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What's On BBC Red Button 26th November - 4th December

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Iain Hoare Iain Hoare | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 26 November 2011

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1Xtra Live - 4 nights, 4 cities, 4 massive line-ups

1Xtra Live is back and bigger than ever! This year's show is heading to venues in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London.

The annual extravaganza, now in its fourth year, celebrates the best in contemporary Hip Hop, RnB, Garage, Drum & Bass and Dancehall.

1Xtra Live got off to an incredible start in 2008 with a fantastic event in Coventry featuring Jay Sean, Akon and Kelly Rowland.

Kelly Rowland

The 2011 line-up includes Dappy, Chase & Status, Tinchy Stryder, Jessie J and Nero. Plus, Kelly Rowland returns for the London show!

For the full line-up visit the 1Xtra website.

All of this year's 1Xtra Live performances will be streamed live on Red Button.

Available on all platforms

Mon 28th November, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Tue 29th November, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Wed 30th November, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Thu 1st December, 7:00pm-11:00pm


It's the final weekend of the Autumnwatch Live webcams. The team are focusing their cameras on the smallest and rarest of the swans found in the British Isles, the Bewick's swan. They migrate to the UK each autumn to escape the harsh winter conditions of their Siberian breeding grounds.

Around 300 of these magnificent birds make the perilous 2,000 mile trip to spend the winter at WWT Slimbridge. Winters in the UK might not feel mild to us sensitive soles but compared to Arctic Russia for these swans it's positively tropical.

In addition to the live pictures we're also running a series of interviews by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Sperring. Chris is speaking to experts from Slimbridge and beyond to discover the natural history of the Bewick's swans, of the other species at the centre and of the estuary itself as autumn turns to winter. Tune in for some fascinating analysis.

Also on Red Button, we have a seasonal selection of photos. The images are chosen by the web team from pictures viewers have uploaded to the Autumnwatch Flickr group.

Get involved on the Autumnwatch website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 27th November, 6:00am-11:00pm

Sat 26th November, 6:00am-6:50am, 10:00am-12:45pm, 8:25pm-12:50am
Sun 27th November, 12:10pm-2:50pm

Horrible Histories Sing along

Sing along with Cleopatra, Dick Turpin and other historical figures! Press red to join in with five hillarious Horrible Histories tunes.

For more horrible fun visit the Horrible Histories website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 28th November, 7:00am-10:30pm
Tue 29th November, 12:05am-6:00am, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 30th November, 4:30am-6:00am, 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 1st December, 4:30am-6:00am, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 2nd December, 4:30am-6:00am, 6:00am-7:00pm

Mon 28th November, 10:10am-6:50pm
Tue 29th November, 7:00am-6:50pm
Wed 30th November, 10:10am-6:50pm
Thu 1st December, 7:00am-6:50pm
Fri 2nd December, 10:10am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-7:00pm

All American Collection

The All American archive collection is an anthology of BBC programmes celebrating American culture. The red button highlights include rare blues performances by Booker White and James DeShay taken from the 1970s series 'The Devil's Music', as well as clips from 'Love and Death on Long Island', a 1999 documentary about the abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock.

You can view the full collection on the BBC Four website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th November, 8:45pm-12:30am
Sun 27th November, 11:00pm-4:00am
Mon 28th November, 11:30pm-4:00am
Tue 29th November, 7:30pm-4:00am
Wed 30th November, 7:30pm-4:00am
Thu 1st December, 7:30pm-4:00am
Fri 2nd December, 7:30pm-4:00am

Sun 27th November, 11:00pm-4:00am
Mon 28th November, 11:30pm-4:00am
Tue 29th November, 11:10pm-4:00am
Wed 30th November, 11:10pm-4:00am
Thu 1st December, 11:10pm-4:00am
Fri 2nd December, 10:10pm-4:00am

Strictly Come Dancing

Press the Red Button to hear exclusive commentary from ex Strictly Champion Karen Hardy and a special celebrity guest. Get the lowdown of what's good, what's bad and what's highly entertaining on the dance floor. Plus Karen has plenty of backstage gossip.

You can relive Red Button commentaries from past weeks on the Strictly Come Dancing website.

Available on all platforms

Sat 26th November, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Sat 3rd December, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days delves deep into the BBC archives to reveal the changing face of everyday life in Northern Ireland. Tonight's offering featured clips from 'Anything Goes - A New City'.

Originally broadcast in December 1968, the programme discovers people from Northern Ireland who are making new lives for themselves in Canada. The Red Button service allows you to see the complete programme from start to finish.

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:

Mon 28th November, 11:00pm-11:35pm

CBBC Extra

CBBC Extra is the home of exclusives. Watch funny clips, out-takes, star interviews, pop music, backstage previews and episodes from Children's BBC.

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 28th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 29th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 30th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 1st December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 2nd December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 3rd December, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 26th November, 7:00am-9:50am
Mon 28th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Wed 30th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Fri 2nd December, 7:00am-10:00am
Sat 3rd December, 7:00am-10:00am

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

Each weekday BBC News' On Demand team will be rounding-up the day's strongest news pictures to bring viewers a two-minute package of highlights. On weekends the tone becomes more conversational when Red Button viewers can watch a topical interview in 'Five Minutes with...' or a round-up of the week's weird and wonderful videos in OddBox.

  • Video Choice: Weekdays (available around the clock)
  • Five Minutes With... / OddBox: Weekends (around the clock)

BBC News website

Available on Sky and Virgin only

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!

Now 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 us to offer the best games tailored to each system.

CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.

Cbeebies website

Available on Freeview only

BBC Sport Multiscreen*

Catch up on all the latest Sport via the BBC Sport multiscreen. Headlines are available around the clock with up to five additional 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.


  • Formula One - Live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Rugby Union - Live coverage of the Leinster v Blues
  • Snooker - Live coverage of the UK Championship in York

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


  • Comment number 1.

    I was under the impression "1Xtra" referred to a RADIO station! My DAB radio does not have a red button...

  • Comment number 2.

    BBC Radio 1Xtra is a digital radio station dedicated to playing the best in contemporary hip hop and RnB.

    You can hear 1Xtra Live on BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1. You can also watch the performances on the BBC 1Xtra website and BBC Radio 1 website and mobile sites as well as by pressing the Red Button on your television (from BBC TV channels).

    You can also listen back to and watch performances on the 1Xtra Live website after the event.


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