Saturday, July 25, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 25h - 31st 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.

Alan Carr hosts his own show Chatty Man at 10pm Sunday on C4. Guests include Barbara Windsor and Rupert Everett. Monday’s a good night. ITV1’s second helping of Corrie at 8.30 is written by Jonathan Harvey. The Supersizers Eat… their way through Ancient Rome on BBC2 at 9pm. This involves eating things that most of us would drive away from in a fast car. Also at 9 on 4 Rupert Everett follows the trail of the revolutionary bisexual romantic Byron in The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron. Alan Yentob finishes Imagine on BBC1 Tuesday evening 10.35pm.
Lindsay Lohan makes a cameo appearance in Wednesday’s Ugly Betty on 4 at 10pm. Also on Wednesday, Sky Arts 1 starts Theatre Live! with an intro by Sandi Tiksvig at 9pm. Stephen Fry guests on Never Mind the Buzzcocks onBBC2 at 9.30pm Thursday. Torchwood repeated on BBC3 at 9pm Friday. Pet Shop Boys at the O2 Arena C4 12.15am Friday.

One L and 2 Gs and 2 Bs on BB on C4. The Wire 11.20pm Tuesday and Wednesday on BBC2. Ugly Betty on C4 at10pm Wednesday and Skins at 11 on Wednesday. On Thursday, Psychoville winds up at 10 on BBC2. A repeat ofQI, 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. Dr Who on BBC3 every evening at 7, QIon Dave and Will & Grace on Living every day.

X Men on Action/Thriller at 7.10pm Sunday. Mamma Mia 8pm Comedy.
Homo-erotic overtones in Goodbye Charlie Bright on BBC1 at 11.35pm Monday.
Almadóvar’s All about My Mother on Tuesday 11.10pm (and 1.15am Friday) Film4. X2 on ITV2 Wednesday at 9pm. St. Trinians on Comedy 8pm Thursday. Indie airs The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11.55pm 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 25th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops 68 and 87
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini’s US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Saturday Live, features an asexual man
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10pm: Any Questions. Tatchell v Hitchens
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Archive on 4: On Northern Men. Kay Mellor examines how northern men are portrayed in the media – including the gay ones
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: The Moral Maze. Rottweilers’ debate

Sunday 26th
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 - 7.45pm: Blake’s Doors of Perception. Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a metaphor for Hampstead Heath, where Morris discovers his true self.
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: The Film Programme: interview with Sylvia Syms who discussing her part in the seminal 1961 film, Victim.

Monday 27th
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30pm: Disco Classics with Dave Pearce
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Archive on 4 - On Northern Men. Rpt
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. Mark Knopfler
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute. Sue Perkins guests
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: Hairspray and Harmonies. Kit Hesketh Harvey stalks the Ladies Barbershop Quartet contest
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Tuesday 28th
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30am: Musical Migrants: From New York to Rio
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. Bonny Raitt
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: Hairspray and Harmonies. Kit Hesketh Harvey stalks the Ladies Barbershop Quartet contest

Wednesday 29th
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. John Williams
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. Aggressive debate that often touches on LGBT issues

Thursday 30th
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. Russell Lissack. I’ve never heard of him either

Friday 31st
BBC Radio 2 - 7pm: The Movie that Changed My Life. Siouxsie Sioux on Psycho
BBC Radio 2 - 7.30: Friday Night is Music Night. Judy garland Night. With John Barrowman
BBC Radio 2 - 10pm: Claudia Winkleman. With Richard O’Brien
BBC Radio 4 - 3.45pm: Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarists. Bert Jansch
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Last Word
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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