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What's On BBC Red Button: 27th March - 16th April

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John Horth | 18:00 UK time, Friday, 26 March 2010

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

Weekend Wogan*

Weekend Wogan Sir Terry Wogan recently made a triumphant return to the Radio 2 airwaves with a brand new show. Coming live from BBC Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre every Sunday, Weekend Wogan showcases a lively mix of celebrity interviews, music with star guests and performances from Elio Pace's house band.
For the first time, the infamous 'Janet and John' stories are told in front of a live audience, in the presence of John 'Boggy' Marsh - their hero and inspiration.

Each Sunday the show is filmed, and highlights and special backstage footage are shown on the Radio 2 website from Monday morning.
As a television treat digital viewers will have an opportunity to see TWO of the great man's shows on BBC Red Button.

For the week beginning Monday 5th April we'll show the best of Sunday 4th's show.
A joyous new Wogan show will land on your red button the following Monday.
Your April will be absolutely lovely.

Sky:
Monday 5th April, 6am - Sunday 11th April, 11am
Monday 12th April, 6am - Sunday 18th April, 6am

Virgin:
Monday 5th April, 6am - Thursday 8th April, 9.25pm
Friday 9th April, 4.30am - 9.25pm
Saturday 10th April, 12.30am - 8.30am, 11.30am - 6.30pm & 8.40pm - Sunday 11th April, 11am
Monday 12th April, 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 13th April, 12.45am - Thursday 15th April, 8.55pm
Friday 16th April, 6am - 9.25pm
Saturday 17th April, 12.30am - 8.30am, 11.30am - 6.50pm & 9pm - Sunday 18th April, 6am

Freeview:
Monday 5th April, 6am - 2.50pm & 7.25pm - Tuesday 6th April, 7.20pm
Tuesday 6th April, 10.10pm - 11.50pm
Wednesday 7th April, 8am - 2pm & 3pm - 7.50pm & 10.10pm - 11.50pm
Thursday 8th April, 8.10am - 3.35pm
Friday 9th April, 8.10am - 3pm & 1pm - 3.35pm
Saturday 10th April, 8.10am - 8.50am & 11.10am - 2.20pm
Monday 12th April, 7.40am - 6.50pm
Tuesday 13th April, 7.40am - 7.20pm
Wednesday 14th April, 7.40am - 2pm & 3pm - 7.20pm
Thursday 15th April, 7.40am - 7pm
Friday 16th April, 8.45am - 12pm & 1pm - 6.50pm
Saturday 17th April, 8.40am - 9.50am

(not available on Freesat)

Ashes to Ashes: Remember the 80s*

Ashes to Ashes Think of Ashes to Ashes, and you think of music from the 1980s.
Now for the new series digital viewers can fire up their red buttons and join Gene Hunt for a selection of musical hits from 1983. He'll take you on a voyage of musical discovery from Duran Duran to the Human League, Culture Club to Haysi Fantayzee with a short stop off at Ozzy Osbourne on the way.

Tune in to relive the fantastic fashions, oversized hairdos and great, ahem, music from the decade of decadence, with a little bit of your favourite DCI thrown in for good measure.

The tracks change each week so keep coming back for more of those guilty pleasures.

Sky & Virgin:
Friday 2nd, 9th & 16th April, 9.55pm - midnight

Freeview:
Friday 2nd April, 9.55pm - midnight
Friday 9th April, 10.25pm - 11.50pm
Friday 16th April, 9.55pm - midnight

(not available on Freesat)

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour - The First Scene*

Doctor Who Can't wait for the new series of Doctor Who?Then take a look at the first scene from the Eleventh Doctor's adventures.

The Doctor has just regenerated and the TARDIS spins crazily out of control, plummeting towards Earth. But what happens next? Find out by pressing the red button.

You can catch the new series on BBC One on Saturday 3rd April.

Sky, Virgin & Freeview:
Saturday 27th March, 6am - Saturday 3rd April, 6.15pm

(Trail runs intermittently on Virgin & Freeview. Not available on Freesat)

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow BBC One is off to see the wizard to find a new Dorothy and Toto for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard of Oz.

