Tuesday, July 29, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 26th July - 1st August

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 26th
BBC Radio 2 - 5-7pm: Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig presents
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing… New acts presented by Tom Robinson

Sunday 27th
BBC Radio 2 - 2.30pm: Pick of the Pops. 1971 and ‘87 charts with Dale Winton
BBC Radio 3 - 11am: Dr Who Prom

Monday 28th
6 Music - 1am: New Music with Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: The Pain of Laughter, The Last Days of Kenneth Williams, Part 1

Tuesday 29th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: The Pain of Laughter, The Last Days of Kenneth Williams, Part 2

Wednesday 30th
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show. With Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 7 - 8am & 7pm: Beyond our Ken

Thursday 31st
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Between Ourselves. Includes an Irish woman who left her husband for a woman and her battles with her cultural background

Friday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. Clare Balding on walking holidays
BBC Radio 4 - 7.15pm: Front Row. Interview with KD Lang
6 Music - 7pm: New Music with Tom Robinson


Entertainment and documentaries

Saturday 26th
BBC1 - 6.55pm: Last Choir Standing. Will Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus make it through?
BBC2 - 11pm: Comedy Connections. Features the late Nigel Hawthorne in Yes Minister (rpt.)
BBC3 - 7pm: Snog, Marry, Avoid? Reality show with a camp twist
BBCHD - 7pm: Last Choir Standing
ITV3 - 7.30pm: Cadfael. Derek Jacobi plays a monk detective
UKTV Gold - 8am: Dr Who, followed by Carry On films until 9pm
Sky Mainstreet - 6am and 11pm: Pet Shop Boys
Biography - 8am: Judy Garland
Nat Geographic - 9pm: American Skinheads. US doc. on one of Britain’s nastiest exports

Sunday 27th
BBC1 - 7.35pm: last Choir Standing. Results from previous evening
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who, followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
BBCHD - 9pm: Florence Nightingale
E4 - 11pm: Shameless
Dave - 11.10pm: QI
UKTV Gold - 9am: Dr Who, followed by Carry On films till 9pm
FX - 10pm: Dexter. Michael C. Hall (David Fisher from Six Feet Under) plays the eponymous serial killer who works in forensics at the NY Police

Monday 28th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who, followed by DR Who Confidential
C4 - 12.55pm: Will and Grace
More4 - 10.35pm: The Victorian Sex Explorer. (S)explorer Sir Richard Burton investigated by Rupert Everett
Dave - 11.40pm: QI
Sky Arts - 6pm: Simon Callow’s Classical Destinations (HD)

Tuesday 29th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
ITV1- 10.40pm: Kingdom. Stephen Fry plays the East Anglian lawyer (rpt.)
C4 - 9pm: Gordon Ramsay’s ‘F’ Word. Ramsay vies with Graham Norton over what to do with your peaches
Five - 8pm: Sex and the Neanderthals. LGBT content not assured but possible.
Fiver - 6am: Ellen DeGeneres Show
FX - 10pm: Dexter

Wednesday 30th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
ITV1 - 10.30am: This Morning. Song from Billy Elliott
C4 - 10pm: Dangerous Jobs for Girls. Brit women have a go at being cowboys in Brazil.
UKTV Gold - 7am and 4pm: Dr Who
Fiver - 6am: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Thursday 31st
C4 - 11.15pm: The World’s Worst Sex Change Surgeon. True story of “Doctor” John Ronald Brown, who did terrible things to vulnerable trans people for 30 years
five - 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Dave - 10pm: QI
Fiver - 6am: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
FX - 11.30pm: Dexter

Friday 1st
BBC2 - 10pm: QI. Very first episode repeated
BBC4 - 10pm: Neil Diamond at Glastonbury
UKTV Gold - 7am and 4pm: Dr Who
Fiver - 6am: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Film and drama
Saturday 26th
BBC1 - 10.05pm: Flight Plan. Air-bound thriller with Jodie Foster (2005)
BBC2 - 12noon: The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn Monroe
BBC2 - 2.05am: Emile. Ian McKellen plays a professor seeking his identity (2003)
ITV1 - 2.35am: The Krays. With The Kemps (1990)
5 - 12.55pm: Samson and Delilah. DeMille, Mature and Lamarr

Sunday 27th
BBC1 - 10.50pm: Muriel’s Wedding. Aussie camp classic with bags of Abba
Classics - 4.55pm and 1.35am: Some Like it Hot

Monday 28th
BBC1 - 11.05pm: Frida. Bio-pic of the bisexual Marxist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. A must see
Film4 - 6.45pm: Tea with Mussolini. Zeffirelli directs Dame Judi, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lilly Tomlin and Cher
Sky Indie - 3.30pm: Wilde. Stephen Fry and Jude Law
Sky Indie - 5.50pm: Volver. Almadovar directs. Penelope Cruz stars

Wednesday 29th
Film4 - 11pm: Beautiful Thing. Jonathan Harvey’s gay rom-com gets another airing

Friday 1st
ITV1 - 2.15am: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s just a jump to the left…

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