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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 16:56 UK time, Friday, 27 August 2010

Reading and Leeds Festival*

This festival season music lovers can press the rereadingandleeds_2010_3stack.jpgd button on digital TV to watch coverage from the Reading and Leeds weekend. Viewers will have a choice of up to three streams of music recorded live from the festival, plus we'll be showing extended sets from more than 30 bands including Guns n' Roses, Arcade Fire and the long-awaited return of The Libertines. As well as performances from the Main and NME/Radio 1 stages fans will be able to feast on performances from breakthrough artists playing the BBC Introducing Stage.

And join us from 6am on Monday 30th August for highlights of the very best performances of the festival.

Sat 28th August, 7:00pm-2:00am
Sun 29th August, 7:00pm-2:00am

Sat 28th August, 7:15pm-2:00am
Sun 29th August, 7:15pm-2:00am

(Not available on Freesat)

Reading and Leeds Festival Highlights

Press RED each day for exclusive highlights from this years Reading and Leeds festival. We will be featuring a different band each day so don't forget to keep coming back to check out the action.

Find out more about the Reading and Leeds festival on our website - bbc.co.uk/readingandleeds

Mon 30th August, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 31st August, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 1st September, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 2nd September, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 3rd September, 6:00am-4:00am

Mon 30th August, 6:00am - 10.35am & 6.40pm - 7.45pm & 9.10pm - 9.45pm & 11pm - 6:00am (31st)
Tue 31st August, 6:00am-8.45pm & 9.40pm - 6:00am (1st)
Wed 1st September, 6am-2pm & 3pm - 6am (2nd)
Thu 2nd September, 6:00am-6:00am (3rd)
Fri 3rd September, 6:00am - midday & 1pm - 6.50pm & 9.10pm - 11.35pm & 1.10am - 4:00am

(Not available on Freesat)

Cbeebies JAQ

CBeebies Logo

Press the Red Button to play a quiz featuring some of your favourite CBeebies characters!


Viewers can press the Red Button to play along with a quiz, hosted by CBeebies' presenters Sid and Cerrie.  The quiz features 10 questions on a variety of CBeebies favourites e.g. 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.


Get more info on all the CBeebies characters right here:  bbc.co.uk/cbeebies


The quiz will be available from Saturday 4th to Friday 10th September daily on Freeview, Sky and Virgin.



Sat 4th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sun 5th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Mon 6th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 7th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 8th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 9th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 10th September, 6:00am-7:00pm



Sat 4th September, 6:00am-8.50am
Sun 5th September, 6:00am-9.40am & 12.15pm - 1.50pm
Mon 6th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 7th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 8th September, 6:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-7:00pm
Thu 9th September, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 10th September, 6:00am-8.45am & 10.45am-midday

(Not available on Freesat or Virgin)


Danny Baker

Danny Baker 2window

Every Saturday morning from 11th September, warm up for the weekend's sporting action with Danny Baker's mixture of the wacky, the whimsical, and the downright strange.


Catch Danny under the BBC Red Button on digital TV, and on the 5 live and BBC Sport websites from 9am to 11am - find out which matches will be covered on the BBC, plus all the weekend's other fixtures.


Every show, viewers' texts and tweets will appear on-screen, and we'll be asking you to send us your photos too.


Follow Danny on bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dannybaker



Sat 4th September, 9:00am-11:00am

(Not available on Freesat)


Doctor Who Prom

Doctor Who

Press your red button 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 you can see them talk about the Prom as well as their preparations as they get ready to take the stage.


Red Button viewers can also see exclusive music not featured in the main Doctor Who Proms show as well as a look at the audience through the eyes of some of the Doctor Who aliens.


Find out all the latest Doctor Who news at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho


Available from Monday 6th September.



Mon 6th September, 9:25pm-6:00am (7th)
Tue 7th September, 6:00am-6:00am (8th)
Wed 8th September, 6:00am-6:00am (9th)
Thu 9th September, 6:00am-6:00am (10th)
Fri 10th September, 6:00am-6:00am (11th)



Tue 7th September, 7:10pm-8:45pm & 9.40pm - 5:50am (8th)
Wed 8th September, 7.10pm-5:50am (9th)
Thu 9th September, 7.10pm-5:50am (10th)
Fri 10th September, 7:10pm-6:00am (11th)

(Not available on Freesat)


Prom: Maestro Cam Prom

Proms 2010 Logo

Press the red button during Saturday's BBC Two Prom to watch a close-up camera on conductor Sir Simon Rattle leading the Berliner Philharmoniker, with expert commentary from Matthew Rowe.

Find out more about the BBC Proms at bbc.co.uk/proms



Sat 4th September, 9:00pm-11:10pm

(Not available on Freesat)


Dragons' Den - After The Den

Dragons' Den

The Dragons are back for an eighth series and for the first time viewers will be able to press their red buttons to venture a little deeper into the Den. 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 will be meeting 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 we also have latest updates from some of the famous faces that have previously pitched in the Den. All this alongside the regular comprehensive coverage of each week's main pitches.


And don't forget you can share your views on the week's pitches via the website and on Twitter (@bbcdragonsden)


Catch the Red Button extra scenes every Sunday and Monday until 19th September.



Sun 29th August, 7:55pm-4:00am
Mon 30th August, 9:55pm-4:00am

Sun 5th September, 7:55pm-4:00am
Mon 6th September, 9:55pm-4:00am



Mon 30th August, 9:55pm-10:50pm

Sun 5th September, 7:55pm-9:00pm
Mon 6th September, 9:55pm-4:00am (7th)

(Not available on Freesat)


Essential Edinburgh


Watch the best from the Edinburgh Festivals on the BBC's Red Button. Enjoy extracts from The Culture Show and The Review Show as well as highlights from all the rest of our TV, Radio and Online content.


