Tuesday, November 10, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 7th - 13th November

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.
With our apologies for the delay due to a technical problem.

Warning: One film not to see is The Execution of Gary Glitter on C4. It examines what would happen to Paul Gadd (Glitter’s BC name) if capital punishment came back to the UK. Anne Widdecombe and Gary Bushell have cameo roles, as does Miranda Sawyer (what on earth did she think she was doing?) C4 Monday 9pm

On Saturday morning Nigel Slater cooks Simple Suppers on BBC1 at 11.30. In the evening Mika and La Roux perform on 4Music: Live from Abbey Road on C4 at 11.20. Alan Cummings investigates The Real Cabaret on BBC4 at 11.30pm. Lindsay Lohan at 9am and Freddie Mercury at 11pm onBio. What the Dickens on Sky Arts 1 for insomniacs at 1.10am.
I bet you never thought All Star Family Fortunes would be in this guide. Well, the ludicrously-cheesy-yet-made-almost-pallatable-by-Vernon-Kaye ITV1show features John Barrowman and his at 7.15pm Sunday. Simon Callow’s Classical Destinations on Sky Arts 1 at 7pm. QI on Dave at 9 and Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive on Blighty at 10pm. Best wishes to him because I believe he’s on a downer at the moment.
Sandi Toksvig is Paul O’Grady’s guest on Monday at 5pm C4. Stephen Fry in America on Dave at 8pm. Sky Arts 1 has What the Dickens at 10.30pmand Arts 2 has Simon Callow at 11.30am
Stephen K. Amos guests on The Wright Stuff on Five at 9.15am from Tuesday through till Friday. Also on Tuesday, a double helping of QI on Dave at8.20pm. Lots of What the Dickens on Sky Arts 1, with Dirk Bogarde By Myself at 11pm. Ballet Boyz at 8pm Sky Arts 2.
On Wednesday Sandi Toksvig pops up on ITV1’s This Morning and Simon Lycett, Elton John’s flower arranger, will be on hand with his tips at 3pm onThe Alan Titchmarsh Show. What the Dickens is on Sky Arts 1 again.
On Friday QBoy’s Coming Out to Class in repeated on C4 at 9.35am and there’s Peter Kaye: Raider of the Pop Charts on C4 at 9pm. But Beautiful People is back! Simon and Kylie become wedding designers in Jonathan Harvey’s comedy designed on the childhood of Simon Doonan. BBC2 10pm

C4’s Come Dine with Me is from Cambridge on Saturday at 4. X Factor ITV1 Saturday and Sunday. The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm on Mondayand 11.55 Tuesday on BBC1. Frasier at 8am,Will and Grace at 9am and Come Dine with Me on Sunday on C4. Paul O’Grady Show every day at 5pm onC4. Gok Wan on How to Look Good Naked C4 8pm Tuesday. The Restaurant at 8pm on Thursday BBC2 (if you like watching people break down and cry in front of Raymond Blanc). True Blood is on C4 on Wednesday at 10pm. Gok Wan on How to Look Good Naked C4 8pm Tuesday and Derren Brown at 11. Syed and Christian are still trying to find their way on Eastenders on BBC1 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8pm with an omnibus on Sunday at 1.25pm.

On terrestrial Saturday there’s The Full Monty on C4 at 9.30pm and The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino as Shylock on BBC2 at 12.20am. Why? Because the hero’s a woman and Antonio and Bassanio are obviously more than just good friends. Mamma Mia! on Family at 8pm.
Meet Dorothy and her friends on Five 3pm Sunday with The Wizard of Oz. Bogarde in Doctor in Distress at 5.05 Film4. On Wednesday there’s X-Men onModern Greats at 11pm and O Lucky Man on TCM at 11.30pm. Marilyn Monroe in Let’s Make Love on Film4 4.30pm Thursday.

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 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 10am: Jonathan Ross. Morrissey guests
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 3 - 8.45pm: Britten in the 50s
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: This is the Army, Mr Jones. JohnBarrowman on Irving Berlin’s morale boosting wartime show
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: The Moral Maze. Bear pit that sometimes touches on LGBT issues. This week it’s about Twitter and brings up that Jan Moir article on Stephen Gately

Sunday 8th
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 10: The News Quiz

Tuesday 10th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: The Choice. Michael Buerk talks to Miranda Ponsonby about her decision to have gender reassignment surgery
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30: Parting Shots. Matthew Parris on diplomats and ambassadors
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play: Albert’s Boy. Victor Spinetti plays Albert Einstein in a tragi-comic look at his twilight years
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30: The Choice. As 9am

Wednesday 11th
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Hut 33: Back to Your Post. Sitcom set in Bletchley Park in 1942.
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. The cut-throat debate that often touches on LGBT issues returns
BBC Radio 7 - 5.30pm: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere. 1987 comedy features Tim Curry and Simon Callow

Thursday 12th
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davies
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: Pick-ups. Comedy set in a Manchester cab firm. LGBT content unknown
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30: The Canterville Ghost. Alistair McGowan reads from Wilde’s satirical ghost story

Friday 13th
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne

Local and online

For a global classification of queer radio on line:
http://radiotime.com/Search.aspx?query=gay&so=26,52,78 and
Gay Internet Radio Live (G.I.R.L.) is on the air 24 hours a day with dance music from the US at www.gayinternetradiolive.com.

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 http://www.tuesdaynightout.co.uk/

GayRadio-UK is a new online radio station in Blackpool and promises a variety of LGBT programming. The audio stream is at www.gayradiouk.com. 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 www.feastoffools.net, 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 www.gaydio.co.uk

FYI Radio (gay youth radio) - online (currently only podcast but soon to grow to a fully fledged station) www.fyiradio.net


Last Tuesday of the month - 6pm
Out in South London - local LGBT radio show with Rosie Wilby and guests
Listen online at www.southcityradio.org

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