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What's On BBC Red Button 21st - 29th January

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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 21 January 2012

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Asian Network Gold

The BBC Asian Network dives into the BBC Archive to present iconic Asian music from over four decades.

Presenter Sonia Deol, pulls together some iconic performances from the biggest Asian artists ever to have recorded at the BBC, through programming including the BBC's dedicated Asian television shows, 'Nai Zindagi, Naya Jeevan', 'Gharbar', 'Asian Magazine' and 'Network East'.

Viewers can enjoy footage from artists such as Bollywood singer, Kishore Kumar, Qawwal Maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani legend, Noor Jahan and British Asian pop diva, Nazia Hassan. Punjabi folk singer, Gurdas Maan, the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar and Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan will also be showcased.

For full details visit the BBC Asian Network


Ghazal singers Chitra and Jagjit Singh

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sun 22nd January, 6:00am-6:00am
Mon 23rd January, 6:00am-6:00am
Tue 24th January, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 25th January, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 26th January, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 27th January, 6:00am-11:15pm
Sat 28th January, 2:20am-6:00am

Sun 22nd January, 6:00am-12:05pm, 1:55pm-6:50pm, 8:10pm-6:00am
Mon 23rd January, 6:00am-9:50am, 12:10pm-2:40pm, 4:10pm-12:10am
Tue 24th January, 12:10pm-2:40pm, 10:10pm-6:00am
Wed 25th January, 6:00am-6:50am, 12:10pm-2:40pm, 5:10pm-6:00am
Thu 26th January, 6:00am-7:50am, 5:10pm-6:20pm, 9:40pm-6:00am
Fri 27th January, 6:00am-7:50am, 9:30pm-11:35pm
Sat 28th January, 2:00am-6:00am

BBC Introducing Masterclass

This is the second Masterclass for music makers, from the most famous recording studios in the world - Abbey Road and BBC Maida Vale studios.

The focus is on inspiring bands and musicians about the music industry. Music producers, promoters, publishers, record label execs, managers, agents, musicians, remixers, DJs, and BBC talent worked together with two hundred bands and musicians to create this Masterclass.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Fri 27th January, 11:45pm-1:50am
Sun 29th January, 6:00am-6:00am

Fri 27th January, 11:45pm-1:50am
Sun 29th January, 6:00am-5:50pm
Sun 29th January, 9:10pm-6:00am

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 21st January, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 23rd January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 24th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 25th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 26th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 27th January, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Sat 28th January, 7:00am-9:00am

Sat 21st January, 7:00am-10:00am
Wed 25th January, 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 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.


  • World Cup Skiing - Live men's downhill from Kitzbuehel
  • Winter Youth Olympics - Highlights of the inaugural games from Innsbruck
  • Football - League Cup Live: Cardiff v Crystal Palace

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


  • Comment number 1.

    Why is BBC Asian network being headlined across all sites?

  • Comment number 2.

    I think it's great to be able to look back at the Archive for BBC Asian Network and its antecedents on Freeview in this way: is there any possiblility of having some of this content on BBC Four sometime so it can be subtitled?.

  • Comment number 3.

    I set my BTvision box to record the Australian open men's semi final as listed on the tv guide last night and all I find is loads of Asian music and bowls!! the BBC deprives us of a "thriller" of a match (as described on the Official website) and probably the best match of the tournament. Why does the BBC think we only want to watch Andeee???

  • Comment number 4.

    Disappointed that the BBC Asian Network feature wasn't aired on BBC Four. Why is it that American musical history was recently featured and the archives trawled for BBC Four and yet music equally relevant to today's British society gets relegated to Red Button.

    Great though it was to see & hear Lata Mangeshkar on the Beeb, this was a poor substitute for what it could & should have been.


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