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What's On BBC Red Button 12th - 20th November

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Iain Hoare Iain Hoare | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 12 November 2011

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Children in Need Rocks Manchester!

Gary Barlow is bringing together the biggest and brightest stars of the music industry for BBC Children in Need Rocks Manchester, a one-off concert to help change young lives right here in the UK.

Performing will be an international stellar line-up including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, JLS, Elbow, Dappy, Hugh Laurie, Snow Patrol, Michael Bublé and the fabulous Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga

Our hosts for the night, Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant, will introduce a roster of special celebrity guests and never-before seen surprise collaborations.

Red button viewers will get an extra treat with an exclusive performance by Lady Gaga from the concert and the BBC Children in Need charity single, Massive Attack's Teardrop performed by The Collective.

For the latest news and to find out how to donate visit BBC Children in Need.

Available on all platforms

Thu 17th November, 9:55pm-4:00am

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.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 14th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Tue 15th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Wed 16th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Fri 18th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sat 19th November, 8:45pm-12:30am
Sun 20th November, 7:00pm-4:00am

Mon 14th November, 7:00pm-10:50pm, 11:45pm-4:00am
Tue 15th November, 10:10pm-4:00am
Wed 16th November, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sat 19th November, 9:30pm-12:30am


To mark Remembrance Day the BBC will broadcast a special range of programmes to help bring the nation together to pause and remember those killed in the First World War, Second World War, and all conflicts since.

Programmes will be broadcast across TV, radio, online and the Red Button so viewers across the UK can take part in the commemoration services and pay homage to the heroic service of those men and women who lost their lives for their country.

This year, Red Button will be offering viewers uninterrupted coverage of the Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph event with no commentary and extended coverage at Horse Guards Parade at the end of the BBC One programme.

Available on all platforms

Sun 13th November, 10:25am-12:30pm

Antiques Roadshow

In a special edition of Antiques Roadshow, Fiona Bruce and Roadshow specialists draw together a powerful group of previously unheard stories of wartime and sacrifice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Digital viewers will be able to see more stories from the Antiques Roadshow Remembrance Special with Fiona and the specialists immediately after the BBC One programme on Red Button.

Available on all platforms

Sun 13th November, 8:55pm-4:00am


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.

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 12th November, 6:00am-6:25pm, 8:50pm-6:00am
Sun 13th November, 6:00am-11:40am, 3:45pm-6:00am
Mon 14th November, 6:00am-10:30pm
Tue 15th November, 12:05am-6:00am, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 16th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 17th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 18th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 19th November, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 20th November, 6:00am-6:00am

Sat 12th November, 6:00am-6:50am
Mon 14th November, 4:10am-6:50am, 6:10pm-6:50pm
Tue 15th November, 4:10am-6:50am
Wed 16th November, 4:10am-6:50am
Thu 17th November, 4:10am-6:50am, 6:10pm-9:45pm
Fri 18th November, 4:10am-6:50am, 2:00pm-11:00pm
Sun 20th November, 5:35pm-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 12th November, 6:55pm-8:20pm
Sat 19th November, 6:55pm-8:15pm

Those Were the Days

We delve deep into the BBC archives to reveal the changing face of everyday life in Northern Ireland.

This week's offering features 'Ulster in Focus, Fit-Ups'. Originally broadcast in 1969, the programme follows the Courtney brothers' travelling variety show.

This service allows you to see the complete documentary, the first to be broadcast in colour on BBCNI, from start to finish.

Available on all platforms

Mon 14th 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 12th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 14th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 15th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 16th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 17th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 18th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 19th November, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 12th November, 7:00am-9:45am
Mon 14th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 15th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 16th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 17th November, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 18th November, 7:00am-10:00am
Sat 19th November, 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 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 - the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Trampolining - World Championships in Birmingham
  • Football - Live coverage of Burnley v Leeds

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



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