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What's On BBC Red Button 10th - 23rd May 2011

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 18:10 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2011

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Radio 1 Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on 14th & 15th May is the first major British music festival of the year and always attracts big UK and worldwide artists. So if you want to see the new names who'll dominate the summer's festivals, this is the place.

The Red Button viewers will be able to watch all the bands with coverage from this year's main and In New Music We Trust stages from BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Carlisle. There will also be live coverage from Carlisle all this week in the lead up - with the Chris Moyles & Greg James shows.

You will be able to keep up to date with all the weekend's festivities on: Radio 1, BBC Three on TV, on BBC Red Button and live on the Radio 1 Big Weekend website.

Sky/ Freesat/ Virgin Media:
Sat 14th May, 4:00pm-2:00am
Sun 15th May, 4:00pm-2:00am

Sat 14th May, 4:00pm-7:50pm & 11:25pm-2:00am
Sun 15th May, 4:00pm-2:00am

Watch the Highlights

Press Red everyday to watch highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend, featuring a top performance everyday.

Mon 16th - Fri 20th May, 6:00am-4:00am (daily)

Mon 16th May, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 17th May, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 18th May, 6:00am-8:15pm
Thu 19th May, 12:30am-9:45pm & 11:10pm-6:00am
Fri 20th May, 6:00am-8:45am & 2:45pm-4:00am

The Chris Moyles Show

Join Chris and the team for breakfast as they bring the breakfast show live from Carlisle, home of this years Radio 1 Big Weekend, available from 9th – 13th May.

Mon 9th May, 6:30am-10:30am
Tue 10th May, 6:30am-10:30am
Wed 11th May, 6:30am-10:30am
Thu 12th May, 6:30am-10:30am
Fri 13th May, 6:30am-10:30am

Greg James

Put your feet up and join Greg James as he brings his afternoon show live from Carlisle, home of this years Radio 1 Big Weekend, available from 9th – 13th May.

Mon 9th May, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Tue 10th May, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Wed 11th May, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Thu 12th May, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Fri 13th May, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Chelsea Flower Show

Throughout Chelsea Flower Show week Toby Buckland will guide us through this year's large show gardens, with detailed commentary from each of the designers as they explain their inspiration and passion for their garden and plants.

Christine Walkden and James Alexander-Sinclair explore the Great Pavilion, and stop to chat to the passionate growers who have been nurturing their plants in the lead-up to this week-long floral extravaganza.

Mon 23rd May, 12:00pm-6:00am

Mon 23rd May, 7.10pm – 6:00am

Eurovision Sing Along

Give your vocals a Euro-workout with the ever popular sing along service for the Eurovision Song Contest. Join us for country facts and lyrics for the semi finals on BBC Three on Tuesday 10th at 8pm  and Thursday 12th  at 8pm . 

Join Blue and sing along with them for the final on BBC One Saturday 14th May at 8pm. You'll also have the chance to send your party messages and party photos into the red button team.

Tue 10th May, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Thu 12th May, 8:00pm-10:00pm (*Not available on Freeview)
Sat 14th May, 8:00pm-11:15pm

BBC Wild Week Live Photo Gallery*

After watching BBC Wild Week Live on BBC One NI, press red to see which nature photos Donna Traynor and Darryl Grimason picked out from the contributions sent to the programme by nature enthusiasts across Northern Ireland. The photo gallery will accompany and follow each programme from Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May.

More information can be found on the BBC Wild Week Live Programme pages. You can follow all the action on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Mon 23rd May, 7:00pm-4:00am
(Other days similar exact times TBC)

*Northern Ireland Only

Inside the Human Body

Produced as an accompaniment to the linear "Inside the Human Body" programme, this is the fascinating story of how the production team behind the 4-part series brought together the latest scientific research and the most innovative computer technology to create never-before-seen worlds for this BBC One landmark series.
The second episode 'First to Last', shows how the team set about illustrating the magic moment when your heart first began to beat, just 3 weeks after conception, and how they had to apply some artistic licence so they could take the viewer on a journey inside the miniature world of your blood vessels.

In the next instalment 'Building Your Brain', it took months of scientific research to gather the information they needed to bring to life two of the most complex systems in the body: the workings of your middle ear and the complex and wondrous world of your retina.  
And in the last of the series 'Hostile World', we discover how the recurring hero of the series, the phagocyte, was transformed from medical images into a realistic 3D character – culminating in a giant battle as it defends your body from invaders. Also, how the music for series brought drama and spectacle to events taking place on a microscopic level.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/human

Thu 12th May, 9:55pm-4:00am
Thu 19th May, 9:55pm-4:00am (*Freeview 9:55pm-11:00pm)

Stewart Lee Presents....

Behind the Red Button after every episode of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle you will find some of Stewart's favourite comedians and musical performers in conversation with Stewart, and performing sets on stage at the Mildmay Club.

Watch more funny stuff at bbc.co.uk/comedy

Mon 9th - Mon 23rd May, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)

Mon 9th May, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 10th May, 10:10pm-4:00am
Wed 11th May, 11:45pm-4:00am
Fri 13th May, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 18th May, 11:45pm-12:20am

Waterloo Road Reunited

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

Wed 11th May, 8:25pm-4:00am
Wed 18th May, 8:25pm-4:00am

Wed 11th May, 8:25pm-11:35pm
Wed 18th May, 8:25pm-11:35pm

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 & Freesat
Thurs 5th May

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

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 times and information refer to the BBC Sport website.

Coming up...

  • Formula 1: Turkish Grand Prix  Highlights & Spanish Grand Prix
  • MotoGP: Live coverage from Le Mans
  • Athletics: Latest diamond league meeting from Shanghai
  • Swimming: European Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup
  • NW 200: Live coverage of the North West 200
  • uper League: Super League Show
  • Tennis: Live coverage of the French Open
    Football: Final Score

*Note all Red Button times are subject to change at short notice

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  • Comment number 1.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

  • Comment number 2.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 3.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

  • Comment number 4.

    There's been no answer to my question on the previous "What's On BBC Red Button" post about the 301 EPG. Will it be returning?

  • Comment number 5.

    WHERE IS THE RED BUTTON TENNIS?!?!?! I have no idea who to contact about this at the BBC, and the website isn't helpful, but it is the French Tennis Open and since yesterday there has been no service on the red button. A messgae comes up saying the sevice is temporarily unavailable, but it's questionable how temporary two days is! The Message also says to check the help section for more advice, and the help section is also unavailable. Genius!

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi radionoush. We've received a number of complaints about this service. We have had the following response from someone on our technical team here:

    I am sorry to hear that you are unable to access the red button service for the French Open. I suspect that you are a Freeview viewer? Last month there were some technical distribution changes made to the Freeview platform which affected a small number of boxes. In order to remedy the problem, you will need to reboot your set-top box and then do a 're-scan' of channels. Many boxes do this automatically when you restore power to them.

    Please let us know if this helps.

    BBC Red Button team

  • Comment number 7.

    The Red Button EPG seems to have retuned. No explanation of where it went for the last few weeks though.


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