Friday, October 2, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 3rd - 9th October

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.

Kristian Digby does silly things in Hole in the Wall on BBC1 at 5.45pm on Saturday. BBC2 dedicates its evening schedule to Monty Python to celebrate its 40th birthday from 9.15, including archive footage of Graham Chapman. Friday Night with Streisand and Ross on BBC HD at 10.15pm (and 11.05pmBBC1 Sunday). Dr Who on Watch 8pm. Stephen Fry seeks out the kakapo (I’ve seen one! TF) in Last Chance to See on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday. Also on Sunday, film maker Alison Jackson profiles Andy Warhol and what he would make of our celebrity culture on The South Bank Show on ITV1 at10.15pm. Montgomery Clift on Bio at 10pm.
On Monday there’s the return of What the Dickens? on Sky Arts 1 at 8.30pm.
Wednesday Sky Arts2 airs Bernstein – Serenade at 12.10am. Julian Clary guests on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1 at 3pm Friday.

LGBT issues are often debated in The Big Questions on BBC1 at 10am Sunday. Will and Grace at 9am and Come Dine with Me every weekday at 5.30on C4, as well as Saturday at 4 and other repeatings on More4. How to Look Good Naked with Gok Wan on C4 at 8pm Tuesday, followed by Sue Perkins in the Big Food Fight at 10 and Derren Brown doing things at 10.30. On Wednesday Nigel Slater produces Simple Suppers on BBC1 at 7.30pm. QI onDave at 9pm. Paul O’Grady Show every day at 5pm on C4.

Ian Mckellen as Gandalf in LOOR The return of the King C4 7pm Saturday. Hairspray 6pm Screen 1 Sunday. La Vie en Rose on Indie at 10pm Monday.It’s also on Screen 2 at 6.45am Thursday. On Friday, there’s Anthony Perkins in Psycho at 1.55pm on Screen 1, A Room with a View from the Forster novel at 6.45pm on Film4 and Boys Don’t Cry on Film4 at 10.55.

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 3rd
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops. 62 and 86
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Barbara Streisand: The way I am. Interview with Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07am: Ramblings. Clare Balding in north Northumberland
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents. Sue Perkins guests
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: the Bottom Line. Evan Davis
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Archive on 4: In the Beginning Was the Nerd. Stephen Fry reminds us of the Millennium Bug and the panic that surrounded it.
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30pm: Daphne du Maurier – Frenchman’s Creek

Sunday 4th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 3 - 10:45pm: Words and Music: Feasting with Panther - A sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of gay love (rpt)
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 12.04pm: Just a Minute. Graham Norton
BBC Radio 4 - 2.45: Food for Thought. Lionel Blue on being a gay Rabbi, amongst other things.
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
BBC Radio 7 - 10: The News Quiz

Monday 5th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Start the Week. featuring Peter Maxwell Davies (rpt 9.30pm)

Thursday 8th
BBC Radio 4 - 3pm: Ramblings. Clare Balding in Northumberland
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davies

Friday 8th
BBC Radio 2 - 7pm: Bassey! Interview with the gay icon from Tiger Bay
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents. Sue Perkins guests
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 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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