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What's On BBC Red Button: 29th August - 18th September

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John Horth | 11:55 UK time, Friday, 28 August 2009

Welcome to our regular look at what's on BBC Red Button. Here we take a look at the next three weeks...

CBeebies Red Button

New CBeebiesYounger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure may have noticed something new under the red button recently. That's because our CBeebies service has just seen a radical overhaul launching visitors into a big, bright and fun new world.

So what has changed?
Well, your children's favourite characters are now at the heart of the CBeebies interactive TV experience. A big, new and bright carousel now welcomes you into the service giving you easy access to games, other children's interactive services such as karaoke or quizzes, birthdays and star of the week messages.

Different Games
Reflecting the popularity of games for the young audience, a new range of activities has been specially created. The updated service brings with it brand new games for some of the most popular shows on CBeebies, including In The Night Garden and The Green Balloon Club. These new games replace the old ones, which had become increasingly outdated.

Satellite, cable 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. Cable viewers will see the changes soon.

BBC Children's producer Damian Vicary discusses the service in more detail this week on the Press Red blog.

CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.
Sky, Freeview and coming soon to Virgin.
(not available on Freesat)

BBC Proms 2009: Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the PromsDuring the Last Night of the Proms digital television viewers can use the red button to choose whether to watch the concert in the Royal Albert Hall or live coverage of the Proms in the Park concerts around the UK.

The Hyde Park Prom will be broadcast live on BBC Two with the County Down Prom broadcast live on BBC Four.

Satellite and Cable viewers can press red to watch all five concerts live, in full. That's Hyde Park, County Down, Glasgow, Swansea and the new Salford concert.

Freeview viewers can press red to watch Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park in full. Other options will be also be available.

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

The Last Night of the Proms will will be broadcast live on BBC Two and BBC HD (Part 1), BBC One (Part 2) and BBC Radio 3. Saturday 12th September, from 7.30pm
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

BBC Radio 1 Presents... Muse

BBC Radio 1 Presents MuseAs south-west supergroup Muse celebrate a decade in the record business, Radio 1 will be paying tribute with a barrage of special programming dedicated to Matthew Bellamy and his band.

The evening of Monday 7th September on Radio 1 will be Muse Night, when listeners will be able to hear the special documentary Muse at Ten, access rare archive performances in Radio 1's Muse Vault and listen to the acclaimed conspiracy show, Stairway To Devon, exploring the inner-minds of Muse.

The centrepiece of the evening however will be a very special gig recorded in the band's home town of Teignmouth. In addition to the concert and DJ set on Radio 1, BBC Red Button will be showing extensive highlights from 9pm which will then be made available for a week.

Monday 7th September, 9pm - Sunday 13th September
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Reading & Leeds 2009

Reading & Leeds 2009Here at BBC Red Button this August Bank Holiday weekend we're packing our bags and heading for Reading to bring you best of this year's festival.

Presented by Radio 1's Huw Stephens, we'll be covering the cream of the crop from the Main Stage and the Radio 1/NME Stage. Each day will also feature either Jo Whiley, Daniel P Carter or Mike Davies talking to their favourite band and exploring the Reading site, plus some surprise acoustic and BBC Introducing tracks.

Live festival coverage runs from 7pm to 1am on Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August while from Bank Holiday Monday to the following Friday we'll bring you a new standout set each day from the best bands at the festival.

Weekend coverage: Friday 28th - Sunday 30th August (7pm - 1am, nightly)
Festival Highlights: Monday 31st August - Friday 4th September (available around the clock)
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Radio 2 Live in Blackpool

BBC Radio 2 Live in BlackpoolThis September, BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting a series of live shows from the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. Former resident Alan Carr will be flicking the seasonal switch, while Chris Evans (atop the tower) and Danny Wallace (pounding the streets) will host shows from the town across the weekend of 5th and 6th September.

The celebrations culminate in a star-studded concert at the Empress Ballroom where Will Young, Pixie Lott, Mika and Daniel Merriweather will take to the stage. As well as being broadcast live on Radio 2, the show will be filmed for BBC Red Button where it can be seen for a week from Monday 7th September.

7th - 13th September
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Sarah Jane Adventures Quiz

Sarah Jane AdventuresThis August Bank Holiday Monday is Sarah Jane Adventures day on CBBC when the whole of the first series will be shown. If that's not enough, digital viewers will be able to press the Red Button on their remotes for an extra special Sarah Jane Adventures quiz.

Viewers can help Sarah Jane and test their skill by completing the tasks set by her extraterrestrial computer, Mr Smith. They will then discover if they have super human intelligence as they race through the questions. Viewers can also catch the second series of the Sarah Jane Adventures, which is being shown throughout September.

Monday 31st August - Sunday 6th September, 7am - 7pm daily
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 outguess 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 29th August, during the show
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

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...

- Football: Friday Focus / Danny Baker on 5Live / Final Score / The Football League Show*
With the 2009/10 season football season in full swing, BBC Red Button isn't be taking its eyes off the ball with a host of programming to keep fans up to date with the action until the silverware is lifted in May.
Mark Lawrenson kicks things off each Friday afternoon as he shares his predictions for the weekend in Friday Focus.
Saturday mornings come with added fizz now that listeners to Danny Baker's Radio 5Live phone-in show can get to see the colossus of broadcasting in glorious technicolour behind the red button. Meanwhile, as the grounds start to fill Gabby Logan and her guests in the Final Score Studio will be monitoring the afternoon's action to keep viewers up to date with all the goals as they go in.
BBC Red Button will also be replaying action from The Championship and Leagues One and Two in The League Football on Sunday mornings with Manish Bhasin and Steve Claridge rounding up the goals and debate.
Lawro's Friday Focus: Friday evenings/Saturday mornings from 28th August
Danny Baker on Radio 5Live: Saturday mornings, 9am - 11am from 5th September
Final Score: Saturday afternoons from 2.30pm
The Football League Show: Sunday mornings until noon

- Cricket: Twenty20 & One Day Internationals*
With the cheers of the Oval crowd still ringing in their ears, England turn their attention to shorter forms of the game. BBC Red Button will be following the Twenty20 games and International One Day series with live TMS commentary, scorecards and statistics.
Twenty20 Matches: 1st, 15th September
ODIs: 4th, 6th, 12th, 17th September

- World Athletics*
Live coverage of the World Athletics Final from Thessaloniki.
12th, 13th September

- F1: Belgian & Italian Grands Prix*
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.
Belgian GP: 27th - 30th August
Italian GP: 10th - 13th September

- 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.
Indianapolis GP: 29th - 31st August
Misano GP: 5th - 7th September

- Sailing: Sail for Gold Regatta*
BBC Red Button brings daily coverage from the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset, which will also host sailing events during the 2012 Olympics.
17th - 19th September

- Football: Women's European Championship*
Hope Powell takes her England side to Finland where they face Sweden and Russia in group C of the Euro 2009 Championships.
3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th September
(all matches subject to confirmation)

- Rowing: World Championships*
Following a highly successful Olympics in Beijing, where Great Britain's rowers finished top of the medals table, BBC Red Button follows Team GB to Poland for live coverage of the 2009 World Rowing Championships from Poznan.
29th, 30th August

- Rugby: Scrum V*
Live coverage of Ospreys v Leinster with audio options.
18th September

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


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