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What's On BBC Red Button 23rd October - 5th November

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 12:01 UK time, Friday, 22 October 2010

BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms

BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms


This year BBC Radio 2 brings Sir Elton John, Robert Plant and Neil Diamond to the Electric Proms.  From Saturday 30th October, watch highlights from the concerts and exclusive footage from backstage, with a different artist each week. 

In the first week, Elton takes two pianos on centre stage - one for him and one for Leon Russell, who inspired Elton as a young musician.  Elton is also joined by two exciting new names, Plan B and Rumer.  From Saturday 6th November, Robert Plant will be joined by rock group Band Of Joy including vocalist Patty Griffin, and The London Oriana Choir.  Then from Saturday November, Neil Diamond revisits the songs he loves and his own classic back catalogue of music.

BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms will be available on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Cable from 30th October. Find out more at bbc.co.uk/electricproms

Week 1 Elton John:
Sat 30th October, 11:35pm-6:00am Sunday 7th November (on going)

Sat 30th October, 11:35pm-6:00am
Sun 31st October, 6:00am-9:40am & 2:40pm-6:00am
Mon 1st November, 6:00am-6:20am & 10:10am-5:30pm & 8:10pm-6:00am
Tue 2nd November, 6:00am-6:20am & 10:10am-5:30pm & 6:25pm-6:00am
Wed 3rd November, 6:00am-6:20am & 10:10am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-4:40pm & 5:40pm-6:00am
Thu 4th November, 6:00am-6:20am & 10:10am-4:40pm & 5:40pm-9:45pm
Fri 5th November, 3:10am-6:00am & 6:00am-6:20am & 10:10am-11:45am & 1:45pm-3:45pm & 5:45pm-10:15pm
Sat 6th November, 3:25am-6:00am (7th)
(Not available on Freesat)


Chris Moyles Tour

Press RED to catch the Chris Moyles show on tour live.  Chris and the team will be bringing the show from venues across the country.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/radio1

Mon 1st – 5th November, 6:30am-10:00am (daily)
(Not available on Freesat)

Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos Show


The brand new Stephen K Amos Show, featuring original stand –up, sketches, audience interaction and special guest appearances from some of the UK’s finest, rising comedy talent. Red button audiences are treated to some exclusive extra sketches immediately after the BBC2 programme.

Watch more at bbc.co.uk/comedy

Fri 29th October, 10:25pm-4:00am (30th)
Sat 30th October, 9:00pm-4:00am (31st)
Sun 31st October, 9:00pm-4:00am (1st)
Tue 2nd November, 9:00pm-4:00am (3rd)
Fri 5th November, 10:25pm-4:00am (6th)

Fri 29th October, 10:25pm-4:00am (30th)
Fri 5th November, 10:25pm-1:25am (6th)
(Not available on Freesat)

ZingZillas Zingalong
Zingzillas Zing-a-long


Press the Red Button to zing, zing, zingalong with ZingZillas!
Viewers can press the Red Button to access a karaoke service featuring 6 Big Zings from ZingZillas.  Each song features lyrics and a bouncing coconut to highlight each word as it's sung so you can zingalong!
Get more info on all the CBeebies characters right here:  bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/zingzillas
This service will be available from Friday 15th to Wednesday 20th October at 0600 to 1900 daily on Freeview, Sky and Virgin. (*changed – told Jane)

Sat 23rd October, 6:00am-4:30pm
Sun 24th – Fri 29th October, 6:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Sat 23rd October, 7:40am-8:50am
Sun 24th October, 10:25am-7:00pm
Mon 25th October, 6:00am-5:30pm
Tue 26th October, 6:00am-5:30pm
Wed 27th October, 6:00am-2:00pm
Fri 29th October, 6:00am-12:00pm
Fri 29th October, 1:00pm-6:50pm
(Not available on Freesat)



New for 2010, this year Autumnwatch fans will be able to press red to view our pick of Autumn nature photos taken by our audience. The images are selected by the Autumnwatch web team from photos the viewers have uploaded on the Autumnwatch Flickr group.
The Autumnwatch red button service will be available on Freeview, Sky and Cable immediately after Autumnwatch Unsprung on Thursday evenings from 7th October, as well as at selected times during the week.
To get involved and upload photos or for further information go to bbc.co.uk/autumnwatch

Sat 23rd October, 6:00am-5:30am
Sun 24th – Fri 29th October, 9:45am-6:00am (daily)
Sat 30th October, 6:00am-11:00pm
Sun 31st October, 4:30am-7:00am (1st)
Mon 1st November – Fri 5th Nov, 10:00am-7:00am (daily)
Fri 5th November, 10:00am-6:00am

Sat 23rd October, 9:10pm-1:00am
Mon 25th October, 12:10am-5:50am & 9:10pm-5:50am
Tue 26th October, 10:10pm-5:50am
Wed 27th October, 7:10pm-5:50am
Thu 28th October, 7:10pm-10:15pm
Fri 29th October, 4:10am-5:50am
Sat 30th October, 4:10am-6:00am & 6:00am-8:50am
Thu 4th November, 9:55pm-10:15pm
(Not available on Freesat)

Sarah Jane Adventures Quiz


Press your red button after the show and test your knowledge in the Sarah Jane Adventures Quiz. Watch clips from the show and answer questions put to you by the Bannerman Road Gang.

