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What's On BBC Red Button (28 March - 10 April)

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John Horth | 17:18 UK time, Friday, 27 March 2009

Here's our fortnightly look at what's coming up under the red button...

BBC Sport Multiscreen

sportmultiscreenf1.jpg 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.

Coming up:


For the first time since 1996 Grand Prix racing returns to the BBC with coverage that promises to be the most comprehensive in the history of the sport.

F1 fans will be able to customise their viewing experience via the red button, with access to all on-track sessions, including Friday and Saturday practice and qualifying.

On race day itself, a choice of three streams will be available featuring split-screen in-car camera feeds, leaderboards and rolling highlights, with the option to listen to either network or BBC Radio 5 Live commentary. After the end of each race on BBC One there will be an additional interactive programme analysing the weekend's events and picking up views from the paddock.

Australian GP from 27th March
Malaysian GP from 3rd April

Figure Skating

Live coverage and highlights of the World Championships from Los Angeles.

27th - 31st March
Limited coverage on Freeview

The 2009 Grand National

Ahead of the biggest event in the racing calendar BBC Sport previews this year's runners and riders. Meanwhile following the main event digital viewers can catch up with rolling highlights of the afternoon's action from Aintree.

Preview: 3rd & 4th April
Highlights: 4th - 6th April
Limited coverage on Freeview

Golf: The Masters

Complementing coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC HD, Sport Multiscreen pitches up to the notorious Amen Corner for continuous live action from the Augusta National.

8th - 12th April
Highlights: 4th - 6th April

Sport Multiscreen is available on Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and Freeview. The full Sport Interactive schedule is available on the BBC Sport website


CBBC_F1.jpg CBBC Formula 1 fans will be in pole position this year as a host of familiar stars provide alternative commentary to each of this season's Grands Prix.

Join Michael "Abs" Absalom, Dan Clarkson and F1 expert Perry McCarthy on the Sport Multiscreen for interviews, sketches and up to date info on what's going on in each race.

Available on race days only:
Australian GP - 29th March
Malaysian GP - 5th April

BBC Comedy Extra

comedyextra.jpg With a raft of exciting new comedy airing on BBC Two in 2009, digital viewers willing to tickle the red buttons on their remotes can keep the laughter going after the show has finished.

Following Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and Dave Gorman's Genius look out for additional content, exclusive sketches not included in the TV series as well as talent associated with the shows doing their own thing for the first time.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: 30th March - 2nd April & 6th - 10th April
Genius: 28th, 29th March & 3rd, 5th April
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

Richard Bacon: 5 Live / Newsnight Debate

richardbacon.jpg On Monday 6th April Richard Bacon & Newsnight will be discussing the c-word - cancer.

Are we finding it easier to discuss cancer openly these days?

Is the scientific research moving fast enough? And how do our survival rates compare with other countries?

Join the debate with Richard and his guests, live under the red button from 11.05pm

Available following Newsnight: April 6th, 11.05pm - midnight
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

Timewatch: Shackleton Returns

timewatch.jpg One hundred years after Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men failed to become the first people to walk to the South Pole, Timewatch joins descendants of the original team as they attempt to complete unfinished family business.

Following the BBC Two programme, digital viewers wishing to continue the journey can press the red button for additional material related to the expedition.
Available: 4th April, 9.35pm
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

CBeebies Games

cbeebies.jpg Join in with all the regular games on CBeebies!

30th March - 5th April
Sky: Tweenies, Tikkabilla, Tweenies story
Freeview: Tikkabilla
Virgin: Roly Mo

6th - 12th April
Sky: Bob the Builder, Little Cook, Tweenies story
Freeview: Bill & Ben, Fimbles
Virgin: Tikkabilla

Not currently available on Freesat

1 v 100

1_v_100.jpg Digital viewers can press the red button on Saturday nights to play along from the comfort of their living rooms as Ben Shephard challenges another individual to take on 100 opponents.

Saturday nights during the show from 4th April
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media


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