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What's On BBC Red Button 19th - 27th November

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Iain Hoare Iain Hoare | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 19 November 2011

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The Autumnwatch webcams are back! We have live action from the Bewick's swan lake at the Slimbridge Reserve.

The Autumnwatch team have chosen the swans because they meet their three criteria: concentration (can remote pan-and-tilt cameras capture the action?), spectacle (does the subject matter look great?) and character (can you follow individuals' stories?).

Bewick's swans at Slimbridge

Family groups jostle for position in the pecking order ©James Lees / WWT

The swans spend most of their day in an area not much bigger than a football pitch. Thanks to 40 years of research by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a great deal is known about the returning swans.

Some of the families are long established dynasties and have been coming back to the lake in the Rushy Pen for an amazing 50 years. What's more, it's possible to identify each individual swan by the pattern of yellow and black on its bill.

There are 90 swans at Slimbridge at the moment but that number should swell to close to 300 by the time the Red Button webcams finish on 27 November.

Also on Red Button, we have a seasonal selection of photos. The images are chosen by the 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 19th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 20th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Mon 21st November, 6:00am-10:30pm
Tue 22nd November, 12:05am-6:00am
Wed 23rd November, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 24th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 25th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 26th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 27th November, 6:00am-11:00pm

Sat 19th November, 10:00am-12:20pm
Sun 20th November, 12:10pm-1:45pm, 5:35pm-4:00am
Mon 21st November, 10:00am-3:30pm, 5:10pm-8:00pm
Tue 22nd November, 10:00am-3:30pm, 5:10pm-7:20pm
Wed 23rd November, 10:00am-3:30pm, 5:10pm-6:00am
Thu 24th November, 6:00am-6:50am, 10:00am-3:30pm, 5:10pm-8:00pm
Fri 25th November, 4:10am-6:50am, 10:10am-11:45am, 5:45pm-6:00am
Sat 26th November, 6:00am-6:50am, 10:00am-12:45pm, 8:25pm-12:50am
Sun 27th November, 12:10pm-2:50pm

All American Collection

The All American archive collection is an anthology of BBC programmes celebrating American culture. The red button highlights include rare blues performances by Booker White and James DeShay taken from the 1970s series 'The Devil's Music', as well as clips from 'Love and Death on Long Island', a 1999 documentary about the abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock.

You can view the full collection on the BBC Four website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 19th November, 8:45pm-12:30am
Sun 20th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Mon 21st November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Tue 22nd November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Wed 23rd November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Thu 24th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Fri 25th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sat 26th November, 8:45pm-12:30am
Sun 27th November, 11:00pm-4:00am

Sat 19th November, 9:30pm-12:30am
Mon 21st November, 8:10pm-10:50pm, 11:45pm-4:00am
Tue 22nd November, 10:10pm-4:00am
Thu 24th November, 8:10pm-4:00am
Sun 27th November, 11:00pm-4:00am

Strictly Come Dancing

Press the Red Button to hear exclusive commentary from ex Strictly Champion Karen Hardy and a special celebrity guest. Get the lowdown of what's good, what's bad and what's highly entertaining on the dance floor. Plus Karen has plenty of backstage gossip.

You can relive Red Button commentaries from the past weeks on the Strictly Come Dancing website.

Available on all platforms

Sat 19th November, 6:55pm-8:15pm
Sat 26th November, 7:00pm-8:15pm

Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days delves deep into the BBC archives to reveal the changing face of everyday life in Northern Ireland. Tonight's offering featured clips from About Britain: A Journey in Northern Ireland.

Originally broadcast in 1954, the programme shows Richard Dimbleby visiting various beauty spots including Glenariff, Cushendall, the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Lough Neagh, Waringstown and Armagh. Richard begins his trip in the grounds of Belfast Castle in the excellent company of Joseph Tomelty.

The Red Button service allows you to see the complete programme from start to finish.

Available on all platforms

Mon 21st November, 11:00pm-11:35pm

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 all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 19th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 21st November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 22nd November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 23rd November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 24th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 25th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 26th November, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 19th November, 7:00am-9:50am
Mon 21st November, 7:00am-9:50am
Tue 22nd November, 7:00am-9:50am
Wed 23rd November, 7:00am-9:50am
Thu 24th November, 7:00am-9:50am
Fri 25th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Sat 26th November, 7:00am-9:50am

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 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.


  • Trampolining - World Championships in Birmingham
  • Rugby Union - Live coverage of the Scarlets v Dragons
  • Formula One - Live coverage from the Brazilian Grand Prix

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


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