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What's On BBC Red Button 12th - 28th March 2011

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 12:06 UK time, Friday, 11 March 2011

Chris Moyles Show for Comic Relief


On 16th March Chris and Dave will attempt to break the record for the longest show ever broadcast on BBC Radio 1 – and they’re doing it for Comic Relief.

They’ll be broadcasting from the studio and from 10 O’clock The Chris Moyles Show will keep going with each of the DJs coming in to help them present their shows and support Chris & Dave throughout.
And on top of all that – you’ll be able to see the WHOLE thing on your TV via the BBC Red Button or online at bbc.co.uk/radio1!!

So, that’s Chris & Dave on Wednesday 16th March - for at least 37 hours, on BBC Radio 1, online and on the BBC Red Button!!!

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/radio1

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media/ Freeview:
Wed 16th March, 6:30am-10:00am Fri 18th March

Songs Of Praise School Choir of the Year Competition

Currently in its ninth year the competition showcases the very best school choirs in the land as they attempt to win the coveted trophy “Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year”. Red button viewers can watch exclusive performances from schools in the semi-final stage.

12 schools from across the UK  made it through to the semi-finals, 6 in the junior competition and 6 in the senior.

The Junior School semi-finalists are Dragon School - Oxford; Heath Mount School - Hertfordshire; Ysgol Pen Barras - Denbighshire; Gamlingay Village College – Bedfordshire; St. Edmund’s School – Surrey; Westfield County Primary School – East Yorkshire.

The judges are: former pop singer and vocal coach to the stars David Grant, the self styled people’s tenor Russell Watson, and conductor, musician, choir master, teacher and performer Suzi Digby.

In addition to their hymns, the three semi-finalists not going on to the final recorded the following inspirational songs:

St. Edmund’s School – Pie Jesu, Requiem

Gamlingay Village College - Can You Hear?

Westfield County Primary School – Lord of all Creation

Find out more on bbc.co.uk/songs of praise

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sun 27th March, 5:30pm-10:00pm

Taylor Swift exclusive

Press Red to see highlights of Grammy Award winner, Taylor Swift performing an exclusive show for Radio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London, featuring classic hits and songs from her new album 'Speak Now'.

Sky/ Freesat / Virgin Media:
Thu 24th March, 9:55pm-6:00am Wed 29th March (continuous)

Thu 24th March, 9:55pm-1:15am
Fri 25th March, 11:10pm-2:45am
Sat 26th March, 7:40am-8:50am & 11:10am-2:20pm & 9:10pm-9:50pm
Sun 27th March, 1:10pm-5:20pm & 10:10pm-6:00am
Mon 28th March, 6:00am-6:00am (29th)

Red Nose Day on Red Button  

To coincide with Red Nose Day night 'Comic Relief: Funny For Money' on 18th March, BBC Red Button will be offering Sky viewers the facility to make a donation to Comic Relief by pressing red on their remote controls from 16th to 20th March. To complete the donation viewers should have their credit/debit cards handy and make sure their set-top box is connected to a telephone line.

 BBC audiences have used the Red Button to raise over £10million for both Children in Need and Comic Relief since 2001.

Available from Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th March on Sky only.

Asian Music Awards
Asian Network


The UK Asian Music Awards celebrate the best in the British Asian Music Industry.  Last year we brought you the first ever red button programme from the event.

This year the awards are taking place at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.  Highlights include performances from Outlandish, Preeya Kalidas, Jernade Miah and more.

Join BBC Asian Network presenters Tommy Sandhu and Bobby Friction for great music and to find out who's won.

Sky/Freesat/Virgin Media:
Mon 14th March, 6:00am-4:00am Mon 21st March

Mon 14th March, 6:00am-11:45pm
Tue 15th March, 12:40am-7:20pm & 10:10pm-6:00am
Wed 16th March, 6:00am-6:20am
Fri 18th March, 10:10am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-6:00am
Sat 19th March, 6:00am-8:50am & 11:10am-2:20pm
Sun 20th March, 12:10pm-3:40pm

Olivier Awards
Olivier Awards


Watch the Olivier Awards LIVE on red button.  5.30pm - 9.30pm on Sunday 13th March.

The BBC is televising the theatre awards for the first time since 2003.

The 35th Laurence Olivier Awards take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London's theatre, and are the equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards.  They are attended by international film and theatre stars.

This year's ceremony will comprise unique theatrical entertainment created especially for the occasion, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The 2011 awards also see the return of the Audience Award for the Most Popular Show, decided entirely by members of the public and presented by BBC Radio 2.

