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What's On BBC Red Button: 17th April - 7th May

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John Horth | 16:56 UK time, Friday, 16 April 2010

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

Election Multiscreen*

Election Multiscreen Throughout the election campaign BBC News is running a special Red Button multiscreen service devoted entirely to the election. Here viewers will find highlights of each day's campaigning including live and recorded elements available around the clock on Sky and Virgin and overnight on Freeview.

On election night itself the service will be expanded to a 5 screen multiscreen on Virgin and Sky with two screens on Freeview bringing you the key moments as the results come in.

Election Campaign
Sky, Virgin & Freeview
Service runs continuously until Thursday 6th May (not available on Freesat)

Sunday 18th April, 12am - 6.50am
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd April, 12am - 7.30am (daily)
Saturday 24th April, 12am - 4.40am
Sunday 25th April, 12am - 3.40am & 6.10am - 7.30am
Monday 26th April - Wednesday 5th May, 12am - 7.30am (daily)

Election Night
Sky & Virgin:
Thursday 6th May, 10.40pm - Friday 7th May, 12pm

Thursday 6th May, 10.40pm - Friday 7th May, 8.45am

(not available on Freesat)

Ashes to Ashes: Remember the 80s*

Ashes to Ashes Think of Ashes to Ashes, and you think of music from the 1980s.
Now for the new series digital viewers can fire up their red buttons and join Gene Hunt for a selection of musical hits from 1983. He'll take you on a voyage of musical discovery from Duran Duran to the Human League, Culture Club to Haysi Fantayzee with a short stop off at Ozzy Osbourne on the way.

Tune in to relive the fantastic fashions, oversized hairdos and great, ahem, music from the decade of decadence, with a little bit of your favourite DCI thrown in for good measure.

The tracks change each week so keep coming back for more of those guilty pleasures.

Sky & Virgin:
Friday 23rd, 30th April & 7th May, 9.55pm - midnight

Friday 23rd April, 11.10pm - 11.50pm
Friday 30th April, 11.10pm - 11.50pm
Friday 7th May, 9.55pm - midnight

(not available on Freesat)

Bang Goes the Theory*

Bang Goes the Theory Get ready to put science to the test with BBC Red Button's Bang Goes the Theory Quiz. From Monday 26th April digital viewers will be able to test their knowledge of the new series by pressing red.

The quiz is bubbling over with an explosive mix of video clips and embedded questions featuring experiments from the show. And it's all hosted by Dallas Campbell making sure that things really will go off with a bang!

Monday 26th April, 7pm - 5am (27th)
Tuesday 27th April, 6am - 7pm & 10.30pm - 5am (28th)
Wednesday 28th April, 6am - 5am (29th)
Thursday 29th April, 6am - 5am (30th)
Friday 30th April, 6am - 6.30pm & 9.30pm - 5am (1st)
Saturday 1st May, 6am - 5am (2nd)
Sunday 2nd May, 6am - 12pm & 4pm - 5am (3rd)
Monday 3rd May, 6am - 4am (4th)

Tuesday, 27th April, 6am - 7pm
Wednesday 28th April, 6am - 5am (29th)
Thursday 29th April, 6am - 5am (30th)
Friday 30th April, 6am - 6.30pm
Saturday 1st May, 6am - 5am (2nd)
Monday 3rd May, 6am - 4am (4th)

(not available on Virgin or Freesat)

Over the Rainbow*

Over the RainbowBBC One is off to see the wizard to find a new Dorothy and Toto for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard of Oz.

Digital viewers wishing to follow the yellow brick road need only press red to sing along with all the hopefuls.

Join in as they try to impress Sir Andrew, his panel of casting directors and the nation.

Available during the BBC One show.

Sky & Virgin:
Saturday 17th April, 7.15pm - 8.25pm
Saturday 24th April, 7.05pm - 8.10pm
Saturday 1st May, 7pm - 8pm

Saturday 1st May, 7pm - 8pm

(not available on Freesat)

BBC Comedy: Outnumbered*

BBC Comedy: Outnumbered Continuing our commitment to comedy, in April we'll be giving the red button treatment to the new series of Outnumbered.

