Saturday, June 27, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 27th June - 3rd July

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.


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A round up of LGBT progs and personalities on British TV.


Stephen Fry cameos on Top Gear at 8pm Sunday on BBC2. The Supersizers Eat… their way through the 50s on BBC2 at 9pm Monday. Imagine onBBC1 at 10.35pm Tuesday follows David Hockney at work in the Yorkshire countryside.

One or two Ls and a G and 2 Bs on BB on C4. Totally Saturday on Saturday night at 7.30pm is hosted by Graham Norton. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brünoguests on Jonathan Ross at 12.40pm on BBC1. 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 show Chatty Man at 10pm C4. Ugly Betty on C4 at 10pm Wednesday. C4 repeats Ugly Betty at 9pm and Skins at 10 on Wednesday. On Thursday, Matt Lucas in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire on BBC2 at 9pm followed by Psychoville at 10. C4 repeats Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat 11.45pm 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.

Rocky Horror Picture Show on Indie Saturday at 10pm. The original Psycho on Classics at 1.35 am Sunday. West Side Story 7.45am Drama Monday; Gypsy 7.15am TCM. Rocky Horror again on Screen 1 7am and 11.50pm Wednesday. On Thursday there’s X-Men on Action/Thriller at 8pm andPsycho again on Classics at 2am. James Dean’s last film Giant, with Rock Hudson, on Friday Classics 9pm.

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 27th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1969 & 1979
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 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig’s back
BBC Radio 4 - 10.35: A Funny Sort of Sound. Julian Clary on musical novelty acts
BBC Radio 4 - 3.30pm: Menotti. Music writer Michael White tells the life story of composer Gian Carlo Menotti, lover of Samuel Barber.
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 of eugenics
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 28th
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
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 4 - 10.45: Dave’s Friends in the North. Two-parter looking at why the Tories can’t cut the mustard north of Watford. Features Alan Duncan
BBC Radio 7 - 8pm: Vanity Fair. Narrated by Stephen Fry
BBC Radio 7 -10pm: The News Quiz

Monday 29th
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Stephen Fry
BBC Radio 4 - 7.15: Front Row. Interview with Russell T. Davies

Tuesday 30th
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: Stonewall: The Riots that Triggered the Gay Revolution. Tom Robinson presents a special on the 40th anniversary of the riots that started the modern LGBT movement. Includes previously unaired archive interviews with Craig Rodwell and Barbara Gittings
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30: You Heard it the Movies. People who compose for films, including Leonard Bernstein
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: The Reith Lectures. Michael Sandel, Harvard’s professor of Government, on consumerism

Wednesday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30: Media Show. Paul Gambaccini guests
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15: Torchwood. Same cast; no pictures. Three-parter
BBC Radio 4 - 7.15pm: Front Row. John Wilson reports on The National Portrait Gallery’s Gay Icons
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Aggressive debate that often touches on LGBT issues

Thursday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Torchwood
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. With Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 3rd
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15: Torchwood
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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