What's on BBC Red Button 16th – 23rd February

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This week on BBC Red Button we've got treats for music lovers with 6 Music Live at Maida Vale concerts replays and BBC Four's The Sound and the Fury. Cycling and Welsh Open snooker are on offer for sports fans while younger audiences will love CBBC's Deadly Extra and the 4 O'Clock Club. Plus find out more about recent changes to our digital text service.

Oliver Coates performs in The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury 

BBC Four's The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music traces the turbulent history and ground-breaking music of the last century, uncovering how the last 100 years have changed music and the way we listen to sound forever. The series explores why individual composers felt compelled to create the challenging music they did and how they were influenced by the upheavals of their time.

The series features specially filmed performances from a number of ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, which can been seen in full on the Red Button after each programme. This week features music by Oliver Messiaen, Gyorg Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis and Harrison Birtwistle.*

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Mon 18th February, 12:00am-7:00am
Tue 19th February, 9:55pm-6:00am
Wed 20th February, 6:00am-7:00am
Fri 22nd February, 1:25am-4:00am

Lauren Laverne presents 6 Music Live

6 Music Live

Lauren Laverne presents 6 Music Live from the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, hosting very special performances from Suede, Foals, Everything Everything and Richard Hawley. You can find out more and get the full line up at 6 Music Live at Maida Vale

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:  

Sat 16th February, 6:00am-7:00am
Mon 18th February, 7:00pm-11:30pm
Tue 19th February, 4:00am-7:00am
Wed 20th February, 8:00pm-6:00am
Thu 21st February, 6:00am-7:00am, 8:00pm-1:25am
Fri 22nd February, 4:00am-7:00am

Deadly Extra

Deadly Extra 

CBBC Extra is taking a walk on the wild side this week by celebrating the brand new and totally brilliant Deadly Mission Madagascar. Join Cel and Hacker as they introduce a wealth of wildlife-inspired telly. Yonko goes all extreme in the great outdoors, Hacker attends the Deadly Mission Madagascar auditions and there’s an exclusive report about wildlife right here in the UK from a Deadly Mission Madagascar crew-member 

As always you can read Chris and Dodge’s blog, check out the answers to some of your questions and read your horoscopes as written by Yonko.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview: 
Mon 18th February, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 19th February, 7:00am-7:40pm
Wed 20th February, 7:00am-10:00am, 1:00pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm

4 O'Clock Club 

Grab your sandwiches and do up your tie because CBBC Extra is going back to school! 

Press Red and join Cel and Hacker as they introduce a wealth of visual goodies celebrating the return of CBBC’s The 4 O’Clock Club!

See what happened when Hacker visited The 4 O’Clock Club’s home, Elmsbury Academy, in search of some new additions for his imaginary talent agency, catch up on some totally cool character profiles and watch an exclusive sneak peek of a never before seen episode!

As always you can read Chris and Dodge’s blog, check out the answers to some of your questions and read your horoscopes as written by Yonko. 

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:  

Sat 16th February, 7:00am-1:00pm
Sun 17th February, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Thu 21st February, 7:00am-12:00pm
Thu 21st February, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Fri 22nd February, 7:00am-4:00pm

Sat 23rd February, 7:00am-2:30pm

Blandings 

Want to take a closer look at the castle and characters in BBC One’s Sunday night comedy? Join us as Beach gives a guided tour of Blandings Castle and its ancestral history - watch out for encounters with some of the residents including the Empress of Blandings, Lord Emsworth's prize Sow.  

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview: 

Mon 18th February, 11:30pm-4:00am

In It To Win It

Dale Winton’s In It To Win It, the game show where people use their general knowledge to win a big money jackpot, is back. Think you can do better than the studio contestants? Every Saturday press the Red Button during the show to pit your wits against our studio contestants.

Available on Sky and Freeview: 

Sat 16th February, 8:10pm-9:00pm

CBeebies Red Button


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

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 the Red Button team to offer the best games tailored to each system.

CBeebies Red Button is available on the CBeebies channel.

Visit the CBeebies website to find out more.

Available on Freeview and Sky only

BBC Sport


Catch up on all the latest Sport here on the Red Button. This week's sporting highlights include:

Snooker: Coverage of the Welsh Open
Cycling: Coverage of the World Track Championships


For the latest information refer to the BBC sport website and Red Button schedule.

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

Red Button digital text changes

We are currently making some changes to the BBC's Red Button text services. We are performing some technical work behind the scenes to remove the final parts of the publishing processes still powered by the recently discontinued Ceefax service.

We've tried to keep any changes to the public service to a minimum, but there will be some alterations to the content provided. Details of the changes are listed on the Red Button service on p998.

Correction: This blog post originally incorrectly stated that The Sound and the Fury features music by Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Charles Ives.  This has now been updated.

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