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What's On BBC Red Button 29th March - 11th April

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 16:32 UK time, Monday, 28 March 2011

Filthy Cities


Filthy Cities Scratch and Sniff

Viewers can press red at the start of the programme for the Filthy Cities red button experience with extra filthy footage and fun facts. Viewers with a scratch and sniff card, and a strong stomach can scratch and sniff the filthy cities when prompted in the show.
Episode one explores filthy Medieval London, and episode two Revolutionary Paris.

If you haven't got your cards already they are available for free at your local library from April 1st 2011 while stocks last - please ask at the main enquiry desk.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/filthycities

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media:

Tue 5th April, 9:00pm-10:05pm
Thu 7th April, 11:20pm-12:25am

Tue 5th April, 9:00pm-10:05pm


Rumer will be performing an exclusive show on the BBC Red Button for Radio 2 at Abbey Road Studios on Thursday 7 April at 9pm. This show will feature special guests including Sandie Shaw, Rick Astley and John Grant, plus songs from her debut album Seasons Of My Soul.

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media/Freeview:

Thu 7th April, 8:55pm-2:00am
Mon 11th April, 7:30pm-4:00am

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 3rd April, 5:25pm-10:00pm

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:
Sat 2nd April, 9:10pm-4:00am

Sat 2nd April, 9:10pm-10:20pm

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:
Tue 29th March, 6:00am-4:00am Fri 1st April (continuous)

Tue 29th March, 6:00am-9:50pm
Wed 30th March, 7:00am-8:45pm
Thu 31st March, 12:10pm-9:50pm

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:
Wed 30th March, 8:55pm-4:00am
Wed 6th April, 8:55pm-4:00am

Wed 30th March, 8:55pm-9:50pm
Wed 6th April, 8:55pm-4:00am 

Cbeebies Quiz

Press the Red Button to play a quiz featuring some of your favourite CBeebies characters!
Viewers can press the Red Button to play along with a quiz, hosted by CBeebies' presenters Sid and Cerrie.  The quiz features 10 questions on a variety of CBeebies favourites e.g. Something Special, Numberjacks, Big and Small, ZingZillas and many more. The quiz is choc full of great clips from all the shows. 

It's just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.
Get more info on all the CBeebies characters right here:  bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

The quiz will be available from 6am to 7pm daily on Freeview and Sky.

Mon 11th – Fri 15th April 6:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 11th April, 6:00am-7:00pm
*Then daily until Fri 5th April – exact times TBC

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 2nd April, 6:00pm-8:25pm

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)      

Thurs 31st March 10:35pm-11:35pm
Thurs 11th April 10:35pm-11:35pm

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 times and the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.


F1: Australian Grand Prix & Malaysian Grand Prix

Cricket World Cup: Highlights

Rugby: Scrum V Ulster v Scarlets

MotoGP: Live coverage, replays and debate from Jerez, Spain

Gymnastics: European Championships from Berlin

Masters Golf: Live coverage including Amen Corner

Grand National: Live races plus highlights

Football: MOTD, Friday Focus, Final Score, Football League Show



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