Sunday, August 17, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 16th - 22nd 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 16th
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 17th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Barry Manilow
BBC Radio 2 - 2.30pm: Pick of the Pops. 1970 and ‘80 charts with Dale Winton
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini’s Hall of Heroes

Monday 18th
6 Music - 1am (i.e. Monday) New Music with Tom Robinson

Tuesday 19th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: From the Ban to the Booker. Part 2. Val McDermid explores the development of lesbian literature
BBC Radio 7 - 12noon & 7pm: The Navy Lark

Wednesday 20th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: Kicking the Habit. Comedy, written by Christopher Lee
BBC Radio 7 - 12noon & 7pm: Beyond our Ken


Entertainment and documentaries

Saturday 16th
BBC1 - 6.15 and 9.50pm: Last Choir Standing
BBC2 - 9pm: Have I Got Old News for You. Evan Davies guests
BBC HD - 6.15pm: Last Choir Standing
ITV1 - 10.50am: Corrie Omnibus. Includes Jonathan Harvey’s scripted edition
ITV1 - 7.30pm: X Factor. Should it be here? Let’s wait and see…
ITV3 - 7.20pm: Cadfael. Derek Jacobi plays a monk detective
C4 - 12.55pm: Will Young video exclusive. Changes promo
UKTV Gold - 9am and 1.35am: Dr Who
Living - 10pm: Hotel Babylon
Living 2 - 1am: Queer Eye for The Straight Guy
Biography - 11am: Deborah Kerr

Sunday 17th
E4 - 11pm: Shameless
More4 - 4.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Omnibus

Monday 18th
BBC3 - 7.45pm: Dr Who, followed by Dr Who Confidential
C4 - 12.30pm: Will and Grace
five - 9pm: Before they were famous. Includes David Tennant as a Glaswegian transsexual from ‘Rab C Nesbitt’
Dave - 9pm: QI
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace
Living 2 - 2am: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Tuesday 19th
BBC2 - Maestro. Sue Perkins may still wield a baton. That would be maestra
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
BBC4 - 7.35pm: Batman. The camp ‘60’s one
BBC4 - 10.30pm: Consenting Adults. Repeat of the drama doc about Wolfenden and the partial legalisation of male homosexuality
ITV1 - 10.40pm: Kingdom. Stephen Fry plays the East Anglian lawyer (rpt.)
C4 - 12.30pm: Will and Grace
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace

Wednesday 20th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
BBC4 - 7.35pm: Batman
BBC HD - 10.50pm: Joan Armatrading at Glastonbury
ITV3 - 8.20am & 4.20pm: Cadfael
C4 - 12.30pm: Will and Grace
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
UK Living - 7pm: Will and Grace

Thursday 21st
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential
BBC4 - 11pm: Maestro
ITV3 - 8.20am and 4.20pm: Cadfael
five - 10pm and 1am: Grey’s Anatomy
E4 - 10.35pm: Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong
Dave - 10pm: QI
UKTV Gold - 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace

Friday 22nd
BBC2 - 10pm: QI
ITV1 - 8.35am: The Richard Arnold Show
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace

Film and drama

Sunday 17th
UK TV Gold - 10.20pm: A Beautiful Mind. Russell Crow as the mathematical genius John Forbes Nash Jr. Nash’s schizophrenia is the focus of this movie, but his sexual orientation is ignored
BBC1 - 11.15pm: Scenes of A Sexual Nature. Dead cheap UK offering about sexual politics among 7 couples; one gay.
ITV1 - 2pm: The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery. Frankie Howerd
ITV1 - 3.50pm: Carry on Cleo. Amanda Barrie, Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey
ITV3 - 10.20pm: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Then a pelvic thrust…

Tuesday 19th
ITV2 - 9pm: X Men2. Ian McKellen as nasty mutant

Wednesday 20th
Sky Indie - 11am and 8pm: Volver

Thursday 21st
Film4 - 4.30pm: Carry on Doctor. Includes Frankie Howerd

No comments: