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BBC want you to dress as ‘paedophile’ Elvis Presley to celebrate Children in Need

THE BBC has not been hyping Children in Need as much as other years. (See Jimmy Savile.) But it’s on with the telethon. And the BBC has tips on how to make the day special. You can dress up in fancy dress. BBC tips include:

Fancy Dress

Wherever you are, it’s always fun to dress up. Whether you work at a school, supermarket or in an office, it’s easy to organise a fancy dress day! Over the years, millions of people up and down the country have dressed up in crazy outfits in aid of BBC Children in Need and in the record-breaking 2011 Appeal we all went a bit spotty!

2. …You could create a theme… go back in time to the swinging sixties or live the celeb lifestyle as a ‘Hollywood Honey’ or maybe even go to work as the King! The list is literally endless!

4. …Always get sponsored by people you trust rather than strangers.

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Posted: 16th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Susan Boyle’s Face And One Direction’s Hair Rock Children In Need 2011: Photos

CHILDREN In Need is the long show in which the BBC begs for cash – and people who hate it wonder how much charities could get if the BBC just used some of the licence fee. One Direction (it’s all about the hair) provided the swoony tunes and Susan Boyle gave us another great photo for the album. It almost betters this one


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EXCLUSIVE TO PRESS ASSOCIATION. Susan Boyle performs during the BBC Children In Need Appeal 2011, at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London.

Posted: 18th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (4)

From the Daily Show: A Revealing Mock Report On Children In Need “Class Divisions”

THE Daily Show‘s report from Zuccotti Park before the Occupiers were kicked out shows how the camp had splintered into “uptown elitists and downtown poor“.

As it dragged on, the movement was in danger of becoming the very thing it was fighting against“, reporter Samantha Bee, explains. We’re then treated to a tour of the park, with the iPad-armed college hipsters from Brooklyn on one end and the “downwardly mobile with their drum circle” on the other.

As one “uptown camper” describes the residents in the “ghetto section” in the most roundabout, PC way possible, Bee interrupts and asks: “Is there a course in condescension that everybody is taking here?

It’s all very revealing because despite the Occupiers’ slogan “we are the 99%” many of them harbour a great deal of disdain for the masses. As the Occupy Wall Street website says, “The masses are incessantly encouraged, even conned, into consuming, even if it is beyond, or way beyond, their means.” That’s right – the 99% have been hoodwinked, brainwashed, fooled. And it’s up to the Occupiers to enlighten them, apparently.

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Posted: 18th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

BBC Presenter Tightrope Walks Across Battersea Power Station: Photos

USES for Battersea Power Station 101b: Props: BBC TeeVee presenter Helen Sketlon has walked on a rope between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, that icon of empty powerlessness. She did it for Children In Need, the BBC’s telethon in which BBC employees you pay for get to do good deeds in the public eye on company time. But who cares for the vanity and the grandstanding so long as children benefit…


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Helen Skelton walks on a tightrope between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, London.

Posted: 28th, February 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

BBC In Need: Where The Charity Money Goes

THE BBC’s big, bloated, over-fed celebrity puff piece Children In Need comes up trumps once more. Everyone at the Beeb is a winner. Those numbers:

£1million – The cost of broadcasting Celebrity Scissorhands on BBC3 every night for three weeks to raise money for charity

£46,000 – the money raised by Celebrity Scissorhands for Children in Need

Your licence fee at work…

Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)