Friday, October 31, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 1st – 7th November

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 1st
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 2 - 7pm: The Fourth, the Fifth, the Minor Fall. Story of Leonard Cohen’s ballad ‘Hallelujah’ as it reaches its 25th anniversary. Should include KD Lang’s version
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 2.30pm: Saturday Play: The Late Mr Shakespeare. Jim Broadbent as an aging Shakespearian actor recalling his youth playing female roles
BBC Radio 4 - 3.30pm: Stage to Screen. Paul Gambaccini on Gypsy
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30pm: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 2nd
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Bond theme tunes. Another cornucopia of camp.
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops.
BBC Radio 3 - 8pm: Free Thinking. Topical and intellectual debate. Content unknown
BBC Radio 4 - 7.55pm: John Sessions Radio 4 appeal for book bags
6 Music - 1am: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 10pm: The News Quiz
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini’s Hall of Heroes

Monday 3rd
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion. Edward II
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: Intimate Contact with Julian Clary. From 1992

Tuesday 4th
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Woman's Hour - includes: Can your sexual orientation hinder your success at work?
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Stage to Screen. Paul Gambaccini on On the Town
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion. Edward II
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: Tina C's Election Night BBQ
BBC Radio 4 - 12midnight: US Election Special
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30pm: Counterpoint. With the late Ned Sherrin

Wednesday 5th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Midweek - discussing La Cage aux Folles (rpt 9.30pm)
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion. Edward II takes the throne

Thursday 6th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Misfits in France. Examines Victorian English writers abroad, including Oscar Wilde in Rouen, where he rekindled his relationship with Bosie
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion. Edward II and Gaveston continue to flout convention
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: The House on the Strand. By Du Maurier

Friday 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 7pm: The Judy Garland trail
BBC Radio 2 - 7.30pm: Bond Night. Includes David McAlmont
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents.
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion. Final episode
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson. New acts

BBC London 94.9 and online
Sunday 9am-12noon: Lesley Joseph and Christopher Biggins
Monday – Friday 3-5pm Danny Baker. With Amy Lamé or Baylen Leonard

Brighton, London DAB and online: Gaydar Radio - 24/7

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


Entertainment and documentary

Saturday 1st
BBC1 - 10am: Saturday Kitchen. Guest Mark Gatiss
BBC1 - 11.30pm: A Taste of My Life. Nigel Slater and John Hurt
BBC1 - 5.35pm: Hole in the Wall. Dale Winton presents
BBC1 - 6.05pm: Strictly Come Dancing
BBC2 - 7.10pm: Stephen Fry in America. Part 3 Repeat from last Sunday. Mississippi
BBC HD - 6.05pm: Strictly Come Dancing
BBC HD - 7.30pm: Torchwood (rpt)
ITV1 - 7.30pm and 9.50pm: X Factor. Will Young performs live. Must have a new album out.
ITV2 - 1.05pm: Britannia High
Living - 9am and 4.40am: The Golden Girls
Living - 1pm and 6pm: Will and Grace
Living2 - 2am: GMT Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Sky Arts 2 - 12.05am: The Art of Francis Bacon

Sunday 2nd
BBC1 - 8.15pm: Strictly Come Dancing
BBC1 - 9pm: Stephen Fry in America. 4/6 Rockies, Badlands and Houston
BBC1 - 10.20pm: Little Britain USA
BBC2 - 10.45pm: Graham Norton Uncut. Thursday’s edition extended
ITV1 - 1.25pm: X Factor
ITV1 - 6.15pm: Britannia High. Brit version of Fame. Two and a half decades later
More4 - 4.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Omnibus
Living - 9am and 4.40am: The Golden Girls
Biography - 6pm and 11am: Dirk Bogarde

Monday 3rd
BBC2 - 12.20pm: Beautiful People. Repeat from last Thursday
ITV2 - 7pm: Britannia High (rpt)
C4 - 5pm: The Paul O’Grady Show
Dave - 9pm: QI
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace

Tuesday 4th
BBC1 - 11.15pm: American Elections Special
ITV1 - 11.45pm: American Elections Special
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
E4 - 11.15pm: Skins
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living 2 - 10pm: The L Word

Wednesday 5th
BBC1 - 11am: To Buy or Not To Buy. Kristian Digby presumably did this before the credit crunch
ITV - 9pm: The Bill Made Me Famous. Paul O’Grady featured as a young sex worker
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 8pm: Grey’s Anatomy

Thursday 6th
BBC1 - 10.35pm: Question Time. With Brian Eno
BBC1 - 1.55am: Beautiful People. Last week’s with on screen signing
BBC2 - 9.30pm: Beautiful People. Simon and Kylie attempt to leave Reading
BBC2 - 10pm: The Graham Norton Show. With The Osbournes
BBC HD - 10pm: Beautiful People
C4 - 12.40pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 10.35pm: Russell Brand’s Ponderland. Brand ponders family life. He’s still on C4
Dave - 10pm: Batteries not Included. Gadget show features Sue Perkins
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 3pm and 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy

Friday 7th
BBC1 - 11am: To Buy or not to Buy
BBC1 - 9.30pm: Little Britain USA
BBC2 - 9pm: Death of a Schoolfriend. Although not LGBT in nature, this personal account by Michael Portillo examines a teenage suicide and the devastating effects it can have.
BBC2 - 10pm: QI. (rpt)
BBC HD - 9.30pm: Little Britain USA
C4 - 12.40pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 10pm: Alan Clark’s Celebrity Ding Dong
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace

Film and drama
Saturday 1st
Modern Greats - 7.05am and 4.25pm: My Best Friend’s Wedding
Film4 - 9pm: East is East

Sunday 2nd
C4 - 3.20pm: Carry on up the Khyber. Williams and Hawtrey being “saucy” in this 1968 “romp”
Film4 - 9pm: In and Out. Kevin Mline as an outed teacher

Monday 3rd
Film4 - 2am: Live Flesh. Almadóvar take on a Ruth Rendell mystery

Tuesday 4th
More4 - 10.15am: All about Eve. Fasten your seat belts…
Film4 - 11.05pm: Talk to Her. Almadóvar again. Two men look after two women in a coma. Chain of concidences…

Wednesday 5th
Indie - 10pm: Boys Don’t Cry. True life tragedy

Thursday 6th
Modern Greats - 10pm: The Krays

Friday 7th
ITV1 - 1.45am: Far From the Madding Crowd. Terence Stamp, Alan Bates and Peter Finch vie for Julie Christie as Bathsheba (1967)
Film4 - 9pm: In and Out
Film4 - 1.05am: Live Flesh

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