Sunday, December 28, 2008

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 27th December - 2nd January

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 27th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 3 - 6pm: La Fanciulla del West
BBC Radio 4 - 6am: Today. Evan Davies
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Saturday Live. Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 10: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig. Another Hat Trick!
BBC Radio 4 - 2pm: Scraps of Bacon. James Maw finds out bits about Francis Bacon’s social life and circle
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: Pick of the Year. Sandi Toksvig presents
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 6pm: The Price of Fear. Presented by the late Vincent Price

Sunday 28th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Show tunes and music
BBC Radio 2 - 2.30: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops ’69 and ‘89
BBC Radio 3 - 8am: Tppett: Dance, Clarion Air
BBC Radio 3 - 12noon: Private Passions. With Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 8.10am: Sunday Worship. Includes The Manchester Carols; text written by Carol Ann Duffy
6 Music - 1am: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 6pm: Dr Who – the Commentaries

Monday 29th
BBC Radio 3 - 10.51am: Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas
BBC Radio 4 - 11am: Together against the Odds. A married couple explain how they stayed together after one of them changed gender
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: Just a Minute. Graham Norton guests
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini

Tuesday 30th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm Madonna: 30 at 50. Simon Mayo leads a tribute
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30: The Class of 2008. Paul Gambaccini presents.
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. Presented by Matthew Parris. David Soul on the resistance hero Dietrich Bonhoeffer
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: Will Hodgson: Straight outta Chuppenham
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini

Wednesday 31st - NYE
BBC Radio 4 - 9pm: Stage to Screen. Paul Gambaccini looks at On the Town

Thursday 1st - New Year’s Day
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Motown: 30 at 50. The ubiquitous Paul Gambaccini presents
BBC Radio 3 - 7am: Tchaikovsky. Overture: Hamlet
BBC Radio 3 - 6pm: New Generation Artists. Includes Britten
BBC Radio 4 -10am: Woman’s Hour. Revised repeat of the profile of Simone de Beauvoir
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Frost Fair. Carol Ann Duffy contributes
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini

Friday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne
Classic FM - 9pm: Paul Gambaccini

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 Documentaries

Saturday 27th
BBC1 - 8.40: Casualty. Toby and Ben sub-plot continues
BBC2 - 8pm: University Challenge: The Story so Far. History of the programme features Stephen Fry as a competitor
BBC2 - 9pm: Comic Relief Does University Challenge. North vs. South. Stephen Fry competes again
BBC2 - 11.30: Graham Norton. Best bits from his show
BBC2 - 12.15: TOTP2 Soft Cell and The Pet Shop Boys but be warned, Rod Stewart and Clive Dunn are there too
BBC HD - 6.40 and 9pm: Strictly Come Dancing
C4 - 3.30pm: 4Dance 2008. Best dance in film. Presented by Jonzi D
C4 - 9pm: Bring Back…Fame. Reunion with Irene Cara. Justin Lee Collins works on the project and presents it
More4 - 10pm: Macbeth. Ian McKellen and Judi Dench as the doomed Thane and his Lady in a ’79 version of Trevor Nunn’s production with minimal settings and wardrobe
Living - 9am: The Golden Girls
Living - 3 and 6.30pm: Will and Grace
Watch - 4 and 5pm: Dr Who
Watch - 6.50: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
Sky Arts - 11.30am: What the Dickens? Arts quiz presented by Sandi Toksvig
Sky Arts - 5.30pm: Freddie Mercury: Tribute Concert
Sky Arts2 - 12noon: Swan Lake
Biography - 5pm: Lindsay Lohan’s Most Shocking Moments

Sunday 28th
ITV1 - 1.45pm: Dancing on Ice at Christmas
More4 - 4pm Come Dine with Me. Christmas double Omnibus
More4 - 7.55: Celebrity Come Dine with Me
Living - 9am: The Golden Girls
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 4pm: Dr Who Confidential
Watch - 4.10: Dr Who
Watch - 7: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
Sky Arts - 12noon: What the Dickens? Sandi Toksvig presents
Sky 2 - 2pm: Swan Lake

Monday 29th
BBC2 - 9pm: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking. Rupert Everett stars
BBC2 - 11.20: TOTP2. Elton John among others
BBC4 - 8.30pm: Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press.
C4 - 5pm: Celebrity Come Dine with Me
C4 - 10: Cutting Edge: The Pregnant Man. Thomas Beatie (rpt)
More4 - 7.55pm: Come Dine with Me
More4 - 10pm: David Starkey’s Monarchy: The Windsors
Gold - 11.50: The Thin Blue Line
Living - 7 and 1pm: Will and Grace
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 4pm: Dr Who
Biography - 5pm: The Real James Dean

