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John Horth John Horth | 11:12 UK time, Friday, 28 May 2010

Editor's note: the Press Red blog has now closed. But the work of the red button team will continue to be showcased on the BBC Internet blog. You can see previous posts here. A warm welcome to John, Andrew and their colleagues. (NR)

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

World Cup 2010*

World Cup 2010 For the 2010 FIFA World Cup viewers with BBC Red Button will have access to a host of features including interactive coverage during live games, alternative commentaries and rolling highlights. Availability of Red Button content will vary depending on the digital TV provider, but they will include the following: Live coverage of BBC matches, which feature alternative commentary options, including Radio 5 Live. There will also be full replays of selected matches. At the end of the group stages viewers can choose between live coverage of two concurrent matches.
Highlights from all matches will be available after the final whistle and there'll also be rolling highlights and goal clips to help you easily catch up on the main action.
There's a dedicated news channel, updated daily, with reports and information on Fabio Capello's men in Rustenburg, news from Motty's World Cup and other features.
In addition viewers can whet their appetites with preview content including virtually every nation's qualifying campaign and classic archive from previous World Cups.

- World Cup Preview†
Look ahead to the 2010 World Cup with archive material, interviews and features showing around the clock
Monday 31st May, 6.30pm - Thursday 10th June, 6am
(Not available on Freeview)

- Live Coverage*
With audio options and rolling highlights
Uruguay v France: Friday 11th June, 7.30pm*
Argentina v Nigeria: Saturday 12th June, 3pm†
Algeria v Slovenia: Sunday 13th June, 12.30pm*
Japan v Cameroon: Monday 14th June, 3pm*
Italy v Paraguay: Monday 14th June, 7.30pm*
New Zealand v Slovakia: Tuesday 15th June, 12.30pm*
Spain v Switzerland: Wednesday 16th June, 3pm*
South Africa v Uruguay: Wednesday 16th June, 7.30pm*
Greece v Nigeria: Thursday 17th June, 3pm*
France v Mexico: Thursday 17th June, 7.30pm*
Germany v Serbia: Friday 18th June, 12.30pm*
Slovenia v US: Friday 18th June, 3pm*
*Limited availability on Freeview, rolling highlights may not be available
†Red Button features unavailable on Freeview

- Highlights*
Available following every World Cup game including ITV matches.
(Sky, Virgin & Freesat, limited availability on Freeview)
For an up to date schedule nearer the time, please check BBC Sport's Red Button listings

- How to Watch Football†
Mark Watson's guide to how, where and when you can watch all the BBC's coverage of the World Cup
Saturday 29th May, 6am - Saturday 5th June, 6am
(Not available on Freeview)

- World Cup Motty†
John Motson looks ahead to the 2010 World Cup with interviews and features
Monday 31st May, 6am - 11.55am
Tuesday 1st June, 6.30pm - Saturday 5th June, 6am
(Not available on Freeview)


Springwatch BBC Red Button is celebrating the return of Springwatch to our screens with not one, but two interactive features for your pleasure.

During the BBC One show you're cordially invited to take part in the first ever Springwatch Pub Quiz. Press red to play along with the Springwatch team and test your knowledge of the natural world. Players will receive their own individual scores at the end.

BBC Red Button viewers can also join the Springwatch Photo Club. Join the team to enjoy spectacular photographs sent in by the audience. You can also pick up hints and tips on how to improve your own photos.

Springwatch Pub Quiz
Available during the show on Sky & Freeview:
Tuesday 1st, 8th & 15th June, 8.55pm - 9.30pm
(Not available on Virgin or Freesat)

Springwatch Photo Club
Sky & Virgin:
Wednesday 2nd June, 8.55pm - Tuesday 8th June, 12.20pm
Wednesday 9th June, 8.55pm - Friday 11th June, 2.30pm
Friday 11th June, 10.30pm - Saturday 12th June, 9.30am
Saturday 12th June, 8.50pm - Monday 14th June, 8.30am
Monday 14th June, 6.30pm - Tuesday 15th June, 8.30am
Wednesday 16th June, 8.55pm - Thursday 17th June, 8.30am
Thursday 17th June, 6.30pm - Friday 18th June, 8.30am
Friday 18th June, 6.30pm - Saturday 19th June, 6am

Wednesday 2nd June, 8.55pm - Thursday 3rd June, 9.50am
Thursday 3rd June, 8.10pm - Friday 4th June, 9.50am
Friday 4th June, 10.10pm - Saturday 5th June, 8.50am
Monday 7th June, 6am - 12.20pm & 10.10pm - Tuesday 8th June, 12.20pm
Wednesday 9th June, 8.55pm - Thursday 10th June, 12.20pm
Thursday 10th June, 9.10pm - Friday 11th June, 12.20pm
Thursday 17th June, 12.10am - 8.30am

(Not available on Freesat)


Eurovision 2010 Following the runaway victory by Alexander Rybak at 2009's contest, this year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Oslo, Norway and once again BBC Red Button will be on hand to help make the most of the night.
Press red to sing along with our onscreen lyrics - translations will of course be included! We'll also be showing the red button sing along at selected big screens across the country.

