What's On BBC Red Button 21st - 28th July

Saturday 21 July 2012, 07:00

Tess Foster Tess Foster Assistant Content Producer

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London 2012 Olympics


Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London

From Wednesday 25 July you will be able to watch up to 24 streams of Olympic content on Red Button (satellite and cable) and Connected TV.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Connected TV:
Wed 25th July, 15.50pm onwards

Full details are available on the Olympics schedule website.

BBC Sport Multiscreen

During the Olympics you can catch up on all the latest in other sports via the BBC Sport multiscreen. Headlines are available around the clock with up to five 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.


  • Live Olympics coverage
  • Golf: Open Championship



Jane Hazlegrove as Dixie and Matt Bardock as Jeff in Casualty

As the Holby riots rage on, paramedics Jeff and Dixie find themselves trapped in the middle of the chaos. It's against every instinct they have to stay put, but that's what their orders are. Jeff's misgivings are soon proved correct when a fleeing rioter JJ hides from the police in the back of their ambulance. As Jeff and Dixie attempt to protect themselves from the tearaway kid, Jeff is injured. Trapped, and expecting major trouble to kick off at any moment, Jeff is forced to face the grim reality of his own family situation...

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 21st July, 10.05pm-4:00am

Sat 21st July, 10.05pm-10:50pm

Horrible Histories Karaoke

Fancy testing your singing skills against famous Horrible Histories legends? Press red to sing along with the Horrible Histories Karaoke! There are seven sensational songs available, including the new Olympic special song 'Flame!' Not forgetting the heavy metal Luddites, eccentric Queen Mary 1st, Pilgrim Fathers, Charles Darwin, 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 Horrible Histories website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 21st July, 7:00am-9:30am
Mon 23rd July, 7:00am-10:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 24th July, 7:00am-10:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 25th July, 7:00am-10:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 26th July, 7:00am-10:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 27th July, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 21st July, 7:00am-9:50am
Mon 23rd July, 7:00am-8:50am
Tue 24th July, 7:00am-8:50am
Wed 25th July, 7:00am-8:50am
Thu 26th July, 7:00am-8:50am
Fri 27th July, 7:00am-8:50am

Secret Fortune - Play Along Quiz

The National Lottery: Secret Fortune - The ultra-tense quiz show with lots of twists returns to BBC One, hosted by Nick Knowles.

Studio contestants compete to win their Secret Fortune, anything from £100 to £100,000. Press the Red Button during the show to play along at home with the contestants. What would your Secret Fortune be?

Available on Sky/Freeview:
Sat 21st July, 8:20pm-9:20pm

CBBC Extra

Press red on the CBBC channel this week and you can read Chris and Dodge's blog, get answers to some of your questions, read your horoscopes and see if the jokes that made Chris and Dodge LOL will have the same effect on you.

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

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

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!

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, and via page 5900 on other channels.

CBeebies website

Available on Freeview and Sky only

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

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    Comment number 1.

    Tess, looking forward to the Olympics and the BBC coverage... think the layout for the online pages, especially with the new 'favourites' addition is great.. The horrible histories karaoke not so much! The 2012 Olympics buildup has been amazing... especially enjoyed this Olympics post I spotted on a South African blog last week... looks like the excitement is definitely global!

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    Comment number 2.

    The BBC schedule sounds comprehensive - can't think of anything more I would need... really looking forward to an exciting couple of weeks of sport (and lots of medals for the UK!)

    @Craig Smith - lol, loved the Olympics cartoon link... looks like the hype has certainly spread worldwide!

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    Comment number 3.

    Actually the Horrible Histories Karaoke sounds like way more fun than the Olympics... quite frankly can't wait for them to be over so life can get on back to normal in London.

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    Comment number 5.

    For all the news stories that the BBC spouted about security and other problems. How about getting their own house in order. Red button shambles. Wanted to watch some of the footie last night and NONE of the Red Button channels were working properly. And, radio times tells us that Olympic Radio is on Freeview Channel 723, it isn't Talk Sport are still there. Or, do we have to do ANOTHER rescan on Saturday


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