Challenge Anneka

"Challenge Anneka" is a British television programme, produced by the independent production company Mentorn for the BBC, which aired on Friday, later Saturday evenings on BBC One between 8 September 1989 and 15 October 1995. It was announced in 2006 that the series was returning, but this time on ITV. The first of the two specials was shown on Boxing Day 2006. The second transmitted in June 2007.

The format of Challenge Anneka involved Anneka Rice being given a task to accomplish within a certain period of time, usually two or three days. She was supposed to have no knowledge of what the task of each particular episode would be before it began, and would have to organise its accomplishment by persuading companies and people to contribute their time and resources for free. The task would usually be in aid of a charitable cause, for example building a play area for children within the local community, or something similar.

Previous Episode

Lion Sanctuary

Episode 7x08; Oct 15, 1995

Anneka was challenged to renovate the RSPCA at Grafty Green, Kent as well as rescue two lions based in Athens and transport them to their newly built Big Cat Sanctuary in 61 hours. The challenge, set by the Born Free Foundation, succeeded.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
7x08: Lion SanctuaryOct 15, 1995
7x07: Birmingham Homeless Mothers HostelOct 8, 1995
7x06: UK Blood Transfusion ServiceOct 1, 1995
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