Saturday, March 21, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 21st - 27th March

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 21st
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul Gambaccini. US Hits
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Saturday Live. Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 10: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 2.30: Saturday Play: The Boy Who Followed Ripley 4/5 in the Ripley season
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends. May have an LGB or even T guest
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music buffs’ quiz
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 22nd
BBC Radio 2 - 2.30: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops ’71 and ‘80
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past

Monday 23rd
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: Viva Latino!
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30: Third Reich and Roll. Stephen Fry explains the Nazis’ bizarre contribution to rock n’ roll; magnetic tape recording 2/3
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music quiz

Tuesday 24th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Call Yourself a Feminist? Bettany Hughes examines feminism
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: A Good Read. Paul Gambaccini guests

Thursday 26th
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: The Personality Show. Guests include Sue Perkins

Friday 27th
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Last Word
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
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
Monday РFriday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lam̩ or Baylen Leonard

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

Manchester’s gaydio

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

last Tuesday of the month (24th March) - 6pm:
Out in South London - local LGBT radio show with Rosie Wilby and guests
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Entertainment and documentaries

Saturday 21st
BBC2 - 10pm: QI XL. Stephen Fry presents. Extended repeat of last night’s show
BBC3 - 9pm: Rough Trade at the BBC. Includes performance by The Smiths and Antony and the Johnsons (rpt)
C4 - 4pm: Come Dine with Me (rpt)
E4 - 9pm: 50 Greatest Comedy Films. Stephen Fry again
Fiver - 11.40pm: Gay, Straight or Taken. Who will creative artist Jilina pick? Who cares?
Watch - 8pm: Dr Who. Captain Jack (John Barrowman) flies in
Watch - 9: Torchwood
Sky Arts2 - 6pm: Francis Bacon

Sunday 22nd
BBC2 - 1pm: Escape to the Country. Presented by Alistair Appleton
BBC2 - 11.30: Graham Norton Uncut
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 12.05: Coronation Street. Omnibus. Jonathan Harvey wrote the one in the middle. It turns from soap to classic sitcom when he scripts it
C4 - 8pm: Come Dine with Me
More4 - 5.50pm: Come Dine with Me
Dave - 9 and 11.20pm: QI
Fiver - 11.35pm: Gay, Straight or Taken?
Watch - 5pm: Dr Who
Sky Arts2 - 12noon: Simon Rattle: Berlin Gala

Monday 23rd
BBC1 - 10.35pm: The Undercover Princes. First shown on BBC3. One of them’s gay
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. Richard Arnold
C4 - 8.30am: Frasier
C4 - 9: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 6.30: Hollyoaks. Nancy catches Ravi and Kris in an uncompromising situation
E4 - 10.30: Derren Brown: Evening of Wonders (rpt)
More4 - 12.05am: Brothers and Sisters
Dave - 9pm: QI

Tuesday 24th
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
BBC HD - 10.45pm: Torchwood
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. Richard Arnold
C4 - 8.30am: Frasier
C4 - 9: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 10: Shameless
E4 - 11pm: Shameless
E4 - 12.10am: Skins
More4 - 9pm: Come Dine with Me
Dave - 11pm: Graham Norton
Watch - 9pm: Who Do You Think You Are? Stephen Fry in search of his ancestry
Sky Arts1 - 10.10pm: Fabulous! The story of Queer Cinema. US made trawl of Hollywood’s few and far between gay and lesbian bits. Stops at Brokeback Mountain in 2005
Bio - 10pm: Being the Campest Men

Wednesday 25th
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. Richard Arnold
C4 - 8.30am: Frasier
C4 - 9am: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
C4 - 11.10: Shameless (rpt)
E4 - 11pm: Skins
Five - 10pm: Interview with a Cannibal. Interview with Armin Meiwes, who is languishing in a German prison as a result of his fatal fetish (rpt)
Dave - 11pm: QI
Living - 8pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Watch - 9pm: Torchwood

Thursday 26th
BBC2 - 10pm: The Graham Norton Show. David Walliams and The Pet Shop Boys
BBC3 - 7pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV. Richard Arnold
C4 - 8.30am: Frasier
C4 - 9: Will and Grace
C4 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
E4 - 10pm: Skins
More4 - 10pm: Brothers and Sisters
Dave - 11pm: QI
Living - 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Bio - 7pm and 2am: Lindsay Lohan

Friday 27th
BBC3 - 8.15pm: Dr Who
ITV1 - 6am: GMTV
C4 - 8.30am: Frasier
C4 - 9: Will & Grace
C4 - 5p:m Paul O’Grady
Fiver - 11.40pm: gay, Straight or Taken?
Bio - 6am: Lindsay Lohan
Bio - 5am: Deborah Kerr

Film and drama
Saturday 21st
C4 - 9pm: Gosford Park. Stephen Fry as the detective and Alan Bates and Derek Jacobi amongst the suspects in a 1930’s English manner, where a murder takes place. The real crime in this Robert Altman movie is the British class structure.
Five - 5.50pm: Ice Station Zebra. 1968 Arctic adventure starring Rock Hudson
Sci Fi/Horror - 5pm: X-Men. Stars Ian McKellen

Sunday 22nd
five - 3.10pm: Ben Hur. Epic that includes a bath scene where Charlton Heston gets unwittingly seduced by Tony Curtis

Monday 23rd
Comedy - 1am: Serial Mom. Camp John Waters comedy
Family - 8pm: Hairspray
Modern Greats - 4.25: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Modern Greats - 2am: The Wicked Lady. Stars Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates and John Geilgud

Tuesday 24th
Modern Greats - 3.45pm: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Wednesday 25th
Film4 - 1pm: Let’s Make Love. Marilyn Monroe

Thursday 26th
Family - 10pm: Anna and the King. Jodie Foster as the governess

Friday 27th
Classics - 12.10pm: Lover Come Back. Hudson / Day romcom
Indie - 5.25pm: La Vie en Rose
TCM2 - 11.20pm: Giant. Dean and Hudson epic

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