Friday, May 30, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes. 31st May – 6th June

We seek them out so you don't have to. This is our weekly non-exhaustive round up of upcoming LGBT programmes on the radio and television. Inclusion of a programme is not a recommendation.

Some of the radio programmes listed below can be listened to again via the Listen Again facility of the BBC's website while some of the television programmes will remain available also for a week on the BBC's iplayer.

Saturday 31st
BBC Radio 4 - 10.30am: 1968: Sex, Telly and Britain. Miranda Sawyer and others question the truth of the 1960s sexual revolution (part 1)
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents.
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: Counterpoint. Music quiz with Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: Poetry Please. Carol Ann Duffy features

Sunday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 7.55am and 9.26pm: Ian McKellen presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of The Prostate Cancer Charity.
BBC Radio 2 - 2.30pm: Pick of the Pops. 1972 charts with Dale Winton
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Sex in the City Shanghai Style. Investigation into the Chinese sexual revolution
6 Music - 1am: (i.e. Monday) New Music with Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 -12noon & 5pm: Tribute to Kenny Everett

Monday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint. Music quiz presented by Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 7.15pm: Front Row. Interview with Rupert Everett

Tuesday 3rd
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: Out of Liverpool. Includes Everett, Frankie and O’Grady

Thursday 5th
BBC Radio 4 - 3.27pm: Ian McKellen presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of The Prostate Cancer Charity (rpt).

Friday 6th
BBC Radio 2 - 9.15pm: I, Claudius. Read by Derek Jacobi
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents
6 Music - 7pm: New Music with Tom Robinson
BBC Three Counties (and online), Cambs, Essex, Norfolk, Northants., Suffolk
10pm-1am Ern and Vern. Kenny Everett meets Round the Horn in a bucketful of innuendo


Film and drama

Tuesday 3rd
C4 - 1.35am: The Anniversary party. Drama with Alan Cummings
C4 - 5pm: The Madness of King George. Nicholas Hytner’s adaptation of the Alan Bennett play, with Nigel Hawthorne

Wednesday 4th
Sky Movies Indie - 9am and 8.10pm: Transamerica
Sky Movies Indie - 6.20pm: All About My Mother. Almodóvar directs.

Friday 6th
Sky Movies Indie - 6.10pm: Volver. Almodóvar directs.

Entertainment and Documentary
Saturday 31st
BBC1 - 5.20pm: The Kids are All Right. John Barrowman presents kids vs. grown ups quiz
BBC1 - 6 & 8.45pm: I’d Do Anything. Final battle of the Nancys (Graham Norton, John Barrowman, Barry Humphries and Cameron MacIntosh)
BBC1 - 7pm: Dr Who. This one is said to be terrifying
BBC1 - 12.50am: Jonathan Ross. John Barrowman again (rpt.)
BBC2 - 9.30pm: Have I Got a Bit More News for You. Clare Balding guests
BBC2 - 12.40am: The Graham Norton Show. Dame Edna (rpt.)
ITV1 - 8.30pm: An Audience with Neil Diamond

Sunday 1st
BBC1 - 7pm: Florence Nightingale. Uncontroversial drama of the early life of the woman we apparently outed
ITV1 - 6.45pm: Beat the Star. Martina Navratilova challenges a member of the public

Monday 2nd
BBC2 - 6.30pm: A Taste of my Life. Nigel Slater takes celebrities on a culinary journey

Tuesday 3rd
BBC2 - 6.30pm: A Taste of My Life
BBC2 - 9pm: The Supersizers Go. Sue Perkins tries to survive the Victorian era with Giles Coren

Wednesday 4th
BBC2 - 6.30pm: A Taste of My Life
Sky Arts - 9pm: What the Dickens? Sandi Toksvig presents a new cultural quiz.

Thursday 5th
BBC2 - 6.30pm: A Taste of My Life
BBC2 - 9.45pm: The Graham Norton Show
C4 - 9pm: Big Brother launch. Davina McCall and another bunch of weirdos
C4 - 10.40pm: Big Brother Launch Project. Alan Carr

Friday 6th
BBC2 - 6.30pm: A Taste of My Life
BBC2 - 7.30pm: Derby day Preview. With Clare Balding
BBC2 - 10pm: QI. Stephen Fry
BBC2 - 11.35pm: Culture Show Uncut. Music from Sparks
C4 - 10pm: Derren Brown: Trick or Treat

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