Press red for exclusive interviews with stars Hugh Dennis and Clare Skinner, and creators/writers/directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.
In addition digital viewers will be able to see behind the scenes footage and extended scenes.

More clips from Outnumbered are available on the BBC Comedy website.

Saturday 17th - Monday 19th April, 9pm - 4am (daily)
Tuesday 20th April, 10.30pm - 4am (21st)
Wednesday 21st April, 9pm - 4am (22nd)
Thursday 22nd April, 9.55pm - 4am (23rd)
Friday 23rd April, 9.30pm - 4am (24th)
Saturday 24th - Wednesday 28th April, 9pm - 4am (daily)
Thursday 6th May, 9.55pm - 10.10pm
Friday 7th May, 9pm - 4am (8th)

Sunday 18th & Monday 19th April, 9pm - 4am (daily)
Tuesday 20th April, 10.30pm - 4am (21st)
Wednesday 21st April, 9pm - 4am (22nd)
Thursday 22nd April, 9.55pm - 4am (23rd)
Friday 23rd April, 9.30pm - 4am (24th)
Saturday 24th April, 12.30am - 4am & 9pm - 4am (25th)
Sunday 25th April, 9pm - 4am (26th)
Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th April, 9pm - 4am (daily)
Thursday 6th May, 9.55pm - 10.10pm
Friday 7th May, 9pm - 9.25pm
Saturday 8th May, 12.30am - 4am

Thursday 22nd April, 11.10pm - 11.50pm
Thursday 6th May, 9.55pm - 10.10pm
Friday 7th May, 9.10pm - 9.45pm

(not available on Freesat)


Luther Idris Elba stars in BBC One's new six-part psychological crime drama as John Luther, a detective struggling with his own terrible demons who might just be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Following each episode BBC Red Button viewers can view exclusive insights into the investigation team's private thoughts.

Tuesday 4th May, 9.55pm - 4am

Tuesday 4th May, 9.55pm - 11.30pm

Tuesday 4th May, 9.55pm - 11.50pm

(not available on Freesat)

Weekend Wogan*

Weekend Wogan Sir Terry Wogan recently made a triumphant return to the Radio 2 airwaves with a brand new show. Coming live from BBC Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre every Sunday, Weekend Wogan showcases a lively mix of celebrity interviews, music with star guests and performances from Elio Pace's house band. For the first time, the infamous "Janet and John" stories are told in front of a live audience, in the presence of John 'Boggy' Marsh - their hero and inspiration.

Each Sunday the show is filmed, and highlights and special backstage footage are shown on the Radio 2 website from Monday morning.

As a television treat digital viewers will have an opportunity to see one of the great man's shows on BBC Red Button from Monday 12th April. Additionally from Monday 3rd May, for a glorious week we'll be showing the best bits from the whole series ensuring your early May bank holiday will be absolutely lovely.

Saturday 17th April, 6am - 6am (18th)
and from Monday 3rd May (timings TBC)

Saturday 17th April, 6am - 8.30am, 11.30am - 6.45pm & 8.55pm - 6am (18th)
and from Monday 3rd May (timings TBC)

Saturday 17th April, 8.40am - 9.50am
and from Monday 3rd May (timings TBC)

(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 17th & 24th April & 1st May, 9am - 11am

(not available on Freesat and Freeview)

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 22nd & 29th April & 6th May
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-up of the week's weird and wonderful videos in OddBox.

Video Choice: Weekdays (available around the clock)
Five Minutes With... / OddBox: 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.

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

Coming up...

Snooker: World Championships*
Live coverage of the World Championship Snooker with a choice of tables. Only one table available on Freeview.
Saturday 17th - Wednesday 21st April, 10am - 11pm (daily)
Thursday 22nd April, 2pm - 11pm
Friday 23rd April - Sunday 2nd May, 10pm - 11pm (daily)

Saturday 17th April, 10am - 2.30pm & 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 18th April, 11.15am - 11pm
Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st April, 10am - 11pm (daily)
Thursday 22nd April, 2pm - 11pm
Friday 23rd April, 10pm - 11pm
Saturday 24th April, 10am - 2pm & 5.30pm - 11pm
Sunday 25th April, 10am - 3pm & 6.30pm - 11pm
Monday 26th - Friday 30th April, 10am - 11pm
Saturday 1st May, 8pm - 11pm

Snooker: World Championships - Final Frame replay†
Another chance to watch the final frame of the World Championships.
Monday 3rd May, 11pm - Thursday 6th May, 8.30am
(not available on Freeview)

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.

