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Tess Foster Tess Foster | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 10 November 2012

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Six New Comedy Award finalists

New Comedy Award Live

Who will be crowned the king, or queen, of comedy at this year's New Comedy Awards? Find out on the Red Button as we host the grand final live from Blackpool. From 800 entrants, six funny hopefuls will battle it out, hoping their killer lines will deliver them the New Comedy Award 2012 title.

Host Patrick Kielty will be joined by a comedy panel including Stephen K Amos, who will give their verdict on the performances before handing over to the public vote. Don't miss your chance to get involved - you can vote for your favourite online or by SMS.

Find out more about the BBC Radio New Comedy Award here.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

1Xtra Live


Alicia Keys

1Xtra Live is back and better than ever! They're hitting the road again and taking the show on tour to four UK cities. Kicking off in Brixton, London (12 November), they move on to Manchester (13 November), hop across to Liverpool (14 November), before finally taking Birmingham's 'Ballroom' by storm (15 November).

Get more details on the 1Xtra website and, of course, don't miss a minute of it on the Red Button.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Tue 13 November, 4:30am-6:00am
Tue 13 November, 4:30am-6:00am
Tue 13 November, 6:00am-7:00pm
Wed 14 November, 12:00am-6:00am
Wed 14 November, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 15 November, 6:00am-6:00am
Fri 16 November, 6:00am-12:00pm
Fri 16 November, 1:00pm-7:10pm
Sat 17 November, 4:00am-6:00am
Sat 17 November, 6:00am-2:30pm

Radio 2 In Concert: Florence + the Machine


Florence + the Machine play a homecoming gig for Radio 2

What a gig it was - relive Florence + the Machine playing their homecoming gig at the Rivoli Ballroom in South East London. Watch highlights of concert on the Red Button and find clips, photos and more on the Radio 2 website.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sat 10 November, 6:00am-11:50am
Sat 10 November, 8:05pm-11:50pm
Sun 11 November, 9:00pm-9:55pm
Mon 12 November, 4:00am-6:00am
Mon 12 November, 6:00am-7:55pm

The Cenotaph

83644953-poppies_getty.jpgPoppies on Remembrance Sunday

We're offering extended coverage of Remembrance Sunday commemorations from the Cenotaph on the Red Button. Join us for more from the service including interviews with the veterans by BBC News'Sophie Raworth.

Watch BBC One coverage and the press red.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sun 11 November, 12:00pm-12:30pm

The Rolling Stones

RollingStones-iplayer.jpgThe Rolling Stones turn 50

Rock legends the Rolling Stones are 50 this year and to celebrate we've dug deep into the BBC archive to bring you exclusive rehearsal and performance footage from the band, including 'Tumbling Dice' from Montreux Rehearsals in 1972, 'Black Limousine' performed at Hampton Coliseum in 1981 and 'You Got Me Rocking' from their Twickenham gig in 2003.

Press red to see this previously unbroadcast footage.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sun 18 Nov, 1:15am-4:00am

David Attenborough - the early years

RichardAttenborough_eTomBewell_resized.jpgDavid Attenborough past and present

David Attenborough and his early years are the subject of a new collection from BBC Four. Watch specially selected clips from the BBC Four collection on the Red Button.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Fri 16 Nov, 10:10pm-4:00am

Strictly Come Dancing


Karen Hauer and Nicky Byrne

Press your red button to join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy with celebrity friend Jon Culshaw 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 Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sat 10 November, 6:30pm-8:05pm
Sat 17 November, 6:30pm-8:00pm



Alan Yentob meets China's Lang Lang in this week's Imagine

If Alan Yentob's BBC One profile on China's classical music superstar Lang Lang has you hooked, press red to see the pianist extraordinaire perform the following:

Chopin Waltz no.1 (Latitude Festival, Southwold)
Chopin 12 Etudes Op. 25 No.4 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, 3rd Movement (Royal Albert Hall, London)

Watch Imagine: Lang Lang's Story

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Mon 12 November, 11:55pm-12:17pm

Antiques Roadshow Play Along


Fancy yourself as an armchair antiques expert? Demonstrate your knowledge by playing along with Antiques Roadshow. Our valuation game is simple, fun and free to play. All you have to do is consider each of the objects featured in the programme, select an option before our experts give their valuation and see how many you get right.

This week Fiona Bruce and the team take a rare opportunity to set up for a Roadshow inside the Farnborough wind tunnels. Objects under discussion range from some of the earliest designs for a flying machine to a poignant story of a sailor lost during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

Watch The Antiques Roadshow and play along with the BBC One programme by pressing red. Use the colour buttons on your remote control to select a value. Will you be a novice, enthusiast, connoisseur or expert? Play along to find out and tweet your scores to #antiquesroadshow.

Available on Sky/Freeview:

Sun 11 November, 7:55pm-9:00pm

Dragons' Den


Hilary Devey

The Dragons are back and the keen entrepreneurs can't wait to enter the Den to 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 for 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 Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:
Sun 11 November, 9:55pm-4:00am
Tue 13 November, 12:17am-1.25am

Have your say on BBC Online and BBC Red Button Service Review


The BBC Trust carries out an in-depth review of each of the BBC's services at least once every 5 years. This time the Trust is looking at BBC Online and BBC Red Button Services.

The Trust wants your views on these services and your suggestions on how they can be improved. There is also space in the consultation to raise any other points not covered by our questions. The consultation is open until 23rd January 2013.

To find out more about the consultation and how to take part, visit the BBC Trust site: BBC Online and BBC Red Button Service Review

If you would like a paper version sent to you, email onlineandredbutton@bbc.co.uk or call 0800 0680 116.

To request the questions in audio or braille please call 0800 0680 116 or textphone 0800 0153 350.

Large print is also available to download via the BBC Trust site: BBC Online and BBC Red Button Service Review

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

Catch up on all the latest Sport via the BBC Red Button.

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 from Valencia.
  • Rugby Union: Scotland v New Zealand, Autumn Internationals.
  • NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

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



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