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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Kay's 'All-Star Animated Band' a runner-up

Comedian Peter Kay's All-Star Animated Band music video has made a strong impact for the BBC's Children in Need, that it has been awarded a runner-up position in a recent poll.

BBC Three broadcast Children in Need - 50 Greatest Moments on Tuesday 9th November 2010, which concluded on the 16th that counted down the best moments from the annual telethon in the UK. But it was the Peter Kay's ambitious project that was the suprise of the night on last year's appeal. However, it has missed out on the top spot in the poll.
Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller of course starred in the video along with other iconic children's character's from the 1950's and onwards, from the likes of Postman Pat, The Wombles, Paddington Bear, Fireman Sam and his team alongside Peter Kay's Big Chris from Roary the Racing Car.

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr who of course narrated and voiced the First and Second Seasons of the TV Series, made a suprising return to voice Thomas for the music video, the first time that he had done so in over 20 years.

In conversation talking about the music video were celebrity fans of Children in Need including Eastenders' Ricky Groves, Presenter Fearne Cotton and Take That's Gary Barlow, who praised the hard work that was put in to the music video. Boy Band JLS however, were the ones who mentioned the little blue engine.

The top position was awarded to the Children in Need concert from last year which featured a host of artists and bands, that literally Rocked the Albert Hall.

1 comment:

  1. I've just seen it on Youtube, it was incredible how much the celebrities praised the music video and does deserve that spot. When I saw it on YT it was what believe incredible and one person said that Ringo was in it at first I didn't believe it but I listen closely to Thomas' voice and realized it was him! Peter Kay did an outstanding job for this video and we're lucky to see it.