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What's On Red Button 18th - 25th August

Tess Foster

Assistant Content Producer

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Reading & Leeds

Catch this year's Reading and Leeds festival over the bank holiday weekend on the BBC Red Button, BBC Three, Radio 1 and online at BBC Reading & Leeds

Coverage on Red Button starts on Friday 24th August at 7pm and will feature sets from Foster the People, Maccabees, Graham Coxon and many more. We return at 7pm on Saturday 25th August, including Kasabian, Florence + the Machine and The Cribs. Sunday starts earlier at 4pm, featuring Foo Fighters, The Horrors and sets from the entire weekend.

Viewers on Sky, Virgin and Freesat will have a choice of bands from the Main Stage and the Radio 1 / NME stage using the Red Button multiscreen. Viewers on Freeview will be able to see a different band about every half hour on Red Button and channel 301. We'll also be bringing you a selection of tracks from up and coming new bands on the BBC Introducing stage.

From Monday 27th to Friday 31st, catch a different 'best band' each and every day (availability varies on Freeview).

Join in the conversation on Twitter all weekend with #bbcreadingfest

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Fri 24th August, 7:00pm-2:00am
Sat 25th August, 7:00pm-2:00am
Sat 25th August, 9:50pm-2:00am

Fri 24th August, 7:10pm-2:00am
Sat 25th August, 9:30pm-2:00am

BBC Three Comedy Marathon

Recorded as live on Friday 17th August, BBC Three's all-night Comedy Marathon showcased the best of this year's Edinburgh Festival and featured some of the biggest names in comedy alongside the most exciting new talent. MCs Chris Ramsey, Andrew Maxwell and Susan Calman were joined by our presenter Jameela Jamil and over forty different performers across the night including Carl Donnelly, Marlon Davis, Cariad Lloyd, Tony Law, Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin, Jason Byrne, Phil Kay, Nina Conti, Ellie Taylor and Totally Tom. This is the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe, brought to you late night on BBC Red Button.

From Monday 20th August, you can press red to enjoy the Comedy Marathon highlights.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:

Sat 18th August, 9:20pm-5:20am
Sun 19th August, 9:00pm-5:00am
Tue 21st August, 9:00pm-4:00am
Wed 22nd August, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 23rd August, 9:00pm-4:00am

Sat 18th August, 9:20pm-5:20am
Sun 19th August, 9:00pm-5:00am
Tue 21st August, 10:10pm-4:00am
Wed 22nd August, 9:00pm-4:00am
Thu 23rd August, 9:00pm-4:00am

Radio 4 at the Edinburgh Fringe

Press red to watch a special edition of Mark Steel's in Town. Mark travels to Leith for this episode of his Sony Gold award-winning Radio 4 series, meeting the locals and discovering the stories of the town.

Available on all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Mon 20th August, 7:10pm-6:00am
Tue 21st August, 6:00am-6:00am
Wed 22nd August, 6:00am-6:00am
Thu 23rd August, 6:00am-4:00am

Mon 20th August, 7:10pm-6:00am
Tue 21st August, 6:00am-7:25pm
Wed 22nd August, 4:10am-6:00am,6:00am-8:50pm
Thu 23rd August, 4:10am-6:00am, 6:00am-2:50pm, 6:10pm-8:50pm

Deadly 60 Quiz

Are you ready to take on the deadliest quiz ever? Steve Backshall is returning with some more deadly round-the-world adventures. Deadly 60 fans can get a whole lot extra by pressing red to play along with the new Deadly 60 Quiz. Finally you can find out if you've got the world's most deadly mind.

Deadly 60 devotees will get a sneak peek at series 3, through a deadly dozen of quality questions, with Steve helping you along the way. Do you know your Hippos from your Hyenas? Your Humpbacks from your Hammerheads? See if you can get a deadly dozen correct! You can even play again and improve your score.

The Deadly 60 Quiz - play it now if you dare!

Available on Sky/Freeview

Sat 18th August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sun 19th August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Mon 20th August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue 21st August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Wed 22nd August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Thu 23rd August, 7:00am-7:00pm
Fri 24th August, 7:00am-6:30pm
Sat 25th August, 7:00am-11:20am

Sat 18th August, 7:00am-10:20am
Sun 19th August, 7:00am-10:20am
Mon 20th August, 7:00am-10:20am
Fri 24th August, 7:00am-10:20am
Sat 25th August, 7:00am-11:20am

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 18th August, 8.20pm-9.10pm
Sat 25th August, 8:30pm-9:20pm

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 CBBC goodies including Deadly 60 and Marrying Mum and Dad. Dodge and Hacker also get their dancing grooves on behind-the-scenes of all new Alesha's Street Dance Stars!

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 all platforms

Freesat/Sky/Virgin Media:
Sat 18th August, 7:00am-10:00am
Mon 20th August, 7:00am-10:00am,3:00pm-6:00pm
Tue 21st August, 7:00am-10:00am,3:00pm-6:00pm
Wed 22nd August, 7:00am-10:00am,3:00pm-6:00pm
Thu 23rd August, 7:00am-10:00am,3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 24th August, 7:00am-10:00am

Thu 23rd August, 3:00pm-6:00pm

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.


  • Football: Match of the Day
  • MotoGP: Indianapolis Moto 2 and 3 races.
  • Live Athletics - Lausanne Diamond League.

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

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