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What's On BBC Red Button 15th September - 22nd September

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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 15 September 2012

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BBC Philharmonic Presents: A James Bond Special


Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo

Watch Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo on the Red Button presenting not one, but two James Bond specials, featuring the greatest Bond film songs with the help of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and guest vocalists Ren Harvieu, Lance Ellington and Claire Moore.

On Friday 14th September, Kermode and Mayo were live from the BBC Philharmonic studio for a Film Review: James Bond Special, as they revealed the song you voted as the greatest James Bond theme ever, alongside other 007 classics.

At 8pm, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra presented a whole Friday Night Is Music Night: Bond and Beyond concert, including songs from the classic Bond films and music from well-known spy films such as Mission Impossible, Where Eagles Dare and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The Philharmonic were conducted by Robert Ziegler.

Watch highlights on the Red Button of the best Bond themes performed from the day of the live shows!

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 15th September, 6:00am - Wed 19th September, 6:30pm

Sat 15th September, 6:00am-11:45am, 9:20pm-12:55am
Mon 17th September, 4:10am-1:55pm, 3:25pm-12:05am
Tue 18th September, 4:40am-1:55pm
Wed 19th September, 12:10am-1:55pm, 3:25pm-6:50pm

Radio 1 Symphony

Press red to watch the xx and Richard Hawley make music with the BBC Philharmonic.

Mercury Prize winners, the xx, play orchestral arrangements of songs from their first two albums; and guitarist Hawley performs with an orchestra for the first time.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Wed 19th September, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Thu 20th September, 12:00am - Fri 21st September, 6:00am
Fri 21st September, 6:00am-1:55pm, 4:35pm-6:00am
Sat 22nd September, 6:00am-11:40am, 3:00pm-12:00am

Wed 19th September, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Thu 20th September, 3:20am-1:55pm, 6:10pm-6:00am
Fri 21st September, 6:00am-10:45am
Sat 22nd September, 12:10am-9:50am, 9:20pm-12:00am



Dr Elaine Cassidy, played by Janet Dibley

Doctors viewers are in for a treat with a special week of Red Button episodes featuring the return of murderer Harrison Kellor (James Larkin), much to the distress of Dr Elaine Cassidy (Janet Dibley). When Harrison changes his plea for Lauren's murder to not guilty, a chain of events are set in motion which sees Alex Redmond (Stuart Laing) asking for Elaine's help. Discovering that Alex's wife went missing after an affair with Harrison, Elaine is forced to consider that he may have killed other women too. Plagued by phone calls from Harrison in prison, will Elaine be able to confront her former lover and resist his charms?

Series Producer Mike Hobson said "Lauren's murder was one of Doctors' most popular storylines and this Red Button event picks up on one of the show's most chilling villains, building across the week to a dramatic conclusion."

Starting on Monday 17th September, follow the storyline through the regular daytime episodes of Doctors on BBC One and press red straight afterwards to continue Elaine's story. Red Button episodes will also be available on BBC iPlayer. Red Button episodes will also be available on the Doctors website.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 17th September, 2:05pm-6:00pm
Tue 18th September, 2:05pm-6:00pm
Wed 19th September, 2:05pm-6:00pm
Thu 20th September, 2:05pm-6:00pm
Fri 21st September, 2:05pm-6:30pm

Mon 17th September, 2:05pm-3:15pm
Tue 18th September, 2:05pm-3:50pm
Wed 19th September, 2:05pm-3:15pm
Thu 20th September, 2:05pm-3:15pm
Fri 21st September, 2:05pm-2:17pm

Dragons' Den


(L-R) Duncan Bannatyne, Hilary Devey, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones

For a look into this week's Dragons' Den Red Button episode, read a special blog post from executive producer Sam Lewens.

It's a new series and a new raft of keen entrepreneurs are about to enter the Den and make a pitch for an investment that could make their business - and change their lives.

Here on the Red Button we get to peek behind the scenes and get the inside story on the investments made in the Den each week. What attracted the Dragons to the business? What did the other Dragons make of the deals? And why did the entrepreneurs take the deal they did in the Den?

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sun 16th September, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 17th September, 7:00pm-4:00am
Tue 18th September, 10:30pm-4:00am
Wed 19th September, 7:00pm-4:00am
Thu 20th September, 7:00pm-4:00am
Fri 21st September, 9:30pm-4:00am
Sat 22nd September, 9:40pm-4:00am

Sun 16th September, 9:55pm-4:00am
Tue 18th September, 12:15am-1:15am
Wed 19th September, 9:10pm-10:00pm

One Man and His Dog

One Man and His Dog is back for more exciting action on the Red Button and this year the setting is the beautiful Gower peninsular in Wales.

The 'Young Handlers' round kicked off the two-day competition in style. Four Young Handlers, representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, nervously took to the field with their dogs - and you can see their four nail-biting rounds in full only on the Red Button.

Matt Baker and Michaela Strachan are the hosts, with expert commentary from Gus Dermody.

Available on all platforms

Sat 15th September, 6:10pm-4:00am
Sun 16th September, 6:10pm-4:00am

Virgin Media:
Sat 15th September, 6:10pm-4:00am
Sun 16th September, 6:10pm-9:25pm

Sat 15th September, 6:10pm-8:10pm
Sun 16th September, 6:10pm-9:45pm

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 15th September, 8:20pm-9:10pm
Sat 22nd September, 8:15pm-9:10pm

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 brand new CBBC goodies including The Revolting World of Stanley Brown and Dick and Dom's Hoopla. They're joined in the studio by some cast members from the totally awesome Wolfblood!

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 Freesat/Sky:
Sat 15th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 17th September, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Tue 18th September, 7:00am-10:00am, 4:45pm-7:00pm
Wed 19th September, 7:00am-10:00am, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thu 20th September, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Fri 21st September, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 22nd September, 7:00am-12:00pm

Available on Virgin:
Sat 15th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 17th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Tue 18th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Wed 19th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Thu 20th September, 7:00am-10:00am
Fri 21st September, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat 22nd September, 7:00am-12:00pm

Thu 20th September, 3:25pm-6:00pm
Sat 22nd September, 10:00am-12:20pm

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.


  • Cycling - Live coverage from the World Road Cycling Championships in Limburg, Netherlands
  • MotoGP - Live coverage of the Italian races in Misano
  • American Football - Live NFL: Denver Broncos v Atlanta Falcons

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


  • Comment number 1.

    You know what would be a fantastic enhancement to iPlayer? If you could make all the Red Button content available to all versions of the product - as opposed to being the only content that I have to programme a PVR for (on linear Freeview channel 301).
    Subtitles would be good as well... effectively enable all your radio station-related video content for video streaming on STBs, Connected TVs etc.

  • Comment number 2.

    Why has american football been moved to 19.30 without any advertising ?
    Just waited all night , now its not on !

  • Comment number 3.

    Any idea why only the XX gig is being shown and no sign of Hawley, there's a lot of time devoted to playing the same gig over and over again, surely you could show XX, Hawley, XX, Hawley - after all you have advertised and tweeted that Hawley's gig is on the red button and there's a lot of us out there who couldn't be at the gig would love to see it.


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