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What's On BBC Red Button 15th - 23rd October

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Iain Hoare Iain Hoare | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 15 October 2011

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Autumnwatch Live are tracking the very best wildlife action from the beginning to the end of this dramatic season, finding unique insights into some of our best loved animals.

Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games

Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games

For the first time, Autumnwatch Live's webcams are available on BBC Red Button. We begin deep inside a badger sett in Devon, then we're off to Slimbridge to follow the lives of a bevy of Bewick's swans, one of autumn's key species.

Also on Red Button, we have a special seasonal selection of photos. The images are chosen by the Autumnwatch web team from pictures viewers have uploaded to the Autumnwatch Flickr group.

Get involved on the Autumnwatch website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media
Sat 15th October, 8:00am-12:40am
Sun 16th October, 9:45am-6:00am
Mon 17th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 18th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 19th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 20th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 21st October, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 22nd October, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 23rd October, 6:00am-6:00am

Sat 15th October, 8:25pm-11:00pm
Sun 16th October, 5:00pm-6:00am
Mon 17th October, 6:00am-6:50am, 5:00pm-6:00am
Tue 18th October, 6:00am-6:50am, 5:00pm-7:20pm
Tue 18th October, 10:10pm-6:00am
Wed 19th October, 6:00am-6:50am, 5:00pm-6:00am
Thu 20th October, 6:00am-6:50am, 5:00pm-6:00am
Fri 21st October, 6:00am-6:50am, 5:00pm-5:40am
Sat 22nd October, 8:25pm-12:35am
Sun 23rd October, 5:00pm-11:00pm

Horrible Histories Quiz

Things get a little gory behind the 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 with questions from days gone by.

Have some horrible fun on the Horrible Histories website

Available on Freeview and Sky

Mon 17th October, 7:00am-4:50pm
Tue 18th October, 7:00am-4:50pm
Wed 19th October, 7:00am-4:50pm
Thu 20th October, 7:00am-4:50pm
Fri 21st October, 7:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:50pm
Sun 23rd October, 8:25am-4:50pm

Mon 17th October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 18th October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Wed 19th October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Thu 20th October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Fri 21st October, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sat 22nd October, 7:00am-2:00pm
Sun 23rd October, 7:00am-7:00pm

Strictly Come Dancing

Press the red button to hear exclusive commentary from ex Strictly Champion Karen Hardy and a very special celebrity. Commentating live in a fun and informative style they give you the lowdown of what's good, what's bad and what's highly entertaining on the dance floor. Plus they have plenty of backstage gossip to share.

Strictly Come Dancing website

Available on all platforms

Sat 15th October, 6:25pm-8:15pm
Sat 22nd October, 6:25pm-8:15pm

CBBC Extra

CBBC Extra is the home of exclusives. Watch funny clips, out-takes, star interviews, pop music, backstage previews and episodes from Children's BBC.

CBBC Extra website

Available on Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media
Mon 17th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 18th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 19th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 20th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 21st October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 22nd October, 7:00am-10:00am

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)

BBC News website

Available on Sky and Virgin only

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.

CBeebies website

Available on Sky and Freeview only

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 One: Live coverage of the Korean Grand Prix
  • Gymnastics: Live coverage of the World Championships
  • MotoGP: Live coverage of the MotoGP from Australia

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

Iain Hoare is an Assistant Producer, Platforms in BBC Online



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