Sport Relief

3:30pm Saturday 29 December on BBC ONE

Presented by Gary Lineker, this one-off special showcases all the highlights from one of the year’s biggest events, Sport Relief 2012. It follows the highs and lows of celebrities and the public alike in their mission to raise stacks of cash for charity.

It also reflects on some of the brilliant comedy from the TV show including specials from Miranda, Ab Fab, Strictly Underwater and Outnumbered, and looks at how the fundraising money is now being spent.

The programme talks to John Bishop about his epic triathlon challenge and sees David Walliams go to Kenya to report back on where Sport Relief cash is hard at work.

4:30pm Monday 27 February on BBC ONE

This special nine-week Blue Peter series follows Helen Skelton, the toughest girl on TV, as she sets out to complete a grueling 500-mile challenge to the South Pole for Sport Relief 2012.

To reach the South Pole the daredevil presenter must travel for up to 14 hours a day across the coldest and windiest places on earth, battling ferocious 80mph winds and temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celcius.

Helen will be travelling by kite, by ski, and – in a world first – by bike, to raise awareness for Sport Relief and this special Blue Peter series follows her progress.

In today’s episode, Helen arrives in Cape Town to pack her kit and get in some last minute kite training before flying to Antarctica. She arrives in Novo in the North of Antarctica to acclimatise and test her equipment – and then she’s off! Helen and her Norwegian companion Niklas start their 500 mile journey to the South Pole. But will her decision to pack just one pair of boots cause problems?

Confirmed for Monday 27 February on BBC One at 4.30-5.00pm

Ep 6/9

4:30pm Monday 6 February on BBC ONE

Part three of this special nine-week Blue Peter series follows TV’s tough-girl Helen Skelton as she sets out to complete a gruelling 500 mile challenge to the South Pole, for Sport Relief 2012.

To reach the South Pole the daredevil presenter must travel for up to 14 hours a day across the coldest and windiest places on earth, battling ferocious 80mph winds and temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celcius.

Helen will be travelling by kite, by ski and – in a world first – by bike, to raise awareness for Sport Relief.

Today, Helen reaches stage three of her South Pole training and is back in the UK learning how to use power kites both on the land and in the water.

Ep 3/9

Dragons’ Den’s Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones will be squaring up and donning their dancing shoes for a Strictly Come Dancing special.

In this Sport Relief special the tables are turned on these business brains who are more used to making or breaking budding entrepreneurs’ dreams than being judged themselves.

Ditching their stuffy suits for sparkly sequins how will Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones, paired up with professional dancers Natalie Lowe and Lilia Kopylova, fare in front of judges; Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman?

The show will be hosted, as ever, by Tess Daly.

To find out which of the Dragons was crowned king of the dance floor, tune into Sport Relief on Friday 19th March on BBC One.

Of course, this is not the first time Bannatyne and Jones have danced on our screens for charity… you may recall the last time they did it that an entire generation of children had nightmares that saw them without sleep for 8 months. Remember that?

Naturally, all this doesn’t matter because Sport Relief do a sterling job of raising cash for good causes. It takes place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010.

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