Saturday, September 19, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 19th - 25th 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.

Stephen Fry seeks out the aye aye in Last Chance to See on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday. The Paul O’ Grady Show returns on C4 every weekday from 5pm, with guests Mika and Dame Edna on Monday and John Barrowman on Friday. Also onMonday, Robert Mapplethorpe is on Sky Arts 1 at 9.55pm.
Last Chance to See is repeated on BBC2 at 11.50pm Tuesday.
On Friday, Jonathan Ross has Graham Norton as a guest at 10.35pm BBC1. Jonathan Harvey scripts both editions of Corrieon ITV1 (7.30 and 8.30). Derren Brown glues us to our seats at 9pm on C4. Or rather, he did that last week.

Will and Grace at 9am and Come Dine with Me every weekday at 5.30 on C4, as well as Saturday at 4 and other repeatings on More4. Big Food Fight with Sue Perkins on C4 at 10pm Tuesday (repeated 8pm Friday). Ugly Betty on C4at 10pm Wednesday.

Carry on Matron on BBC2 at 6pm Saturday. Rocky Horror on Indie at 11am. Rupert Everett as headmistress in St. Trinians on Comedy at 9.35pm Monday. La Vie en Rose at 2pm and 2.25am Wednesday on Indie.

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 19th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops. 67 and 80
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini US Hits
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07: Ramblings. New Series with Clare Balding
BBC Radio 4 - 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30pm: Daphne du Maurier – Frenchman’s Creek

Sunday 20th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. Guests Richard O’Brien
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 11.1: The Reunion. The Creation of Stonewall
BBC Radio 4 - 12.04pm: Just a Minute. Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30pm: The Frankie Howerd Show

Monday 21st
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30pm: Holloway Dreams: The Joe Meek Story. Tom Robinson presents a profile of the troubled gay sound engineer
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45: Book of the Week. Elizabeth’s Women. Tracy Borman’s biography examines the role of women in the life of Elizabeth I - Repeated at 12.30am every weekday
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: Just a Minute. Sue Perkins

Tuesday 22nd
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30pm: The Stanley Baxter Story. Told by Eddie Izzard
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: Great Lives. With Matthew Parris. Paul Daniels on Harry Houdini

Wednesday 23rd
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30pm: Chain Reaction. Eddie Izzard interviews Alistair Campbell
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Iconclasts. Edward Stourton chairs a moral debate on the age of consent

Thursday 24th
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play: Good Evening. An affectionate look at the birth of the Beyond the Fringe team, featuring Alan Bennett as a character
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. New series presented by Evan Davies

Friday 25th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: The Reunion. The Birth of Stonewall. Repeat from Sunday
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. Wahey! Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Any Questions. Minister of CMS Ben Bradshaw speaks
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

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