Saturday, September 5, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 5th - 11th 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.

Clare Balding guests in As Seen on TV on BBC1 at 5pm Saturday. Handel and Mendelssohn in The Proms at 5.40 onBBC2. Come Dine with Me omnibus at 4pm C4. Dr Who’s Greatest Moments on BBC3 at 7.15 and Stephen Fry in America on Dave at 7.
On Sunday Gay Icon Neil Diamond performs from Madison Square Gardens on BBC1 at 10.20pm. More Come Dine with Me on C4 at 8. An Audience with Kenneth Williams at 7.25 on ITV3.
On Monday there’s QI repeated on Dave at 9.40pm. RuPaul’s Drag Race on Tuesday at 11pm on E4. Sue Perkins chairsThe Big Food Fight on C4 at 10pm Tuesday, which she talks about on This Morning on ITV1 at 10.30am Wednesday,after Jason Donovan (who is not gay) talks about Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on GMTV at around half 8.
Also on Wednesday, Derren Brown does something amazing at 10.35pm in what is called The Event at 10.35pm on C4.At 10.45 there’s a repeat of his live show with celebs.
On Friday, both episodes of Corrie on ITV1 are written by Jonathan Harvey. C4 trots out the Celebrity Come Dine with Me edition that includes Christopher Biggins and Edwina Currie drooling all over an appreciative Philip Olivier for the third time in so many months at 8.30. This is followed by a repeat of Tuesday’s Big Food Fight at 8.30. At 9pm in The Events, Derren Brown explains how he did whatever he did on Wednesday. Don’t worry if you’re in the pub; it’s repeated at 11.35. Then Placebo perform live at 12.40am.

Will and Grace at 9am and Come Dine with Me every weekday at 5.30 on C4. The Wire 11.20pm Tuesday,Wednesday and 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.

X-Men on Action Thriller Sunday at 10.50pm (and 6.10pm Friday). Rocky Horror on Indie Monday (and Thursday) at4.35pm and Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls at 9pm Film4. St. Trinians Wednesday at 8pm on Comedy.

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 5th
BBC Radio 2 - 10am: Jonathan Ross. John Barrowman guests
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops 81 and 92. Soft Cell
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Radio 2 Live in Blackpool. Featuring Will Young and Mika
BBC Radio 2 - 11: Bob Harris. With Sarah Jane Morris ex-Communards
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour

Sunday 6th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
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 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute. Stephen Fry

Tuesday 8th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Soul Music. The Look of Love, performed by Dusty Springfield amongst others
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. With Matthew Parris. Boris Johnson on Samuel Johnson

Wednesday 9th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton

Thursday 10th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Ena. Sharples that is. Mark Radcliffe’s assessment of the character and the actress and performer who played her – Violet Carson – features Tony Warren

Friday 11th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne

Local and online

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

No comments: