Saturday, December 13, 2008

LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 13th - 19th December

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 13th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 3 - 8am: Britten. Choral Dances
BBC Radio 3 - 10.30: Chopin
BBC Radio 3 - 5.30pm: Opera. Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades
BBC Radio 4 - 7am: Today. Evan Davies
BBC Radio 4 - 9: Saturday Live. Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 10: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig. Hat trick!
BBC Radio 4 - 2.30pm: Saturday Play. Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 6pm: The Price of Fear. Presented by the late Vincent Price
BBC Radio 7 - 9pm: The Wind in the Willows. Alan Bennett’s dramatisation

Sunday 14th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Featuring the West End revival of La Cages aux Folles
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops ’76 and ‘86
BBC Radio 3 - 9.30pm: Sunday feature: How Far Would You Go for a Dance?
BBC Radio 3 - 10.15: Words and Music. Features Carol Ann Duffy
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Adventures in Poetry. Discussion of Cole Porter’s Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love
6 Music - 1am: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Tuesday 15th
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: The Album as Art. Iconic album covers, including Bowie etc.
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30: The Class of 2008. New series presented by Paul Gambaccini. Duffy and Teddy Thompson feature
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. Matthew Parris presents a biog of Billy Marsh
BBC Radio 7 - The Navy Lark

Wednesday 16th
BBC Radio 3 - 7pm: Performance on 3. IncludesTchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D
Classic FM - 9pm: The Full Works. Includes Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker

Thursday 17th
BBC Radio 3 - 7pm: Performance of the Week. Includes Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, which he wrote on board a cruise liner returning from America, after the authorities confiscated his original score, lest it were in a secret code.

Friday 18th
BBC Radio 1 - 6-1: Floor Fillers; Pete Tong; Annie Mac; Judge Jules
BBC Radio 2 - 7.30pm: Friday Night is Music Night. Sue Perkins conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra following her Maestro victory
BBC Radio 3 - 10.59am: Michael Tippett
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson. New acts
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne

Galaxy North East
Monday-Friday 4-7pm: James Barr

BBC Radio Manchester - 95.1 and online
Every Monday 8pm: The Gay Hour, Ashley Byrne and Andrew Edwards

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 - Brighton, London DAB and online 24/7

BBC Three Counties - online, Cambs, Essex, Norfolk, Northants., Suffolk
10pm-1am: Ern and Vern. Kenny Everett meets Round the Horn in a bucketful of innuendo

Manchester’s gaydio

FYI Radio (gay youth radio) - online (currently only podcast but soon to grow to a fully fledged station)


Entertainment and documentary

Saturday 13th
BBC1 - 5.40pm: Hole in the Wall. Dale Winton presents. Amy Lamé guests
BBC1 - 6.10 & 8.55: Strictly Come Dancing
BBC HD - 7.10: Torchwood (rpt)
ITV1 - 7.10 and 9.40pm: The X Factor. Final
ITV2 - 10.40am: Britannia High
ITV2 - 8.40 & 10.40: X Factor Final
Living - 9am: The Golden Girls
Living - 6pm: Will and Grace
Watch - 8: Dr Who
Watch - 9: Torchwood
Watch - 12.20am: Torchwood
Sky Arts1 - 2pm: What the Dickens? Repeated arts quiz presented by Sandi Toksvig
Sky Arts2 - 10.20pm: Francis Bacon

Sunday 14th
BBC2 - 10.50pm: Graham Norton Uncut
ITV1 - 1.20pm: X Factor Final
ITV1 - 7: Britannia High
ITV1 - 9: The Old Curiosity Shop. Stars Derek Jacobi
ITV1 - 12.15: Britain’s Love Story. The 60’s
ITV2 - 8pm: X Factor Final. Just in case you missed it
C4 - 8pm: Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Superstar Strictly on Ice (rpt).
C4 - 9.55: Geraldine’s Christmas Video
C4 - 10: The Sunday Night Project. Alan Carr returns
More4 - 4.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Christmas double Omnibus
Gold - 11pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living - 9am: The Golden Girls
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 12.35: Catherine Tate. Paul O’Grady features
Sky Arts - 12noon: What the Dickens? Sandi Toksvig presents
Biography - 6 &11am: Raymond Burr

