Friday, August 28, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 29th August - 4th September

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.

Come Dine with Me repeats on C4 Saturday from 5-7pm and Five shows The Guardian at 6.30. This weeks episode, imported from Five USA, features a gay teenager who is kicked out by his parents. On Sunday there’s The Unforgettable…Kenny Everett on ITV1 at 2pm. Will and Grace back on C4 at 8.40 weekday mornings. Stephen Fry in Whose Line is it Anyway? on Dave at 8.30 followed immediately by QI. Art of Francis Bacon at 8pm on Sky Arts 1 Tuesday at 8pm and Andy Warhol’s Factory People at 11.35.
Best of the week is First Cut on C4 Friday at 8pm. Featuring Jon, who was born and named Natasha, it promises to be a serious look at gender variance.

Final week of BB and not a single gay or lesbian kicked out. Come Dine with Me every weekday at 5 on C4. The Wire 11.20pm Tuesday, Wednesdayand Thursdayon BBC2. Ugly Betty on C4 at 10pm Wednesday and Skins at 11 on Wednesday. Usually there’s some LGBT content on The Big Questions on BBC1 on Sunday morning at 10am.

Lots of Carry-ons. On Saturday, there’s Spying on Gold at 1.05pm, followed by At Your Service at 5.30 and Henry at 7.15. Cowboy, Screaming andCleo back-to-back on ITV3 on Sunday from 5.10pm.
Saturday there’s the X-Men on Action/Thriller at 10pm. Monday there’s La Vie en Rose at 10pm on Indie. Tuesday there’s Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan at 9pm on Film4. The inevitable Rocky Horror Show at 3.10pm and 12.40am on Indie and Hairspray on Comedy Thursday at 6pm. Camp Monroe classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Classic 9pm 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 29th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops 64 and 73
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini’s US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour

Sunday 30th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Alan Cumming guests
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 12.02pm: Just a Minute. Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past

Monday 31st - Bank Holiday
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute. Sue Perkins

Tuesday 1st
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: Twice Ken is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams. Interesting concept. An unearthed, as yet unperformed script for Round the Horne from 1966 is brought to life by actors. Robin Sebastian plays Kenneth Williams and Jonathan Rigby Kenneth Horne
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. With Matthew Parris

Thursday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: At The Fringe. Content unknown

Friday 3rd
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Chris Evans. Live from Blackpool with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8.30: Live at the Lights. The lights being Blackpool Illuminations. Lit up by Alan Carr
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play. Sons. By Nell Leyshon. Two mothers react very differently when their sons, Gabriel and Ryan, fall in love at school
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne

Local and online

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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
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