Test your memory and observational skills and if you make the grade you can go to the SJA website and download a special certificate saying you have the passed the "Red Button" level of the Sarah Jane Academy.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/cbbc/sja

Sat 23rd October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sun 24th October, 9:45am-7:00pm
Mon 25th October – Fri 5th November, 7:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 25th October, 5:40pm-7:00pm
Tue 26th October, 5:40pm-7:00pm
Wed 27th October, 4:50pm-7:00pm
Thu 28th October, 4:50pm-7:00pm
Mon 1st November, 5:40pm-6:50pm
Tue 2nd November, 5:40pm-6:15pm
Wed 3rd November, 4:50pm-5:30pm
Thu 4th November, 4:50pm-5:30pm
(Not available on Freesat or Virgin)

Phill and Noel’s Question Time
Phill and Noel's Question Time


This year on red button, viewers get the chance to ask the Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captains anything they like – no matter how daft. Phill Jupitus  and Noel Fielding pick out their favourite questions and debate them until they’ve got a definitive answer.
So whether you want to know who’s the best dressed rock star ever, whether last week’s guests were as nice as they seemed, or you just can’t decide what to have for tea, Phill and Noel are here to help. A bit.
Phill and Noel's Question Time will be available after the show on BBC Red Button. Think of it as a vital public service. Except it’s completely useless.

Watch more at bbc.co.uk/comedy

Sat 23rd October, 9:00pm-4:00am (24th)
Sun 24th October, 9:00pm-4:00am (25th)
Mon 25th October, 9:00pm-4:00am (26th)
Tue 26th October, 9:00pm-4:00am (27th)
Wed 27th October, 9:00pm-4:00am (28th)
Thu 28th October, 10:25pm-4:00am (29th)
Mon 1st November, 9:00pm-4:00am (2nd)
Thu 4th November, 10:25pm-4:00am (5th)

Sun 24th October, 11:35pm-12:00am
Thu 28th October, 10:25pm-4:00am
Thu 4th November, 10:25pm-1:15am
(Not available on Freesat)

Merlin Quiz


Test your knowledge of all things Merlin in the Red Button Merlin Quiz.

From episode 2 onwards fans will be able to watch clips from the show and answer questions put to you by Merlin (played by Colin Morgan) on his magical medieval world. There will be 3 differently themed versions of the quiz to try: Heroes, Villains and Magical creatures.

The quiz will change every 4 weeks so keep coming back to see how well you remember Merlin's world.

Find out more about Merlin’s world at bbc.co.uk/merlin

Available from Saturday 18th September
Sat 23rd October, 7:45pm-4:00am (24th)
Mon 25th October, 7:00pm-4:00am (26th)
Sat 30th October, 7:40pm-4:00am (31st)
Mon 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Sat 23rd October, 7:45pm-9:00pm
Mon 25th October, 7:10pm-9:00pm
Sat 30th October, 7:40pm-11:15pm
Mon 1st November, 7:00pm-8:00pm
(Not available on Freesat)


Danny Baker


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 23rd October, 9:00am-11:00am
Sat 30th October, 9:00am-11:00am
(Not available on Freesat)

Question Time


Take 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).

Thu 28th October, 10:35pm-11:35pm
Thu 4th November, 10:35pm-11:35pm
(Not available on Freesat)

News Multiscreen: Video Choice


Each 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*
Sports Multiscreen


Catch 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...


The 2010/11 football season is in full swing and here 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.
Football League Show Repeat*
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sunday 24th October, 1:10am – 6:00am
Sunday 31st October, 1:10am – 6:00am*
(*Not available on Freeview)

Friday Focus*

Join Mark Lawrenson and his predictions for the weekend with pundit interviews.
Saturday 23rd October, 6:00am – 8:30am
Friday 29th October, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 30thrd October, 6:00am – 8:30am
Friday 5th November, 7
(*Not available on Freeview)

Final Score

Gabby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Saturday 23rd October, 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 30th October, 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Midweek Final Score

Tuesday 2nd November, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

(*Not available on Freeview)


Live coverage of the Championship match between Doncaster & Sheffield Utd with audio options.
Saturday 23rd October, 5:00pm – 7:25pm

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.
Korea Grand Prix from Saturday 23rd October
(Limited service available on Freeview)


BBC Sport will be trackside for every twist and turn of the 2010 MotoGP championship.
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.
Qualifying at Estoril from Saturday 30th October
(Limited service available on Freeview)

Rugby: Scrum V

Live coverage from the Magners League with audio options. Scarlets v Warriors.
Friday 29th October, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Live coverage of the first semi-final of the Masters.
Sunday 31st October, Midday – 2:00pm


Live coverage of the Rowing World Championships.
Friday 5th November, 1:30am – 3:00am

*Note Red Button times are all subject to last minute changes



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