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What's On BBC Red Button: 6th - 26th March

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John Horth | 16:51 UK time, Friday, 5 March 2010

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

The UK Asian Music Awards*

UK Asian Music AwardsThe UK Asian Music Awards are the British Asian equivalent of the Brits, and for this year's event BBC Red Button will be on hand to bring you the very best of the awards.
Front of house, BBC Asian Network's Bobby Friction will be hosting the star-filled ceremony from London's Royal Festival Hall with Murtz reigning backstage granting viewers exclusive access to all the stars and antics.

Press red for performances from Imran Khan, Jaz Dhami, Mumzy and Talvin Singh.
The awards to be presented include Best Album, Female, Male, Producer, Urban and International Acts - and the overall Outstanding Achievement gong.

Full details of the nominees and photo highlights can be seen on the Asian Network website.

Sky & Virgin:
Wednesday 17th March, 6pm - Wednesday 24th March, 4am

Wednesday 17th March, 6pm - Friday 19th March, 12pm
Friday 19th March, 1pm - 6.45pm & 9.10pm - 8.50am (20th)
Saturday 20th March, 11.10am - 2.20pm & 6.10pm - 9.50pm
Sunday 21st March, 1.10am - 1.35pm & 4.15pm - Wednesday 24th March, 4am

(not available on Freesat)

CBeebies: Nuzzle & Scratch*

Nuzzle & ScratchYounger BBC Red Button viewers can are in for a treat as CBeebies' very own safety rangers Nuzzle & Scratch make their debut on the service.

Our alpacas want to share all they know about 'Hoof and Safety', so press the red button on your remote and see if you can spot those disasters waiting to happen by taking their special interactive quiz!

Saturday 6th - Friday 12th March, 6am - 7pm (daily)

Saturday 6th March, 6am - 8.30am & 11.30am - 7pm
Sunday 7th - Friday 12th March, 6am - 7pm (daily)

Saturday 6th March, 6am - 8.50am, 11.10am - 2.20pm & 6.10pm - 7pm
Sunday 7th March, 6am - 2.50pm
Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th March, 6am - 7pm
Wednesday 10th March, 6am - 2pm & 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 11th March,6am - 8.20am
Friday 12th March, 8.45 - 10.45am & 1.10pm - 7pm

(not available on Freesat)

BBC News: School Report

BBC News School Report Thursday 11th March is News Day for School Report.
11-14 year olds at 700 schools across the UK will be filing their reports to a 2pm deadline. More than 50,000 pupils have been involved over the school year with around half that number working on their reports on the day.

Classrooms will turn into Newsrooms, so instead of normal lessons students will start their day discussing the news of the day. What stories will they choose? Who will they interview? And will they make that all important deadline?

Follow their day as it unfolds on BBC News School Report LIVE and School report radio.
We'll be reporting from schools across the UK and on location in Bristol, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Ammanford.

Thursday 11th March, 9am - 6pm
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
(not available on Freesat)

Sport Relief: Red Button Donation†

Sport Relief Once again Sky viewers will be able to use their remote controls to make a donation to Sport Relief.
Since 2001, BBC audiences have used the Red Button to raise £9.5m for charitable causes.

Sky only:
Monday 15th - Sunday 21st March
(Not available on Virgin, Freesat & Freeview)

BBC Blast Live

BBC Blast Live BBC Blast Northern Ireland presents Volume Control at the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast - a music event, organised and driven by young people.

Viewers pressing red on the night can see three of Northern Ireland's most promising new bands - The Good Fight (featured), Skruff and The Key of Atlas.

Blast Live is a BBC Northern Ireland production but will be available to all UK viewers on BBC Red Button via BBC One and Two.

Friday 19th March, 7.55pm - 10pm

(not available on Freesat)

Eurovision: Your Country Needs You!

Eurovision: Your Country Needs You Your Country Needs You!
Graham Norton and Pete Waterman host the show where you decide which contestant will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Press red to sing along with the contestants and decide who you want to sing for Britain.

Sky, Virgin & Freeview:
Friday 12th March, 8.30pm - 10pm

(not available on Freesat)

EastEnders 25th Anniversary Quiz*

EastEnders 25BBC 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:
Saturday 6th March, 6am - 5am (7th)
Sunday 7th March, 6am - 4am (8th)

Saturday 6th March, 6am - 6.50am & 7.10pm - 12.50am (7th)
Sunday 7th March, 3pm - 4am (8th)

(not available on Freesat)

BBC Comedy: Bellamy's People*

Bellamy's PeopleContinuing our commitment to comedy we're 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:
Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th March, 9pm - 4am (daily)
Thursday 11th March, 10.25pm - 4am
Sunday 14th - Tuesday 16th March, 9pm - 4am (daily)

Monday 8th March, 9pm - 4am
Tuesday 9th March, 10.10pm - 4am
Wednesday 10th March, 9pm - 4am
Thursday 11th March, 10.25pm - 4am

(not available on 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:
Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th March, 9am - 11am

Saturday 6th & 20th March, 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 11th, 18th & 25th 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 strongest news pictures 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 'Five Minutes with...' or a round of the week's weird and wonderful videos in OddBox.

