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What's On BBC Red Button 18th - 31st December 2010

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 16:45 UK time, Friday, 17 December 2010

EastEnders Extra Scenes


EastEnders viewers are in for a special Christmas treat this year as three special scenes have been filmed exclusively for the Red Button.

In the build up to Stacey’s final episodes, Janine’s evil brooding over the discovery of Ryan’s relationship with Stacey finally culminates in one of the most spectacularly shocking announcements the Queen Vic has ever seen. Stacey is forced to make a life changing decision leading to her departure from the Square but will she wave a fond farewell to Walford or depart in a far darker fashion?

Before viewers find out how Stacey leaves, they are in for an extra Christmas treat as three special scenes have been filmed exclusively for the Red Button. These exclusive scenes will give fans a chance to explore the relationships between the key characters that are at the heart of Walford’s Christmas drama. With revelations and admissions from Janine, Stacey, Ryan, Max and Lauren, these scenes will provide an added insight into what they are all thinking and feeling as Christmas day approaches.

These special scenes can be seen directly after EastEnders on the red button on the 20th, 23rd and 24th December.

Find out more on the EastEnders blog

Sky & Virgin Media
Mon 20th December, 8:25pm-4:00am
Thu 23rd December, 7:55pm-4:00am
Fri 24th December, 8:25pm-4:00am

Mon 20th December, 8:25pm-8:45pm
Mon 20th December, 10:25pm-4:00am
Thu 23rd December, 7:55pm-4:00am
Fri 24th December, 8:25pm-11:15pm
(Not available on Freesat)

Doctor Who Confidential


From the 20 December you can press the red button and take a unique look behind the scenes of the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.

Follow internet sensation and video blogger Charlie McDonnell as he gives you an exclusive insight behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol and watch out for some extra special festive treats along the way. Check back each day at 6pm for the latest update from Charlie.

Sky/ Virgin media:
Tue 21st December, 5:30pm-6:00am Wed 22nd
Wed 22nd December, 5:30pm-12:00am Sat 25th

Tue 21st December, 5:30pm-11:00pm & 11:40pm-5:50am
Wed 22nd December, 5:30pm- 6:20am Thurs 23rd
Thu 23rd December, 5:30pm-7:45pm
Fri 24th December, 4:10am-5:50am & 5:30pm-8:15pm & 11:25pm-5:50am
Sat 25th December, 3:10pm-11:00pm
(Not available on Freesat)

2010 Unwrapped

2010 Unwrapped


2010 Unwrapped, the long awaited sequel to 2009 Unwrapped, returns with Miranda Hart.

Taking a comical look back at the fictional events of the year with guests, there's exclusive sketches and extra footage available immediately after the show on the Red Button.

Sky & Virgin Media
Tue 28th December, 11:55pm-4:00am
Wed 29th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Fri 31st December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Tue 28th December, 11:55pm-4:00am
Fri 31st December, 9:00pm-11:35pm
Sat 1st January, 12:55am-4:00am
(Not available on Freesat)

Weekend Wogan LIVE


This Sunday 19th Dec press the red button from any BBC TV channel to watch all the Weekend Wogan action live from the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, for the first time ever.

Join Terry for his Christmas show - the last episode in Series 3. We've brought you edited filmed highlights before - but never live!

Guests joining Terry and the Elio Pace house band are:
Gilbert O’Sullivan
Aled Jones
The London Gospel Community Choir
Jimmy Carr

You can also watch live online on the Radio 2 website.

Sky & Virgin Media:
Sun 19th December, 11:00am-1:30pm

Sun 19th December, 11:00am-1:00pm
(Not available on Freesat)

CBeebies Christmas Karaoke


Viewers can press the Red Button to sing along with their CBeebies chums!  The service features festive songs from ZingZillas, Something Special as well as songs from this year's CBeebies Pantomime featuring all the stars of CBeebies.

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

The sing along will be available from 20th December to 2nd January, 0600 to 1900 daily on Freeview, Sky and Virgin.

