Wednesday, June 10, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 6th - 12th 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.

Lisa and Rodrigo are safely inside the Big Brother house. Fingers crossed for Charlie the Geordie gay and Soffia the questioning. And as I write this the posh one has just announced that he’s bi. It’s like Marmite isn’t it? Totally Saturday on Saturday night (bizarrely enough) at 7.30pm is something to do with celebrities and real people and is hosted by Graham Norton. Stephen Fry returns to the role of the eponymous Peter Kingdom on ITV1 Sunday at 9pm. Also on Sunday, Rhona Cameron has to take a break from share everything partner Suran to join unreconstructed 70s comedian Stan Boardman and housewife Viv has to get used to new ways in Celebrity Wife Swap on C4 at 8pm. Matt Lucas on ITV1’s This Morning at 10.30am Wednesday, promoting Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, the camp sword and sorcery adventure that starts on BBC2 the following evening at 9pm. Sue Perkins guests on Jonathan Ross; BBC1 10.35pm.

ITV1 repeats a tribute to the late Larry Grayson at 10.30pm Saturday. 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. C4 repeats Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat 11.40pm Thursday.

Ellen is on Fiver every weekday morning at 6. Will & Grace 9 and Come Dine with Me at 5.30pm on C4.

Saturday’s a write-off. Carry on Loving is on BBC2 at 6pm Sunday. I mustn’t speak ill of the dead so I won’t say that the execrable Dick Emery who ruined my childhood stars in Ooh…You Are Awful on BBC1 at 12.35am the same evening. Shame on the BBC for showing such ghastliness. Tuesday sees The Krays on Action/Thriller at 11.10pm and St. Trinians on Family at 10.10pm. Family on Thursday does Hairspray at 8pm and X-Men at 10.

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 6th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1964 & 1987
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 Wiltshire
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
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 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page on Sunday. Looks at Billy Elliot as a contender for the Tony award
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
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 8th
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint

Thursday 11th
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 12th
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 at:

GayRadio-UK is a new online radio station in Blackpool and promises a variety of LGBT programming. The audio stream is at Guests iunclude 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 – Friday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lamé 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
Listen online at

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