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Sorcha Clifford Sorcha Clifford | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 1 December 2012

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BBC Asian Network's highlights of 2012


Madhuri Dixit is among the stars to feature in the Asian Network highlights

Watch Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan plus a whole host of stars as BBC Asian Network takes a look back at an action-packed 2012.

We've got special live music performances and exclusive footage of Bollywood celebrities who joined us during this exciting year.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sat 8 Dec, 6am-2.30pm
Sat 8 Dec, 7.55pm-9.55pm
Sat 8 Dec, 11pm-1am

Strictly Come Dancing


Can Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace climb the leaderboard this week?

Join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy and 2010 contestant Ann Widdecombe 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. And don't forget about the Strictly blog for more backstage gossip.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sat 1 Dec, 6.50pm-8pm
Sat 8 Dec, 6.50pm-7.55pm

David Attenborough - the early years


David Attenborough is celebrating 60 years in wildlife broadcasting

David Attenborough and his early years are the subject of a collection of films from BBC Four. Delve into his remarkable 60 years in wildlife broadcasting with specially selected clips from the collection on the Red Button.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Mon 3 Dec, 11pm-1.25am
Wed 5 Dec, 11pm-4am
Fri 7 Dec, 12.55am-4am

Antiques Roadshow Play Along

Fancy yourself as an armchair antiques expert? Fiona Bruce and the team visit the University of Aberystwyth in mid Wales this week - why not join them and play along with our Antiques Roadshow quiz by pressing red?

Our valuation game is simple, fun and free to play - simply 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. Don't forget to tweet your scores to #antiquesroadshow.

Available on Sky/Freeview:

Sun 2 Dec, 7:55pm-9pm

Dragons' Den

Press red to go behind the scenes of the Den as we get the inside story on the investments made this week. Find out what attracted the Dragons to their investments and what their rivals made of the deals.

Available on Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media/Freeview:

Sun 2 Dec, 11pm-4am
Wed 5 Dec, 1am-4am
Thu 6 Dec, 11pm-12.55am
Fri 7 Dec, 11pm-4am

BBC Sport

Catch up on all the latest Sport here on the Red Button.

This week's highlights
  • Snooker: Live coverage daily from the UK Championship in York
  • Final Score: Keep up with every goal in every game on Saturday afternoons
  • NFL: Live coverage of Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.

For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.

CBeebies Red Button

CBeebies 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.

Visit the CBeebies website to find out more.

Available on Freeview and Sky only

Have your say on BBC Online and BBC Red Button


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

The Trust wants your views and suggestions on these services and 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


  • Comment number 1.

    Your Christmas programmes were not worth watching so I thought i`d catch up on iPlayer but that`s not working properly. I seemed to spend most of my of my time over Christmas trying to get the thing to work, then again thaat happens most weeks. As you seem to have so many staff perhaps you could find some to resolve all the issues on iPlayer. A lot of programmes are missing from iPlayer as your system has lost them. Now, instead of keeping programmes for 30 days it`s 7 days. Since August (June for most people) iPlayer has been a complete pain. I`ve missed so many episodes of most programmes I`ve no idea what`s going on. You`ve also lost lots of QI & HIGNFY, you`ve also lost the david Attenborough programmes that I`d started watching. In June & August the excuse was Adobe Air, now I have no idea what it is, could it be yor DRM for iPlayer Desktop. Your staff or are they interns(?) think they`ve resolved the problems. I`ve even been told to leave it until the New Year to see if I`m still getting problems. (Not what I`d call customer service). This happens every week at least twice right up to 26/12/2012/ Do your staff know what they are doing or can`t they be bothered? I`m fed up with losing programmes every week because they don`t last for 30 days as they are supposed to. As for Red Button I spend too much time attempting to work out what`s going on in Casualty as you`ve lost most of the episodes over the last couple of months. Your staff take a long time to answer then I eventually get a patrionising reply that`s useless. If this goes on for much longer my laptop wil be thrown across the room despite it not being it`s fault for your crappy iPlayer. I might as well give up on TV, at least I won`t waste money on a licence fee on numerous programmes I`ve downloaded & you`ve lost because they`re only 7 days old. If anyone asked if I recommended I`d tell them not to bother, it`s useless, doesn`t work as it should, the staff can`t be bothered. I`d tell them to give up TV as the only programmes that were worth watching WERE on BBC but no longer. I`d tell them there`s no point in using iPlayer & BBC has lost the plot. This is from someone who has always defended the BBC but the staff are overpaid & iPlayer is pointless. I can`t get HD as DigitalUK never told that It was possible as I get my signal from a relay transmitter yet you`re starting 3D. What is my licence fee being spent on apart from high salaries & compensation for DGs. None of it is going on iPlayer.


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