Monday 15th
BBC1 - 11am: Buy it? Sell it? Kristian Digby when there was a property market
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. With Richard Arnold
C4 - 5pm: The Paul O’Grady Show
C4 - 10pm: Chosen. Three men recall being abused by their teachers at private school
E4 - 3.05am: Shameless
Five - 9pm: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll: the 60’s Revealed. In reality a series of interviews by Bernard Braden
Dave - 9pm: QI
Living - 7: Will and Grace

Tuesday 16th
BBC1 - 11am: Buy it? Sell it? Kristian Digby when there was a property market
BBC1 - 9pm: Survivors
BBCHD - 11: Hotel Babylon
BBC3 - 7-9pm: Dr Who
BBC4 - 11pm: Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. With Richard Arnold
C4 - 9.30pm: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Anastacia guests
C4 - 11.10: Sunday Night Project (rpt)
E4 - 11pm: Skins
More4 - 9pm: Come Dine with Me
Five - 11.30: Behind Closed Doors
Dave - 11pm: QI
Gold - 11.30pm: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Gold - 2.30am: The Thin Blue Line
Living - 3pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Sky Arts - 7pm: Kylie
Sky Arts - 9: Rufus Wainwright

Wednesday 17th
BBC1 - 7.30: Royal Variety Performance. Imperial entertainment, with Take That topping the bill
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1- 6am: GMTV. With Richard Arnold
C4 - 9.25am: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady Christmas Panto
C4 - 12.25am: Elvis Costello and Elton John
Gold - 10.45pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living - 3pm and 8pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace
Sky Arts1 - 9am & 4pm: Rufus Wainwright
Sky Arts1 - 7.30pm: What the Dickens? Arts quiz with Sandi Toksvig

Thursday 18th
BBC1 - 11am: Buy it? Sell it? Kristian Digby when there was a property market
BBC2 - 9.30pm: The Graham Norton Show
BBC2 - 11.20: Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America. Repeat of Theroux’s aborted stay with the so –called Westboro Baptist Church
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. With Richard Arnold
C4 - 9.25am: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 8: Come Dine with Me
C4 - 10.30: The Friday Night Christmas Project
Gold - 5.40pm: What a Carry on!
Living - 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 3 and 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Sky Arts1 - 11.40: Francis Bacon
Biography - 11am: Tyrone Power

Friday 19th
BBC1 - 11am: Buy it? Sell it? Kristian Digby when there was a property market
BBC2 - 10pm: QI. Yet another repeat
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
BBCHD - 10pm: Beautiful People. The one with the new teacher
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. Richard Arnold
ITV1 - 10.30am: This Morning. Paul O’Grady guests
C4 - 9.25am: Will & Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Alan Carr guests
C4 - 9: Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got an Extra Pop Factor and Then Some 2 + 1
C4 - 10.35: Eddie Izzard in NY
Living - 3 & 7pm: Will and Grace
Sky Arts1 - 11.40pm: What the Dickens?

Film and drama
Saturday 13th
Comedy - 1.15 & 8pm: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Controversial comedy
Classics - 9pm: Psycho. Original with Anthony Perkins
Indie - 10pm: Notes on a Scandal. Controversial drama
TCM - 11am: The Canterville Ghost

Sunday 14th
Comedy - 8pm: Hot Fuzz. Astonishingly violent British comedy with a bit of gay stuff in it

Tuesday 16th
Sci-Fi/Horror - 9pm: The Wicker Man
Sci-Fi/Horror - 2.05am: Cat People
Film4 - 4.30pm: All about Eve

Wednesday 17th
Modern Greats - 3.10am: Wilde
Screen 1 - 6pm: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Thursday 18th
Family - 8pm: Hairspray

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