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What's On BBC Red Button 10th - 18th December

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Iain Hoare Iain Hoare | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 10 December 2011

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Coldplay in Concert

Coldplay return to the snug and intimate Dingwalls venue in Camden for an access all areas gig, performed exclusively for Radio 2 in Concert.

The band first played Dingwalls on the 25th of May 1998 - in a show to raise funds for their debut public release, the Safety EP.


BBC Radio 2 brings Coldplay back to this tiny venue to play classic tracks and songs from their new album Mylo Xyloto.

Watch gig highlights on BBC Red Button from Thursday 15th December.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Thu 15th December, 9:55pm-6:00am
Fri 16th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 17th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Sun 18th December, 6:00am-6:00am

Virgin Media:
Thu 15th December, 9:55pm-6:00am
Fri 16th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 17th December, 6:00am-6:30pm, 10:45pm-6:00am
Sun 18th December, 6:00am-6:00am

Thu 15th December, 9:55pm-6:00am
Fri 16th December, 6:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-8:50pm, 10:40pm-6:00am
Sat 17th December, 6:00am-2:20pm
Sun 18th December, 3:10pm-7:00pm
Mon 19th December, 4:10am-5:50am

Festive Festival

Radio 1's Festive Festival returns to the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios for a night of live performances from rising stars hotly tipped for big things in the New Year.

Kicking off at 7pm, hosts Zane Lowe and Nick Grimshaw introduce an eclectic line-up of artists they've been championing, including Bring Me The Horizon, Emili Sande, Keaton Henson and Dot Rotton.

These much anticipated performances in front of a live audience will be complemented by live mixes from some of dance music's freshest talent. Getting behind the decks to showcase some of their latest productions are Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Unicorn Kid, Jakwob and Gemini.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 12th December, 7:00pm-6:00am
Tue 13th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 14th December, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 15th December, 6:00am-4:00am

Mon 12th December, 7:00pm-6:00am
Tue 13th December, 6:00am-2:50pm, 10:10pm-6:00am
Wed 14th December, 6:00am-7:50pm, 10:40pm-6:00am
Thu 15th December, 6:00am-1:00pm, 6:00pm-9:45pm

One Man and His Dog

Four National Teams - England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales - compete to be crowned 2011 Champions in the Young Handlers, the Brace and the Singles Rounds.

The Young Handlers, all of whom are under the age of 18, take to the field first, setting the pace and the standard for the rest of the competition.

Next up is the Brace, one man has two dogs and ten sheep to control around the demanding Balmoral Castle course.

And finally the Singles Round, one man, one dog but with two flocks of sheep. This round decides the ultimate winning team of One Man and His Dog 2011.

Watch Behind the Scenes clips on the One Man and His Dog website.

Red Button has complete coverage of this year's competition.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 10th December, 6:25pm-6:00am
Sun 11th December, 6:00am-4:00am
Sat 17th December, 5:00pm-6:00am
Sun 18th December, 6:00am-11:10pm

Sat 10th December, 8:25pm-9:50pm
Sun 11th December, 12:10pm-10:50pm
Sat 17th December, 10:25pm-12:55am
Sun 18th December, 7:10pm-11:10pm

Strictly Come Dancing

Tonight is semi-final night and next weekend is the big final!

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 past weeks on the Strictly Come Dancing website.

Available on all platforms

Sat 10th December, 6:30pm-8:15pm
Sat 17th December, 7.00pm-8:10pm
Sat 17th December, 9:05pm-10:15pm

Take That

One of the biggest and most anticipated reunions in pop music history took place in the summer when all five original members of Take That came together on their spectacular Progress Live UK Tour.

Playing to a sell out audience, Progress Live was filmed at the City of Manchester stadium, reuniting Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams for the first time since 1995.

Press Red for songs from the concert plus glimpses into backstage life with the band.

Available on all platforms

Sun 18th December, 11:40pm-4:00am

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 10th December, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 12th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 13th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 14th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 15th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 16th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 17th December, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 10th December, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 12th December, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 13th December, 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 Freeview and Sky 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.


  • Snooker - Live coverage of the UK Championship in York
  • Football - Gabby Logan keeps you up to date with news and results
  • Equestrian - Live coverage from Olympia of the Dressage and Puissance

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


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