What's on BBC Red Button 24 - 31 August

Friday 23 August 2013, 16:05

Matt Visser Matt Visser Technical Product Manager

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This week on BBC Red Button has a packed schedule including plenty of music and arts festival coverage from Reading and Edinburgh, highlights of the Stereophonics performing for Radio 2 In Concert and the exhilarating spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Reading Festival coverage continues on the Red Button this weekend and arts fans should catch the final Edinburgh Festival show with Sue Perkins presenting the best from the Fringe. There’s also the spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and a great mix of sporting action including the F1 Grand Prix from Belgium and MotoGP.

Biffy Clyro Biffy Clyro are among the weekend’s big acts


Reading Festival

Reading Festival returns to rock the nation with artists from across the Main and Radio 1/NME stages.

Saturday’s coverage includes The Blackout, Twin Atlantic, White Lies, Deaf Havana, Modestep, Palma Violets, Johnny Marr, Imagine Dragons, Tame Impala and Alt-J.

Sunday’s lineup features Hadouken! Don Broco, Editors, Nine Inch Nails, Alunageorge, Tribes, Alex Clare, City & Colour and Phoenix.

Available on all platforms

Sat 24 August, 18:00 – 01:00
Sun 25 August, 21:00 – 01:00


Edinburgh Festival

Sue Perkins presents the final programme from the Edinburgh Festival featuring an interview with Booker prize winner DBC Pierre, Alastair Sooke on an exhibition by Austrian artist Franz West, two live Chinese heavy metal bands in an epic version of Coriolanus and some of the best comedy and theatre from the Fringe.

Available on all platforms
Tue 27 August, 10pm – 6am
Wed 28 August, 10pm – 6am
Thu 29 August, 8pm – 6am
Fri 30 August, 6am – 9am, 11am – 12pm, 1pm – 6am
Sat 31 August, 6am – 7am, 10:45am – 12:20pm

Radio 2 in Concert: Stereophonics

Join Jo Whiley in London's BBC Radio Theatre for Radio 2 In Concert with the Stereophonics performing a selection of their biggest hits plus tracks from their latest album.

Available on all platforms

Sat 24 August, 6am – 11:20am
Mon 26 August, 8pm – 6am
Tue 27 August, 6am – 10am
Wed 28 August, 6am – 7:30pm
Thu 29 August, 6am – 8pm

Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Military Tattoo  

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Get extra content from the exhilarating spectacle that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Press red for audio options during the programme, and immediately following the BBC One broadcast, catch performances by acts including the Massed Pipes & Drums and Military Bands.

Available on all platforms
Mon 26 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Antiques Roadshow play-along

Tune in to BBC One at 8pm on Sunday and test your antiques expertise by pressing red or using the show’s own play-along app.

Cast your eyes over the items as they appear on screen, and see if you can guess how much the show’s experts think they’re worth. There’s also a new challenge for this year – can you pick out the fake item from the Rogues’ Gallery?

Available on Sky/Freeview
Sun 25 August, 7.55pm – 9pm


This week’s sport highlights

This weekend sees the conclusion of the Euro Nations Hockey Championships, F1 from the Belgian Grand Prix, MotoGP action from the Czech Republic and much more. 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 1.

    I am extremely disappointed with the BBC Red Button News and Sports News coverage received via Virgin TIVO. I believe it is called Connected Red Button .

    Basically, most of the news segments are in video format. There is no Regional Sport news at all. The UK Sport is very patchy - fine if all you wanted to know about earlier this year was Wimbledon there were lots of it for weeks on end but little coverage of the start of the football Champions League or The Ashes Cricket. The current sports news section is still talking about Wimbledon and Glastonbury (why Glastonbury??).
    I complained direct to the BBC and they say that this Red Button is provided by Broadband, The previous BBC news was much more comprehensive and we find oursleves having to go onto Freeview to get decent news coverage.

    Question - will the BBC improve on the content for news and sports news in the foreseeable future?

    Why are you providing this inferior BBC news service - this reflects badly on you.

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    Comment number 2.

    The BBC Sport Webpage is advertising Midweek Final Score as being available on redbutton from 7:30 pm....but there is only a trailer for Red Button on HD showing or a re run of the Spa F1 Grand Prix on normal TV.

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    Comment number 3.

    Bit gutted to be missing the Edinburgh festival this year - first time I've not been there in years!


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