Today marks one day to go before the BBC’s annual Children In Need Appeal, from 7pm to 2am across the BBC on 19th November. The appeal is 30 years old in its modern telethon format but has roots dating back to Christmas Day 1927 on BBC Radio before going to Black and White television in 1955.
The Official Site is here, you can buy the 2011 Countryfile Calendar from the BBC offshoot site here if you’d rather donate whilst buying a necessity and not watch the show (scroll to the bottom of the page). Also, you can read the rest of the history on Wikipedia. That’s here.