Watch live coverage on red button and Radio 2, with Jodie Prenger on the red carpet.

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media/ Freeview:
Sun 13th March, 5:30pm-9:45pm

Casualty Exclusives


On 12th March watch the first of two exclusive Casualty red button stories featuring Andrew, (played by Matthew Kelly) a Psychiatrist working on the Holby Psychiatric Ward. As he makes his rounds he takes delivery of a bizarre gift from a patient and attempts to establish a rapport with Dr Ruth Winters (played by Georgia Taylor). Will he be able to keep the Psychiatric Ward in order and give Ruth what she so badly craves?

The second exclusive Casualty red button story is available in April, as Doctor Ruth Winters (played by Georgia Taylor) continues to struggle being institutionalised and encounters a mysterious stranger on the Psychiatric Ward. What will she make of the odd guest and who will win their battle of wills?

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/casualty

Sky/ Freesat / Virgin Media/ Freeview:
Sat 12th March, 10:05pm-4:00am

Taylor Swift exclusive
Taylor Swift


 Press Red to see highlights of Grammy Award winner, Taylor Swift performing an exclusive show for Radio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London, featuring classic hits and songs from her new album 'Speak Now'.


Sky/ Freesat / Virgin Media:
Thu 24th March, 9:55pm-6:00am Fri 25th March (continuous)

Thu 24th March, 9:55pm-1:15am
Fri 25th March, 11:10pm-2:45am

BBC News School Report

Thursday 24th March is News Day for School Report.

Thousands of 11-14 year olds at hundreds if schools across the UK, will be filming their reports to a two pm deadline. Classrooms will turn into Newsrooms, so instead of normal lessons students will start their day discussing the news of the day. What stories will they choose? Who will they interview? And will they make the 2pm deadline?

Follow their day as it unfolds on BBC News School Report LIVE and School report radio.  We’ll be reporting from schools across the UK and on location in Salford,   London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and rural Wales.

Sky/ Virgin Media:
Thu 24th March, 8:30am-7:00pm

Thu 24th March, 8:30am-6:20pm

Tracy Beaker Quiz
tracy beaker


Press the Red Button to play a quiz about CBBC's favourite rebel, Tracy Beaker!
Viewers can check out all those memorable moments from Tracy Beaker Returns and play along with the quiz, hosted by Miss Beaker herself, Dani Harmer.
The quiz features 10 questions based on moments for the first series of Tracy Beaker Returns.
It's just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.
Get more info on Tracy Beaker and even 'Beakerise' yourself here!
Mon 21st March, 10:30am-7:00pm
Tue 22nd March - Fri 25th March, 7:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 21st March, 10:30am-7:00pm
Tue 22nd March, 7:00am-7:00pm
Wed 23rd March, 7:00am-5:50pm
Thu 24th March, 7:00am-8:20am
Fri 25th March, 7:35am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:20pm

Waterloo Road 

Press red to catch up with the lives and loves of favourite Waterloo Road ex-pupils including Bolton, Michaela, Janeece, Philip, Aleesha and Paul, as they make their way in the world away from the classroom with mixed results.

Using a combination of scripted episodes (shown online and on red button), fictional social media networks, audio and interactive fan sites, Waterloo Road Reunited allows the audience to extend their relationship with their favourite characters from the screen to online.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/waterloordroadeunited

Sky / Freesat / Virgin Media/ Freeview:
Wed 23rd March, 8:55pm-4:00am

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

Sky / Freesat / Virgin Media:
Sun 13th March, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 14th March, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 16th March, 9:00pm-4:00am (*Not on Virgin Media)

Sun 13th March, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 14th March, 11:55pm-12:30am


Secret Fortune – Play Along Quiz


A new for Saturday night game show: The National Lottery "Secret Fortune" BBC1, hosted by Nick Knowles.

By putting your general knowledge to the test, and taking a couple of chances the studio contestants can win big cash prizes. Most digital viewers will be able to press their red button during the show to play along and answer the questions at home.

Sky & Freeview:
Sat 12th March, 6:00pm-9:20pm
Sat 26th March, 6:00pm-9:00pm

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/Freeview:

Sat 12th March, 9:00am-11:00am
Sat 19th March, 9:00am-11:00am
Sat 26th March, 9:00am-11:00am

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 17/03/11 22:35-23:35
Thu 24/03/11 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*


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.




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