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What's On BBC Red Button 1st - 15th August

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 15:58 UK time, Monday, 1 August 2011

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Dragons’ Den

It’s a new series and there’s a new Dragon in the Den – logistics tycoon Hilary Devey.  A new raft of keen entrepreneurs are about to enter the Den and make a pitch for an investment that could make their business – and change their lives.
Here on the Red Button we get to peek behind the scenes and get the inside story on the investments made in the Den each week.  What attracted the Dragons to the business?  What did the other Dragons make of the deals? And why did the entrepreneurs take the deal they did in the Den?
Available on all platforms
Tue 2nd August, 7:55pm-4:00am
Sun 7th August, 9:55pm-4:00am
Tue 9th August, 7:55pm-4:00am
Sun 14th August, 9:55pm-4:00am

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Anything could happen! Sketch, stand-up and character comedy from the biggest and most exciting names from this years Edinburgh Fringe.

From August 15th - 19th both BBC Three and Radio 1 will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival bringing exclusive comedy to the red button.

Available on all platforms

Sky, Freesat & Virgin Media
Mon 15th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 10:30pm-4:00am
Tue 16th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 8:55pm-4:00am
Wed 17th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 8:55pm-4:00am
Thu 18th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 8:55pm-4:00am
Fri 19th August, 6:15am-10:15am & 8:55pm-4:00am

Mon 15th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 10:30pm-4:00am
Tue 16th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 8:55pm-4:00am
Wed 17th August, 4:00pm-7:00pm & 8:55pm-4:00am
Thu 18th August, 8:55pm-4:00am
Fri 19th August, 6:15am-10:15am & 9:30pm-2:10am

More dates and times to follow soon

Nina And The Neurons Quiz

Press Red to play the Nina and the Neurons Quiz. There are ten questions based on Nina’s marvellous experiments which range from finding out what makes sleep dust and why food is crunchy! So join Nina and the Experimenters in the lab and play along!

The quiz is available from 6th to 12th August, 0600 to 1900 on Freeview and Sky
Sat 6th Fri 12th August – daily between 6:00am and -7:00pm

Sat 6th August, 6:00am-8:20am
Sun 7th August, 6:00am-12:35pm
Mon 8th & Tues 9th August, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 10th – Fri 12th August, 6:00am-10:35am

Further service dates and times will follow soon..

BBC Proms Maestro Cam and Solo Cam

This Proms season, BBC Red Button returns with a selection of services available alongside the regular broadcasts for selected performances.

Maestro Cam and Solo Cam will focus exclusively on the conductors and soloists respectively, giving viewers an alternative perspective on the Proms from amongst the musicians themselves. By pressing red, viewers can also listen to live commentary from an expert conductor and hear their unique insights into the music as the work is played.

The service will be available for six Proms, continuing on Thursday 4th August from 7:30pm with Prom 24 and Saturday 6th August from 9:00pm with Prom 29.

Prom 24

Maestro Cam will feature Sir Andrew Davies conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers performing music by Elgar, Grainger and Richard Strauss. Elgar's Violin Concerto will be performed by violinist Tasmin Little and feature on the evening's Solo Cam.
In addition, optional expert commentary will be supplied by conductor Peter Stark.

Available on all platforms
Thu 4th August, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 5th August, 1:55am-3:55am

Prom 29

Maestro Cam will feature Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra performing Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'.
Once again optional expert commentary will be supplied by conductor Peter Stark.
Find out more at bbc.co.uk/proms or follow @BBCProms on Twitter

Available on all platforms
Sat 6th August, 9:00pm-10:35pm

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 studio contestants every Saturday night.
Come the final round will YOU still be in it to win it?
Available during the show

Sky & Freeview:
Sat 6th & Sat 13th August

(not available on Virgin or Freesat)

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.


• Rugby: Rugby Union (Scotland v Ireland) and Rugby League (Challenge Cup)
• Football : Final Score & Football Daily
• Athletics: Diamond League & Triathlon World Series
• Cricket: TMS England v India
• Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix Highlights
• Swimming: World Swimming Championships repeat

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

Coming Soon…

Reading and Leeds Festival!



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  • Comment number 3.

    please can you made red button content available via iplayer - especially for dragons den!

  • Comment number 4.

    Could I ask please that you either qualify or refrain from using "all platforms" when referring to situations where red button coverage is not available on the internet. You make me buy a licence to watch BBC live on the internet - if that doesn't make it a "platform" I don't understand why not (I no longer have a TV).

    I can live without the text content on the red-button - which I guess is aimed at those without access to bbc.co.uk.

    However I would love to watch Dragons Den Red Button coverage and the F1 Forum (while it lasts) but I can't - despite part of the licence fee which I pay for access to my chosen digital "platform" going to fund them. This is all the more frustrating when the commentators AND the website keep going on about how wonderful the Red Button coverage is.

    Alternatively could you bring red button video to this "platform" too?


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