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What's On BBC Red Button: 20th February - 5th March

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John Horth | 17:23 UK time, Friday, 19 February 2010

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

EastEnders 25th Anniversary Quiz*

EastEnders 25 BBC Red Button viewers are cordially invited to the Queen Vic where John Partridge and Rita Simons aka Christian and Roxy await your company for some banter at the bar.
Press red to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate Albert Square's 25th year with our EastEnders Anniversary Quiz. Filmed on location at the world-famous boozer these two well known faces from the Square take us through some of the series' most infamous episodes from the 80s to the 00s.
Using the colour keys on your remote you'll be tested on your knowledge of some of the show's greatest story lines.
Will you be a Walford wonder or just another duff-duff?

Sky & Virgin:
Monday 22nd February, 10am - 2.30am (23rd)
Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th February, 6am - 5am (daily)
Thursday 25th February, 6am - 9.55pm
Friday 26th February, 6am - 2.30pm & 11.30pm - 5am (27th)
Saturday 27th February, 6am - 8.30am, 11.30am - 2pm & 9.50pm - 5am (28th)
Sunday 28th February - Friday 5th March, 6am - 5am (daily)

Monday 22nd February, 8.10pm - 9.50pm
Thursday 25th February, 7.10pm - 9.50pm
Monday 1st March, 9.30am - 12.35am (2nd)
Tuesday 2nd March, 4.10am - 5am & 6am - 5am (3rd)
Wednesday 3rd March, 6am - 2pm, 3pm - 7.20pm & 10.10pm - 12.35am (4th)
Thursday 4th March, 4.10am - 5am & 6am - 10.15pm
Friday 5th March, 4.10am - 5am, 6am - 12pm & 1pm - 5am

(not available on Freesat)

The Virtual Revolution*

The Virtual RevolutionTwenty years on from the invention of the world wide web a major new BBC Two series takes stock of its profound impact - how, for better and for worse, the digital revolution is reshaping our lives.

Each of the four episodes is the result of a groundbreaking production process that invited web users to help shape the series on the programme's website.

As part of this initiative, for the first time ever raw uncut video from a BBC documentary was made available online to download allowing users to create their own content and comment based on the original material.

Now, following each episode, the winners of this Virtual Revolution short film competition will be shown on BBC Red Button.

To view more entries and download the digital rushes used in the competition visit the website at bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution

Available following The Virtual Revolution (BBC Two)
Sky & Virgin:
Saturday 20th February, 9.10pm - 4am
Tuesday 2nd March, 12.45am - 4am
Thursday 4th March, 12.45am - 4am

Tuesday 2nd March, 12.45am - 4am
Thursday 4th March, 12.45am - 4am

(not available on Freesat)

Bellamy's People*

Bellamy's PeopleContinuing our commitment to comedy, throughout January and February we'll be giving the red button treatment to Bellamy's People, the show that reunites Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson for their first television collaboration in 10 years.

Hapless radio talk show host Gary Bellamy will be taking digital viewers behind the scenes of his complex and ground breaking TV series. Follow Gary and his dedicated crew on a trip around our great nation as we look at the making of Bellamy's People of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. What could be more interesting than that?

Sky & Virgin:
Sunday 21st February, 9pm - 1.30am
Thursday 25th February, 10.25pm - 4am
Monday 1st March, 9pm - 12.15am
Tuesday 2nd March, 9pm - 4am
Wednesday 3rd March, 9pm - 12.15am
Thursday 4th March, 10.25pm - 4am
Friday 5th March, 9.30pm - 4am

Thursday 4th March, 10.25pm - 4am

(not available on Freesat)

The National Lottery: In It to Win It*

The National Lottery: In It to Win ItDale Winton presents the game show where more people compete for a big money jackpot.

Think you can do better?
Press red during the show to pit your wits against the studio contestants every Saturday night.
Come the final round will YOU still be in it to win it?

Available during the show (BBC One)
Saturday 20th & 27th February
(Sky only. Not available on Virgin, Freeview or Freesat)

The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 live

Danny BakerWhen BBC Red Button brought its cameras into the BBC Radio 5 live studios to give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of the 606 football phone-in show last year, Danny Baker and Tim Lovejoy were among the presenters. Now Danny's back with his Saturday morning show for the 2009/2010 football season and the cameras are continuing to roll!

As well as seeing the man himself (possibly wearing his favourite pirate hat), digital viewers pressing the red button can send in texts and pictures to be shown on screen.
These will be accompanied by all the great content you might expect from 5 live: the weekend's football tables, fixture lists, upcoming commentaries, sports news and details of upcoming Red Button content. Plus, look out for some rather more unexpected content: spoof fixtures and unique animations as Danny sets up audience head-to-heads on the phone.

Brett Spencer, Interactive Editor at 5 live, discusses the visualisation in more depth on the station's blog.

