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What's On BBC Red Button 4th - 10th October

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Lisa Dawson Lisa Dawson | 09:59 UK time, Tuesday, 4 October 2011

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Autumnwatch Live will be tracking the very best wildlife action from the beginning to the end of this dramatic season. The team are planning to get unique insights into some of our best loved animals.

Fans will be able to press red to view our pick of Autumn nature photos taken by our audience. The images are selected by the Autumnwatch web team from photos the viewers have uploaded on the Autumnwatch Flickr group.

Autumnwatch website

Available on all platforms

Fri 7th October, 8:30pm-6:00am
Sat 8th October, 6:00am-2:00pm
Sat 8th October, 8:35pm-5:30am
Sun 9th October, 9:45am-6:00am
Mon 10th October, 6:00am-6:00am

Fri 7th October, 8:30pm-2:45am

Virgin Media:
Fri 7th October, 8:30pm-6:00am
Sat 8th October, 6:00am-2:00pm, 8:35pm-5:30am
Sun 9th October, 9:45am-6:00am
Mon 10th October, 6:00am-6:30am, 10:30am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-6:00am

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards are a chance for you to recognise some of your own personal heroes in your everyday life and in the celebrity world.

We asked you to nominate someone out there, so amazing, that you think the world needs to hear about them. Your nomination could have been a sibling, carer, fundraiser or just a great mate. As long as they have done something truly out of the ordinary or selfless, are aged between 12 - 17 years and live in the UK they could be nominated.

All of the entries were reviewed by our team at Radio 1 and a shortlist has been created. The shortlist is then presented to a panel of celebs and experts who will decide on the winners.

We also asked you to vote for your favourite person or persons for Best British Single, Young Sporting Hero, Album, TV Show and Music Act from a shortlist created by our panel.

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards on Sunday 9th October at the Teen Awards. Nick Grimshaw and Mollie (The Saturdays) will be hosting the awards and your fave pop stars will be performing live!

If you can't be there in person, watch the performances and the award presentations live here on BBC Red Button.

Teen Awards website

Available on all platforms

Sun 9th October, 7:00pm-6:00am
Mon 10th October, 6:00am-6:00am

First Click

BBC One's smash hit genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? is encouraging computer novices to go online and research their own genealogy as part of the BBC's First Click campaign.

The series delves deep into celebrity family ancestry, uncovering a host of hidden pasts and shock revelations.

Larry Lamb presents three fascinating films, available on the BBC's Red Button, in which experts explain how viewers new to computers can use some of the key resources available to the amateur family historian.

Each film features examples and stories from the current series highlighting how passenger lists, birth, marriage and death certificates; census returns, Army Service records, foreign records and Poor Law records can all be accessed online.

A special family history guide for new computer users offering advice, tips and encouragement to get online is available at www.bbc.co.uk/firstclick and at venues running the popular First Click beginners courses.

First Click website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media
Wed 5th October, 9:55pm-4:00am

Wed 5th October, 9:55pm-10:50pm

Strictly Come Dancing

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are your hosts for a 2 night Strictly spectacular weekend. In Friday's live show Alex Jones, Anita Dobson, Audley Harrison, Dan Lobb, Lulu, Robbie Savage and Russell Grant will take to the floor with their professional partners to perform either a whimsical Waltz or a cheeky Cha Cha Cha. On Saturday night it's the turn of Chelsee Healey, Edwina Currie, Harry Judd, Holly Valance, Jason Donovan, Nancy Dell'Olio and Rory Bremner to perform live to the nation with their partners.

This week there are no phone votes and no-one will be leaving the competition, but our couples are under pressure to impress the judges who will still be scoring.

Brand new for 2011. 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 will give you the lowdown of what's good, what's bad and what's highly entertaining on the dancefloor. Plus they will have plenty of titbits of backstage gossip to share.

Strictly Come Dancing website

Available on all platforms

Sat 8th October, 6:05pm-8:05pm

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Watch Qawwal maestro and Bollywood Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in conversation with BBC Asian Network's Sonia Deol in a Red Button special, including archive footage of Rahat performing with his uncle, the late great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and performances from his recent tour.

Rahat on Asian Network website

Available on all platforms

Tue 4th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 5th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 6th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 7th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 8th October, 6:00am-5:30am
Sun 9th October, 9:45am-6:30pm

Tue 4th October, 6:00am-7:45pm, 10:00pm-6:00am
Wed 5th October, 6:00am-9:45pm, 11:00pm-6:00am
Thu 6th October, 6:00am-1:45am
Fri 7th October, 1:10pm-8:20pm
Sat 8th October, 9:50pm-12:20am
Sun 9th October, 1:10pm-6:30pm

Virgin Media:
Tue 4th October, 6:00am-7:55pm, 10:20pm-6:00am
Wed 5th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 6th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 7th October, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 8th October, 6:00am-5:30am
Sun 9th October, 9:45am-6:30pm

Bang Goes the Theory

Bang LIVE on tour - Experience hands-on science with the Bang team in their live stage show full of surprises, insights and, of course, a bang or two! More than a quarter of a million people have now come to see the Bang Goes The Theory roadshow. As well as Dr Yan's interactive area, this year visitors were treated to Liz, Dallas and Jem performing a live stage show:

As part of the stage show, the Bang team use volunteers from the audience to help test their theories. Many items link to the TV show, but in the live show, we get hands-on and take them a stage further. Dallas is keen to see if he can use other sweets to beat Jem and his pear drops, so they play a game of "Glue-niversity Challenge"... Jem sets fire to his hands to help solve climate change... and the team fulfil every young child's dream by hosting Space Camp, testing volunteers with real astronaut training tests - the winner gets to launch a rocket, and the chance to go into space... And then there's fabulous fireworks, the edible insect challenge, birthday bingo, deconstructing the vacuum gloves and much much more. If you've not managed to make it to a Roadshow this year, this is your opportunity to find out what you've been missing.

This show was filmed in Bradford in September 11th, 2011.

Bang Goes the Theory website

Available on all platforms

Tue 4th October, 8:25pm-9:50pm

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?

Dragons' Den website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Tue 4th October, 7:55pm-4:00am
Thu 6th October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sun 9th October, 8:00pm-4:00am

Tue 4th October, 7:55pm-8:15pm

Virgin Media:
Tue 4th October, 7:55pm-4:00am
Thu 6th October, 7:00pm-4:00am

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.

Secret Fortune website

Available on Freeview and Sky only

Sat 8th October, 6:00pm-9:40pm

Sat 8th October, 2:30pm-9:40pm

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

Tue 4th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 5th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 6th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 7th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon 10th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm

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 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Rugby Union: Live coverage of the Scarlets v Edinburgh
  • Football: Final Score live stats, scores and vidiprinter

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


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