The album, in aid of BBC Children in Need, is an exciting new venture for the charity this year and features a glittering line-up of some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed actors from stage and screen who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.
A special 90-minute programme showcasing the entire recording process will be broadcast on BBC One on Wednesday October 30th at 7.30pm prior to the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal show in November, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes action, special guest appearances and much more.
Full album track list is as follows:
- Helena Bonham Carter CBE has covered Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
- Jim Broadbent has covered Blue Moon by Rogers and Hart
- Olivia Colman CBE has covered Glory Box by Portishead
- Shaun Dooley has covered Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
- Luke Evans has covered Smile by Charlie Chaplin
- Suranne Jones has covered Symphony by Clean Bandit
- Adrian Lester OBE has covered I Wish by Stevie Wonder
- Himesh Patel has covered All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers
- David Tennant has covered Sunshine on Leith by The Proclaimers
- Jodie Whittaker has covered Yellow by Coldplay
- Plus a special group cover of It Must Be Love by Labi Siffre
The album is now available for pre-order on the BBC Children in Need website.
Each track was carefully crafted and recorded at the legendary recording studios, Abbey Road and Rak Studios in London, whilst the actors received expert guidance and mentoring from Brit and Mercury award-winning record producers and songwriters, Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby. With over 20 years of industry experience, veteran vocal coach Mark De-Lisser also came on board to help the actors produce their tracks.
Children in Need: Got It Covered is a co-production by BBC Studios and 20four7films. It has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown. The executive producers are Mel Balac, Creative Director at BBC Studios, and Polly Dooley, Executive Producer at 20four7films, and the director is Peter Coventry.
BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity every year. To date, the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.