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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 5 May 2012

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Radio 2 Day


Radio 2 Day live at the 100 Club

Tom Jones and Jessie J, Keane, Jamie Cullum, Chris Rea, The Jersey Boys and Bellowhead will be joining Chris Evans at London's iconic 100 Club on Thursday 10th May for the finale of Radio 2 Day. Watch live on the day and catch-up the day after. Keep an eye out for some special guests joining Chris in the crowd!

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:
Thu 10th May, 5:55pm-04:00am
Fri 11th May, 9:35pm-10:55pm

Horrible Histories Karaoke

Fancy testing your singing skills against famous Horrible Histories legends? Press red to sing along with the all new Horrible Histories Karaoke! There are six sensational new songs available, from the heavy metal Luddites and eccentric Queen Mary 1st, The Pilgrim Fathers and Charles Darwin, to the boy-band Fighter Pilots of World War II and 'The Thinkers' of ancient Greece. Take your pick. The Horrible Histories Karaoke - only here on CBBC, just press red!

Printable song words plus more Horrible Histories goodies are also available on the CBBC website - bbc.co.uk/cbbc/horriblehistories

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 7th May - Fri 11th May, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sat 12th May, 7:00am-12.25pm, 2:30pm-7:00pm

Mon 7th May, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 8th May, 7:00am-7:00pm
Wed 9th May, 7:00am-2:-50pm, 6:10pm-7:00pm
Thu 10th May, 7:00am-10:50am, 11:50am-5:45pm
Fri 11th May, 7:00am-8:45am
Sat 12th May, 7:00am-9:45am, 11:15am-12:45pm

Authors Live


Multi-talented funny man David Walliams joins us live from the BBC Radio Theatre, London where he talks to an audience of school children about his new book Gangsta Granny.

David believes that if you can get kids laughing while you tell them a good story, they're much more likely to see reading as something "which is a fun thing to do". Gangsta Granny fits the bill perfectly and is guaranteed to cause an epidemic of smiles across the UK. If you have a question that you would like our presenter Janice Forsyth to put to David during the event please email it to:learning.scotland@bbc.co.uk

Authors Live is a series of live webcasts, presented in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, featuring some of the biggest names writing books for children today. This event is suitable for everyone but particularly targeted at 8 to 12 year olds.

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Thu 10th May, 11:00am-12:00pm

Thu 10th May, 11:00am-11:40am

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

Available on Sky/Freeview:
Sat 5th May, 8:40pm-9:30pm
Sat 12th May, 7.45pm-8.40pm

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 5th May, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 7th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 8th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 9th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 10th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 11th May, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Sat 5th May, 7:00am-9:50am
Wed 9th May, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 11th May, 3:00pm-4:50pm

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.


  • MotoGP - Portuguese Grand Prix. Live coverage of MotoGP from Estoril.
  • Snooker - World Championship. Live coverage of the semi-final.
  • Hockey - Olympic Test event. Live women's and men's hockey.
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix. Live coverage from Montmelo.

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


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