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.
A round up of LGBT progs and personalities on British TV.
Male eye candy comes from the unlikeliest of places. Viewers of English Heritage on BBC2 at 9pm Friday features two human models posing for a sculpture of two Greek Gods for Kenilworth House in Warwickshire. Saturday night on BBC4 has a special on 60’s singer/songwriter Long John Baldry. Elton John wrote Someone Saved My Life Tonight about Baldry after coming out to him. It airs at 11.55pm. More4 repeats The Gangster and the Pervert Peer at 10pm Saturday, delving into the dirt around Lord Boothby, Tom Driberg and Ronnie Kray.
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.
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1974 & 1989
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US Hits
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 10.30: Reasons to Be Cheerful. Stephen K. Amos on how things have got better since the 1970s
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig again
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music buffs’ quiz
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
BBC Radio 4 - 6.05: Something Understood. Includes lines by Walt Whitman
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Exceptional in the Eighties. Richard Allinson on Madonna, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys and George Michael. Interesting choice
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: France’s Forgotten Concentration Camps
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30: Head to Head. Edward Stourton remembers Gore Vidal’s debate with Clive James over Christianity and freedom of thought from the 1970s
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. Colin Murray discusses Frank Sinatra with Matthew Parris
BBC Radio 4 - 11: The Secret World. Comedy starring Jon Culshaw 3/6
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Last Word. Obituaries. LGBT content unknown
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
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 – Friday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lamé or Baylen Leonard
Gaydar Radio - Brighton, London DAB and online 24/7
Manchester’s gaydio www.gaydio.co.uk
FYI Radio (gay youth radio) - online (currently only podcast but soon to grow to a fully fledged station) www.fyiradio.net
6pm (last Tuesday of the month)
Out in South London - local LGBT radio show with Rosie Wilby and guests
Listen online at www.southcityradio.org