BBC Studios Entertainment is to produce a live three hour special which will “celebrate the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the nation going during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic” for BBC One.


The Big Night In will see the BBC’s biggest charitable partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, coming together and the “star-studded” show will feature some of the country’s famous faces trying to “support, entertain, cheer up and help out anyone who needs any or all of those things.” The show will include big surprises, ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, live music performances (from the artists’ homes).


Suzy Lamb, Managing Director Entertainment & Music BBC Studios says: “It’s an absolute privilege to be producing what will be an incredible night of TV filled with entertainment and emotion.  This will be a chance to show our appreciation to all the services and heroes, while uniting two amazing charities, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief for the first time ever. You really won’t want to leave the sofa!”
The Big Night In was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content and Kate Phillips, Controller BBC Entertainment Commissioning for BBC One. The commissioner for the BBC is Katie Taylor. Peter Davey and Colin Hopkins are the Executive Producers for BBC Studios Entertainment.


The show will be broadcast on BBC One on Thursday 23rd April, 7 – 10pm.

Staff Reporter

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