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What's On BBC Red Button 29th January - 11th February 2011

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 15:00 UK time, Friday, 28 January 2011

Becoming Human
Becoming Human


Becoming Human is a brand new companion drama to the third series of Being Human. Featuring two new characters and a crossover character from the main show, watch the mystery unfold on the red button and online.

Vampire Adam is at college trying to get himself back on the straight and narrow. He meets the beautiful, cool Christa - who just happens to be a werewolf. They strike up a friendship with Matt and the three of them become embroiled in a mystery that leads to more than they bargained for...

Viewers can either sit back and watch the 8 episodes, or they can get more involved in the story as it unfolds, with extra clues and materials posted online at bbc.co.uk/beinghuman

Sun 30th January, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 31st January, 11:25pm-4:00am
Thu 3rd February, 1:05am-4:00am
Sun 6th February, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 7th February, 11:25pm-4:00am
Wed 9th February, 9:00pm-4:00am (Virgin starts 12.20am)
Sun 30th January, 9:55pm-12:50am
Mon 31st January, 11:25pm-12:00am
Thu 3rd February, 1:05am-1:40am
Sun 6th February, 9:55pm-10:45pm
Mon 7th February, 11:25pm-4:00am
Thu 10th February, 12:00am-4:00am

2011 Folk Awards
Radio2 Folk Awards


These Awards have become a much anticipated annual event in the folk world with previous years featuring incredible performances by legendary folk artists including James Taylor and Nanci Griffith.  This year key performers include: Donovan, Fisherman’s Friends, The Levellers, Bellowhead, Kate Rusby and Chris Wood.
Press your RED button from 16th February to watch the awards LIVE then come back the next day for highlights of the awards.

Mon 7th February, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Tue 8th February, 8:00am-6:00am
Wed 9th February, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 10th February, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 11th February, 6:00am-6:00am

Mon 7th February, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Tue 8th February, 8:00am-6:00am
Wed 9th February, 6:00am-9:50am & 11:10am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-10:45pm
Thu 10th February, 4:10am-10:15pm & 11:10pm-6:00am
Fri 11th February, 6:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-6:50pm & 9:10pm-6:00am

Focus on Sculpture


As part of BBC Four's Focus On Sculpture season, viewers can press red to access sculpture related treasures from the BBC archive.

The first two instalments are a two part series: ‘Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation 1898 – 1945’. A documentary that marked the centenary of Henry Moore's birth, with film footage & notebook extracts that build up a picture from Moore's early life and his student days in Leeds, to his wartime experiences.

Wed 9th February, 10:55pm-11:50pm

Manic Street Preachers Homecoming


In a special gig for Radio 2 In Concert, the Manics return home to perform at the Blackwood Miners Institute in Wales, with new and classic tracks, plus footage of the band in their hometown with Jo Whiley.

Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers says:
"It has been nearly 25 years since we have played in our home town of Blackwood. We are thrilled and excited to be returning to a venue where we have spent many hours honing our snooker skills but this was before it became a live venue. It will be the smallest gig that we have played in a long time which will no doubt lead to chaos, severe nerves but hopefully a night of home town ecstasy.”
Watch highlights from the concert and exclusive moments from the Manics as they return home on the BBC Red Button from 10pm Friday 28th January.

Sat 29th January, 6:00am-4:00am - Fri 4th February (continuous)

Sat 29th January, 6:10am-8:20am & 9:10pm-6.00am
Sun 30th January, 6.00am -12:50am & 12:10pm-5:45pm & 6:40pm-9:45pm, 12:00am – 6am
Mon 31st January, 6:00am – 12.50pm & 5:25pm-10.15pm& 12.10am – 6:00am
Tue 1st February, 6:00am-12:50pm & 5:25pm-7:20pm & 12:15am-6:00am
Wed 2nd February, 6:00am-1:50pm & 5:25pm-7:20pm & 10:10pm-12:55am & 12:15am-6:00am
Thu 3rd February, 6:00am-12:50pm & 5:25pm-10:15pm & 11:20pm-6:00am
Fri 4th February, 6:00am-11:50am & 5:25pm-6:50pm & 12:10am-4:00am

Christian O'Connell Show
Christian O'Connell


The new Christian O' Connell show (Saturdays 9-11am) will start on Saturday 15 January, with Lenny Henry as a guest. The show will run until the end of May 2011.

Keeping the sprit of the traditional 5 Live Saturday morning 9am slot, the programme will be a mix of audience engagement, entertaining guests and, in true Danny Baker style, creative nonsense.

Sky / Virgin Media & Freesat:
Sat 29th January, 9:00am-11:00am
Sat 5th February, 9:00am-11:00am




Each week on the red button Producer Jimmy Mulville interviews Matt Le Blanc, Tamsin Grieg and Stephen Mangan, discussing the making of Episodes and the cast’s own real life experiences of the TV industry both here and across the pond in LA.