Digital viewers wishing to follow the yellow brick road need only press red to sing along with all the hopefuls.

Join in as they try to impress Sir Andrew, his panel of casting directors and the nation.

Available during the BBC One show:
Saturday 27th March, 6.30pm - 8pm
Saturday 3rd March, 7.25pm - 8.40pm
Saturday 10th April, 7pm - 8.15pm

(not available on Freesat)

Election Multiscreen

Election Multiscreen Throughout the election campaign and on election night itself BBC News will be running a special Red Button multiscreen service devoted entirely to the election. Here viewers will find highlights of each day's campaigning including live and recorded elements.

The service will be available 24 hours a day on Virgin and Sky and overnight on Freeview.

Sky & Virgin:
Service runs continuously from Tuesday 6th April

Freeview:
Wednesday 7th - Monday 12th April, 12am - 8am (daily)
Tuesday 13th April, 12.15am - 8am (14th)
Wednesday 14th April - Thursday 15th April, 12am - 8am (daily)
Friday 16th April, 12am - 2.45am & 6am - 6.45am

(not available on Freesat)

BBC Comedy: Outnumbered*

BBC Comedy: Outnumbered Continuing our commitment to comedy, in April we'll be giving the red button treatment to the new series of Outnumbered.

Press red for exclusive interviews with stars Hugh Dennis and Clare Skinner, and creators/writers/directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.
In addition digital viewers will be able to see behind the scenes footage and extended scenes.

Sky:
Thursday 8th April, 9.55pm - 4am (9th)
Saturday 10th April, 12.30am - 4am & 9pm - 4am (11th)
Sunday 11th April, 9.30pm - 4am (12th)
Tuesday 13th April, 12.30am - 4am & 9pm - 4am (14th)
Wednesday 14th April, 9pm - 4am (15th)
Thursday 15th April, 9.25pm - 4am (16th)
Friday 16th April, 9.30pm - 4am (17th)

Virgin:
Thursday 8th April, 9.55pm - 4am (9th)
Sunday 11th April, 9.30pm - 4am (12th)
Tuesday 13th April, 12.30am - 4am (14th)
Thursday 15th April, 9.25pm - 4am (16th)

Freeview:
Thursday 8th April, 10.25pm - 11.50pm
Thursday 15th April, 9.25pm - 2.45am (16th)

(not available on Freesat)

BBC Northern Ireland: Headroom Live

Headroom Live Red Button viewers are invited to join BBC Radio Ulster's Rigsy and Sarah McGlinchey for a night of great music at the Oh Yeah centre in Belfast.
Live acts include General Fiasco, Duke Special and Panama Kings.

The special gig is presented by the BBC Northern Ireland's Headroom campaign on mental health and the Across the Line radio programme and features special guest Dr Mark Hamilton.

The gig can also be viewed as a webcast on www.bbc.co.uk/headroomni

Sky, Virgin & Freeview:
Monday 29th March, 7.55pm - 11pm

(not available on Freesat)

The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 live*

Danny BakerWhen BBC Red Button brought its cameras into the BBC Radio 5 live studios to give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of the 606 football phone-in show last year, Danny Baker and Tim Lovejoy were among the presenters. Now Danny's back with his Saturday morning show for the 2009/2010 football season and the cameras are continuing to roll!

As well as seeing the man himself (possibly wearing his favourite pirate hat), digital viewers pressing the red button can send in texts and pictures to be shown on screen.
These will be accompanied by all the great content you might expect from 5 live: the weekend's football tables, fixture lists, upcoming commentaries, sports news and details of upcoming Red Button content. Plus, look out for some rather more unexpected content: spoof fixtures and unique animations as Danny sets up audience head-to-heads on the phone.

Brett Spencer, Interactive Editor at 5 live, discusses the visualisation in more depth on the station's blog.

Sky & Virgin:
Saturday 27th March, 3rd & 10th April, 9am - 11am

Freeview:
Saturday 27th March & 10th April, 9am - 11am

(not available on Freesat)

CBeebies Red Button

New CBeebiesBBC Red Button welcomes younger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure to a big, bright and fun new world. The CBeebies interactive service has relaunched!
Now your children's favourite characters are at the heart of the interactive TV experience. A big, new and bright carousel now greets visitors providing 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 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.

BBC Children's producer Damian Vicary discusses the service on the Press Red blog.

CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.
Sky & Freeview
(not available on Virgin or 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 BBC Red Button page 155 along with details of the panel and the topics under discussion.

Available during the show (BBC One)
Thursday 1st, 7th & 15th April
Sky, Virgin, Freesat & Freeview

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

News Multiscreen - Video ChoiceEach 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)
Sky & Virgin
(not available on Freeview or 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.

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.
For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.

Coming up...

Golf: US Maters
Sport Multiscreen will be getting ahead of the game for this year's Masters. Before BBC Sport's network coverage gets underway Red Button viewers are invited to pitch up to the Augusta National for extended coverage including live action from the notorious Amen Corner.
Wednesday 7th April, 8pm - 10pm
Thursday 8th April, 3.45pm - 10.15pm
Friday 9th April, 3.45pm - 10.15pm
Saturday 10th April, 3.45pm - 10.15pm
Sunday 11th April, 6.15pm - 11pm
(all platforms)

F1 on BBC Red Button…*
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.

For more schedule details visit the BBC Sport website.

Australian Grand Prix coverage from Friday 26th March
Malaysian Grand Prix from Friday 2nd April
Chinese Grand Prix from Friday 16th April

MotoGP*
BBC Sport will be trackside for every twist and turn of the 2010 MotoGP championship to as Valentino Rossi looks to defend his title.
Qualifying from every race of the 2010 MotoGP season will be available on the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website (UK users only).
Across Sport we'll also be showing full coverage of the 125cc and Moto2 races, including qualifying. .
And of course you can watch the race again on our iPlayer service for seven days after it has happened.
For more schedule details visit the BBC Sport website.

Losail Qatar GP from Saturday 10th April.
Limited coverage available on Freeview.

Rugby on BBC Red Button...*
- Rugby League: The Super League Show†
Another chance to watch the weekend's Rugby League action.
Sunday 28th March, 11pm - Wednesday 31st March, 3pm
Sunday 4th April, 3pm - Wednesday 7th April, 8pm
Monday 12th April, 12am - Tuesday 13th April, 3pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Scrum V Live
Live coverage of the Magners League with audio options.
Ospreys v Scarlets:
Friday 2nd April, 7pm - 9pm

Glasgow Warriors v Newport Dragons:
Sunday 4th April, 3pm - 5pm

TBC:
Friday 16th April, 7pm - 9pm
(all platforms)

Football on BBC Red Button...
With the 2009/10 season football season nearing its exciting conclusion, here at BBC Red Button we won't taking our eyes off the ball until the silverware is lifted with a host of programming to keep fans up to date with the action…
- Final Score
Gaby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Saturday 27th March, 3rd & 10th April from 2.30pm
(all platforms
)

- Midweek Final Score
Keep up with the evening's football action. Choose from a selection of commentated matches with live stats, scores and the vidiprinter.
Tuesday 6th April from 7.30pm
Tuesday 13th April from 7.30pm
(all platforms
)

- Football League Show Repeat*
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sky/Virgin/Freesat:
Sunday 28th March, 1.05am - 12pm
Sunday 4th April, 1.05am - 12pm
Sunday 11th April, 1.05am - 12pm

Freeview:
Sunday 4th April, 1.05am - 8am
Sunday 11th April, 8.15am - 12pm

- Friday Focus†
Join Mark Lawrenson for his Premier League predictions along with pundit interviews.
Sky/Virgin/Freesat:
Friday 2nd April, 6pm - 6am (3rd)
Friday 9th April, 6pm - 12pm (10th)
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Match of the Day: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City
Live coverage with audio options.
Monday 5th April, 3pm - 5pm
(all platforms)

Grand National Highlights†
Highlights of all the action from Aintree.
Sunday 11th April, 6am - 7.45pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

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

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