What’s on BBC Red Button 30 March – 6 April

Saturday 30 March 2013, 06:01

Victoria Sorzano Victoria Sorzano Duty Editor

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Bach: A Passionate Life

Bach.jpg John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot Gardiner goes in search of Bach the man and the musician in Bach: A Passionate Life on Saturday at 8pm on BBC Two. His portrait reveals a complex and passionate artist, a warm and convivial family man and at the same time a rebellious spirit who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide. Gardiner follows in Bach’s footsteps, but most of all he uses music to reveal the real Bach. Press red after the programme to enjoy concert performances.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview

Saturday 30 March, 9:25pm-2:25am


Live Lounge

olly-murs.jpg Olly Murs

There’s more music this week on BBC Red Button. Radio 1’s world-famous Live Lounge hosts emerging musicians and superstars each month. Their stripped-back performances and cover versions have been listened to by millions - and now you can watch it too. In April you can see Nina, Olly Murs, The xx,  Laura Mvula, Theme Park and Katy B.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview

Monday 1 April 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-6am
Tuesday 2 April 6am-7am, 12pm-2pm, 7:30pm-6am
Wednesday 3 April 6am-7am, 12pm-2pm, 9pm-6am
Thursday 4 April 6am-7am, 8:45pm-6am
Friday 5 April 6am-7am, 8pm-12am


Sport highlights

Forget that we’re all wrapped up in coats – you know spring is here when the Boat Race glides onto our screens. Clare Balding introduces live coverage of the 159th Boat Race on London's River Thames, with Oxford University hoping to avenge last year's dramatic defeat to Cambridge University. If you miss the live coverage on BBC One (Sunday, 3.15pm) you can watch it replayed on Red Button at 7pm and 9pm, and at 6am on Monday morning.

Other Sport highlights include Moto GP Free Practice in Qatar, Triathlon in Auckland, Scrum V rugby and the ever popular Final Score and Football League Show for football fans.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview

For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website

Please note - all Red Button times are subject to change at short notice.


Antiques Roadshow Play Along

Fiona Bruce and the team pays a visit to Lord Byron's former home, Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Objects featured in the show include a giant dog collar from Victorian days, a collection of early royal relics, and boxing gloves once used by the young poet Byron.

You can join in with the programme by pressing red to guess the valuations in real time. Your score is ranked and you’ll discover whether you’re an antiques armchair expert or more of a novice.

You can now also play along on a mobile or tablet by downloading the play along app. Find out more and read the step-by-step instructions to play via Red Button. Don't forget to tweet your scores to #antiquesroadshow.

Available on Sky and Freeview

Sunday 31 March, 7:55pm-9pm


CBBC’s Easter Extra

CBBC Extra is celebrating Easter with a cracking Easter Special presented by Chris and Cel that previews some of the great CBBC shows on over the holidays!

See what happened when Dodge met the Daredevil, check out exclusive sneak peeks of Deadly Bloopers and Dani’s Castle plus there is plenty of fun in the office with Chris and Cel.

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.

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

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview 

Saturday 30 March 7am-2:30pm
Sunday 31 March 12pm-6pm
Monday 1 April 7am-12pm
Tuesday 2 April 7am-12pm, 2pm-7:30pm
Wednesday 3 April 7am-12pm, 2pm-7:45pm
Thursday 4 April 7am-3:45pm
Friday 5 April 7am-12pm, 1pm-3.45pm

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    Comment number 1.

    Thank you for this news.

    Please would the team review the content and layout of the four platforms' Red Button Digital Text Help pages with a care to ensure information is accurate and as easy a read as possible - compare the material produced by the Digital Switchover Help Scheme in Easy Read format.

    Thank you in anticipation.

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    Comment number 2.

    Please would you: (A). Put the schedules that are schedules of what broadcasts are available on the red button. (B).Tell me why there is no list of times and whats on the red button on my tv it used to show under other sport menu.

    I future I suggest your link to the blog be described as such AND NOT AS A SCHEDULE OF RED BUTTON this is total misleading. as there is no 'Schedule' here. If there is a page number you can give me for the schedules on the red button then you should at least show that number on here?

    Thank you Brian

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    Comment number 3.

    In addition to what Brian has said, when a Red Button programme is a short piece looped ad tedium, please be sufficiently accurate to state how short it is. Has Radio 1's Live Lounge really only produced 30 minutes of worthwhile music?
    An explanation of why nothing is made of Channels 302 and 303 would also be useful.
    PS It's spelt "triathlon"


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