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What's On BBC Red Button 24th December - 8th January

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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 24 December 2011

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Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

In a remarkable and audacious experiment, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff is the first television programme in over one hundred and seventeen years to be made using traditional Victorian television making techniques. Honestly!

Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

On the Red Button we'll show you how the relatively fearless cast and crew coped with steam cameras, on-set urchins and the occasional behind-the-scenes cholera outbreak.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky:
Mon 26th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 27th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 28th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 29th December, 10:55pm-4:00am
Fri 30th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Mon 26th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 27th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 28th December, 9:00pm-11:25pm
Thu 29th December, 10:55pm-4:00am
Fri 30th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Freeview:
Thu 29th December, 10:55pm-4:00am

Imagine

In Summer 2011 Eddie Izzard became the first stand-up comedian to perform a solo show at the 17,000-plus capacity Hollywood Bowl.

Imagine was given exclusive access to record the event, in which Eddie takes us and his American audience on a journey through the history of the world, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex covering George Formby and the evolution of the human appendix.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 24th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 25th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Michael Buble

Watch Michael Buble perform a Christmas special for Radio 2 in Concert.

Recorded at BBC Radio Theatre, Michael sings classic hits and Christmas songs from his new album. He's also joined by the Puppini Sisters for a special festive song.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky:
Sat 24th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 25th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Mon 26th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 27th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 28th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 29th December, 6:00am-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Sat 24th December, 6:00am-10:40am, 7:30pm-6:00am
Sun 25th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Mon 26th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 27th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 28th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 29th December, 6:00am-4:00am

Freeview:
Sat 24th December, 7:10pm-5:50am
Sun 25th December, 7:10pm-5:50am
Mon 26th December, 6:10pm-5:50am
Tue 27th December, 6:10pm-5:50am
Wed 28th December, 4:00pm-11:45pm
Thu 29th December, 4:10am-5:50am, 6:10pm-10:45pm

CBeebies Christmas Karaoke

CBeebies viewers are in for an extra special treat this Christmas!

Press the Red Button to sing along with your favourite CBeebies friends, including Timmy Time, Rastamouse, Octonauts, Justin's House and Mr Bloom.

There are ten songs in total with words along the bottom so everyone can sing along - just the thing to get in the Christmas mood!

Get more info on all the characters on the CBeebies website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky:
Sat 24th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sun 25th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Mon 26th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 27th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 28th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 29th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 30th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sat 31st December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sun 1st January, 6:00am-7:00pm

Virgin Media:
Sat 24th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sun 25th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Mon 26th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 27th December, 6:00am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm
Wed 28th December, 6:00am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm
Thu 29th December, 6:00am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm
Fri 30th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sat 31st December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sun 1st January, 6:00am-7:00pm

Freeview:
Sat 24th December, 6:00am-11:00am, 1:10pm-7:00pm
Sun 25th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Mon 26th December, 6:00am-2:20pm
Tue 27th December, 6:00am-2:50pm
Wed 28th December, 6:00am-3:50pm
Thu 29th December, 6:00am-2:50pm
Fri 30th December, 6:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-6:50pm
Sat 31st December, 6:00am-2:20pm
Sun 1st January, 6:00am-7:00pm

Christmas Food

Join a host of cookery stars this festive season to celebrate Christmas Food on Red Button. The Hairy Bikers and Brett Pistorius show us some delicious sweet treats.

Rick Stein serves up a dish inspired by Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Blanc creates a feast for friends and family.

Discover more recipes on the BBC Food website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 24th December, 11:10am-4:00am

Freeview:
Sat 24th December, 11:10am-1:00pm

Comic Relief: The Making of Smithy 2011

James Corden's comedy coaching phenomena came to the rescue once again this year when he went about saving Comic Relief with the help of a committee of celebrities.

