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What's on BBC Red Button 19th - 26th May

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James Aslett | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 19 May 2012

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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

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:
Mon 21st May, 12:00pm-6:00am
Tues 22nd May - Fri 25th May, 6:00am-6:00am
Sat 26th May, 6:00am-11:40am, 6:30pm-6:00am

Mon 21st May, 12:30pm-1:30pm, 7:10pm-6:00am
Tue 22nd May - Wed 23rd May, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 24th May, 10:45am-12:45pm, 2:45pm-6:20pm, 8:40pm-6:00am
Fri 25th May, 6:00am-6:50am, 12:30pm-2:00pm, 8:40pm-6:00am
Sat 26th May, 6:00am-9:45am

Great Northern Songbook

Join BBC Radio Ulster's Lynette Fay and Ralph McLean as they celebrate 150 years of the Ulster Hall with 'The Great Northern Songbook'. Ten varied musical acts - including Brian Kennedy, Cara Dillon and General Fiasco - join the Ulster Orchestra to play a selection of the North's finest ever rock, folk and pop songs as voted for by the public and the station's specialist music presenters.

Please note, this show contains some flashing lights.

BBC Northern Ireland homepage

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Tue 22nd May, 8:00pm-11:00pm

Andy's Wild Adventures Quiz

Join Andy and Kip as they travel on the KipMobile far and wide in search of weird and wonderful animal facts. Along the way, they'll ask lots of fun questions which you can answer using the coloured buttons on your remote control.

Available on Sky/Freeview

Sat 19th May - Sun 20th May, 6:00am-7:00pm

Mon 19th May, 6:00am-6:50am
Sun 20th May, 6:00am-9:40am

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 the studio contestants. Come the final round, will you still be In It To Win It?

Available on Sky/Freeview:
Sat 19th May, 8:00pm-8.50pm

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.

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

CBBC Extra website

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 19th May, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 21st May - Fri 25th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 26th May, 7:00am-9:30am

Mon 21st May, 7:00am-10:00am
Fri 25th May, 7:00am-10:00am

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

Each weekday BBC News' On Demand team rounds 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 Odd Box.

  • Video Choice: Weekdays (available around the clock)
  • 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.


  • MotoGP - The French GP. Live coverage of the MotoGP race from Le Mans.
  • Golf - Highlights of PGA Golf.
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. Live coverage from Monaco.

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



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