Saturday, July 4, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 4th - 10th 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.


Owt on’t’telly?

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

Sacha Baron Cohen: New Hero of Comedy on Channel 4 at 10.30pm on Saturday. Stephen Fry cameos on Top Gear at 8pm Sunday on BBC2. It’s Torchwood week on BBC1 from Monday to Friday in an ongoing story at 9pm every night. The Supersizers Eat… their way through the French Revolution on BBC2 at 9pm Monday. Imagine onBBC1 at 10.35pm Tuesday follows Rufus Wainwright.

One L and a G and 2 Bs on BB on C4. Totally Saturday on Saturday night at 6.30pm is hosted by Graham Norton. Alan Carr’s Chatty Man repeated on C4 at 11.35 on the same evening. Stephen Fry as the eponymous PeterKingdom on ITV1 Sunday at 9pm. Alan Carr hosts his own show Chatty Man at 10pm C4. Ugly Betty on C4 at 10pm Wednesday and Skins at 11 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. The Newsnight Review is having a a gay special on Friday on BBC2 at 11pm.
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.

St Trinians with Rupert Everett on Comedy at 10pm on Saturday. La Vie en Rose on Indie Monday at 2pm and 11.30. Boys Don’t Cry at 10pm on Indie Tuesday. Challenging 80s cult movie My Beautiful Laundrette onWednesday Film4 1.25am. On Friday there’s X-Men on Action/Thriller at 11.05pm.

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 4th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1976 & 1990
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 2 - 10pm: Feelin’ Love: The Donna Summer Story. Profile of the perplexing gay icon
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig’s back
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 citizenship
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 5th
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 - 4.30pm: Walking with Whitman. Annual Lancashire ramble in honour of Walt Whitman
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 5Live - 7pm: Gay Life After Saddam
BBC Radio 7 - 8pm: Vanity Fair. Narrated by Stephen Fry

Monday 6th
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30pm: Disco Classics with Dave Pearce
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Tuesday 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: All of Me: The Betrayal of Billie Holliday
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30: Marc Riley’s Musical Time Machine. Brian Epstein
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: Book of the Week: Stalin’s Nemesis. Trotsky’s exile, including his stay with Frida Kahlo
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: Morris and the Muslims. William Morris

Wednesday 8th
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: Book of the Week: Stalin’s Nemesis. Trotsky’s exile, including his stay with Frida Kahlo
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Tonight LGBT rights vs religion

Thursday 9th
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 10th
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne
BBC Radio 7 - 9: Vanity Fair. Narrated by Stephen Fry
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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