Sky, Virgin & Freeview:
Saturday 20th & 27th February, 9am - 11am
(not available on Freesat)

CBeebies Red Button

New CBeebiesBBC Red Button welcomes younger viewers and grown-ups with a sense of adventure to a big, bright and fun new world. The CBeebies interactive service has relaunched!
Now your children's favourite characters are at the heart of the interactive TV experience. A big, new and bright carousel now greets visitors providing easy access to games, other children's interactive services such as karaoke or quizzes, birthdays and star of the week messages.

Different Games
Reflecting the popularity of games for the young audience, a new range of activities has been specially created. The updated service brings with it brand new games for some of the most popular shows on CBeebies, including In The Night Garden and The Green Balloon Club. These new games replace the old ones, which had become increasingly outdated.

Satellite and digital terrestrial viewers will have slightly different offerings from one another. This has enabled us to offer the best games tailored to each system.

BBC Children's producer Damian Vicary discusses the service on the Press Red blog.

CBeebies Red Button is available now on the CBeebies channel, and via page 5900 on other channels.
Sky & Freeview
(not available on Virgin or Freesat)

Question Time Interactive

Question TimeTake 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 BBC Red Button page 155 along with details of the panel and the topics under discussion.

Available during the show (BBC One)
Thursday 25th February & Thursday 4th March
Sky, Virgin, Freesat & Freeview

News Multiscreen: Video Choice

News Multiscreen - Video ChoiceEach weekday BBC News' On Demand team will be rounding-up the day's best picture stories to bring viewers a two-minute package of highlights. On weekends the tone becomes more conversational when Red Button viewers can watch a topical interview in our 'Five Minutes with...' slot.

Video Choice: Weekdays (available around the clock)
Five Minutes With...: Weekends (around the clock)
Sky & Virgin
(not available on Freeview or Freesat)

BBC Sport Multiscreen*

BBC Sport MultiscreenCatch 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...

Winter Olympics: Vancouver 2010*
The 2010 Vancouver Olympics is the 14th Winter Olympic Games broadcast by the BBC, a sequence that has run unbroken since the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, California, USA.
Viewers will be able to access live coverage, the latest news updates and any of those missed magical moments, regardless of the time of day and where they are, through the BBC's extensive TV, radio, online, red button, mobile and BBC iPlayer services.

The competition schedule involves 86 medal events from biathlon to bobsleigh; curling to cross-country; skiing to skeleton; snowboarding to ski jumping and BBC TV will broadcast more than 160 hours on BBC Two and BBC HD (with an additional 13 hours also available on BBC HD), bringing British audiences the global stories of ambition, determination and courage, while capturing the excitement, drama and magical moments that make the Winter Olympics such a unique sporting event.

A packed BBC Red Button schedule will ensure the most extensive Winter Games programme yet with 2000 hours of interactive coverage being made available. Red Button viewers will be able to access up to six additional streams with live action being shown 4pm - 6am daily, while from 6am each day a 30-minute highlights show will also be screened encapsulating all the day's action.

Live coverage from Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th February.
Highlights available until Wednesday 10th March (Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Until 1st March on Freeview)

The full Winter Olympics schedule is available to view here.
Additionally, all Red Button streams can viewed on the BBC Sport website.

Rugby on BBC Red Button...*
- 6 Nations Live: Commentary Choice†
Live coverage of the 6 nations with audio options.
Friday 26th February:
Wales v France, 7.55pm - 10pm

Saturday 27th February:
Italy v Scotland, 1pm - 3.30pm
England v Ireland, 3.30pm - 6pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- 6 Nations Forum†
Post match analysis and debate with interviews.
Saturday 27th February, 6pm - 6.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- 6 Nations Highlights*
Saturday 27th February, 6.30pm - 9.45pm
Sunday 28th February, 4.30pm - 6am (1st)
Monday 1st March, 6.30pm - 6am (2nd)
Tuesday 2nd March, 6.30pm - Sunday 7th March, 6am

Sunday 28th February, 1pm - 4.30pm

Full details of the BBC's 6 Nations coverage available on the Sport website.

- Scrum V Live†
Live coverage with audio options.
Friday 5th March, 7pm - 9pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Football on BBC Red Button...†
With the 2009/10 season football season in full swing, here at BBC Red Button we won't taking our eyes off the ball with a host of programming to keep fans up to date with the action until the silverware is lifted in May…

- Final Score*
Gaby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Saturday 20th February from 2.30pm
(all platforms)

Saturday 27th February from 2.30pm
(all platforms, finishes early on Freeview)

- Live International Football: Northern Ireland v Albania
Live coverage of the friendly between Northern Ireland & Albania.
Wednesday 3rd March, 7.30pm - 10pm
(all platforms)

BBC Sport is available 24 hours a day
Sky, Virgin, Freesat & Freeview*
(*limited coverage on Freeview, †unavailable on Freeview)

Please note that Red Button sport timings are subject to change at short notice.
Please check the BBC Sport website for the latest information.


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