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What's On BBC Red Button: 18th - 31st July

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John Horth | 14:56 UK time, Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Here's our fortnightly look at what's coming up under the red button...

BBC Proms 2009: Maestro Cam

BBC Proms For the 2009 Proms season BBC Red Button is introducing a brand new feature: 'Maestro Cam'.
Over the course of five concerts the service will give digital viewers a unique insight into the art of conducting. A dedicated camera will capture the conductor's every intonation and flourish while the mentors from BBC Two's Maestro series - Matthew Rowe, Peter Stark and Jason Lai - provide commentary discussing the gestures and the orchestra's response.
Among the conductors involved in this project are Daniel Barenboim, Vasily Petrenko and Ilan Volkov.

For full details of the Proms season visit the BBC Proms website.

Prom 12 - Saturday 25th July, 8.00pm, BBC Two
Prom 31 - Saturday 8th August, 7.00pm, BBC Two
Prom 38 - Thursday 13th August, 8.00pm, BBC Four
Prom 48 - Friday 21st August, 7.30pm, BBC Four
Prom 57 - Friday 28th August, 7.30pm, BBC Four
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

The National Lottery: Guesstimation

GuesstimationThis summer Nick Knowles invites digital viewers to deploy their skill and judgement to out-guess his studio contestants. Over three exciting rounds two family teams will face a series of unusual, fun and occasionally head-spinning brain teasers. Their mission is simple: guess closest to the correct answer. Meanwhile Red Button viewers get the chance to weigh-up their own on-screen options. Will your guesses earn YOU living room bragging rights? It's just a question of judgement.

The National Lottery: Guesstimation showcases the Dream Number draw which raises funds for many of the venues that will be hosting events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Saturday nights, 18th, 25th July
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Comedy Extra

Comedy Extra2009 has been a great year for comedy with a raft of exciting new shows airing on BBC Two. And digital viewers in the mood to tickle the red buttons on their remotes have been able to keep the laughter going after the programmes have finished.

The latest show to get the BBC Red Button treatment is Taking The Flak, the comedy-drama covering the progress of a small African war through the eyes of the journalists sending the nightly reports back for the news. Every week under the Red Button, Comedy Extra will be featuring new material and exclusive footage from the Flak location in Africa.

We've also rolled out the red carpet for That Mitchell and Webb Look. Grab your digital remote as Robert and David introduce a gaggle of sketches you won't see in the main programme along with a unique series of animations from their radio show commissioned just for BBC Red Button.

Taking the Flak Extra
Sun 19th July, 9pm
and nightly from Wed 22nd July, from c.9.30pm (timings vary)

That Mitchell and Webb Look Extra
Sat 18th July, 9.35pm
Mon 20th July, 9pm
Tue 21st July, 9pm

Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Question Time Interactive

Question TimeTake part in the studio debate by sending a text message to the Question Time team.
Each week a selection of viewers' comments will appear during the programme on Red Button page 155 along with details of the panel and the topics under discussion.

Available during the show:
Thursday 23rd July (BBC One)
Sky, Virgin, Freesat & Freeview

BBC Sport Multiscreen*

BBC Sport MultiscreenCatch 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.

Coming up...

- F1: Hungary*
F1 fans can customise their viewing experience via the red button with access to all on-track sessions including Friday and Saturday practice and qualifying with re-runs of classic GPs also available in the build-up to the main event.
On race day itself a choice of three streams will be available featuring split-screen in-car camera feeds, leaderboards and rolling highlights, with the option to listen to either network or BBC Radio 5 Live commentary. After the end of each race on BBC One there will be an additional interactive programme analysing the weekend's events and picking up views from the paddock with race highlights often available the following day.
Classic Hungarian GPs: 23rd -, 25th July
Practice, Qualifying & Replay: 24th - 26th July
Live & F1 Forum: 26th July
Replays: 27th, 28th July

- Cricket: The Ashes*
Following a nail-biting finish to the First Test in Cardiff the Test Match Special team return for coverage of the Lord's test.
Under the red button, live scorecards and statistics will supplement the audio commentary to this smouldering series.
Second Test, Lord's: 16th - 20th July
Third Test, Edgbaston: 30th July - 3rd August
Fourth Test, Headingley: 7th - 11th August
Fifth Test, The Oval: 20th - 24th August

- MotoGP*
As Valentino Rossi looks to defend the title he comfortably won last year join BBC Red Button trackside for every twist and turn of the 2009 championship. This season coverage has been expanded to include Saturday afternoon qualifying sessions, re-runs and highlights alongside the existing race day coverage and post-race MotoGP Extra programme.
Sachsenring GP: 18th, 19th July
Donington GP: 25th, 26th July

- Golf: The Open Championship*
BBC Red Button continues its commitment to first class golf with live action from The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond where Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell triumphed last time out.
This will be closely followed by full and comprehensive coverage of the 138th Open Championship where Padraig Harrington will be looking to defend his title.
The Open, 16th - 19th July

- Swimming and Diving: World Championships*
BBC Red Button will be showing live coverage of the 13th World Championships from Rome featuring both the World Diving and Swimming disciplines. With the competitors all but confirmed the British team will be hopeful of building on the success of Beijing.
Men's 10m Diving: 21st July,
Swimming: 27th July - 2nd August

BBC Sport multiscreen is available 24 hours a day
Sky, Virgin, Freesat & Freeview*
(*limited coverage on Freeview)

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.
The full Sport Interactive schedule is available on the BBC Sport website


CBBC F1CBBC Formula 1 fans will be in pole position this year as a host of familiar stars provide alternative commentary to each of this season's Grands Prix.

Join Michael "Abs" Absalom, Dan Clarkson and F1 expert Perry McCarthy on the Sport Multiscreen for interviews, sketches and up to date info on what's going on in each race.

Available on race days only:
Hungarian GP: 26th July
Sky, Virgin, Freeview & Freesat

CBeebies Games

CBeebies GamesFrom Little Cook's kitchen to Bob the Builder's construction site, there's always somewhere different to explore under the red button!
Here's what's coming up...

13th - 19th July
Sky: Bob the Builder, Balamory, Tweenies (story)
Freeview: Postman Pat, Bob the Builder
Virgin: Tikkabilla

20th - 26th July
Sky: Tweenies, Tikkabilla, Tweenies (story)
Freeview: Tikkabilla
Virgin: Roly Mo

27th July - 7th August
Sky: Bob the Builder, Little Cook, Tweenies (story)
Freeview: Bill and Ben, Fimbles
Virgin: Tikkabilla

(not available on Freesat)


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