Children in Need

Children in Need 2012

About this programme

Terry Wogan and Tess Daly return for the final part of the fund-raising marathon, joined by Nick Grimshaw, who takes over from his Radio 1 colleague Fearne Cotton. First up to entertain are last year's X Factor winners Little Mix, followed by a Top Gear special which sees the BBC newsreaders competing to see who is the fastest in a reasonably priced car (although it may come as a disappointment to anyone waiting for Fiona Bruce and her colleagues to do their usual song and dance, which is almost as traditional as Wogan and Pudsey). 11pm Lee Mack stars in a Not Going Out CIN special, Leona Lewis performs live and there is a round-up of events around the UK. 11.30pm The question that people have been asking since the Children in Need mascot first appeared in 1985 is finally answered, as Geri Halliwell and Misery Bear reveal what actually happened to Pudsey Bear's eye. 12am Music by Paloma Faith and Tim Minchin, ahead of the usual crop of highlights from the evening and the announcement of the final total for the night. Can it better last year's on-the-night record of £26,332,334?

Cast and crew


Terry Wogan
Tess Daly
Nick Grimshaw


John L Spencer
Series Producer
Andrew Cartmell
Series Producer
Paul Wright