Sat 29th & Sun January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Mon 31st January, 10:25pm-4:00am
Tue 1st - Sun 6th February, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)
Mon 7th February, 10:25pm-4:00am
Tue 8th - Fri 11th February, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)

Sat 29th January, 9:00pm-4:00am
Sun 30th January, 9:00pm-9:25pm
Mon 31st January, 10:25pm-10:55pm
Tue 1st February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 2nd February, 9:00pm-12:35am
Thu 3rd - Sun 6th February, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)
Mon 7th February, 10:25pm-4:00am
Tue 8th February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 9th February, 9:00pm-10:25pm
Thu 10th & Fri 11th February, 9:00pm-4:00am

Mon 31st January, 10:25pm-11:15pm
Thu 3rd February, 10:25pm-11:10pm
Mon 7th February, 10:25pm-11:15pm
Thu 10th February, 10:25pm-11:00pm

The National Lottery: In It to Win It

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)
Sat 29th January, 3:00pm-9:00pm
Sat 5th February, 3:00pm-9:00pm
(Not available on Freesat or Virgin Media)

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 03/02/11 22:35-23:35
Thu 10/02/11 22:35-23:35

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. 

Final Score
Gabby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Sat 29th Jan
Sat 5th Feb

Friday Focus*
Join Mark Lawrenson and his predictions for the weekend with pundit interviews.
Sat 29th Jan
Fri 4th Feb
Fri 11th Feb

Football League Show Repeat*
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sun 6th Feb
 (*Limited service on Freeview)

Midweek Final Score*
Keep up with the evening's football action choose from a selection of commentated matches with live stats, scores and the vidiprinter.
Tue 1st Feb
Wed 2nd Feb

MOTD Live*
Live coverage of the Arsenal v Ipswich Carling Cup match with audio options.
Sun 6th Feb
(*Limited service on Freeview)

World Skiing*
Live coverage of the World Cup from Chamonix:
Men's Downhill - Sat 29th Jan

Live coverage of the World Cup from Hinterstoder:
Men's Super-G - Sat 5th Feb
Men's Giant Slalom – Sun 6th Feb

Live coverage of the World Championship from Garmisch:
Men's Giant Slalom – Wed 9th Feb

 (*Possible limited coverage on Freeview)

World Skiing Extra
Highlights of the World Cup Men's Downhill from Chamonix.
Sun 30th Jan

Ski Sunday Extra
Highlights of the World Cup Men's Giant Slalom from Hinterstoder.
Sun 6th Feb

Ski Sunday & Extra Repeat*
Another chance to watch Ski Sunday & Highlights of the World Cup Men's Downhill from Chamonix.
Sun 30th Jan - Tues 1st Feb
Sun 6th Feb & Mon 7th Feb
(Not available on Freeview)

Australian Open Tennis*
Live coverage and highlights from the Australian Open, including the Women's Final.
Sat 29th Jan
(*Limited coverage on Freeview)

Australian Open Tennis Highlights
Highlights from the Australian Open, including the Men's Singles Final.
Sun 30th Jan

Rugby: 6 Nations*

Wales v England
- Preview Extra
- Wales v England - Live coverage
- 6 Nations Highlights
All available on Fri 4th Feb

Italy v Ireland
Live coverage of the 6 Nations with audio options - Italy v Ireland
Sat 5th Feb

France v Scotland
Live coverage of the 6 Nations with audio options - France v Scotland.
Sat 5th Feb

6 Nations Forum
Post-match analysis and debate of the day's 6 Nations matches.
Sat 5th Feb

6 Nations Highlights
Highlights from the weekend's 6 Nations matches.
Sat 5th Feb – 8th Feb

(*Limited service available on Freeview)

Rugby: Scrum V
Live coverage of the Magners League match between Glasgow and Cardiff Blues with audio options.
Fri 11th Feb

Live coverage of the Welsh International Open.
Mon 31st Jan – Fri 4th Feb

NFL: Super Bowl Live
Live coverage of the Super Bowl, with commentary options.
Sun 6th Feb

*Please note Red Button times may change at short notice. For all the sport latest times go to the
BBC Sport website.


  • Comment number 1.

    If Im always having a time to follow all those schedules, i would! cause it's exciting...^_*

  • Comment number 2.

    I'm not sure who is responsible for it but I think the way the listings are done on the BBC Red Button text service for "Sport on BBC TV" are a bit confusing when it comes to Freeview.

    Obviously additional streams not available on Freeview need to be highlighted, but every show broadcast on BBC1/BBC2 is listed as, for example:

    "Match of the Day 2230-2345 BBC1/BBC Red Button* (*Not on Freeview)".

    Now although of course you are referring to it not being available via the Red Button on Freeview (i.e. as part of the Sport Multiscreen as it is on Sky/Freesat), clearly the programme is actually available on Freeview - and technically actually also through the red button as most sports programmes on air are usually listed on the Sport Home page.

    Now, it's only a minor thing but I think it would be clearer if the guide "Not on Freeview" when talking about additional interactive streams, rather than programmes which will actually be on BBC1/2, and hence on Freeview.


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