For more schedule details visit the BBC Sport website.

Chinese Grand Prix from Friday 16th April
Barcelona Grand Prix, build-up from Wednesday 5th May

BBC Sport will be trackside for every twist and turn of the 2010 MotoGP championship to as Valentino Rossi looks to defend his title.
Qualifying from every race of the 2010 MotoGP season will be available on the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website (UK users only).
Across Sport we'll also be showing full coverage of the 125cc and Moto2 races, including qualifying. .
And of course you can watch the race again on our iPlayer service for seven days after it has happened.
For more schedule details visit the BBC Sport website.

Japan GP from Saturday 24th April
Jerez GP from Saturday 1st May

Rugby on BBC Red Button...*
- Rugby League: Challenge Cup
Post-match interactive forum.
Saturday 17th April, 4.30pm - 5pm
(all platforms)

- Rugby League: The Super League Show†
Another chance to watch the weekend's Rugby League action.
Sunday 25th April, 11pm - 10am (26th)
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Scrum V†
Live coverage of the Magners League with audio options.
Friday 23rd April, 7pm - 9pm
Sunday 25th April, 2pm - 4pm
Friday 30th April, 7pm - 9pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Football on BBC Red Button...*
With the 2009/10 season football season nearing its exciting conclusion, here at BBC Red Button we won't taking our eyes off the ball until the silverware is lifted with a host of programming to keep fans up to date with the action…
- Final Score*
Gaby Logan and guests keep you up to date with all the day's football news and results.
Saturday 17th April, 2.30pm - 6pm
Saturday 24th April, 2.30pm - 6pm
Saturday 1st May, 2.30pm - 6pm

Saturday 17th April, 2.30pm - 4.30pm & 5.10pm - 6pm

- 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 20th April from 7.30pm
Tuesday 27th April from 7.30pm

Tuesday 20th April from 7.30pm

- Football League Show Repeat*
All the goals, round up and debate from the Football League. Presented by Manish Bhasin.
Sunday 18th April, 1.05am - 12pm
Sunday 25th April, 1.05am - 8.30am
Sunday 2nd May, 1.05am - 12pm

Sunday 2nd May, 7.45am - 9.45pm

- Friday Focus†
Join Mark Lawrenson for his Premier League predictions along with pundit interviews.
Saturday 17th April, 4.30am - 8.30am
Saturday 24th April, 6am - 10am
Friday 30th April, 6pm - 8.30am (1st)
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

- Match of the Day Live†
Live coverage of the Championship play-off final with audio options.
Sunday 2nd May, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Diving: World Cup†
Live coverage of the World Cup Diving from Sheffield.
Sunday 2nd May, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Live coverage of the European Championship Gymnastics.
Saturday 24th April, 1.50pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 25th April, 1.35pm - 5.30pm
Saturday 1st May, 2.50pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 2nd May, 3pm - 5.30pm (delayed on Freeview: 5pm - 7.30pm)
(all platforms)

London Marathon†
Live and extended coverage of the Men's and Women's races plus highlights.
Live Sunday 25th April, 8.30am - 4pm & 7pm - 6am
Marathon Extra
Sunday 25th April, 2pm - 3pm
Sunday 25th April, 7pm - Wednesday 28th April, 10am
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

Badminton Horse Trials
Live coverage of the Badminton Horse Trials.
Sunday 2nd May, 10.50am - 5pm
Monday 3rd May, 2.15pm - 3pm
(all platforms)

Cricket: World Twenty20†
BBC Radio 5live Sports Extra commentary with cricket scorecard, statistics and photos.
Monday 3rd May, 6.30pm - 10pm
(Sky/Virgin/Freesat. Not available on Freeview)

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


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