphere and Girls Aloud looked beautiful in their long dresses but they sounded off key to me, I found the sound a bit iffy all evening. It is brilliant that they made so much money but the highlight for me was the Rickshaw Challenge, well done to all those brave teenagers who took part.

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    Posted by fourthelephant (U15487252) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I have enjoyed Terry for decades, his gentle humour can usually be relied upon to make me smile but last nights performance was cringe-worthy. He seemed completely out of his depth and at odds with the whole thing. Yes I agree, it's time he and Brucie were put out to pasture.  Yes, but who to replace him with? How about Sian Williams? ...but not Jonathan Ross or Chris Evans pleasesmiley - yikes

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    Posted by JanH (U14017596) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    The only highlight of CIN for me has been the Rickshaw Challenge which was brilliant as I said before followed by the children singing Bridge Over Troubled Water.smiley - ok

    I thought the actual CIN programme was disappointing with little atmosphere, where was the audience involvement and the interviews it could have been recorded last week if it was not for the occasional totals being given out.

    My local area came from Glyndebourne and seemed more like a promotion for the place than CIN, all I seemed to hear was the question "have you been to Glyndebourne before?".smiley - doh

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    Posted by bazfuz (U15500362) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Pardon my ignorance but are there really children in need in the UK?

    In need of what? The latest smart phone or computer game?

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    Posted by MicraManUK (U13682787) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Personally, I liked Fern's dress, I think she looked very beautiful in it and it showed off her figure of which she should be even more proud at the moment :o)

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    Posted by mrsroxanne (U4374068) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Pardon my ignorance but are there really children in need in the UK?

    In need of what? The latest smart phone or computer game? 
    May I suggest that if you had only watched a small part of the programme last night you would be aware of how many children in need there are in this country and you would then not have posted such ignorant, crass and stupid remarks!

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    Posted by Purple71 (U15505014) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    It was excellent with fantastic entertainment - well done. I was very pleased to see child sexual abuse being addressed. It such a taboo subject that gets pushed under the carpet - but it happens. Let's hope that out of the awful Jimmy Saville saga some positive work can be done on raising awareness on how to bring this out of the closet. I hope Children in Need can do more work in this "no go" area.

    well done on a fantatic production!

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Too much X-factor for me, with Girls Aloud, Susan Boyle, 1-D, Leona Lewis, tweeting from Gary barlow etc .smiley - erm

    and 20mins of Kylie smiley - doh

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    Posted by clootiedumplin (U14281026) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I only watched the final hour or so. I thought the sketch about the "needy" children was distasteful. It was not in keeping with the theme of the evening and was more suited to an offbeat comedy show (and I used the word comedy lightly here)

    I thought Terry Wogan's remarks were still quite droll and I liked the young man who was co-presenting with him - Nicholas something or other.

    Il Divo smiley - loveblush
    Kiley smiley - ok
    Charlotte Church smiley - yikes

    Final Total and to everyone who donated and fundraised smiley - star<.star>smiley - star

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    Posted by Gill P (U14122746) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    It was Nick Grimshaw co-hosting with Terry. So much better than Fearne in my opinion.

    Although Il Divo were fine, they are yet another of Simon Cowell's crop of groups/singers etc. Together with One Direction, Susan Boyle, Little Mix and Girls Aloud (who might be with another label now), it made it the Syco Show!

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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    It was excellent with fantastic entertainment - well done. I was very pleased to see child sexual abuse being addressed. It such a taboo subject that gets pushed under the carpet - but it happens. Let's hope that out of the awful Jimmy Saville saga some positive work can be done on raising awareness on how to bring this out of the closet. I hope Children in Need can do more work in this "no go" area.

    well done on a fantatic production! 
    I have just come in to say what an awesome (and very emotional) evening of entertainment. smiley - ok Thank you BBC. smiley - hug I always love Children In Need. I prefer it to Sport / Comic Relief.

    I felt that Terry, Tess and (I can't believe I am saying this) Fearne struck the right tone last night in light of the current business. It conveyed to me how upset the BBC more generally are about things. That said (and perhaps I am being ultra sensitive at the moment for obvious reasons) I felt one or two of Terry's comments were slightly in poor taste. I am sure they weren't meant to be.