Featuring cameo appearances from a whole host of famous faces, including Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael, Keira Knightly and Gordon Brown, this exclusive behind the scenes package featuring out takes, interviews and unseen material tells the story of how the sketch was written and created.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky:
Wed 28th December, 11:55pm-4:00am
Thu 29th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Fri 30th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sat 31st December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 1st January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Mon 2nd January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 3rd January, 9:00pm-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Wed 28th December, 11:55pm-4:00am
Thu 29th December, 9:00pm-10:25pm
Fri 30th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sat 31st December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 1st January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Mon 2nd January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 3rd January, 9:00pm-4:00am

Freeview:
Wed 28th December, 11:55pm-4:00am
Fri 30th December, 9:10pm-4:00am
Sat 31st December, 9:00pm-10:10pm
Tue 3rd January, 9:00pm-4:00am

Adele

Join Adele backstage on the red button after her concert from the Albert Hall on BBC One. There will be an extra performance from the concert and a behind the scenes documentary following Adele on the day.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:
Sun 1st January, 11:30pm-4:00am
Mon 2nd January, 9:00pm-4:00am

Sound of 2012

Sound of 2012 highlights the most promising new music for the year ahead.

The listed artists were chosen by a panel of UK-based tastemakers who each named their favourite three new acts.

Now in its tenth year, the panel is made up of newspaper and magazine editors and critics, producers and presenters from music radio and television, website editors and respected bloggers.

The top five will be ranked and revealed in reverse order in the week beginning 2nd January 2012, with one act named each day.

After the winner is announced on Friday 6th January, press red to see a special programme spotlighting this year's top five.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Fri 6th January, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 7th January, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 8th January, 6:00am-6:00am

Freeview:
Fri 6th January, 6:00am-12:00pm, 9:10pm-6:00am
Sat 7th January, 6:00am-6:50am, 7:00pm-6:00am
Sun 8th January, 6:00am-6:50am, 7:00pm-6:00am

Tracy Beaker Quiz

Tracy and the Dumping Ground kids are back again for more trouble in the new series of Tracy Beaker Returns.

Beaker fans can get extra when they press the Red Button to play along with the new Tracy Beaker Quiz, and test their knowledge on the characters and stories from the show.

Viewers can re-live their favourite moments from Tracy Beaker Returns series 2 introduced by characters from the show.

How well do you know Tracy and her friends at the Dumping Ground - will you score 11 out of 11? It's just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.

Get more Tracy Beaker fun with the 'Beakeriser' and Staring Contest game at bbc.co.uk/cbbc/tracybeaker

Available on Freeview, Freesat and Sky

Freesat/Sky:
Fri 6th January, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sat 7th January, 7:00am-12:30pm
Sat 7th January, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Sun 8th January, 7:00am-7:00pm

Freeview:
Fri 6th January, 1:00pm-6:50pm
Sat 7th January, 7:00am-12:30pm
Sun 8th January, 7:00am-9:20am
Sun 8th January, 12:40pm-4:30pm

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:
Sat 24th December, 7:00am-10:00am
Sun 25th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon 26th December, 7:00am-10:00am
Tue 27th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 28th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 29th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 30th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 31st December, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 2nd January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 3rd January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 4th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 5th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 6th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 7th January, 7:00am-10:00am

Virgin Media:
Tue 27th December, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 28th December, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 29th December, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 30th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 31st December, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 2nd January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 3rd January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 4th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 5th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 6th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 7th January, 7:00am-10:00am

Freeview:
Tue 27th December, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 29th December, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon 2nd January, 7:00am-10:00am
Tue 3rd January, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 4th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 5th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm

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 and Sky 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.

Highlights

  • Rugby Union - Live coverage of the Scarlets v Ospreys
  • Final Score - Gabby Logan keeps you up to date with news and results
  • Rugby Union - Live coverage of the Dragons v Scarlets

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

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    I'm looking forward to the comic relief items and Adele in the New Year - definitely think she's superstar material! The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff also sounds like a blast.

    Thanks for the update Tess and look forward to a great 2012!

    Pratish

 

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