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What's On BBC Red Button 29th September - 6th October

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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 29 September 2012


6 Music Live

As part of 6 Music Celebrates... Live Music, we are hosting a week of very special live performances.

From Monday 1st to Friday 5th October 2012, the hallowed BBC Maida Vale studios in London will be home to radio shows from Lauren Laverne featuring live music and chat from some of the station's most-loved bands.

You will be able to join in all the fun by watching the sessions live on the 6 Music homepage and see highlights on the BBC Red Button from 7pm each evening. Plus, you can discuss the exclusive sessions in our live conversation on the 6 Music homepage.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 1st October, 6:50pm-6:00am
Tue 2nd October, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 3rd October, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 4th October, 6:00am-9:30am, 12:50pm-3:00pm, 6:50pm-6:00am
Fri 5th October, 6:00am-9:30am, 12:50pm-3:00pm, 6:50pm-8:30pm, 10:29pm-4:00am

Mon 1st October, 6:50pm-12:35am
Tue 2nd October, 4:40am-6:00am, 6:00am-9:50pm
Wed 3rd October, 12:10am-6:00am, 6:00am-2:50pm, 6:50pm-7:20pm, 10:10pm-6:00am
Thu 4th October, 6:00am-2:50pm, 6:50pm-6:00am
Fri 5th October, 6:00am-11:50am, 12:50pm-2:50pm, 6:50pm-8:50pm, 10:10pm-4:00am

Strictly Come Dancing


Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Press your red button to join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy with celebrity friends as they commentate live on the couples' performances. Expect a mixture of insight and irreverence as they give you the heads up on who's hot and who's not on the dancefloor before the judges have their say.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Fri 5th October, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Sat 6th October, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Fri 5th October, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Sat 6th October, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Love to Learn

Press the Red Button to play the CBeebies Love to Learn Quiz where you can have fun with all the family learning about words and numbers with CBeebies presenters Alex and Cerrie.

The quiz features questions on a variety of CBeebies favourites including the Numberjacks, Abadas, Alphablocks, Numtums and The Lingo Show. Choc full of great clips, the quiz is just for fun but viewers can play again and again to improve their score.

The quiz will be split into two parts: Part 1 will be available from Saturday 6th October until Tuesday 9th October and Part 2 will be available from Wednesday 10th October until Friday 12th October.

For more information on all the CBeebies characters please visit: CBeebies

Available on Sky/Freeview

Sat 6th October, 6:00am-6:00pm

Sat 6th October, 6:00am-2:20pm

Dragons' Den


Duncan Bannatyne, Hilary Devey, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones

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 30th September, 9:55pm-4:00am
Mon 1st October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Tue 2nd October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Wed 3rd October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Thu 4th October, 7:00pm-4:00am
Fri 5th October, 9:30pm-4:00am
Sat 6th October, 9:40pm-4:00am

Mon 1st October, 12:10am-4:00am
Tue 2nd October, 12:45am-1:15am

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 29th September, 8:05pm-9:00pm
Sat 6th October, 8.25pm-9:20pm

CBBC Extra

Press red on the CBBC channel this week and join Ben and Dodge T. Dog as they introduce exclusive clips from a wealth of brand-new CBBC goodies including Leonardo, Science Fiction Shorts and Wolfblood. Hacker's also on set of Who Let the Dogs Out? and Dodge meets the stars from all-new Operation Ouch.

You can also read Chris and Dodge's blog, check out the 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

Sat 29th September, 7:00am-11:30am
Mon 1st October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Tue 2nd October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Wed 3rd October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Thu 4th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Fri 5th October, 7:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Sat 6th October, 7:00am-10:00am

Sat 29th September, 7:00am-11:45am
Mon 1st October, 7:00am-10:00am, Mon 1st October, 3:00pm-6:40pm
Wed 3rd October, 3:00pm-6:40pm
Thu 4th October, 3:00pm-6:40pm
Fri 5th October, 3:00pm-6:40pm

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. Live coverage of Moto2, Moto3 races from Aragon Spain.
  • Ryder Cup Golf. Listen to 5live commentary alongside live graphics and leaderboard.
  • American Football. Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    The Strictly Come Dancing I could do without but really gutted I'm going to be missing out on the 6 Music Live performances while I'm traveling out of the UK... Lauren Laverne is awesome!

    Funny enough I watched a local South African equivalent of Dragon's Den last week - really quite a different take on the UK version (and quite a bit more tacky!) Watching the news here is quite an experience too (thank God for BBC World) - very much more eventful to say the least. The BBC would do well to do a documentary on the local political leader Julius Malema as a human interest story... one would think the local media industry here would completely collapse if he were to disappear!


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