15 November 2019 22:42
Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Tonight's the night! Children in Need 2019 is back on our screens for a night full of inspiring stories and entertaining acts. The annual Appeal Show celebrates the brave stories of children across the UK and raises heaps of money for BBC Children in Need. With live performances, sketches, music acts, fundraising films and guest appearances from some of the nation's most loved stars, prepare for an unmissable night of entertainment and fundraising for the whole family. (Image: BBC/Aemen Sukkar at Jiksaw/Ray Burmiston/Leigh Keily/Matt Burlem) What time does BBC Children in Need 2019 start?
BBC Children in Need 2019 will be broadcast live from BBC's Elstree studios from 7:30pm tonight and runs until 12:30am on Saturday. The main coverage will start at 7.30pm until 10pm on BBC One, then the Dragons Den special will air from 10pm to 10.35pm on BBC Two. The coverage will then return to BBC One at 10.35pm until 12.30am, followed by a repeat of the Children in Need: Got It Covered documentary at 12.30am until 2am on BBC One. (Image: BBC) Big the Musical Dragons Den Does I'll Get This: Children In Need Special Graham Norton's Big Red Chair BBC Children in Need: Got It Covered The lengthy appeal show will also be littered with short films that show where your money can go towards helping children in the UK, whilst also telling the stories of some brave children. The 2019 Children in Need Appeal Show will be hosted by Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Marvin and Rochelle Humes. Comedian Tom Allen will also be taking on hosting duties this year as he joins the BBC Children in Need presenting line-up for the first time. If you are able to give some money to Children in Need, more information on giving to the charity can be found here. Hitchin braves cold as big crowds welcome Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge Picture: Alan J Millard Archant The Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2019 passed through Hitchin this afternoon, as hundreds gathered to cheer on BBC presenter Matt Baker and his team of charity riders. Big crowds were building in Market Place as early as 10.30am in anticipation for the rickshaw's arrival, buoyed on by the Hitchin Sea Cadet marching band. Despite running later than scheduled, The One Show rickshaw made its way up Bancroft - lined by throngs of cheering supporters - before stopping briefly in the market square, where Matt Baker was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by the Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club. The rickshaw was also spurred on by pupils from Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy - sporting Pudsey ears and Children in Need flags - and Stand By Me 'young ambassadors'. Stand By Me project manager, Karen Stanton, said: "BBC Children in Need have generously supported our service over the years, so it was great to be able to show them our support along with our young ambassadors, as they rode through the community we work with." The rickshaw is completing the final leg of its 400-mile journey today - from Holyhead to the BBC's Elstree studios in Borehamwood - and will be riding into the One Show studio at 7pm for the start of the live broadcast. Since 2011, The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge has raised more than £25 million for BBC Children in Need. And this year sees a new-improved rickshaw guide-trike, built by McLaren engineers. Watford-born Kelsey - who was left blind after cancer was found in his right eye as a child - was one of the six young riders joining Matt Baker on the journey. "I am determined to prove that being blind should never be a barrier," the 17-year-old said. "I hope that the public get behind us, come out to support us on the road, and donate to BBC Children in Need." To follow the rickshaw's progress, visit -rickshaw-challenge-2019/ as it completes the final leg of its journey this evening. Hundreds cheered on the Children in Need rickshaw as it passed through Hitchin this afternoon. Picture: Alan J Millard Hundreds cheered on the Children in Need rickshaw as it passed through Hitchin this afternoon. Picture: Alan J Millard