    It was nice to have 'different' this year rather than a lot of the 'usual'. I love Matt, Alex and 'Team Rickshaw'. What an inspiring bunch. They had me in tears. Well done one and all. smiley - ok

    I loved the montage put together by our London 2012 athletes. What a lovely bunch they are. The best of British. smiley - ok

    I loved Strictly and their nod to the Olympics Opening Ceremony beforehand. Awesome and very funny. Brucie, it was nice to have you back. You were great. smiley - ok

    Aled's choirs were really good too...along with Kylie. smiley - ok

    I hope Mr Cowell donated mega-wonga! smiley - whistle He certainly had lots of his 'acts' on...thanks to the BBC!

    One suggestion...may we have a DVD of highlights please BBC? All money going to Children In Need. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Arman (U11361834) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I think it is still B***dy brilliant and will be watching BBC (England) most of the evening.

    We shouldn't have to - but we do
    Despite claims of self publicity by a lot of well known (celebrity) people - most of them do an awful lot over and above, which then inspires giving and action by many more. You could shake tins at supermarkets for years and not raise this amount.

    Tomorrow maybe I'll post my best bits. Unlikely to be Girls aloud or One direction but may include Top Gear.

    btw, I love the Chris Evans 'money can't buy' auctions. I never could but he certainly has contacts and makes it edge of seat listening and a big wadge of money - quite a lot of it his own.
     
    Very WELL DONE to BBC CIN last night.smiley - smiley Well Done on the amount raised so farsmiley - smiley, Well done to Sir Terry, Fearne Cotton,Tess Daly and Nick Grimshaw who all worked really well together as ever.smiley - smiley Well Done on a great night of tv, my favourites were:Chris Moyles tap dancing,Lord Sugar in Eastenders,Team GB & Paralympics GB, dancing.Doctor Who, and the wonderful young lady who plays Whitney in EE and her marvellous singing. Thank you to all. God Bless you and all the children & projects you help.smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Arman (U11361834) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    I think it is still B***dy brilliant and will be watching BBC (England) most of the evening.

    We shouldn't have to - but we do
    Despite claims of self publicity by a lot of well known (celebrity) people - most of them do an awful lot over and above, which then inspires giving and action by many more. You could shake tins at supermarkets for years and not raise this amount.

    Tomorrow maybe I'll post my best bits. Unlikely to be Girls aloud or One direction but may include Top Gear.

    btw, I love the Chris Evans 'money can't buy' auctions. I never could but he certainly has contacts and makes it edge of seat listening and a big wadge of money - quite a lot of it his own.
     
    Very WELL DONE to BBC CIN last night.smiley - smiley Well Done on the amount raised so farsmiley - smiley, Well done to Sir Terry, Fearne Cotton,Tess Daly and Nick Grimshaw who all worked really well together as ever.smiley - smiley Well Done on a great night of tv, my favourites were:Chris Moyles tap dancing,Lord Sugar in Eastenders,Team GB & Paralympics GB, dancing.Doctor Who, and the wonderful young lady who plays Whitney in EE and her marvellous singing. Thank you to all. God Bless you and all the children & projects you help.smiley - smiley 
    Sorr I forgot to mention the awesome, brilliant young people who did the Rickshaw Challenge, raised so much in money and awareness,smiley - smiley and the Choirs all over the country who came together to sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" perfectly apt and beautifulsmiley - smileyThank you. Love you and the children you help.smiley - smileyx

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    "btw, I love the Chris Evans 'money can't buy' auctions."

    I hate them , too few can take part and money can buy them smiley - erm

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    Posted by Prunereturns (U14149767) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Pardon my ignorance but are there really children in need in the UK?

    In need of what? The latest smart phone or computer game? 
    Yes, there are and if you are unaware of that you must be leading a very sheltered life.
    For example, a large number of young children are unpaid carers for adult relatives and as such their ability to live a normal childhood is severely compromised. It is estimated that there could be as many as 700,000 young carers. Having spent 4 years as a full time carer as an adult I can tell you straight that a child who fills this role is very much in need.
    A second example concerns child abuse, such as sexual exploitation. There are many more.

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Yes. You missed the subtle ' ' irony alert.

    I still enjoy the 'spectacle' though. Takes all sorts.
    We live in a fickle world, and maybe CiN would have been down by a few £m without the 'public' auctions.

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    Posted by Jacey (U15505475) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Great presenting for Children in Need with Terry Wogan, Bruce Forsyth, Fearne Cotton, and Tess Daly but are there no older female presenters at the BBC to balance it out a bit?!

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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on Saturday, 17th November 2012

    Great presenting for Children in Need with Terry Wogan, Bruce Forsyth, Fearne Cotton, and Tess Daly but are there no older female presenters at the BBC to balance it out a bit?!  The BBC should sign Fern Britton...and bring back Sue Cook. They are really good...and genuine too.

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