Saturday, May 30, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 30th May -5th June

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 programmes listed below will be available online on the respective network's websites.


Owt on’t’telly?

A round up of LGBT progs and personalities on British TV. This is a truly atrocious week for LGBT content on TV and if you feel like cashing in the licence fee and taking the telly up to the tip there’s never been a better time to do it.

Hay on Sky is on Sky Arts 1 about 3 times a day. Possibility of LGBT content. Ditto What the Dickens? with Sandi Toksvig.

Norton Uncut Sunday 11.30pm is on BBC2. Torchwood Monday on Watch 9pm.

Stephen K Amos guests on The Wright Stuff from Tuesday to Friday at 9.15am on Five. C4 repeats the first series of Dirty Sexy Money at 12.30am Wednesday, while Julian Clary presents the repeated Have I Got News for You at 10.20pm on Dave.

BB begins on C4 at 9pm on Thursday, while Meera Syal investigates self-harm among our youth on BBC2 at the same time.Ellen is on Fiver every weekday morning at 6. Frasier 8.30am, Will & Grace 9 and Come Dine with Me at 5.30pm on C4.

Indie trots out Notes on a Scandal again at 9am and 6.30pm on Saturday, as well as 12.30 and 10pm Wednesday.

On Monday Family shows X-Men at 10pm and 1.30am, while Film4 shows Carry on up the Khyber at 5.10pm, as well as 3pm Thursday. Hairspray airs again on Family 10.20pm Wednesday.

X-Men again on Screen 2 at 11.20pm Friday. It really is a feeble, cynical display when you look at the number of movie channels there are out there.

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 30th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1973 & 1983
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07am: Ramblings. Clare Balding in Northumberland
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10: Any Questions? Caroline Lucas
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis. The only man who can corpse over a Telegraph news article.
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

Sunday 31st
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
BBC Radio 3 - 8pm: Drama on 3: Scandinavian Dreams. Dramatisation of an epic search by Mary Wallstonecraft
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 10pm: The News Quiz

Monday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint

Thursday 4th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Scum. Lowdown on the controversial 1970 borstal movie
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 5th
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
BBC Radio 7 - 11: Saturday Night Fry


For a global classification of queer radio on line:,52,78 and
Gay Internet Radio Live (G.I.R.L.) is on the air 24 hours a day with dance music from the US at

Wythenshaw 97.2 FM, a community radio station, airs a lesbian and gay radio magazine programme once weekly, according to Out North West Magazine published by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation in Manchester. Podcast

GayRadio-UK is a new online radio station which goes on the air from Monday 18th May at 2100 from studios in Blackpool and promises a variety of LGBT programming. The audio stream is at Podcasts are already active and feature guests iuncluding lesbian actress Amanda Barrie, gay icon Su Pollard and radical actor Richie Tomlinson. Daily programmes are uploaded at the most popular gay podcast site on the net, Feast of Fun , with a speech based programme of LGBT guests, news digest and light-hearted discussion.

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 - 6pm
Out in South London - local LGBT radio show with Rosie Wilby and guests
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