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Sorcha Clifford Sorcha Clifford | 06:00 UK time, Saturday, 19 January 2013

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We're busy on the Red Button this week preparing to host a maelstrom of great music for your viewing pleasure. It's an eclectic offering - from stadium rockers Bon Jovi to Asian Network collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic to the very best of Northern Ireland's music scene. Add to this insider exclusives from eccentric new comedy Blandings and firm favourite Miranda and we hope you'll agree it's a great week to stay on red!

Here's a look at what's in store - and if you want to stay updated throughout the week, why not follow us on Twitter or visit our Red Button page.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi play live for BBC Radio 2

Bon Jovi fans listen up - we've got a real treat in store this week as we bring you the band in concert from the intimate BBC Radio Theatre. Watch on your Red Button as they play some of their stadium-filling hits as well as an early taster of their new material.

Thu 24 Jan, 8pm-9.30pm
Fri 25 Jan, 9am-10am
Fri 25 Jan, 7pm-6am

Sons and Daughters Concert

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody will perform at the Sons and Daughters concert

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle, Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon perform in the opening concert for the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013. Press your red button for the concert featuring 'sons and daughters' from stage and screen reflecting on the city's cultural achievements through music, word and song.

Sun 20 Jan, 7.55pm-11pm


The characters from Blandings - take a tour inside the castle

Want to take a closer look at the castle and characters in BBC One's new Sunday-night comedy? Join us as Beach gives a guided tour of Blandings Castle and its ancestral history - watch out for encounters with some of the present residents including the Empress of Blandings, Lord Emsworth's prize sow.

Sun 20 Jan, 6.55pm-7.55pm
Sun 20 Jan, 11pm-12am
Mon 21 Jan, 11.30pm-12.30am


Get closer to Miranda with this sneak peek into Monday's episode plus it's your chance to hear the cast share some exclusive backstage gossip.

Mon 21 Jan, 8.25pm-9pm

Queens of Melody

The BBC Philharmonic and Asian Network collaborate for the first time to celebrate the life and songs of iconic Pakistani singer Noor Jehan and other legendary divas. Join us as international artists like Shazia Manzoor and Quratulain Balouch perform alongside the orchestra, conducted by David Heath.

Mon 21 Jan, 6am-10am; 12pm-8.25pm; 9pm-11.30pm
Tue 22 Jan, 12.30am-7am; 9am-10am; 12pm-6am
Wed 23 Jan, 6am-7am; 9am-10am; 12pm-9.55pm
Thu 24 Jan, 4am-7am; 9am-10am; 9.30pm-6am
Fri 25 Jan, 6am-7am

In It To Win It Play-Along Quiz

Dale Winton's In It To Win It, the game show where people use their general knowledge to win a big-money jackpot, is back. Think you can do better than the studio contestants? Every Saturday press the Red Button during the show to pit your wits against our studio contestants.

Only available on Sky/Freeview:

Sat 19 Jan, 8pm-8.50pm

BBC Sport

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

Highlights this week include:
  • Live: World Indoor Bowls Championships
  • Skiing: Men's Slalom from Wengen, Switzerland
  • Ski Sunday Extra

For the latest information refer to the BBC Sport website.

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

Have your say on BBC Online and BBC Red Button

A final reminder about your chance to tell us your views on BBC Online and Red Button services before the review finishes on 23 January.

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 closes this Wednesday.

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

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.

Visit the CBeebies website to find out more.

Available on Freeview and Sky only



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