Final episode date
19 November 2005
BBC, BBC One, BBC Two
Country of origin
BBC One, BBC Two
First episode date
18 November 2005
BBC Television Centre RAF Brize Norton
Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Natasha Kaplinsky, Matt Allwright
Natasha Kaplinsky, Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Alan Dedicoat, Matt Allwright
Children in Need 2007, Children in Need 2006, Children in Need 2004, Children in Need 2011, Children in Need Rocks the
Eastenders bothered for children in need 2005
Children in Need 2005 was a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for the charity Children in Need. It culmunated in a live broadcast on BBC One on the evening of Friday 18 November and was hosted by Terry Wogan, Natasha Kaplinsky, Fearne Cotton and, from RAF Brize Norton, Matt Allwright. The voice over was Alan Dedicoat. A total of £17,235,256 was raised by the closing minute.
- Eastenders bothered for children in need 2005
- Artist performances
- Cast performances
- Official single
According to the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB), overnight ratings suggested that 10.7 million viewers were tuned into BBC One from 9.00pm to 9.15pm (a 45.1% audience share), the slot in which the Doctor Who mini-episode was broadcast in most regions. This represented the highest ratings that Children in Need had received in eight years.
Also appearing were Status Quo, Westlife (live from Belfast), Sugababes (live from Wrexham), Rod Stewart, Craig David, Bryan Adams and Melanie C, and Katherine Jenkins and G4 and ZOO.
Liberty X recorded the official single for 2005's appeal. The band recorded a cover of Shalamar's 1982 song A Night to Remember for the charity. The single peaked at Number 6 on the UK singles chart.