This week the BBC Red Button is packed with music, magic and mystery, from special content for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary and a BBC Children in Need Rocks Encore to an exclusive children's offering with CBBC Extra Behind the Scenes.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Day of the Doctor

Be a part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary extravaganza and experience exclusive content on the Red Button. Coverage includes a special mini episode of Doctor Who written by Steven Moffat and music from the Doctor Who Prom.

Doctor Who Prom
Thu 21 Nov, 8:10pm-10:00pm

The Night of the Doctor
Sat 16 Nov, 7.30pm-9.55pm, 10.30pm-11.45pm
Sun 17 Nov, 6pm-9.55pm
Mon 18 Nov, 7pm-10.30pm
Tue 19 Nov, 7.30pm-6am
Wed 20 Nov, 6am-11.15am, 7.30pm-6am
Thurs 21 Nov, 6am-7.00am, 5.30pm-8.10pm, 8.10pm-10pm, 10pm-6am
Fri 22 Nov, 6am-7am, 7.30pm-6am
Sat 23 Nov, 6am-2.30pm, 6.00pm-7.45pm, 7.45pm-9.05pm, 9.05pm-12.30am

BBC Children in Need Rocks 2013 – Encore

Watch Gary Barlow's star-studded concert with Children in Need Rocks Encore, featuring a galaxy of music stars including Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks and Barry Manilow. Red Button viewers can also enjoy a round-up of the best performances, as well as exclusive bonus tracks.

Sat 16 Nov, 6am-7am

CBBC Extra Behind the Scenes Special

CBBC Extra goes behind the scenes on the biggest CBBC programmes this autumn to bring you some exclusive access. Dodge makes a special appearance on Junior Bake Off and causes Mary Berry and James Martin all sorts of trouble, Katie takes a look at what life is like on location for the Hero Squad cadets and Chris visits the set of Wizards vs Aliens. For more from the CBBC office just press red.

Sat 16 Nov, 7am-7pm
Sun 17 Nov, 7am-12pm
Mon 18 Nov, 7am-11am, 3pm-7pm
Tue 19 Nov, 7am-11am, 1pm-7.30pm
Wed 20 Nov, 11.15am-7.30pm
Thurs 21Nov, 7am-5.30pm
Fri 22 Nov, 7am-11.50am, 1.35pm-7.30pm

Countdown to the Rains

Join Kate Humble and Simon King from their oasis camp for highlights of Africa 2013: Countdown to the Rains. The duo will answer viewers' questions and talk to experts about the impact of the drought, discovering which animals thrive and which struggle to survive. Kate also learns about the camera techniques used to capture the amazing footage featured in the programme.

Sun 17 Nov, 9.55pm-12.25am
Tue 19 Nov, 1.45am-4am

Details correct at the time of publication

This week's sport highlights

There's a selection of action-packed sports on the Red Button this weekend with Rugby League World Cup quarter final build-up and coverage from the USA F1 Grand Prix. For a full list and times of sport coverage on Red Button see the BBC Sport website.

Please note times are subject to change.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Sue_Aitch

    on 23 Nov 2013 08:42

    @8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Taking-the-Doctor-to-the-next-dimension has 6pm for the Test Card.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Sue_Aitch

    on 23 Nov 2013 08:39

    Does this link help? http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/television/satellite/channels.html?source_url=/reception/info/sat_frequencies.shtml

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by UKTechguy

    on 22 Nov 2013 19:16

    Some of us have 3D satellite set ups that are not Sky or Freesat based and as such, information on transponder details would be much appreciated rather than just saying Sky channel xxx or Freeview yyy.

    Fiom what I can gather, the Dr Who 3D will be brioadcast using the following:
    Astra Satellite 2F at 28.2°E
    Frequency:: 11024.00
    Polarity : Horizontal
    DVB-S2
    8PSK
    Rate: 23000
    FEC 2/3
    TID: 2061
    SID: 8900
    VPID: 5000
    APID: 5991

    Would be good if someone from BBC would confirm these details.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Delham64

    on 22 Nov 2013 17:11

    Just got home and checked red button hd and it's there. Really looking forward to tomorrow now.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Sue_Aitch

    on 22 Nov 2013 16:54

    Channel 977 is on the Sky EPG now.

    If you look at the EPG for the Saturday - and Sunday if you are aiming for the repeat - you may find when the Test Card is being showm.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by BJohnD

    on 22 Nov 2013 16:05

    On the Dr Who website it states that you can check viewing with the '3D test card which will be on BBC Red Button HD before the first showing', can you tell me when the 3D test card is being broadcast?

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by Sue_Aitch

    on 22 Nov 2013 14:26

    PS As the BBC Three repeat of The Day of The Doctor on Sunday is being accompanied by the 3D version simulcast, there is hope if Sky 977 does not boot up in time for Saturday, but I expect the EPG for Sky Viewers will soon Save The Day, to borrow the catchphrase.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Sue_Aitch

    on 22 Nov 2013 14:04

    For EmmaJB85, the page i mentioned in my earlier post does give the Help contacts for Freesat, Sky and Virgin.

    I'll be enjoying the show live on 2D in Stereo Sound on my CRT via Freeview LCN 1 and have the thrill of watching the recording again another time with the Audio Description track on.

    Enjoy!

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by EmmaJB85

    on 22 Nov 2013 13:19

    Sky have no idea what's going on. Although on the BBC page it's telling you the channel is 977 on Sky (doesn't currently exist and it can't be added) I don't want to have to iplayer it! The buffering will be horrendous on a 3d episode! I

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Delham64

    on 21 Nov 2013 15:12

    It said on the Doctor Who website that
    "We're working hard to try to bring the 3D episode to Sky viewers via the Red Button"

    The website no longer says this. Have negotiations failed or is there any information?

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