Sunday, July 19, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 18th - 24th 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.

Jonathan Harvey scripts Corrie at 7.30 and 8.30 ITV1 Monday. The Supersizers Eat… their way through the 1950s onBBC2 at 9pm Monday. Imagine on BBC1 at 10.35pm. Dr Who is back on BBC3 every evening at 7, QI is back onDave and Will & Grace is back on Living every day.
Imagine on BBC1 at 10.35 examines John Maynard Keynes’ contribution to the Arts. The much trailered Desperate Romantics starts on BBC2 at 9. Looks like a Pre-Raphaelite Men Behaving Badly, but might be worth watching in the hope of some gay content. Ray Gosling Reports: OAP on BBC4 at 11.30pm.
One L and 2 Gs and 2 Bs on BB on C4. Alan Carr hosts his own show Chatty Man at 10pm C4. The Wire 11.20pm Tuesday and Wednesdayon BBC2. Ugly Betty on C4 at 10pm Wednesday and Skins at 11 on Wednesday. OnThursday, Psychoville at 10 on BBC2. A repeat of QI, hosted by Stephen Fry, is on BBC2 at 10pm Friday.
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. Come Dine with Me at 5.30pm on C4.

Kinky Boots on BBC1 at 10.25pm Sunday It’s a 2005 Brit movie about a shoe factory in Northampton that branches into making ladies’ shoes in men’s sizes in a bid for survival. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging touches on lesbianism at 6pm, Sunday on Sky Premiere.
Indie airs The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8.15pm Thursday. 50s heart-throb James Dean in Rebel without a Cause at 6.50 on TCM.

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 18th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton.
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
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 - 8: Archive on 4 - Soho
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 19th
BBC Radio 2 - 11am: Elaine Page. With West End show tunes and guests
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 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past

Monday 20th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton. Covering the holidays
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30pm: Disco Classics with Dave Pearce
BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 - Soho (rpt - shortened)
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: The Inconstant Moon. Jeannette Winterson
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Tuesday 21st
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton. Covering the holidays
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30am: Musical Migrants: From New York to Rio
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: The Inconstant Moon

Wednesday 22nd
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton. Covering the holidays
BBC Radio 2 - 10pm: Trevor Nelson on Diana Ross
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: The Inconstant Moon
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: 4 in a Field. Festival Comedy includes a stand-up by Stephen K. Amos
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Aggressive debate that often touches on LGBT issues

Thursday 23rd
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton. Covering the holidays
BBC Radio 4 - 3.30pm: Grandfather, Grandfather. Story by Stephen K. Amos
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45: The Inconstant Moon
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Shappi Talk. Shappi Khorsandi talks to Ken Livingstone and gay standing comedian Paul Sinha, and takes a wry look at religion.

Friday 24th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Dale Winton. Covering the holidays
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: The Inconstant Moon
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Question Time. Peter Tatchell and Peter Hitchens are on the panel. Safety belts on!
BBC Radio 4 - 9: The Inconstant Moon. Omnibus
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne


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 РFriday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lam̩ 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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