BBC’s Children in Need Album Will Include “Harry Potter” Alumni
BBC Children in Need is a charitable organization based in the United Kingdom that provides grants and support to disadvantaged children and young people. Currently, BBC Children in Need supports over 3,000 local charities and community projects across the UK, with many of its initiatives working to help children facing poverty, deprivation, abuse, neglect, and disability.
This year, BBC Children in Need is launching a new venture: a music album. The album, Children in Need: Got It Covered, will be released on Friday, November 1 on Silva Screen Records and will feature some of the UK’s best-loved stage and screen stars, with each star handpicking a song with personal significance.
The album’s first track, “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell, will be covered by Helena Bonham Carter, known among Harry Potter fans for her role as the iconic Bellatrix Lestrange. Later on the album, David Tennant’s (Barty Crouch, Jr.) rendition of “Sunshine on Leith” by the Proclaimers will appear, as well as Jim Broadbent’s (Horace Slughorn) rendition of “Blue Moon” by Rodgers and Hart. Other star singers included are Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lobster), Shaun Dooley (The Woman in Black), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Beauty and the Beast), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Adrian Lester (The Day After Tomorrow), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), and Labi Siffre (Frank).
Children in Need: Got It Covered was recorded at the famous Abbey Road and RAK Studios in London, with the singing actors receiving expert mentorship from award-winning producers and songwriters Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby.
In conjunction with the album, a 90-minute program showcasing the recording process will be broadcast on BBC One ahead of this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal show. The program will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, special guest appearances, and more.
Children in Need: Got It Covered is now available for preorder on the BBC Children in Need website.