Princess Productions produce this year's SU2C live fundraising event

Channel 4 has commissioned Princess Productions, part of the Endemol Shine Group to produce the live fundraising event, Stand Up To Cancer. It will return to our screens this October.

On Friday 21st October, Davina McCall, Alan Carr, and Adam Hills will host an unforgettable evening of entertainment to help fund crucial and groundbreaking cancer trails that will transform lives right here in the UK.

Broadcasting live from the beautiful Methodist Central Hall in London, famous faces from the world of comedy, music, and television will come together to bang the Stand Up To Cancer drum.

This year’s live extravaganza will include hilarious sketches, unbelievable music moments and moving, real-life cancer films to remind us why we have all come together to Stand Up To Cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer, sponsored by BT, is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to accelerate new cancer treatments and tests to patients and save more lives, more quickly.

1 in 2 of us in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. Stand Up To Cancer’s pioneering work means that more people will survive cancer. During the show pairs of celebrities will be playing the odds and taking part in hilarious competitive challenges to make the message clear that cancer can be beaten.

Emma Hardy, Princess Productions managing director, said: ‘Since Stand Up To Cancer launched in the UK in 2012 , it’s become the UK’s fastest growing television fundraising event raising over £25 million pounds. We are incredibly proud of winning this commission and partnering with both Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 on such a groundbreaking event.”

Tom Beck, commissioning editor for Live & Events at Channel 4 said: 2016’s live show is shaping up to be an amazing evening of entertainment, and together with Cancer Research UK and Princess, we can’t wait to show the viewers what we have in store. The money raised and research funded through Stand Up To Cancer will ultimately save more lives and we are all incredibly proud of the campaign.’

To find out how to get involved, visit You can also find us on Twitter @StandUp2C (opens in a new window) or Facebook (opens in a new window)

Stand Up To Cancer’s live SU2C broadcast will be executive produced by Suzi Aplin, series produced by Andy Charles Smith and produced by Murray James at Princess Productions, part of the Endemol Shine Group. It was commissioned by Ed Havard and Tom Beck at Channel 4.


Notes to Editors

About Stand Up To Cancer (UK)


  • Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4
  • This October Stand Up to Cancer returns to Channel 4 with a season of exciting telly and an unmissable night of live TV on Friday 21st October
  • Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, accelerating new cancer treatments and tests to UK patients to ultimately save more lives
  • More than £25million has been raised in the UK to date and 26 trials have been funded, involving more than 9,000 cancer patients 
  • Stars such as Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, Nicole Scherzinger, Pharrell Williams, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Britney Spears, Idris Elba, Andy Murray, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Martin Freeman, Jamie Oliver, Kathy Burke, Miranda Hart, Paul O’Grady and Richard Ayoade are just some of the talent who supported Stand Up To Cancer 
  • To find out more about fundraising activities visit (opens in a new window) or (opens in a new window) or follow us on Facebook (opens in a new window)Twitter (opens in a new window) or Instagram (opens in a new window)


To donate

Go to (opens in a new window) 100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the SU2C Campaign

About Endemol Shine UK

Endemol Shine UK is behind a diverse range of hits including Big Brother, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Deal or No Deal, Grantchester, Masterchef, Mr. Bean, One Born Every Minute, Peaky Blinders, Pointless, Sunday Brunch, The Fall, The Island, The Million Pound Drop, Vicious, 8 out of 10 Cats and many more

Labels within the UK Group include Artists Studio, Bandit Television, Brown Eyed Boy, Cave Bear Productions, DSP, Dragonfly, Fifty Fathoms, House of Tomorrow, Initial, Kudos, Lovely Day, Princess Productions, Remarkable Television, Shine North, Shine Soho, Shine TV, Tiger Aspect, Tigress and Zeppotron.

The company is part of Endemol Shine Group – the global global content creator, producer and distributor with creative operations in over 30 markets, with a portfolio of over 600 revenue generating formats across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations.

October 4, 2016 6:57am ET by Channel 4  

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