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What's On BBC Red Button (9-27 March)

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John Horth | 12:00 UK time, Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Every fortnight we have an internal newsletter which highlights the content coming up on BBC Red Button. And as one of the comments we hear regularly is that many people don't know about some of the content we have on the red button.

As a trial we decided to publish the edition for 9 - 27 March. Let us know what you think using the comments box below.

Red Nose Day '09

Once again Sky viewers will be able to use their remote controls to make a donation to Comic Relief. Since 2001, BBC audiences have used the Red Button to raise £8.5m for charitable causes.

Available: From Monday 9th - Sunday 15th March (Sky only)

BBC Sport Multiscreen

Catch up on all the latest Sport via the BBC Sport multiscreen. Sporting 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:

Rugby: Six Nations

Live coverage of the whole tournament with alternative commentary. Post-match join the debate with Six Nations Forum and catch up with edited match highlights. The Sport Multiscreen will also be taking a stroll down memory lane looking at previous tournaments in Ruck 'n' Roll Years.

Until 23rd March

F1 Preview

Formula One returns to the BBC later this month with coverage which promises to be the most comprehensive in the history of the sport.

In advance of the main event BBC Red Button looks ahead to the season. While proceedings start in earnest with the first practice sessions live from Melbourne.

Digital viewers can follow every twist and turn of the on-track action including Friday and Saturday practice and qualifying sessions.

9th - 26th March
Australian GP Practice - 27th March
Preview unavailable on Freeview

Cricket: West Indies v England (BBC Radio 5 Live commentary)

As England's roller-coaster tour of The Caribbean continues join BBC Red Button for live Test Match Special commentary and post-match interviews from the decisive final test and the start of the One Day series.

5th Test - 6th March
1st ODI - 20th March
Limited availability on Freeview

Figure Skating

Live coverage of the World Championships from Los Angeles.

26th and 27th March

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

Question Time Interactive

Take part in the studio debate by sending a text message to the Question Time team.
Each week a selection of viewers' comments will appear during the programme on Red Button page 155 along with details of the panel and the topics under discussion.

Available: Thursdays 12th, 19th and 26th March on Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and Freeview

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 - Monday nights from 16th March
Genius - Friday nights from 20th March
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

School Report

BBC News' School Report gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news and present it to a very real audience: online, on television and radio and on BBC Red Button which will be showcasing the audio and video of 500 schools across the country.

26th March, 8am to 8pm
Available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

Timewatch: Aces Falling

Timewatch tells the tale of two unlikely working class heroes who became Britain's greatest First World War Aces - and a mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the grave of one of them. We have all heard of the Red Baron - but who can name the British equivalent?

Following the BBC Two show, David Rowland will be inviting digital viewers to take a tour of the First World War fighter plane the SE5A, most commonly known as 'The Mount of the Aces'.

Available: 27th March - 6th April on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media

CBeebies Games

Join in with all the regular games on CBeebies!

9th - 15th March
Sky: Bob the Builder, Little Cook, Tweenies story
Freeview: Bill & Ben, Fimbles
Virgin: Tikkabilla

16th - 22nd March
Sky:Postman Pat, Bill & Ben, Tweenies story
Freeview: Little Cook
Virgin: Roly Mo

23rd - 29th March
Sky: Bob the Builder, Balamory, Tweenies story
Freeview: Postman Pat, Bob the Builder
Virgin: Tikkabilla

Not currently available on Freesat


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