Celebrity Health:

Dear old Pudsey Bear and his celebrity pals seized control of the BBC schedules on Friday evening for Children In Need’s 2019 telethon, aiming to raise more than last year’s £50.6m to help disadvantaged children in the UK. 

We watched both the star-studded entertainment exclusives and the eye-dampening appeal VTs (and tolerated the technical glitches) so you didn’t have to. Here are the bandaged bear’s ten best bits from five hours of charitable programming…

Doctor Who fan got early Christmas present

An irresistibly feelgood moment saw one young Whovian got her festive treat early. Young Anastasia has suffered with mental health issues but found solace, fun and friendship at East London’s Hackney…