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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 4 February 2012

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Radio 2 Folk Awards


Mike Harding

The Radio 2 Folk Awards will be broadcast live on Wednesday 8 Feb from 7.30pm on BBC Radio 2, online at BBC Radio 2, and on the BBC's Red Button Service.

The Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony is a much anticipated annual event in the music world with previous years featuring incredible performances from folk luminaries like James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, and Donovan who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at last year's event.

This year, the ceremony will be broadcast live from the Lowry Theatre in Salford and hosted by Radio 2's Mike Harding and folk singer Julie Fowlis. There will be performances by folk favourites old and new including The Dubliners, Christy Moore, Don McLean and Seth Lakeman. The awards celebrate the folk highlights of the last year and include presentations for best album, group and musician.

To see who has been nominated, visit BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Wed 8th February, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Thu 9th February, 8:55pm-6:00am
Fri 10th February, 6:00am-6:00am

Wed 8th February, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Thu 9th February, 8:55pm-3:15am
Fri 10th February, 4:10am-10:35am, 1:00pm-2:50pm, 6:10pm-7:35pm, 9:10pm-6:00am


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

The Masterclass focuses 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.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 4th February, 6:00am-4:00am

Sat 4th February, 6:00am-6:50am, 10:10am-1:50pm

Being Human

Comedy-drama series about three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with unusual afflictions - one is a werewolf, one is a vampire and the other is a ghost. Meanwhile, The Old Ones are coming! View an extra episode of Being Human on the BBC Red Button straight after the TV episode.

Available on all platforms

Sun 5th February, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 6th February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 7th February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 8th February, 11:00pm-4:00am
Thu 9th February, 9:30pm-4:00am
Fri 10th February, 10:00pm-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Sun 5th February, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 6th February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Tue 7th February, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 8th February, 11:00pm-4:00am
Thu 9th February, 10:30pm-4:00am
Fri 10th February, 10:00pm-4:00am

Sun 5th February, 9:55pm-10:45pm
Mon 6th February, 10:10pm-4:00am
Tue 7th February, 10:10pm-4:00am
Wed 8th February, 11:00pm-4:00am
Fri 10th February, 3:25am-4:00am

Dickens in London

Dickens in London presents five short plays based on Charles Dickens' journalism about walking in London to tell the story of the writer's life.

Adapted by Michael Eaton, the cast stars Samuel Barnett, Alex Jennings and Antony Sher each taking their turn to play Dickens. Following Dickens' changing relationship with the city that fired his imagination, each stand-alone play takes its title from one of Dickens' own appellations: A Not Over-Particularly-Taken-Care-Of-Boy; Boz; the Sparkler of Albion; the Uncommercial Traveller; and The Inimitable.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 6th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Tue 7th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Wed 8th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Thu 9th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Fri 10th February, 10:45am-12:00pm, 7:45pm-9:00pm

Mon 6th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Tue 7th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-10:00pm
Wed 8th February, 10:45am-2:50pm
Thu 9th February, 10:45am-2:50pm, 7:45pm-8:45pm
Fri 10th February, 10:45am-12:00pm, 7:45pm-9:00pm

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/Freeview:
Sat 4th February, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 6th February, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 7th February, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 8th February, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 9th February, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 10th February, 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 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.


  • Rugby Union - Six Nations Forum. Analysis of all todays Six Nations matches.
  • World Cup Skiing - Live coverage of the Men's Slalom from Chamonix.
  • American Football - Live coverage of Super Bowl 45 from Indianpolis with commentary options.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi there...
    Thursday on BBC Sport Schedule... 1900-2100 Live coverage of the RaboDirect PRO12 match between Glasgow Warriors and Scarlets. (not available on Freeview)

    On Thursday though on Freeview, it's Dickens London, which I add is already on several times during the week! How about screening the live rugby, and then straight into the Radio 2 Folk Awards? Surely this makes much more sense, to have something live over something that's repeated quite frequently this week already on Freeview? The BBC Freeview Red Button scheduling has been much better lately - how about a schedule change for the rugby!!!

  • Comment number 2.

    Why can't I find a schedule for the Red Button? I missed the Folk Awards last night and want to know when I can watch them again.

  • Comment number 3.

    Re: post 1 (above), any news on whether Rugby can be on Freeview? Does seem daft that something that's repeated loads of times already today is on instead of the rugby!

  • Comment number 4.

    @ chris murray: the schedule was for highlights on Thursday and Friday (see above).


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