Want to share your own Eurovision experience with us? Send in your pictures and messages and we'll put a selection on screen during the results during the semi-finals and the final itself.

For those looking to whet their appetites before the big night, from May 17th you can find out just how Eurotastic you really are with our red button quiz. Hosts Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood invite you ti test your Europop knowledge with fifteen questions on Eurovisions of yesteryear dating back as far as 1956.

Eurovision Final Sing-along
Saturday 29th May, 8pm - 11.15pm

Saturday 29th May, 8pm - 11.15pm
(Not available on Freesat)

Eurovision Quiz*
Sky & Freeview:
Monday 17th - Monday 31st May (runs intermittently)
(Not available on Virgin or Freesat)

Child of Our Time

Child of Our Time Child of Our Time is the unique 20-year project following 25 children across the UK who were born in 2000.

Following the BBC One show on consecutive nights two red button specials will each focus on one of the children.

First we meet Jamie Craven. Diabetic Jamie has already has a lot to contend with in his ten years. How has it affected his personality? And how will his personality help him cope as his mum and dad face divorce after 25 years together?

The second special focuses on Calvin whose mum is expecting her second baby with new partner James. James is the third father figure Calvin's had in his life. How are our chances of having a good long-term relationship affected by the success or failure of our parents' relationships?

Sunday 30th May, 9.55pm - midnight
Monday 31st May, 9.55pm - midnight
(Not available on Freesat)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show†

Chelsea Flower Show 2010 This year BBC Red Button will be joining expert gardeners and garden designers Carol Klein, Chris Beardshaw and James Alexander-Sinclair to bring you extra coverage of the 2010 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

James Alexander-Sinclair presents five programmes which will include tours of this year's show gardens and the Great Pavilion.
The Show Gardens are the traditional highlight at Chelsea and Red Button viewers will be able to take an in-depth tour accompanied by detailed commentary from the designers themselves. The films will also be available on the BBC website.

Meanwhile Carol Klein and Chris Beardshaw will be exploring the vast treasure trove that is the Great Pavilion. They will be speaking to the passionate exhibitors who have been growing and nurturing for weeks, months and sometimes years in preparation for the week-long show.

Sky & Virgin:
Saturday 29th May, midday - midnight
(Not available on Freeview or Freesat)

When Romeo Met Juliet

When Romeo Met Juliet One city, two schools, eight weeks and a slot in a major theatre to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's most famous love story. What will happen when Romeo meets Juliet?

In BBC Two's new three-part series, Paul Roseby, the Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre, brings together two schools from opposite sides of the same city in a unique experiment. Each school will be cast as one of the two feuding families at the heart of the play. Romeo and his Montague clan come from a Coventry city centre comprehensive while Juliet and the Capulets are from a Catholic school in the city's northern suburbs.

The unique Shakespeare performance by the two schools that forms the climax of When Romeo Met Juliet is available in its entirety on the red button, complete with special programme notes. Filmed live at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre and screened to an audience outside as well as inside, it features an original score performed by a band made up of pupils from both schools.

Friday 18th June, 9.55pm - 4am (19th)
(Not available on Freesat)


Luther Idris Elba stars in BBC One's new six-part psychological crime drama as John Luther, a detective struggling with his own terrible demons who might just be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Following each episode BBC Red Button viewers can view exclusive insights into the investigation team's private thoughts.

Tuesday 1st June, 9.55pm - 4am
(Not available on Freesat)

The National Lottery: In It to Win It

In It to Win It Dale Winton presents the game show where more people compete for a big money jackpot.

Think you can do better?
Press red during the show to pit your wits against the players on winners' row every Saturday night.

Come the final round will YOU still be in it to win it?

Available during the show (BBC One)
Saturday 5th & 12th June
(Not available on Freesat )

Weekend Wogan*

Weekend Wogan Sir Terry Wogan is back for a second series of his BBC Radio 2 extravaganza: Weekend Wogan.
Coming live from BBC Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre, every Sunday Terry presents live music, scintillating chat, guests and general mayhem alongside the stonking Elio Pace house band. And 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.

On Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June digital TV viewers can press red to see the best of Series 2, show 1.

But the excitement doesn't stop there.

BBC Red Button is delighted to announce we'll be bringing you a dose of the great man and his guests EVERY WEEK (apart from the odd occasion when a World Cup match relegates our show to the Radio 2 website).
All broadcast live on Radio 2.
And filmed for your red button viewing pleasure.

Sky & Virgin:
Monday 14th June, 6am - Wednesday 16th June, 4am

Monday 14th June, 6am - 2.20pm & 5.10pm - 6.50pm
Tuesday 15th June, 12.10am - 12.05pm & 9.40pm - Wednesday 16th June, 4am
(Not available on Freesa

The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 live*

Danny Baker Join BBC Red Button as we bring our cameras into the BBC Radio 5 live studios for a glimpse behind the scenes of the Danny Baker Show.

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: featured commentaries, sports news and details of upcoming Red Button content. Plus, look out for some rather more unexpected material: 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 29th May, 5th June, 9am - 11am

Saturday 5th June, 9am - 11am
(Not available on Freesat)

CBeebies Red Button

CBeebies Red ButtonBBC 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)

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the ColourAlongside coverage of the festivities on BBC One, BBC Red Button viewers can enjoy the pageantry without any commentary or films. Coverage will also continue on the red button after it finishes on BBC One, offering viewers a unique opportunity to see more of the day's events as they happen.

Saturday 12th June, 10am - 1pm
(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 BBC Red Button page 155 along with details of the panel and the topics under discussion.

Available during the show (BBC One)
Thursday 3rd, 10th & 17th June

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

News MultiscreenEach 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...

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.

Turkish Grand Prix, build-up from Friday 28th May
Canadian Grand Prix, build-up from Friday 11th June

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.

Mugello GP from Saturday 5th June

Tennis on BBC Red Button...*
- French Open*
Coverage of the French Open Grand Slam tournament from Roland Garros
Saturday 29th - Monday 31st May, 10am - 7pm (daily)
Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd June, 1pm - 7pm (daily)
Friday 4th June, 12pm - 7pm

Saturday 29th May, 10am - 7pm
Sunday 30th May, 1pm - 3.20pm & 4.20pm - 7pm
Monday 31st May, 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd June, 1pm - 7pm (daily)
Friday 4th June, 12pm - 7pm

Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June, 8pm - 10am (daily)
Friday 4th June, 8pm - 2pm (5th)
Saturday 5th June, 6am - 2pm & 7pm - Wednesday 9th June, 6pm

Tuesday 1st June, 4.15am - 6.15am
Wednesday 2nd June, 10am - 1pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thursday 3rd June, 4.15am - 6.15am, 10am - 1pm & 8pm - 12pm (4th)
Friday 4th June, 8pm - 6am (5th)
Saturday 5th June, 9.15pm - 10am (6th)
Sunday 6th June, 6pm - 10am (7th)
Monday 7th June, 5pm - 6am (8th)

- Queen's*
Live coverage of the Queen's Club Tennis Tournament from London.
Monday 7th - Friday 11th June, 12.30pm - 8pm (daily)

Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th June, 12.30pm - 8pm (daily)
Thursday 10th June, 12.30pm - 2.55pm & 4.35pm - 6.35pm
Friday 11th June, 12.30pm - 8pm

Rugby on BBC Red Button...*
- Rugby League: Challenge Cup
Post-match interactive forum.
Saturday 29th May, 4.35pm - 5.05pm
(All platforms)

- Rugby Union: Internationals*
Another chance to watch the weekend's Rugby League action.
Wales v South Africa: Saturday 5th June, 2.30pm - 5pm
Scotland v Argentina: Saturday 12th June, 7.45pm - 10pm

Wales v South Africa: Saturday 5th June, 3pm - 5pm

Wales v South Africa: Saturday 5th June, 5pm - 12pm (6th)
(Not available on Freeview)

Cricket: England v Bangladesh†
BBC Radio 5live commentary with Test Match Special scorecard, stats & photos
Coverage from Thursday 27th May, 10.30am - 6.30pm (daily)
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Live coverage of the World Cup rowing from Bled, Slovenia
Sunday 30th May, 9am - 1.30pm
(All platforms)

Live coverage of the Diamond League meetings
Oslo: Friday 4th June, 7pm - 9pm
Rome: Thursday 10th June, 7pm - 9pm
New York: Saturday 12th June, 9.30pm - 10.30pm
(All platforms)

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



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