For more on all of this year's Edinburgh Festivals visit our website bbc.co.uk/edinburghfestivals


Thu 2nd September, midday - 6:00am (3rd)
Fri 3rd September, 6:00am-6:00am (4th)

Sat 4th September, 6:00am-6:00am (5th)
Sun 5th September, 6:00am-5:00pm (6th)



Fri 3rd September, 11.45pm -1am & - 4.10am - 5.50am (4th)

(Not available on Freesat)


Edinburgh Tattoo At 60

Edinburgh Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most famous military spectacle in the world, and in 2010 it celebrates its sixtieth birthday. In this archive-rich documentary Bill Paterson tells the story of how the Edinburgh Tattoo grew from an all-Scottish military pageant into an internationally-renowned event, with acts from across the globe joining the traditional pipes and drums and military bands on the esplanade of EdinburghCastle.

Find out more at - bbc.co.uk/edinburghfestivals/



Mon 30th August, 7:55pm-9:00pm

(Not available on Freesat)


Get Baking


Digital viewers can press red after the BBC Two series The Great British Bake-Off, for Get Baking and help raise money for Children in Need.


After watching judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood challenge the contestants to bake some of their best recipes on BBC Two, 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 Children in Need. 


Get Baking at bbc.co.uk/food


Watch on Get Baking on the Red Button after every episode until 25th September.



Tue 31st August, 8:55pm-4:00am (1st)

Tue 7th September, 8:55pm-4:00am (8th)



Tue 31st August, 8:55pm-9:30pm

Tue 7th September, 8:55pm-9:30pm

(Not available on Freesat)


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*

Sport Multiscreen footballCatch 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...

Football: New Season
The 2010/11 football season is just getting under way and on BBC Red Button we'll be providing a host of programming to keep you up to date with the action from now until the silverware is lifted in May.

Friday Focus

Join Mark Lawrenson and his predictions for the weekend with pundit interviews.



From Saturday 28th August,

(Not available on Freeview)


Final Score

Gabby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.


From Saturday 28th August


Football League Show Repeat

All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.


From Sunday 29th August


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.


Belgian Grand Prix build-up from Saturday 28th August, 9.55am*

(Some services not available on Freeview)



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 as well as post race analysis and debate presented by Jennie Gow.*

And of course you can watch the race again on our iPlayer service for seven days after it has happened.

Indianapolis GP from Saturday 28th August

(Limited coverage available on Freeview.)



Live Test Match Special commentary of the England v Pakistan first Twenty20 International and one-day internationals with live scorecard and stats.

Coverage from Saturday 28th August

(Some services not available on Freeview)


Rugby League Forum

Post match analysis and debate from the Challenge Cup team.

Coverage from Saturday 28th August


Rugby Union: Scrum V

Live coverage from Parc y Scarlets of the Magners league match between Ospreys v. Treviso, and Lanelli Scarlets v Aironi. Rugby with audio options including Welsh language and Fanscene.

Coverage on Friday 3rd & 10th September


The Great Climb

Coverage of The Great Climb from BBC Scotland.

Coverage from Saturday 28th August

(Not available on Freeview)


  • Comment number 1.

    you'll need to wait until everyone is back from reading to get comments

  • Comment number 2.

    You know, it's times like these that I'm really sad that I can't access BBC content from outside the UK. I know it's not their fault, so this isn't meant as a complaint - more as a compliment.

    I really miss all the summer festivals in the UK - both attending and watching the great coverage on tv. It's a part of summer nights.

    I look forward to the days when we have a truly global media.

  • Comment number 3.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 4.

    Don't worry soulgrind - most of us can't access half of this from inside the UK either.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi This is awesome. I am from Llanrwst, in North Wales. I love it.

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Lisa,

    There are over 60 extended performance highlights, plus embeddable single track performances and interviews from Radio 1 on the Reading and Leeds site for the next seven days.


  • Comment number 7.

    It's fascinating really! I can't access it but it looks fab!

  • Comment number 8.

    I've also tried accessing this information, but to no avail yet. Perhaps I'll try again later. These 60 performance highlights look totally happening.

    Jeremy Stersky

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi there - I see that on 301 (Freeview) tonight, they are now showing the live Scotland football match instead of Scrum V at 7pm. Fine, not a problem - but please please please can you show delayed coverage of Scrum V on Freeview - I'm getting sick of asking to be frank, but this would be something which a) would be easy to do and b) would please a lot of Freeview viewers. Why can't Scrum V be shown at 9:30 after the football - or delayed every Friday if there's something else which takes priority? Answer - there's no reason why not; Moto GP and Hockey have been recently shown on Freeview delayed... and I'd enjoy just as much even if it wasn't live!
    So please - start tonight, do us proud, and show Scrum V delayed! Even at 4am would do; at least us with PVR's could record it! It's 7 hours till Scrum V starts - do something BBC Red Button team!


  • Comment number 10.

    Is it not possible to find a few hours during the week to make the Classic F1 clips available for Freeview viewers?

    How many times do you need to show Dr. Who At The Proms, Weekend Wogan or whatever's being shown on a never-ending loop this week?

  • Comment number 11.

    Why are Red Button music programmes such as the recent excellent Wogan Radio Show, and Reading/Leeds fests, not available on FreeSat Red Button? Is this a rights issue or a technical one? If a technical issue, is there a temporary work-around - eg can I tune into the equivalent of Ch301 on a non-freesat mode channel number?

    PS Thanks for Scrum V - it's a great way to start a weekend!


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