Starlight on TV
Narrated by Bill Nighy and David Tennant, this exciting new observational documentary about Starlight Children’s Foundation sees inspirational children who are, or have been, seriously ill having their wishes of a lifetime granted. The series also features an array of celebrities and others volunteering their services and extraordinary members of the public doing all manner of good deeds in aid of the children.
Celebrities lending their support to the charity include Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, David Coulthard, Buzz Aldrin, Masterchef‘s John Torode and Gregg Wallace, Sue Perkins, Pat Cash, Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers, Kim and Aggie and Sir Richard Branson, to name just a few!
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Episode 1 – 16/02/2011
Like most girls her age, Becky loves clothes and accessories, avidly following the world of celebrity, and dreams of gliding around in a limo and having her nails done. Becky’s wish is transformed into a truly magical experience with the help of some VERY special guests…
Episode 2 – 02/03/2011
Ben was born with cystic fibrosis, a life shortening condition he shares with his younger sister. As a result, his whole childhood has been a challenge to stay healthy. For Ben and Ella, a magical trip to Disneyland is about more than just the here and now. With wonderful surprises and exciting appearances…
Episode 3 – 02/03/2011
This episode follows seven year old Leon from Barrow-in-Furness, whose utterly charming and totally unique wish was to spend a day cleaning with How Clean Is Your House? stars Aggie MacKenzie and Kim Woodburn. Little did he know just who (or rather what!) he’d be cleaning up after…
Episode 4 – 09/03/2011
Dressed in chef’s whites and under the watchful eye of Mickael Weiss, acclaimed chef at London’s Coq d’Argent, 10 year old James sees his dream to cook with a top chef come true. As if delivering a busy lunchtime service wasn’t enough for the young Masterchef fan, a couple of surprise visitors arrive to check on his culinary skills…
Episode 5 – 16/03/2011
Gurmukh’s great ambition in life was to become a pilot, a dream now threatened by the treatment required to fight osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. However, at the invitation of a very well known air travel entrepreneur, Starlight flew Gurmukh to New Mexico to watch history in the making for the next era of travel…
Episode 6 – 23/03/2011
Like most little girls, six year old Ruby simply adores princesses and fairies, so it came as no surprise that she chose for her Starlight Wish a trip to a faraway land – Disneyland Paris, the home of the fairytale. There she and her family embarked on a magical quest in search of all the princesses they could find…
Episode 7 – 30/03/2011
It comes as no surprise that, for a child whose first words were ‘blue car’, 16 year old Max is absolutely mad about motors, so a high-octane Starlight Escape at the Silverstone Circuit, created by Ferrari North Europe and the British Racing Drivers Club, was right up his street.
Episode 8 – 06/04/2011
Twelve year old Shauna from Birmingham knows everything there is to know about her favourite celebrities, so the opportunity to spend a day at OK! magazine was just the ticket for this brave young cystic fibrosis sufferer. And Starlight had some very special star-studded surprises in store for her…
Episode 9 – 13/04/2011
Born with a hole in her heart and pulmonary atresia, a form of congenital heart disease, six year old Lydia had just one wish: “I want to be a princess,” she said, “and wear a tiara and lots of jewellery and princess shoes.” But who is Lydia’s favourite Prince Charming…?
Episode 10 – 20/04/2011
This poignant final episode features spectacular Grand Prix party, complete with seven original Formula 1 race cars and motor sport legend David Coulthard, for 60 seriously ill children. Later on it transforms into a fundraising event featuring the original pit lane girl, Louise Goodman.