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 Multiscreen.jpgCatch 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...

F1 on BBC Red Button…*
F1 fans can customise their viewing experience via the red button with access to all on-track sessions including Friday and Saturday practice and qualifying with re-runs of classic GPs also available in the build-up to the main event.

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 with race highlights often available the following day.

Full breakdowns of practice, qualifying, race, post-race forum and replay timings and platform availability will be published on the BBC Sport website.

Bahrain GP coverage from Friday 12th March
Australian GP coverage from Friday 26th March

- Jenson Button's Glorious Season†
Looking back at the 2009 F1 Season and Jenson Button's road to success.
Saturday 20th February from 2.30pm
Sunday 7th March, 10am - Friday 12th March, 12.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Murray Walker's F1 Season†
Murray Walker takes Red Button viewers through the upcoming races and looks back at Classic Grands Prix.
Wednesday 10th March, 6pm - Saturday 13th March, 6am
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Inside F1†
Looking ahead to the weekend's Grand Prix.
Friday 12th March, 10.30pm - Saturday 13th March, 6am
Friday 26th March, from 6.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview

- Classic F1†
Looking back at memorable Grands Prix.
Wednesday 24th March, 6pm - Saturday 27th March, 6am
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview

Winter Olympics: Vancouver 2010†
Highlights from the 14th Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Saturday 6th March, 6am - Wednesday 10th March, 7.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Paralympics: Curling*
Live coverage of the Winter Paralympic Curling Semi Final and Final.
Saturday 20th March,
Semi-final: 5pm - 7pm (Sky/Virgin/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)
Final: 10pm - 1am (21st) (all platforms)

Rugby on BBC Red Button...*
- 6 Nations Live: Commentary Choice†
Live coverage of the 6 nations with audio options.
Saturday 13th March:
Ireland v Wales, 2pm - 4.25pm
Scotland v England, 4.35pm - 7pm

Sunday 14th March:
France v Italy, 2pm - 6.30pm

Saturday 20th March:
Wales v Italy, 2pm - 4.30pm
Ireland v Scotland, 4.45pm - 7pm
France v England, 7.15pm - 10pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- 6 Nations Highlights*
Highlights of the weekend's 6 Nations matches.
Saturday 13th March, 4.35pm - Saturday 20th March, 6am
Saturday 20th March, 4.45pm - Friday 26th March, 6pm
Saturday 13th March, 6pm - 12.50am (14th)
Sunday 14th March, 7pm - 6am (15th)

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

- Rugby League: The Super League Show†
Another chance to watch the weekend's Rugby League action.
Sunday 7th March, 3pm - Monday 8th March, 8.30pm
Sunday 14th March, 4pm - Wednesday 17th March, 6.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Rugby Union: Ireland v Wales U20s†
Live coverage of the Rugby Union match between Wales U20 and Ireland U20.
Friday 12th March, 7.15pm - 9.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Scrum V Live†
Live coverage of the Magners League Ulster v Ospreys match with audio options.
Friday 19th March, timing TBC
(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 6th, 13th & 20th March from 2.30pm
(all platforms

- Midweek Final Score
Keep up with the evening's football action. Choose from a selection of commentated matches with live stats, scores and the vidiprinter.
Tuesday 9th March from 7.30pm
(all platforms

- Football League Show Repeat*
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sunday 7th March, 12.50am - 12pm
Sunday 14th March, 1.05am - 12pm
Sunday 20th March, 1.05am - 12pm
Sunday 7th March, 12.50am - 6.45am

- Friday Focus*
Join Mark Lawrenson for his Premier League predictions along with pundit interviews.
Friday 12th March, 6.30pm - 6am (13th)
Friday 19th March, 9pm - 6am (20th)
Friday 26th March, 6pm - 6am (27th)
Friday 12th March, 7.10pm - 8.15pm

- Match of the Day: Leicester v Coventry City
Live coverage with audio options.
Sunday 21st March, 1.45pm - 4pm
(all platforms)

- NI Schools Cup
Live coverage of the Northern Ireland Schools Cup football tournament with audio options.
Wednesday 17th March, 1pm - 4.45pm
(all platforms)

Cycling: World Track Championships
Live coverage of the World Track Cycling Championships.
Wednesday 24th March, 6pm - 7pm
Thursday 25th March, 6pm - 6.30pm
Friday 26th March, 6pm - 7pm
(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.
For the latest information please check the BBC Sport website.


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