Friday, August 29, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 30th August - 5th September

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 30th
BBC Radio 2 - 5-7pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Saturday Live - Paul Roseby as guest
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Archive Hour. Liverpool. There must be some LGBT content
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15pm: Inside the Ethics Committee. A mother who doesn’t want her daughter to know she has Hep B.
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: Coward the Poet. Noel coward’s poetry explored
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 31st
1pm Paul O’Grady. Elaine Page is on vacation. Gypsy and South Pacific feature
2pm Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops. ‘77 and ‘86
BBC Radio 4 - 2.45pm: History of Home. Laurence Llewelyn Bowen on David Hicks
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: For One Night Only. Bernstein in Berlin
6 Music - 1am: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 11.30pm: 4 at the Store. Features Alan Carr
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini’s Hall of Heroes

Monday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Fry’s English Delight. Second of a three-parter for language lovers by Stephen Fry. Compilers
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: Just a Minute. Sue Perkins and Julian Clary

Tuesday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: Edge Falls. It’s Pink Thursday in the new retail park. New comedy
BBC Radio 7 - 12noon & 7pm: The Navy Lark

Wednesday 3rd
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Kicking the Habit. Comedy, written by Christopher Lee
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play. Lemon Meringue Pie
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30pm: The Music Group. Sue Perkins with Alexei Sayle and Mark Ellen do a variation on Desert Island Discs
BBC Radio 7 - 12noon & 7pm: Beyond our Ken

Friday 5th
BBC Radio 4 - 11am: The Betrayal of Blackpool. Examination of the town’s declining fortunes
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: For one night only. Paul Gambaccini talks to Quincy Jones about Miles Davis
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson. New acts


Entertainment and documentaries

Saturday 30th
BBC2 - 9.10pm: Have I Got Old News for You? Evan Davis guests
ITV1 - 12noon: Corrie Omnibus. Is Marcus playing away?
ITV2 - 6am: Corrie Omnibus
ITV2 - 6.10pm: An Audience with Neil Diamond
ITV3 - 5.30pm: Cadfael. Derek Jacobi plays a monk detective
Dave - 9.40pm: Stephen Fry: Guilty Pleasures
Dave - 10.20pm: A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Mainstreet - 10pm: Live fom Montreaux: Nina Simone
Biography - 6 and 11am: Marilyn Monroe
Biography - 12.30am: Sister Sledge

Sunday 31st
ITV2 - 4.30pm: Corrie Omnibus
ITV3 - 8pm: Profiling-Val McDermid
Sky 1 - 7pm: Hairspray: The Schools Musical. An Enfield school takes the Broadway musical on. Presented by Denise van Outen
E4 - 11pm: Shameless
More4 - 4.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Omnibus
UKTV Gold - 11pm: AbFab
Living - 9am: The Golden Girls
Living - 3.50am: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Living - 4.35am: The Golden Girls
Bography - 10pm Barry Manilow

Monday 1st
ITV1 - 12.30pm and 12.30am: Loose Women. Dale Winton guests
ITV3 - 9pm: Profiling; Val McDermid
C4 - 12.30pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Birmingham
UKTV Gold - 3.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UKTV Gold - 11pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Living - 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace

Tuesday 2nd
BBC2 - 7pm: Hadrian. Dan Snow examines the gay emperor. Repeat
BBC2 - 9pm: Maestro. Sue Perkins may still wield a baton. That would be maestra
BBC4 - 7.35pm: Batman. The camp ‘60’s one
BBC HD - 9pm: Maestro. As BBC2
ITV1 - 10.35pm: Kingdom. Stephen Fry plays the East Anglian lawyer (rpt.)
More4 - 9pm: Come Dine with Me
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold - 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UKTV Gold - 11pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Sky Arts - 6pm: Barry Manilow

Wednesday 3rd
BBC2 - 8pm: Natural World. Bears. Stephen Fry narrates
BBC2 - 9pm: God on Trial. Frank Cottrell Boyce’s drama is set in Auschwitz, where a bunch of inmates decide to try God for abandoning them to their fate. Antony Sher leads a superb cast.
BBC2 - 11.20pm: The Supersizers Go. Sue Perkins eats her weight in flesh for historic purposes (rpt). The Elizabethans
BBC4 - 7.35pm: Batman
ITV1 - 7.30pm: Coronation Street. Jonathan Harvey wrote this one
C4 - 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold - 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UKTV Gold - 11pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
UK Living - 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace
UK Living - 3.50am: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Biography - 6am: Tyrone Power
Biography - 8am: John Belushi
Biography - 12noon: Marlon Brando
Biography - 11pm: Being the Tartiest Men
UK TV History - 10pm: I, Claudius. Derek Jacobi plays the unlikely emperor

Thursday 4th
BBC1 - 11am: Open House. With Kristian Digby
BBC1 - 7.30pm: Eastenders. Is Whitney a lesbian? Bianca thinks so.
BBC2 - 11.20pm: The Supersizers Go. Sue Perkins stuffs her face for history (rpt)
BBC4 - 11pm: Maestro
E4 - 10.35pm: Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong
Dave - 10pm: QI
UKTV Gold - 3.20pm and 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UKTV Gold - 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold - 11pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace
Biography - 7am and 12noo: Marlon Brando

Friday 5th
BBC2 - 10pm: QI
BBC3 - 9pm and 1.15am: Dawn Goes Lesbian. Dawn Porter examines lesbian stereotypes
BBC4 - 8pm: Castrato. An examination of the singing phenomenon
ITV1 - 8.30pm: Coronation Street. Marcus leaves Sean
ITV4 - 9pm: Freddie Mercury; Magic remixed. Tribute to the man on what would have been his birthday, followed by a recording of Queen in Rio
C4 - 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 3.25pm: Countdown. Anton du Beke guests
C4 - 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
Sky 1 - 6pm: Hairspay; The School Musical
UKTV Gold - 7am and 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold - 3.20 and 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UKTV Gold - 11pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace

Film and Drama
Saturday 30th
BBC2 - 11.50pm: Steptoe and Son Ride Again. Feature length from ‘73

Thursday 4th
Film4 - 7.10pm: Carry on Behind. Kenneth Williams in 1975 vulgar travesty.
Screen 2 - 5.15pm: Notes on a Scandal. Judi Dench plays lesbian bunny boiler
Sci Fi - 10.50pm Rocky Horror Picture Show. Damn it Janet…I love you

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