Thursday 17 Apr 2014
BBC Red Button launched more than 10 years ago and is currently used by 12 million people a week. Pressing the red button on any BBC digital TV channel (available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media) gives free access to a whole host of extra entertainment and information.
As well as the latest news, sport and weather, there's lots of other fresh content ranging from digital text services such as travel information or lottery results, to great extras and enhancements to favourite BBC shows. There may be exclusive music sessions, play-along quizzes or chances to select different live events – some with alternative audio commentaries, or access to behind-the-scenes video.
This dedicated section in Programme Information will keep viewers up to date with the latest red button content from the BBC.
This week's information covers the period from 4-24 September.
Last Night Of The Proms
The BBC Proms finale, Last Night Of The Proms, concludes the season with a bang, with live performances available through BBC Red Button on Saturday 11 September.
Sky and cable viewers can press the red button from BBC One or Two to choose performances from all the Proms In The Park live events. Viewers can watch concerts from across the UK: Hyde Park in London; Buile Park in Salford; Singleton Park in Swansea; Hillsborough Castle in County Down; and Caird Hall in Dundee.
Freeview viewers can press the red button to watch live coverage of Last Night Of The Proms from Hyde Park presented by Sir Terry Wogan. Performers at Hyde Park include Neil Sedaka, Brian May, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize (Radio 2's search for an opera star of the future).
Available from Sunday 12 September for 7 days.
Help For Heroes
Immediately after the end of the Help For Heroes concert, shown on BBC One, Freeview, Sky and cable (Virgin) viewers can press the red button to see exclusive highlights of more acts that didn't feature in the BBC One programme.
Available Sunday 12 September.
Younger viewers can press the red button to play a quiz featuring some of their favourite CBeebies characters.
Hosted by CBeebies' presenters Sid and Cerrie, the quiz features 10 questions on a variety of CBeebies favourites such as Something Special, Numberjacks, Big And Small, ZingZillas and many more. The quiz is choc-full of great clips from all the shows.
It's just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.
More info on all the CBeebies characters can be found here: www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/.
The quiz will be available from Saturday 4 to Friday 10 September daily on Freeview, Sky and Virgin.
Nina And The Neurons Quiz
Younger viewers can also join Nina And The Neurons under the red button.
They can play along with Nina as she comes up with more marvellous experiments in her lab. Viewers can press the red button to answer 10 questions based on Nina's latest experiments. The quiz features clips of the different experiments and, in many cases, viewers are asked to decide what they think the outcome of the experiment will be by answering multiple choice questions.
It's just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.
More information on Nina And The Neurons can be found here: www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/nina/.
The quiz will be available from Saturday 25 September to Friday 1 October daily on Freeview, Sky and Virgin.
Viewers can test their knowledge of all things Merlin in the red button Merlin quiz.
From episode two onwards, fans will be able to watch clips from the show and answer questions put to them by Merlin (played by Colin Morgan) in his magical medieval world. There will be three differently themed versions of the quiz to try: Heroes, Villains and Magical Creatures.
The quiz will change every four weeks so viewers can keep coming back to see how well they remember Merlin's world.
Available from Saturday 18 September.
Doctor Who Prom
From Monday 6 September, Doctor Who fans can press their red buttons for a VIP access-all-areas view of the Doctor Who Prom.
Staged at the Royal Albert Hall in July of this year, Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) are on presenting duties, and also talk about the Prom as well as their preparations as they get ready to take the stage.
BBC Red Button viewers can also see exclusive music not featured in the main Doctor Who Prom show as well as a look at the audience through the eyes of some of the Doctor Who aliens.
Viewers can find out all the latest Doctor Who news at: www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.
Available from Monday 6 September.
Every Saturday morning from 11 September, sporting fans can warm up for the weekend's action with Danny Baker's mixture of the wacky, the whimsical and the downright strange.
Danny will be under the BBC Red Button on digital TV, and on the BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sport websites from 9-11am, where football fans can also find out which matches will be covered on the BBC, plus all the weekend's other fixtures.
During every show, viewers' texts and tweets will appear on-screen and viewers will be encouraged to send in their photos, too.
Follow Danny at: www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dannybaker.
Dragons' Den – After The Den
As the latest series of Dragons' Den continues, viewers can press their red buttons to venture a little deeper into the Den. They can find out why the Dragons chose to invest and discover how the entrepreneurs feel once they've escaped the rigours of their trial by fire. With behind-the-scenes footage and insights from all five Dragons, the access-all-areas red button shows are a must for fans of the series.
On the Dragons' Den website BBC Radio 1's Dominic Byrne meets members of the public who will be putting the products pitched each week through their paces. A new business section offers a glossary of terms that link through to relevant pitches from across the series and there's also the latest updates from some of the famous faces that have previously pitched in the Den. Comprehensive coverage of each week's main pitches also features.
And fans can share their views on the week's pitches via the website and on Twitter (@bbcdragonsden).
The red button extra scenes are available every Sunday and Monday until 19 September.
Get Baking for BBC Children In Need
Digital viewers can press the red button after BBC Two's The Great British Bake-Off and "Get Baking" to help raise money for BBC Children In Need.
After watching judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood challenge the contestants to bake some of their best recipes on BBC Two, BBC Red Button viewers can watch the judges bake each of these recipes to a winning standard and learn how to do it themselves.
This is a part of a BBC Learning campaign to get the nation to learn how to bake and go on to raise some money for BBC Children in Need.
Get Baking can be found under the red button after every episode until 25 September.
Digital viewers can catch up on all the latest sport via the BBC Sport multiscreen. Sporting headlines are available around the clock with up to five additional streams available to cover the best that BBC Sport has to offer.
The full BBC Red Button sport schedule is available here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/default.stm
Each Saturday, Gabby Logan and a panel of studio experts keep Final Score viewers up to date with the latest goals, incidents and talking points from every Premier League and Championship game and also provide regular updates for fans of lower league clubs.
Viewers with digital satellite and cable can access the service by pressing red and selecting Sport Multiscreen each Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm.
Freeview viewers can also watch Final Score on most Saturdays though occasionally the service may be unavailable due to bandwidth limitations.
Of course, from 4.30pm all viewers will be able to watch full-time match reports and interviews when BBC One joins BBC Red Button as the final whistles blow around the grounds.
Additionally Final Score is available on Champions League and Europa League nights and selected other mid-week games as a graphics service with commentary from BBC Radio 5 Live.
Available on Sky, Freesat, Virgin and Freeview.
Live Test Match Special commentary of the England versus Pakistan first Twenty20 International is available under the red button as well as first One Day International coverage of England versus Pakistan with live scorecard and stats.
Sunday 5 September – 1st Twenty20 International
Tuesday 7 September – 2nd Twenty20 International
Friday 10 September – 1st One Day International
Sunday 12 September – 2nd One Day International
Friday 17 September – 3rd One Day International
Monday 20 September – 4th One Day International
Wednesday 22 September – 5th One Day International
Rugby Union – Scrum V
Live coverage from Parc y Scarlets of the Magners league match between Ospreys and Treviso and also Lanelli Scarlets versus Aironi can be found under the red button. There are different audio options available including Welsh language and Fanscene.
Available Friday 10 and 17 September.
2010 World Snooker Open
Live coverage of the new-look World Open from the SECC in Glasgow featuring the game's top talents in quick-fire best-of-five frame matches.
Available Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 September.