Sky & Virgin Media:
Mon 20th - Wed 22nd December, 6:00am-7:00pm (daily)
Thu 23rd December, 10:15am-7:00pm
Fri 24th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Sat 25th December, 6:00am-1:30pm & 3:30pm-7:00pm
Sun 26th - Fri 31st December, 6:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 20th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 21st December, 6:00am-1:00pm Wed 22nd December
Wed 22nd December, 3:00pm-5:20pm
Thu 23rd December, 9:55am-5:20pm
Fri 24th December, 6:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:20pm
Sat 25th December, 6:00am-1:50pm
Sun 26th December, 6:00am-4:20pm
Mon 27th December, 10:10am-3:05pm & 5:25pm-7:00pm
Tue 28th December, 6:00am-2:20pm
Wed 29th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 30th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 31st December, 6:00am-12:00pm & 4:10pm-7:00pm

(Not available on Freesat)

Christmas At The Archbishop's Palace

Chris Evans on Radio 2


Chris Evans is kicking off the Christmas festivities with a special show on Thursday 23 December, live from the Archbishop of York's historic Bishopthorpe Palace.

As well as hearing the show on Radio 2, you can watch the whole thing - on the Radio 2 website, by pressing red from any BBC TV channel, or if you're near any of the BBC's Big Screens, around the UK.  Find your nearest Big Screen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens/locations/

Chris will be exploring the various rooms in the Palace, finding out what treats an Archbishop keeps in his fridge, and introducing a series of seasonal surprises.

The Yorkshire yuletide will also feature live music from Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield and KT Tunstall, singing some Christmas classics. The York Minster choir will be present, as will 12-year-old choirgirl sensation Isabel.

Sky/ Virgin Media:
Mon 20th December - Fri 31st December, 6:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 20th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Tue 21st December, 6:00am-5:20pm
Wed 22nd December, 6:00am-1:00pm
Wed 22nd December, 3:00pm-5:20pm
Thu 23rd December, 9:55am-5:20pm
Fri 24th December, 6:00am-12:00pm
Fri 24th December, 1:00pm-5:20pm
Sat 25th December, 6:00am-1:50pm
Sun 26th December, 6:00am-4:20pm
Mon 27th December, 10:10am-3:05pm & 5:25pm-7:00pm
Tue 28th December, 6:00am-2:20pm
Wed 29th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 30th December, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 31st December, 6:00am-12:00pm & 4:10pm-7:00pm
(Not available on Freesat)

Hogmanay Live

Join Jackie Bird and Phil Cunningham as they say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011 on BBC Scotland's "Hogmanay Live".  The show, live from Glasgow, will be celebrating the New Year in grand style with a fantastic line of  music as well as coverage of the amazing fireworks display that takes place at midnight in the skies above Edinburgh Castle.

The musical  start to the year will be a great mix of modern and traditional, all with a very Scottish flavour.  That means there will be pipers, fiddlers and some fantastic singers who will be bringing us traditional and modern material  and even a bit of both.  As well as some great musicians the show will be reaching out across Scotland to sample parties further afield, which means "first footing" a very special party on South Uist in the Western Isles, a flavour of the street party going on in Edinburgh as well as a great time in the Glasgow studios.

The show is going international with a live stream online, so share a traditional Scottish New Year at home and around the world with BBC Scotland's "Hogmanay Live"

Watch at bbc.co.uk/scotland and on BBC Red Button 31 December 2010 at 23:45

Sky / Virgin Media & Freeview:
Fri 31st December, 11:45pm-12:45am
(Not available on Freesat)

Top of the Pops Christmas Karaoke


Top of the Pops is back with a special festive edition hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates. Viewers can feel like they're part of the performance by pressing the Red Button to sing along to all the hits of 2010! 

The service will be available during the Christmas Day broadcast on BBC1 and later that evening, when the programme is repeated on BBC3. Viewers will also be able to access the service after both shows as it will be looped up until 0600 on Boxing Day.  

Sky & Virgin Media:
Sat 25th December, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Sat 25th December, 2:00pm-3:00pm

(Not available on Freesat)


Bollywood Stars on the Red Button

Asian Network - Bollywood


Raj&Pablo present a selection of the best Bollywood interviews on the BBC Asian Network. The highlights package will include interviews filmed at the International Indian Film Acadamy Awards including an up close and personal chat with Hindi cinema's number 1 couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the more recent 'In Conversations…' filmed at BBC's Radio Theatre with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Karan Johar, Dev Anand and Aamir Khan.

More recently, Raj&Pablo spoke to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan ahead of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much anticipated release, Guzaarish, while they were on a whistle stop tour of Dubai, London and Mumbai. Find out more about their on screen chemistry, being stars in Bollywood and life at home with the family.

The Bollywood boys guide you through the sparkle of one of the largest centers of film production in the world and introduce you to the who's who on the Bollywood red carpet.

The programme will be produced by Producer/Director team and brothers, Sunandan and Yugesh Walia who set up Endboard Productions in 1985 in order to share their passion for story telling.

Sat 18th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 19th December, 6:00am-4:00am

Sat 18th December, 6:00am-8:50am
Sat 18th December, 11:10am-2:20pm
Sat 18th December, 6:10pm-12:55am
Sun 19th December, 1:10pm-6:50pm
(Not available on Freesat)



Press Red after the show to watch extra Miranda clips! Each week Miranda interviews guests on her sofa, from different characters to people that have influenced the writing of the show.

In Episode 1 of the new series we are introduced to Stinky the Head Girl at Miranda's school, and Red Button viewers can watch Miranda chatting to her head girl in real life (aka Clare Balding) on her sofa after the show.

Episode 5 is a special two hander between Miranda and Penny so Red Button viewers will see an exclusive interview with Miranda and her real life mother.

Find out more about the show at bbc.co.uk.comedy

Mon 20th December, 8:55pm-4:00am

Wed 22nd December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 23rd December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sat 25th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 26th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Mon 20th December, 8:55pm-10:15pm

Sat 25th December, 11:10pm-4:00am 

(Not available on Freesat)

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.

Sat 18th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 19th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 21st December, 11:10pm-4:00am
Fri 24th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Mon 27th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 30th December, 9:55pm-4:00am

Sun 19th December, 9:10pm-4:00am
Tue 21st December, 11:10pm-11:30pm
Mon 27th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 30th December, 9:55pm-4:00am
(Not available on Freesat)

Alan Davies Show
Alan Davies on 5Live



Every Saturday morning warm up for the weekend's sporting action now with Alan Davies' mixture of the wacky, the whimsical, and the downright strange.

Catch Alan 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 Alan this week on bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dannybaker

Sat 18th December, 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)      
Sky/Virgin/Freeview - 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)

CBeebies Red Button
CBeebies Red Button


BBC Red Button welcomes younger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure to the big, bright and fun world of CBeebies interactive!
Now your children's favourite characters are at the heart of the interactive TV experience. 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.
CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels. Sky & Freeview.

BBC Sport Multiscreen*




Coming up...

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.


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.
Sun 19th Dec, 1:20am-midday
Mon 27th Dec, 1:05am-midday

Mon 27th Dec, 1:05am-9:05am

Friday Focus*
Join Mark Lawrenson and his predictions for the weekend with pundit interviews.
Sat 18th Dec, 6:00am – midday
Fri 17th Dec, 6:30pm – 6:00am

Sat 11th Dec, 6:00am – 8:45am

Final Score
Gabby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Sat 18th Dec, 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Sun 26th Dec, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tues 28th Dec, 2:30pm-6:00pm

Midweek Final Score*
Wed 29th Dec, 7:30pm-10:00pm
(*Not available on Freeview)

Rugby Union: Scrum V
Live coverage from Scrum V - Dragons v Blues, with commentary options.
Mon 27th Dec, 3:15pm-5:15pm

Live coverage from Scrum V - Blues v Ospreys, with commentary options
Fri 31st Dec, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Sports Personality of the Year 2010 (repeat)

Another chance to watch Sport Personality 2010
Sun 19th – 23rd Dec (continuous coverage)

Live coverage of the Olympia Horse Show Grand Prix event.
Mon 20th Dec, 6450pm-10:45pm
(*Not available n Freeview)

British Olympic Dreams*
Britain's finest Olympic athletes reveal their ups and downs of 2010 and look ahead to a crucial qualification year on the road to London 2012.
Thu 23rd Dec – Fri 31st Dec
(Not available on Freeview)

*Please note BBC Red Button times are subject to change at short notice.


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