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What's On BBC Red Button 24th May - 6th June 2011

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 18:00 UK time, Monday, 23 May 2011

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Springwatch 2011 Photo Gallery

This year, Springwatch fans will be able to press red to view our pick of spring nature photos taken by our audience, who have been busy capturing the wildlife of spring in all its glory. The images are selected by the Springwatch team from photos the viewers have uploaded on the Springwatch Flickr group.
The Springwatch red button service will be available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media after Springwatch or Springwatch Unsprung at 9pm Mondays - Thursdays as well as selected times during the week.
To get involved and upload photos or for further information go to bbc.co.uk/springwatch
(Available from Monday 30th May)
Mon 30th May, 8:00pm-6:00am
Tue 31st May, 6:00am-1.30pm Sat 4th June (continuous coverage)
Sat 4th June, 5:30pm-6:00am Tues 7th June (continuous coverage)

Mon 30th May, 8:00pm-9:50pm
Tue 31st May, 12:10am-6:50am & 8:00pm-9:50pm
Wed 1st June, 12:10am-6:50am & 7:30pm-9:50pm
Thu 2nd June, 4:10am-6:50am & 8:00pm-9:50pm & 12:10am-6:00am
Fri 3rd June, 6:00am-6:50am
Mon 6th June, 8:10pm-9:50pm
Tue 7th June, 12:10am-6:00am

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.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/chelsea

Tue 24th May, 6:00am-11:30am & 12:00pm-6:00am
Wed 25th May, 6:00am-11:30am & Wed 25th May, 12:00pm-6:00am
Thu 26th May, 6:00am-11:30am &12:00pm-6:00am
Fri 27th May, 6:00am-11:30am & 12:00pm-6:00am
Sat 28th May, 6:00am-11:30am & 12:00pm-6:00am
Sun 29th May, 6:00am-11:45am

Freeview :
Tue 24th May, 6:00am-9:50am & 7:10pm-6:00am
Wed 25th May, 6:00am-9:50am & 7:10pm-11:35pm
Thu 26th May, 4:10am-8:45am & 7:10pm-9:45pm
Fri 27th May, 4:10am-9:50am & 7:10pm-6:00am
Sat 28th May, 6:00am-9:45am & 7:10pm-9:50pm
Sun 29th May, 12:10am-9:50am

Horrible Histories Quiz

Things get a little gory behind the blood red button with the Horrible Histories quiz! Viewers can press red to play along with the quiz based on horrible happenings across history. There'll be gory, funny clips from the brand new series with questions from days gone by. The quiz is hosted by Horrible Histories regular cast member Martha Howe Douglas in the guise of a Georgian peasant girl.

Have some horrible fun on the Horrible Histories website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/horriblehistories

The quiz will be available from 30th May to 8th June, between 7:00am and 7:00pm daily on Freeview and Sky (please note that there will be a limited service on Freeview).

Mon 30th May-Mon 6th June, 7:00am-7:00pm (daily)

Mon 30th May, 7:00am-9:50am
Tue 31st May - Fri 3rd June, 7:00am-12:50pm (daily)
Sat 4th June, 7:00am-8:50am
Sun 5th June, 7:00am-9:40am
Sun 5th June, 2:40pm-7:00pm
Mon 6th June, 7:00am-12:20pm

Inside the Human Body

Produced as an accompaniment to the Inside the Human Body programme, this is the fascinating story of how the production team behind the four-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.

In the last epsiode 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.

All platforms:
Thu 26th May, 9:55pm-4:00am

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 the comedian and performing sets on stage at the Mildmay Club.

Tue 24th May, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 25th May, 11:45pm-4:00am
Thu 26th May, Fri 27th May, Sat 28th May, Sun 29th May, Mon 30th May & Tue 31st May, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)
Wed 1st June, 11:45pm-4:00am
Thu 2nd June, Fri 3rd June, Sat 4th June, Sun 5th June & Mon 6th June, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)

Wed 25th May & Wed 1st June, 11:45pm-4:00am

Wed 25th May, 11:45pm-4:00am
Sat 28th - Tue 31st May, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)
Wed 1st June, 11:45pm-4:00am
Thu 2nd - Mon 6th June, 9:00pm-4:00am (daily)

Arts Live

Arts Live is a series of BBC webcasts taking place throughout 2011 and early 2012. The aim is to introduce children in the  9-11 age range to the arts and to help their teachers deliver the arts curriculum.

The first event is coming from the studio of Broadcasting House in Belfast on the morning of 3rd June, from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

The guest will be Kevin Sutherland, a stand-up comic and comic book artist. Sky, Virgin and Freesat viewers can press red to see Kevin being interviewed by an invited audience of schoolchildren. He'll discuss getting involved in art as a career and his day-to-day job. Kevin will finish by creating a piece of art in the studio. 

Fri 3rd June, 11:00am-12:30pm

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.

Tue 24th May & Wed 25th May, 7:00pm-4:00am
Thu 26th May, 7:00pm-9:25pm
Fri 27th May, 7:00pm-4:00am

Question Time

Take part in the studio debate during the show 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.

Thu 26th May & 2nd June, 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

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.


  • 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
  • Motorsport: Live coverage of the North West 200 road race
  • Rugby League: Super League Show
  • Football: Final Score
  • Tennis: Live coverage of the French Open. Plus - you can get a sneak preview of the BBC Two French Open highlights every day from 10pm on the red button.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    Along with thousands of other people I enjoy watching Springwatch and unsprung, I also love to see other peoples photo's they have sent in to springwatch, last night there were some magnificent macro shots shown, but once again Chris Packham wasn't that complimentry,whilst I respect his knowledge as a naturalist, I just wish he would remember that some people dont have access to fancy photographic equipment, that for them its a hobby to capture moments in nature. yes constructive critisim is welcome if thats what you want as a serious photographer, but come on most of us are just ordinary joe bloggs trying to do our bit after all.


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