Sunday, June 21, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 20th - 26th 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.

Totally Saturday on Saturday night at 7.30pm is hosted by Graham Norton. Repeats of Supersizers on BBC2 at 10.40pm and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man repeated on C4 at 11.10 on the same evening. Stephen Fry as the eponymous Peter Kingdom on ITV1 Sunday at 9pm. Alan Carr hosts his own showChatty Man at 10pm C4. Wimbledon from Monday. Sue Perkins joins Giles Coren in The Supersizers Eat on BBC2 at 9pm Monday, followed by Clare Balding in Have I Got News for You at 9.30. Ugly Betty’s back on C4 at 10pm Wednesday. On Thursday, Psychoville at 10pm on BBC2. Matt Lucas inKröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire on BBC2 at 9pm. An L and a G and 3 Bs on BB on C4. C4 repeats the first series of Dirty Sexy Money at1.05am Wednesday. C4 repeats Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat 11.40pm Thursday.
Usually there’s some LGBT content on The Big Questions on BBC1 on Sunday morning at 10am. Ellen is on Fiver every weekday morning at 6. Will & Grace 9 and Come Dine with Me at 5.30pm on C4.

Milk gets its first small screen showing in the UK but you have to pay. Sky Box Office and FFlex from Monday. Mamma Mia Saturday-Friday at 8pm (6pm on Wednesday) on Premiere. X-Men yet again on Family at 10pm. Boys Don’t Cry on Indie at 10pm Sunday. St Trinians with Rupert Everett at11.40pm on Family Tuesday. Public school 60’s cult classic If… on Film4 12.50am Thursday. La Vie en Rose on Indie 10pm 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 20th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1971 & 1980
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
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10: Any Questions? Alan Duncan
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
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: The Reith Lectures. Michael Sandel on the moral dilemmas raised by same-sex marriage
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 21st
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page on Sunday. Looks at Gypsy and The Sound of Music
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 - 12.04pm: I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue. Stephen Fry and The Rippling Sven
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 22nd
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Stephen Fry in the shoes of the late Humphrey Lyttleton.

Tuesday 23rd
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: The Reith Lectures. Michael Sandel, Harvard’s professor of Government, on manipulative medicine, including gender reassignment
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Menotti. Music writer Michael White tells the life story of composer Gian Carlo Menotti, lover of Samuel Barber.
BBC Radio 7 - 9.15pm: The Master and Mrs. Tucker. Play chronicling Noel Coward’s relationship with E. Nesbit

Wednesday 24th
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Aggressive debate that often touches on LGBT issues

Thursday 25th
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: Does the Team Think? With Julian Clary
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 26th
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
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 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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