Friday, June 12, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 13th - 19th 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.

Quite a lot this week. Sandi Toksvig stars as Geraldine alongside Stephen Fry as the eponymous Peter Kingdom on ITV1 Sunday at 9pm. Alan Carrhosts his own show Chatty Man at 10pm C4. Sue Perkins joins Giles Coren in the return of The Supersizers Eat on BBC2 at 9pm Monday. This week it’s the 8os and they shall have dinner with Norman Tebbitt and Jeffrey Archer. Let’s hope Sue can keep it down. On Thursday, Syed falls for Christian inEastenders at 7.30pm BBC1, and Stephen K Amos is a celebrity chef in Celebrity Masterchef at 8. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, makers of The League of Gentlemen give us creepy comedy with Psychoville at 10pm on BBC2.
An L and a G and 3 Bs on BB on C4. Totally Saturday on Saturday night at 7.30pm is hosted by Graham Norton. Matt Lucas in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire on BBC2 on Thursday at 9pm.

C4 repeats the first series of Dirty Sexy Money at 12.30am Wednesday. C4 repeats Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat 11.40pm Thursday.
Alan Carr’s Tooth Fairy Live is repeated on C4 at 10pm Saturday. Usually there’s some LGBT content on The Big Questions on BBC1 on Sundaymorning at 10am. Ellen is on Fiver every weekday morning at 6. Will & Grace 9 and Come Dine with Me at 5.30pm on C4.

St Trinians with Rupert Everett at 10pm on Family Saturday. Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9am and 8.15pm on Indie Sunday. Philadelphia at 10pmon Five on Monday and Hairspray on Screen 1 at 8. Scream and Scream Again for sheer campness on Classics at 10.40pm on Tuesday. X-Men onFamily at 10pm at 1.30 and The Krays at 11.05pm on Screen 2 the same evening. St Trinians again on Family at 10.10pm on Wednesday. Dirk Bogarde in Hot Enough for June on BBC2 at 1pm Thursday; Scum on ITV4 at 10pm and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm on Screen 1. Hairspray at 10pm on Screen 1 at 10pm on Friday.

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 13th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1967 & 1978
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 2 - 10: The Fourth, the Fifth, the Final Fall. Repeat of covers of Cohen’s Hallelujah; including KD and Wainwright
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07am: Ramblings. Clare Balding in Dorset
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
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 - 8: Archive on 4: The First A&R Man. EMI Hayes examined by Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music buffs’ quiz
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 14th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page on Sunday. Looks at Hairspray
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Poetry Please. Carol Ann Duffy
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 15th
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Stephen Fry in the shoes of the late Humphrey Lyttleton. No pressure there then

Tuesday 16th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: The Reith Lectures. Michael Sandel, Harvard’s professor of Government, on Morality in Politics, including same-sex marriage

Wednesday 17th
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Aggressive debate that often touches on LGBT issues

Thursday 18th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas – Probably. Miriam Margolyes on the gravelly Canadian voiceover who featured on many a 70s and 80s ad
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4- 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 19th
BBC Radio 2 - 10pm: Claudia Winkleman. Sarah Waters guests
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word. Obituary show that has featured LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Any Questions. Alan Duncan represents the Tories
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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