Q:

When did "Children in Need" begin?

A:

BBC's "Children in Need" first aired on the radio on Christmas Day in 1927. The program was a five-minute radio broadcast that appealed for many children in need throughout the listening area.

The first televised appeal was on Christmas Day in 1955, and it was called "Children's House Christmas Appeal." This television program was presented by Sooty and Harry Corbett. The Christmas Day appeals continued until 1979 with the Corbetts as the hosts. In 1980, Terry and Sue Lawley and Ester Rantzen took over the broadcast and changed its format to a telethon. Today, the show still runs as a telethon and is televised every November.

Sources:

  1. bbc.co.uk

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What time is the Queen's Speech on Christmas day?

    A:

    The Queen's Speech is traditionally broadcast at 3:00 PM GMT on Christmas Day. The scheduled time was originally chosen for the first royal Christmas speech broadcast over the radio by King George V, Queen Elizabeth II's grandfather, in 1932.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is Costco open on holidays?

    A:

    Costco is not open on six major holidays in the United States including Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Though there are always last minute shoppers around the holidays Costco understands that their employees have families too, and as such they are not open on days like Thanksgiving, even though other grocery retailers often are.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    On what holidays are liquor stores closed in Connecticut?

    A:

    Section 30-91(D) of the Connecticut General Statutes states that it is illegal to sell alcohol on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Restaurants operating under a tavern permit may serve alcohol during normal operating hours on holidays.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are "Need for Speed: Most Wanted" cheat codes?

    A:

    According to About.com, there are a variety of cheat codes for "Need for Speed: Most Wanted," both for the PC version and the console version of the game. On both the PC version and the console version of the game, codes can be entered at the main menu screen, where the game says either "Click to Continue" (on the PC version) or "Press Start" (on the console version).

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore