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What's on BBC Red Button 26th May - 2nd June

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James Aslett | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 26 May 2012

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You can watch the Springwatch webcams for the first time on Red Button this year, as we follow the early lives of the UK's best-loved animals. Also, your stunning photos of spring, direct from the Springwatch Flickr group will be available when the webcams have finished. For more Springwatch content including more webcams and all the photos go to bbc.co.uk/springwatch

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sun 27th May, 6:15pm-6:00am
Mon 28th May-Sat 2nd June, 6:00am-6:00am

Sun 27th May, 7:10pm-12:00am
Mon 28th May-Wed 30th May, 4:00am-12:00am
Thu 31st May-Fri 1st June 4:00am-12:00pm
Fri 1st June, 1:00pm-2:50pm, 6:10pm-6:00am
Sat 2nd June, 6:00am-6:50am, 11:25pm-4:00am

Chelsea Flower Show

Toby Buckland hosts the Red Button offering with tours of this year's larger show gardens, including detailed commentary from the designers on the inspiration behind their designs.

In addition, plant-a-holics Tom Hart Dyke and Christine Walkden will be sharing tales from the vast treasure trove that is the Great Pavilion, speaking to the passionate exhibitors who have been working for weeks, months and sometimes years in preparation for the week-long floral extravaganza.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th May, 6:00am-11:40am, 6:30pm-6:00am
Sun 27th May, 06:00am-11:35am, 5:15pm-4:00am

Sat 26th May, 6:00am-9:45am Sun 27th May, 5:45am-7:00pm


Press the Red Button for an interactive Eurovision experience allowing users to sing along to the lyrics of all the songs, in both English and the original languages.

Viewers will also be invited to share their messages and photos via the BBC website, Facebook, Twitter and SMS and these comments will be broadcast throughout the show.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th May, 8:00pm-12:00am

Sat 26th May, 8:00pm-11:15pm

CBBC Extra

Press red on the CBBC channel this week and join Chris and Hacker. T. Dog as they introduce exclusive clips from a wealth of CBBC goodies including all-new Horrible Histories and Blue Peter.

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

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

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 26th May, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 28th May - Fri 1st June, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 2nd June, 7:00am-10:00am

Fri 1st June, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 2nd June,7:00am-10:00am

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

Everyday the BBC News On Demand team rounds up the day's news to bring viewers a two-minute bulletin of headlines. 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 Odd Box.

  • Five Minutes With... / Odd Box: 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!

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 the Red Button team to offer the best games tailored to each system.

CBeebies Red Button is available 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.


  • Cricket - England v West Indies. Test Match Special commentary with live scorecard.
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. Live coverage from Monaco.
  • Golf - Live coverage of PGA Golf, third and final rounds.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    You should show coverage of the torch relay that is internet only here:


    It might not be possible on freeview, But there is plenty of unused streams on sky you could broadcast #bbctorchcam on. The demand is there if you check Twitter and Facebook

  • Comment number 2.

    Please Please look into having the live feed of the #bbctorchcam on via the Red Button, I understand that you have some prior allocated programmes/content but surely during periods where you will just show repeats or so on, as only one stream on freeview you could show the live coverage at the times when you have free slots and at times when you have free slots (No Torch cam on ) you could show highlightes of the past days torch relay. On other media sources where you can show multi streams such as freesat, sky and virgin please could you get that bbctorchcam live shown. There are so many people out there in the uk that would love to see the faces of the tourchbearers carrying through the towns and cities with the streets lined with people. I also believe that this would encourage more people to get out and line the streets having seen the town or city 50 miles away with packed streets. We were constatly being reminded by people involved with LONDON 2012 that we should embrace the Olympics. My question to you is how can we really embrace the Olympics when the Torch isn't going through every town or city(impossible i know) so why not let those that can not get to a place it is visiting watch the stream on tv. At the end of the day i have had this confirmed by Roger Mosey that the BBC Torch Cam has been paid for by the BBC so in this case it should be available to all not just those with internet access. Crazy how a torch bearers family in america can watch but and elderly relative living to far away to travel in the uk with no internet access can not see them carry that flame.

  • Comment number 3.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

  • Comment number 4.

    I totally agree with the posts above regarding coverage of the Olympic torch relay. It's frustrating that the first day was shown on the red button and that there has been nothing since.

  • Comment number 5.

    I am especially looking forward to the coverage of Eurovision 2012 - Karaoke at my house! :)

  • Comment number 6.

    Thanks for your feedback about the torch relay on Red Button. Selected coverage will be available on the Red Button from Monday 3rd June. See the following link https://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/5345480.stm for scheduling.

  • Comment number 7.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.


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