Saturday, November 22, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 22nd - 28th 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.

Please also note that Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour contains a lot of relevant content and is generally LGBT friendly, but a lot of its output is not available to us before we put this on the site. For the latest Woman’s Hour stuff, subscribe to the programme's newsletter here.

Saturday 22nd
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line. With Evan Davis. To be honest; he’s gay but the programme isn’t
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 23rd
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops ’70 and ‘82
BBC Radio 3 - 8pm: The Pattern of Painful Adventures. Anthony Sher plays Shakespeare in bio pic cum drama cum soap
6 Music - 1am: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini’s Hall of Heroes

Monday 24th
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45am: Aubrey’s Brief Lives
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45pm: Book at Bedtime: Black Orchids
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: Intimate Contact with Julian Clary. From 1992

Tuesday 25th
BBC Radio 3 - 10am: Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30pm: Counterpoint. With the late Ned Sherrin

Thursday 27th
BBC Radio 2 - 8pm: Live in London. Featuring The Feeling
BBC Radio 3 - 2.55pm: Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony
BBC Radio 3 - 11.30: A Fine Defence of Enid Blyton. Anne Fine does a reassessment of the much maligned author with readings by Miriam Margolyes

Friday 28th
BBC Radio 1 - 6-1: Floor Fillers; Pete Tong; Annie Mac; Judge Jules
BBC Radio 2 - 7pm: The Judy Garland trail
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Woman's Hour with Tilda Swinton
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 9pm: The Last Time I Saw Richard. Dramatisation of the life of Richard de Zoysa; a Sri Lankan journalist, writer, actor and newsreader who also happened to be gay. Includes the details of his brutal death and the role of the British High Commission.
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson. New acts
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne

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

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

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

New: Manchester’s gaydio


Entertainment and documentary

Saturday 22nd
BBC1 - 5.50pm: Hole in the Wall. Dale Winton presents
BBC1 - 6.20: Strictly Come Dancing
BBC2 - 8.10pm: Stephen Fry in America 5/6 True West
BBC2 - 9.10pm: Einstein and Eddington
BBC2 - 11.50: Kings of Glam. From that strange 70’s pop period when sexual ambiguity ruled
BBC HD - 7.25pm: Torchwood (rpt)
ITV1 - 12.05: Corrie Omnibus
ITV1 - 7.25pm and 9.55pm: X Factor
ITV1 - 8.55: I’m a Celebrity…
ITV2 - 2.15pm: Britannia High
ITV2 - 11.25: I’m a Celebrity…
E4 - 9pm: Greatest Comedy Catchphrase. Shut that door!
Dave - 9pm: QI. 5 edition marathon
Living - 6pm: Will and Grace
Watch - 7.45: Dr Who Confidential
Watch - 8: Dr Who
Watch - 9: Torchwood
Watch - 12.25am: Torchwood
Living2 - 2am: GMT Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Sky Arts1 - 11.45: What the Dickens?

Sunday 23rd
BBC1 - 8.15: Strictly Come Dancing. John Barrowman guests
BBC1 - 9pm: Stephen Fry in America. 6/6 Pacific
BBC2 - 11.50: Graham Norton Uncut. Thursday’s edition extended, with Alan Carr and Tom Jones
ITV1 - 1.55pm: X Factor
ITV1 - 7: Britannia High
ITV1 - 8: Divas II
ITV1 - 9pm: I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here. Camp as how’s your father?
ITV2 - 10.30: I’m a Celebrity…
More4 - 4.40: Come Dine with Me. Omnibus
Living - 9am and 4.40am: The Golden Girls
Sky Arts - 11.30am: What the Dickens? Sandi Toksvig presents
Biography - 9pm: Psychic Katherine Hepburn

Monday 24th
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV Edwina Currie early. Mamma Mia stuff later
ITV1 - 9pm: I’m a Celebrity…
ITV2 -12noon: Coronation Street
ITV2 - 10pm: I’m a Celebrity…
C4 - 12.50pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: The Paul O’Grady Show
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7: Will and Grace
Gold - 11.10pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Sky Arts1 - 9pm: Freddie Mercury
Sky Arts2 - 5.10pm: Shakespeare’s Globe

Tuesday 25th
ITV2 - 10pm: I’m a Celebrity…
C4 - 10am: How to Dump Your Mates. A gay teenager is looking for like-minded friends
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Maureen Lipman and Julie Walters guest
More4 - 9pm: Come Dine with Me
Dave - 9.40pm: QI
Gold - 10.45pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Gold - 12.30am: Absolutely Fabulous
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living2 - 10pm: The L Word
Watch - 6pm: Dr Who
Watch - 9: Torchwood
Sky Arts - 10.35am: Freddie Mercury
Biography - 6am and 11am: Tyrone Power
History - 8pm: David Starkey on Elizabeth I

Wednesday 26th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 10.30am: This Morning. Rhydian guests
ITV1 - 9pm: I’m a Celebrity…
ITV2 - 10pm: I’m a Celebrity
C4 - 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
Dave - 10.40pm: League of Gentleman
Living - 3pm and 8: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Watch - 6pm: Dr Who
Sky Arts1 - 7.30pm: What the Dickens? Arts quiz with Sandi Toksvig
Biography - 12noo: Patrick Stewart

Thursday 27th
BBC2 - 9.30pm: The Graham Norton Show. Paul O’Grady guests
ITV1 - 9pm: I’m a Celebrity…
ITV2 - 10pm: I’m a Celebrity…
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. John Barrowman guests
Dave - 10pm: Batteries not Included. Gadget show features Sue Perkins
Watch - 6pm: Dr Who
Living - 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 3 and 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Sky Arts1 - 12.30pm: Tim Marlow on Francis Bacon
Sky Arts1 - 1.30: What the Dickens?
Sky Arts1 - 4: Freddie Mercury

Friday 28th
BBC2 - 10pm: QI.
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 9pm: I’m a Celebrity… Will Navratilova or Zulu or Paddick still be there?
ITV2 - 10pm: I’m a Celebrity…
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 8: Come Dine with Me. E Yorkshire
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Watch - 6pm: Dr Who
Sky Arts1 - 11.55: What the Dickens?

Film and drama
Saturday 22nd
ITV1 - 2pm: Pillow Talk. Day/Hudson classic rom/com
Fiver - 6.30pm: A League of Their Own. Tom Hanks as a WWII ex-alcoholic basketball team coach. Rosie O’Donnell and Madge are among the players
Sky Indie - 11.20am: Volver

Sunday 23rd
Film4 - 12.50am: East is East
Modern Greats - 8.10am: Wilde. Jude Law and Stephen Fry

Monday 24th
Family - 8pm: Hairspray

Tuesday 25th
Screen1 - 1.50am: The Krays

Thursday 27th
Five US - 11pm: Birdy. Kes meets Catch 22 in an extraordinary film about pain, friendship and escape. Matthew Modine and Nicholas Cage. Alan Parker directed (1984)
Modern Greats - 8.15am: Wilde
TCM - 2.10: Marie Antoinette. Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power (1938)

Friday 28th
Screen1 - 2.05 and 8pm: Hairspray

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