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What's On BBC Red Button 4th - 17th December

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 15:02 UK time, Friday, 3 December 2010

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.

Mon 13th, 7:00am-6:00am Sat18th December (continuous)

Mon 13th December, 7:00am-8:45pm
Tue 14th December, 4:10am--10:15pm &11:10pm-6:00am
Wed 15th December, 6:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-7:50pm &10:40pm-6:00am
Thu 16th December, 6:00am-10:15pm
Fri 17th December, 4:10am-midday &1:00pm-8:50pm &10:40pm-6:00am
(Not available on Freesat)

Top Gear Quiz
Top Gear Quiz


The Red Button Top Gear Car Quiz gives fans the chance to test their motoring knowledge against the clock.

Pressing red takes the user to a unique application with embedded questions that will tax even the most avid car enthusiast.

Sky only:
Sun 5th December, 7:00pm-4:00am
Thu 9th December, 6:30am-4:00am (11th)



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 6th December, 8:55pm-4:00am
Tue 7th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Mon 13th December, 8:55pm-4:00am
Tue 14th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Fri 17th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Mon 6th December, 11:10pm-4:00am
Mon 13th December, 8:55pm-4:00am
Tue 14th December, 10:25pm-11:00pm
(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.

Sat 4th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Fri 10th December, 10:25pm-4:00am
Sat 11th December, 9:00pm-4:00am

Fri 10th 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.

Sun 5th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 8th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 9th December, 10:25-4:00amam
Sun 12th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 15th December, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 16th December, 10:25-4:00am

Sun 5th December, 11:10-4:00am
Thu 9th December, 11:10-4:00am
Sun 12th December, 9:00pmp-4:00am
Thu 16th December, 10:25-4:00am
(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

Sky only:
Sat 4th December, 7:40-4:00am
Mon 6th December, 7:00-4:00am

Weekend Wogan


Weekend Wogan Sir Terry Wogan is back for a third 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.
Now BBC Red Button is delighted to announce we'll be bringing you a dose of the great man and his guests every week.
All broadcast live on Radio 2 and filmed for your red button viewing pleasure. 

Sky / Virgin:
Mon 6th December, 6:00am- 4:00am Fri 10th December (continuous)

Mon 6th December, 6:00am-12:20pm
Tue 7th December, 4:10am-12:20pm & 11:10pm-6:00am
Wed 8th December, 6:00am-1:20pm &11:10pm-6:00am
Thu 9th December, 6:00am-12:20pm
Fri 10th December, 4:10am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:20pm

(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 4th December, 9:00am-11:00am
Sat 11th 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*


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. 

Live coverage of the Championship match between QPR and Watford with audio options.
Fri 10th Dec, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Football League Show Repeat
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sun 5th Dec, 1:00am-midday
Sun 12th Dec, 12:40am-midday

Friday Focus*
Join Mark Lawrenson and his predictions for the weekend with pundit interviews.
Fri 10th Dec, 6:30pm – 6:00am
Sat 11th 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 4th Dec, 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Sat 11th Dec, 6:00am – midday

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

Sports Personality of the Year 2010
BBC Sport profiles the top 10 contenders for Sports Personality of the Year 2010.
Sun 5th Dec, midnight-11:00pm

Snooker: World Championship*
Live coverage of the Snooker UK Championship with a choice of tables.
Sun 5th – Sat 11th Dec
(*Limited availability on Freeview)

Snooker Final Frame
On Sunday catch another chance to watch the final winning frame from the UK Championship Final.
Sun 12th – Wed 15th Dec
(Not available on Freeview)

Live coverage of the European Cross Country Championships from Portugal.
Sun 12th Dec, 11:00am – 4:00pm


Live coverage from Olympia.
Wed 15th Dec, 8:00pm-10:30pm -
Dressage to music
Fri 17th Dec, 9:00pm-2230pm -
Puissance and War Horse Christmas Finale

(*Please note all Red Button tmies are subject to change at short notice.)


  • Comment number 1.

    Not one of these services (excluding sports) is available on freesat. That is really not meeting platform neutrality is it?

    Freesat is 2 years old and you still cannot provide these services, why cant you just reversion the sports multiscreen service to provide these?

    No news multiscreen, a-z index, red button doesn't work on cbbc or cbeebies....


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