What's on BBC Red Button 28th July - 4th August

Saturday 28 July 2012, 07:00

Tess Foster Tess Foster Assistant Content Producer

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London 2012 Olympics


Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London

All this week you can watch up to 24 streams of Olympics content on Red Button (satellite and cable) and Connected TV.

Full details are available on the Olympics schedule website.

BBC Sport Multiscreen**

During the Olympics you can also 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.

Radio 2 In Concert - Blur


Damon Albarn

British Indie legends Blur perform an exclusive concert from the BBC's historic Maida Vale Studios in London. The show will feature many of the band's greatest hits, as well as rare favourites and their latest tracks. Hosted by Steve Lamacq, the Red Button show is a culmination of a day of live music and archive on Radio 2 and 6 Music, celebrating one of Britain's greatest bands.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media

Tue 31st July, 7:55pm-9:00pm
Wed 1st August, 6:55pm ongoing until Sat 4th August

London Collection

The London Collection is an archive collection that celebrates the people and places of London. Highlights are available on the Red Button and the full archive collection is available online at BBC Four Collections. There will be various programmes on both BBC Two and BBC Four which are supported by this collection.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media

Sat 28th July - Sat 4th August 7:30pm-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Sat 28th - Mon 30th July 7:30pm-4:00am

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 Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media

Sat 28th - Mon 30th July, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 31st July - Wed 1st August, 7:00am-1:30pm & 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thu 2nd - Fri 3rd August, 7:00am-7:00pm

Virgin Media:
Sat 28th - Mon 30th July, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 31st July, 7:00am-1:30pm & 4:30pm-7:00pm
Wed 1st August, 7:00am-1:30pm & 4:30pm-6:25pm

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.

    i am appalled by BBC coverage thus far, firstly create bizarre national expectations in the road race, and then you present a sulking Cavendish who blames the other teams negativity for his loss (surely such a professional team as GB would have anticipated any negativity from the opposition and would have had a plan in place to counter act it - obviously not !, all the other teams are laughing your faces, and GB was never in control of that race as your commentary suggested), and then from time to time you continue to call your team England - come on stop insulting the welsh and the scots and the northern irish - get your act together

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    Comment number 2.

    Enjoyed the basketball coverage yesterday, and what a pleasant surprise the interval entertainment was. GET TRICKY we're just awesome!

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    Comment number 3.

    We love the basketball coverage. We would also love to see a group called Get Tricky. My kids love them and dream that one day jump rope will be an olympic sport. Please consider providing more coverage of this group so we can watch them as well!'

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    Comment number 4.

    Awesome competition coverage; however, would love it if you would also broadcast the basketball halftime performance by GET TRICKY. I have read about this amazing group of jump rope athletes!

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    Comment number 5.

    Great coverage of basketball. Love the halftime entertainment "Get Tricky". Rope skipping is a growing international sport. Would love to see more of this international group of skippers.


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