Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

1. Fearne Cotton, Terry Wogan and Tess Daly host the six-hour fundraising extravaganza. The fun kicks off at 7.30pm on BBC One on Friday 16 November.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

2. Boy band One Direction will start the Pudsey party.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

3. There will be an extra special Doctor Who prequel to the show’s Christmas special, with a bespoke storyline made for Children in Need.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

4. Strictly Come Dancing: the judges line-up for a special edition from Wembley.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

5. Russell Grant and Ann Widdecombe return to the dance floor on a wing and a prayer for a special Strictly performance.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

6. Pudsey Bear gets to dance with his new namesake, Pudsey the dog, winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

7. Pop superstars Girls Aloud will also reunite live in the studio at 9.00pm for the exclusive first TV performance of their much.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

8. East London’s finest export Lord Sugar tries his hand at bargaining in an EastEnders special with Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

9. Team GB’s coxless four – Alex Gregory, Tom James, Pete Reed and Andy Hodge – will be dancing to Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ from 9.30pm.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide

10. Swimmer Ellie Simmonds takes part in an Olympic/Paralympic ensemble music video to Basement Jaxx’s Do Your Thing.

Children in Need 2012: your essential viewing guide