The BBC is to air a particular fund-raising leisure present, “The Large Evening In,” on April 23, which is able to put a highlight on the work of these battling with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and supply some showbiz aid to raise the spirits of the Brits below lockdown.

Funds raised by means of the three-hour present will probably be cut up equally between the BBC’s largest charitable companions, BBC Youngsters in Want and Comedian Aid. They may use the funds to “present important help to native charities, initiatives and packages throughout the U.Ok. to assist these most in want,” in line with a press release from the broadcaster.

The star-studded dwell present, to be carried on the flagship channel BBC One, will probably be produced by BBC Studios Leisure. It is going to “supply some gentle aid and leisure, while celebrating and rewarding these going the additional mile to help their communities in these troubled instances,” the BBC mentioned.

“The Large Evening In” was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director BBC Content material, and Kate Phillips, controller BBC Leisure Commissioning, for BBC One. The commissioner for the BBC is Katie Taylor. Peter Davey and Colin Hopkins are the manager producers for BBC Studios Leisure.

Moore mentioned: “BBC One will convey the nation collectively for this particular one off dwell charity occasion. I want to thank each BBC Youngsters in Want and Comedian Aid for becoming a member of forces in these unprecedented instances to supply their help to native charities, initiatives and packages throughout the entire U.Ok.; and to all the stars collaborating on this unmissable evening of leisure when the nation wants it most.”