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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 17 March 2012

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6 Music's 10th Birthday


6 Music celebrates: John Lydon at the Southbank Centre show

6 Music are currently celebrating their 10th birthday and highlights from a very special night of live music at London's Southbank Centre will be available on the Red Button this week.

With performances in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and The Front Room, we'll be bringing you the kind of live performances you've come to know and love from 6 Music over the last decade.

Featured artists include Public Image Ltd (performing new material for the first time in 20 years), Graham Coxon, Laura Marling, Gruff Rhys, Anna Calvi, Lianne La Havas, and Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny. A host of 6 Music DJs will be guiding you through the mayhem.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 17th March, 6:00am-2:00pm
Sun 18th March, 10:00am - Fri 23rd March, 6:00am-4:00am

Sat 17th March, 6:00am-12:00pm
Sun 18th March, 12:10pm-2:05pm
Mon 19th March, 6:00am-10:50am, 6:40pm-6:00am
Tue 20th March, 6:00am-11:50am
Wed 21st March, 4:10am-2:50pm, 6:10pm-6:00am
Thu 22nd March, 6:00am-11:45pm
Fri 23rd March, 4:10am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-2:50pm, 9:10pm-4:00am


If you missed BBC Red Button taking an exclusive look into what life has been like for Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) while he's been in prison on Tuesday, you can catch it again this week.

After months of being hounded and terrorised by a mystery stalker, Phil was horrified to find out that his son, Ben Mitchell, was behind it all. Phil was then hit with a second betrayal when he found out that Ben had also been working with the police to frame him for Stella's murder. On his birthday, Phil was led away by the police and locked up.

While the rest of the Mitchell family work on how to get him out, enjoy an exclusive glimpse into what life has been like for Phil Mitchell behind bars. Follow Phil as he's given the task of showing new young prisoner Devon (Tobi Bakare) the ropes. But when Devon clashes with the prison's dangerous top dog, Craig Jenkins (Glenn Doherty), how far is Phil prepared to go to save someone else? The red button is sure to reveal all.

More EastEnders news at EastEnders.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sun 18th March, 2:15pm-6:30pm

Sun 18th March, 2:15pm-3:50pm

Talk Season

Tune into BBC Red Button for highlights of fascinating interviews from the recently launched BBC Four Talk archive collection.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 17th March, 10:05pm-4:00am
Sun 18th March - Fri 23rd March, 7:00pm-4:00am
Sat 24th March, 9:40pm-4:00am

Tue 20th March, 10:10pm-4:00am
Thu 22nd March, 11:55pm-4:00am

In It To Win It

Dale Winton returns with another series of In It To Win It, the game show where people compete on general knowledge for a big money jackpot.

Think you can do better? Every Saturday press the Red Button during the show to pit your wits against our studio contestants. Come the final round will you still be In It To Win It?

Available on Freesat/Sky:

Sat 17th March, 3:00pm-9:35pm

Sat 24th March, 3:00pm-9:10pm

Available on Freeview:
Sat 17th March, 6:00pm-9:35pm
Sat 24th March, 6:00pm-9:10pm

CBBC Extra

Press red on the CBBC channel this week to see Chris and Dodge introducing some top drawer CBBC action. This week we take a sneak peek at the finale of Tracy Beaker Returns and Hacker and Dodge get to go on their very own Ultimate Sports Day.

You can also read Chris and Dodge's blog, answers to some of your ace questions, Dodge's horoscopes and see if the jokes that made Chris LOL will do the same to you.

Go on, press red... You know you want to!

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 17th March, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 19th March, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 20th March, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 21st March, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 22nd March, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 23rd March, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 24th March, 7:00am-10:00am

Wed 21st March, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 23rd March, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 24th March, 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 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.


  • Formula 1 - Jake Humphrey presents highlights of the qualifying action from Melbourne.
  • Football - Midweek Final Score, keeping you up to date with all the goals and major incidents as they happen with 5 Live.
  • Rugby Union - Six Nations highlights. A round-up of the final weekend's action including Wales v France, England v Ireland and Italy v Scotland.

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



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