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James Aslett | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 7 July 2012

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First Night of the Proms


Proms 2012 illustration, featuring the Royal Albert Hall

First Night of the Proms begins the world's greatest classical music festival in 2012 on BBC Two. Viewers will be able to press the Red Button to follow Radio 3's Sara Mohr-Pietsch on Twitter, as she guides you through the performances of the First Night with her Twitter Notes.

She also invites you and a selection of well-known names to share your thoughts about the Proms on Twitter.

Join in the conversation during the First Night of the Proms by including #bbcproms in your message. We'll be featuring some of your Tweets on Red Button throughout the programme.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:
Fri 13th July, 8:30pm-10:30pm

T in the Park


T in the Park at Balado, Kinross-shire

The UK's liveliest festival crowd and an iconic setting in rolling Scottish countryside always make T in the Park a huge spectacle. Viewers will be treated to extended coverage on Red Button - full sets and uninterrupted music from three stages at T, as well as tracks from some of the stars of the future performing for BBC Introducing.

This year's artists include current crowd favourites Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Jessie J, Example and Emile Sandé. The Main Stage will play host to a party of epic proportions on Saturday for headliners The Stone Roses, on stage after Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. More quality nostalgia is provided over the weekend by New Order, Simple Minds and The Happy Mondays. Other festival favourites playing include Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Florence & the Machine, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia and Elbow.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 7th July, 3:35pm-7:50pm, 9:30pm-2:00am
Sun 8th July, 5:00pm-2:00am
Mon 9th July-Fri 13th July, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 13th July, 6:00am-5:30pm, 11:00pm-2:05am

Sat 7th July, 9:20pm-2:00am
Sun 8th July, 8:10pm-2:00am
Mon 9th July, 7:10pm-5:50am
Tue 10th July, 9:40pm-5:50am
Wed 11th July, 7:10pm-9:45pm, 11:10pm-5:50am
Thu 12th July, 8:10pm-10:45pm
Fri 13th July, 4:10am-5:50am, 10:00am-1:50pm, 2:00pm-8:00pm

Dead Boss


The cast of Dead Boss

Holly Walsh and Sharon Horgan, the writers of Dead Boss, talk about the process of making their BBC Three series. Follow Holly as she prepares to tackle her cameo role in the final episode and speaks to the rest of the cast about what it takes to be an actor. Featuring exclusive interviews with Jennifer Saunders, Caroline Quentin, Carl Barât and many more...

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Thu 12th July, 10:55pm-4:00am
Sat 14th July, 2:35am-4:00am

Thu 12th July, 10:55pm-4:00am
Sat 14th July, 2:15am-4:00am

Secret Fortune - Play Along Quiz

The National Lottery: Secret Fortune - The ultra-tense quiz show with lots of twists returns to BBC One, hosted by Nick Knowles.

Studio contestants compete to win their Secret Fortune, anything from £100 to £100,000. Press the Red Button during the show to play along at home with the contestants. What would your Secret Fortune be?

Available on Sky/Freeview:
Sat 7th July, 8:20pm-9:10pm
Sat 14th July, 8:20pm-9:10pm

Feed My Funny

The Red Button will be showing highlights of the seven web exclusive comedies produced for BBC Three. Feed My Funny online exclusives extends BBC Three's reputation for breaking new comedy talent on TV, and now you can watch them on Red Button. From new sketch show formats like For The Win and Dawson Bros Funtime to hidden camera stunts in Impractical Jokers, a vehicle for exciting new stand-up Imran Yusuf and surreal silent comedy from The Boy With Tape on his Face - this is diverse British Comedy that until now you could only see online.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 9th July-Wed 11th July, 9:00pm-4:00am

Andy's Wild Adventures Quiz

Andy and Kip would like to take you on a wild adventure of your own. So join them as they travel on the KipMobile far and wide in search of weird and wonderful animal facts. Along the way, they'll ask you lots of fun questions which you can answer using the coloured buttons on your remote control.

Available on Sky/Freeview

Mon 9th July, 6:00am-2:00pm
Tue 10th July, 2:30pm-7:00pm
Wed 11th July. 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 12th July, 6:00am-7:00pm
Fri 13th July, 6:00am-5:30pm

Mon 9th July, 6:00am-9:50am
Tue 10th July, 6:00am-1:50pm
Wed 11th July. 6:00am-7:00pm
Thu 12th July, 6:00am-2:50pm
Fri 13th July, 6:00am-9:50am

London Collection


Aerial view of London, looking east towards Canary Wharf

The London Collection is an archive collection that celebrates the people and places of London. Highlights are available on the Red Button and the full archive collection is available online at BBC Four Collections. There will be various programmes on both BBC Two and BBC Four which are supported by this collection.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Tue 10th July, 7:30pm-4:00am
Wed 11th July, 9:55pm-4:00am
Thu 12th July, 7:30pm-4:00am

Wed 11th July, 9:55pm-11:00pm

CBBC Extra

Press red on the CBBC channel this week and join Chris and Dodge. T. Dog as they introduce exclusive clips from a wealth of CBBC goodies including Dani's House, Blue Peter's Olympic Tour and Sadie J. Chris also goes behind the scenes on the set of all new Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps!

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 7th July, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 9th July, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 10th July-Fri 13th July, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Thu 12th July, 3:00pm-5:50pm

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.


  • Formula 1 - Live coverage from Silverstone.
  • Tennis - Live coverage of the Wimbledon Championships 2012.
  • MotoGP - Live coverage of the Moto3, Moto2 and Moto GP races at the Sachsenring, Germany.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    I want to go at T in the park :). Oh well at least I can see it on bbc.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good luck getting any of this on Virgin Media Tivo

    BBC Sport App has added 'Olympics' for at least a week to the menu while Euro 2012 still remains but no one thought including 'Olympic Torch Relay' (through Olympics perhaps) as since the beginning of Euro 2012 people could choose a sport (if F1 not your thing)!

    A forth 'app' required for things that is not Sport, News or iPlayer!

    A suggestion 'BBC Red' (for the non sport) and "BBC Play along" for the 'quizzes'

  • Comment number 3.

    Tivo might be currently the odd one out (prior to Mid August/September ish) when all platforms will have to conform to Freeview standards (1 stream) and any other content if chosen to show have to be transmitted via IPTV to the likes of Youview and Tivo

    Freeview users have little to loose (as they normally have 1 stream) with Youview being the successor
    Freesat appartently has an Youview/HbbTV connectivity in the pipeline. While Virgin phasing in Tivo and Sky bringing web conformity such as Sky Anytime+

    Like the Digital Switchover, 4g and the rise of connected TV the majority will 'upgrade to it' as never a free lunch


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