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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 09:00 UK time, Saturday, 12 May 2012

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Asian Stars


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Asian Music Stars is an insightful and entertaining TV programme which explores the lives of three internationally renowned artists Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Adnan Sami and Kailash Kher as they embark on concert tours across the UK.

The Red Button programme will offer its audience a unique and intimate insight into each of these three artists; their upbringing and personal life experiences. Through interviews, musical demonstrations, behind the scenes footage, crowd testimonials and multi camera concert coverage, the three artists will be compared, contrasted and celebrated.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 14th May - Fri 18th May, 6:00am-4:00am

Mon 14th May - Thu 17th May, 6:00pm-6:00am
Fri 18th May, 6:00am-4:00am

Andy's Wild Adventures Quiz

Andy and Kip would like to take you on a wild adventure of your own. So join them as they travel on the KipMobile far and wide in search of weird and wonderful animal facts. Along the way, they'll ask you lots of fun questions which you can answer using the coloured buttons on your remote control.

Available on Sky/Freeview

Mon 14th May - Sat 19th May, 6:00am-7:00pm

Mon 14th May, 6:00am-10:50am
Tue 15th May, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 16th May, 6:00am-2:50pm, 6:10pm-7:00pm
Thu 17th May, 6:00am-10:20am
Fri 18th May, 6:00am-10:35am
Sat 19th May, 6:00am-6:50am

Maestro at the Opera Winner

Four well-known personalities compete to take on the prestigious task of conducting a full act of a legendary opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Red Button viewers can watch in full, the winner's truly incredible performance conducting Act II of Puccini's masterpiece La Boheme on the main stage of Covent Garden.

This gripping performance signifies the climax of the entire series and also features insightful commentary from Maestro Judges and cast of the Royal Opera House.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:
Fri 18th May, 9:55pm-4:00am

Horrible Histories Karaoke

Fancy testing your singing skills against famous Horrible Histories legends? Press red to sing along with the all new Horrible Histories Karaoke! There are six sensational new songs available, from the heavy metal Luddites and eccentric Queen Mary 1st, The Pilgrim Fathers and Charles Darwin, to the boy-band Fighter Pilots of World War II and 'The Thinkers' of ancient Greece. Take your pick. The Horrible Histories Karaoke - only here on CBBC, just press red!

Printable song words plus more Horrible Histories goodies are also available on the CBBC website - bbc.co.uk/cbbc/horriblehistories

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 12th May, 7:00am-12:25pm. 2:30pm-7:00pm
Sun 13th May, 7:00am-11:40am, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 12th May, 7:00am-9:45am, 11:15am-12:45pm
Sun 13th May, 7:00am-12:00pm

In It To Win It

Dale Winton returns with another series of In It To Win It, the game show where people compete on general knowledge for a big money jackpot.

Think you can do better? Every Saturday press the Red Button during the show to pit your wits against our studio contestants. Come the final round will you still be In It To Win It?

Available on Sky/Freeview:
Sat 12th May, 7:45pm-8:40pm
Sat 19th May, 8:00pm-8.50pm

CBBC Extra

CBBC Extra is the home of exclusives. Watch funny clips, out-takes, star interviews, pop music, backstage previews and episodes from Children's BBC.

Go on, press red... You know you want to!

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 12th May, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 14th May - Thu 17th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 18th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Sat 19th May, 7:00am-10:00am

Wed 16th May, 3:00pm-6:00pm

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

Each weekday BBC News' On Demand team will be rounding-up the day's strongest news pictures to bring viewers a two-minute package of highlights. On weekends the tone becomes more conversational when Red Button viewers can watch a topical interview in 'Five Minutes with...' or a round-up of the week's weird and wonderful videos in OddBox.

  • Video Choice: Weekdays (available around the clock)
  • Five Minutes With... / OddBox: Weekends (around the clock)

BBC News website

Available on Sky and Virgin only

CBeebies Red Button

BBC Red Button welcomes younger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure to the big, bright and fun world of CBeebies interactive!

Now your children's favourite characters are at the heart of the interactive TV experience. Satellite and digital terrestrial viewers will have slightly different offerings from one another. This has enabled us to offer the best games tailored to each system.

CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.

CBeebies website

Available on Freeview and Sky only

BBC Sport Multiscreen**

Catch up on all the latest Sport via the BBC Sport multiscreen. Headlines are available around the clock with up to five additional streams available to cover the best that BBC Sport has to offer.

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.

For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.


  • Triathlon - World Triathlon Series. Live coverage of the men's race from San Diego.
  • Cricket - England v West Indies. Test Match Special commentary with live scorecard.
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix. Live coverage from Montmelo.

**Note all Red Button times are subject to change at short notice



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