Tuesday 30th
BBC1 - 5pm: Weakest Link Special. Strictly Come Dancing stars
BBC1 - 7: Celebrity Mastermind. John Sessions
BBC1 - 10: QI Christmas Special (rpt)
BBC2 - 10.30pm: The Graham Norton Holiday Show. Festive round off of the current series
BBC2 - 12.55am: The Graham Norton Show. Best of (rpt)
BBCHD - 11.40: Hotel Babylon
C4 - 5pm: Come Dine with Me
More4 - 9pm: Come Dine with Me
Living - 3,7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 4pm: Dr Who
Sky Arts2 - 8am: Swan Lake

Wednesday 31st - NYE
BBC1 - 5.35pm: Top of the Pops NYE Special
BBC1 - 8pm: Weakest Link Special. With stars from Strictly Come Dancing
BBC2 - 6.20pm: Escape to the Country. With Alistair Appleton
ITV1 - 11.15pm: Elton John’s New Year Party: Live from the O2 Arena. See the New Year in with Elton
C4 - 5pm: Celebrity Come Dine with Me
Five - 12.20pm: Russell Grant’s New Year Stars
Living - 10am, 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 4pm: Dr Who
Watch - 11pm: Catherine Tate. Paul O’Grady in a cameo role
Sky Arts1 - 7pm: What the Dickens? New series
History - 7pm: David Starkey on Elizabeth I

Thursday 1st - New Year’s Day
BBC1 - 1.50pm: Dr Who at the Proms
BBC1 - 2.50: Dr Who. Repeat from Christmas Day
BBC4 - 10.25pm: How to Write a Mills and Boon. Stella Duffy
ITV1 - 10.25: Elton John at the O2. Repeat from yesterday
C4 - 7pm: Come Dine with Me
More4 - 3pm: Come Dine with Me
Living - 10am, 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Living - 11am: Grey’s Anatomy
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 12noon: Dr Who. Five hour feast
Sky Arts1 - 8.30am and 1.30pm: What the Dickens?
Bio (formerly known as Biography) - 12noon: Barry Manilow

Friday 2nd
BBC2 - 4.25: Escape to the Country. Alistair Appleton in Shropshire
BBC2 - 10pm: QI Christmas Special. Yet another repeat of the December 22nd broadcast
BBC2 - 12.15: The Graham Norton Holiday Show (rpt)
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who. Followed by Dr Who Confidential
BBC HD - 5pm: Dr Who at the Proms
ITV1 - 8.30: Coronation Street. Jonathan Harvey wrote this one. Margi Clarke pops in
C4 - 9pm: Celebrity Big Brother Live
C4 - 11.20: The Sunday Night Christmas Project (rpt)
More4 - 7.55pm: Come Dine with Me
Living - 7pm: Will and Grace
Living - 3.55am: Queer Eye…
Watch - 7am: Dr Who. Omnibus
Sky Arts1 - 5pm: Francis Bacon
Sky Arts1 - 12.25am: What the Dickens?

Film and drama
Saturday 27th
BBC1 - 10.50: Interview with the Vampire. Cruise, Pitt, Banderas and Slater in tale with homo-erotic overtones
BBC3 - 7.55: Finding Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres as the animated forgetful fish
BBC4 - 9pm: Crooked House (features Samuel Barnett and Derren Brown)
More4 - 2.45pm: Carry on up the Khyber
Five - 12.10pm: The Browning Version. Stars Michael Redgrave
Gold - 11.10am: Carry on Matron
Gold - 7pm: Carry on up the Jungle
Classics - 11pm: The Wild One. Marlon Brando
Modern Greats - 10.20am and 4.10pm: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Sunday 28th
Gold - 11.10am: Carry on up the Jungle
Gold - 7pm: Doctor at Sea. Dirk Bogarde becomes a sailor to avoid marriage. I ask you
ITV1 - 9: Affinity. Two hour adaptation of Sarah Water’s ghostly second novel, set in a woman’s prison. A must see

Monday 29th
BBC HD - 9pm: Crooked House (features Samuel Barnett and Derren Brown) Omnibus
ITV1 - 11.25am: Carry on Jack
C4 - 12.20pm: Carry on Behind
C4 - 2.35am: Serial Mom. Camp black comedy
Gold - 7pm: Doctor in the House. Dirk Bogarde

Tuesday 30th
ITV1 - 12.55pm: Carry on Cowboy
ITV3 - 8pm: Rebecca. Drama with Diana Rigg (Part 1)
Gold - 7pm: Doctor in Love
Film4 - 6.55pm: Freaky Friday. Jodie Foster
Screen 2 - 1am: Boys Don’t Cry

Wednesday 31st - NYE
ITV1 - 11.25am: Carry on Cleo
ITV3 - 8pm: Rebecca. Part 2
Classics - 4.45: West Side Story

Thursday 1st - New Year's Day
Indie - 12midnight: Boys Don’t Cry

Friday 2nd
BBC1 - 12.10am: Carry on Girls
ITV1 - 12.55pm: Carry on Screaming

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