Friday, November 27, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 28th November - 4th December

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.

Dirty Dali: A Private View at 11.25pm on More4 Saturday. Brian Sewell assesses the artist’s tastes, which included a fondness for androgyny. Not for the faint-hearted I gather. Die-hard fans of Dolly Parton might choose to watch Fern Britton Meets…on BBC1 at 10am Sunday, where the C and W icon talks about the impact of religion on her life and in her work. Andy Warhol’s Factory People on Sky Arts1 at 7pm.
Stephen Fry
guests on The Graham Norton Show at 10.35 on Monday (repeated Tuesday 11.55). Kristian Digby in South London in Open House on BBC2 at 1.45pm. BBC2 also repeats last Thursday’s QI at 10, while C4 is airing Ugly Betty. If you want to know about Rudolf Nureyev, there’s Margot on BBC4 at 9pm followed by a repeat of the performance of Marguerite and Armand at 10.25. Christopher Biggins on The Wright Stuff on Five at 9.15am.
On Tuesday there’s lots of QI on Dave and Watch repeats Russell T Davies’ version of Casanova, with David Tennant in the leading role, at 10pm.
Tracey Chapman
on Bio at 8.30pm Wednesday.
Eddie Izzard on Paul O’Grady at 5 on C4, plus Sandi Toksvig on QI on BBC1 at 9.30pm Thursday.
On Friday there’s Nureyev on BBC4 at 8pm (Romeo and Juliet) and 10 (From Russia with Love). Eddie Izzard in performance on More4 at 11.10pm.

On Saturday morning Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers on BBC1 at 11.30. C4’s Come Dine with Me on Saturday at 4. Doctor Who and Torchwood on Watch at 8 and 9pm. X Factor ITV1 Saturday and Sunday. Celebrity Get Me Out of Here all week on ITV1 until they kick out or if they keep that gay couple that do people’s houses. The Final is on Friday at 8.30pm.
Come Dine with Me comes from Colchester and includes tantrums on Sunday at 8pm on C4.
Frasier at 8am,Will and Grace at 9am and Ugly Betty at 11, plus the Paul O’Grady Show every day at 5pm on C4. True Blood on Wednesday C4 at 10pm. The Restaurant at 8pm on Thursday BBC2 (if you like watching people break down and cry in front of Raymond Blanc). Alan Carr Chatty Man at 10pm on C4. Beautiful People at 10pm on BBC2 Friday.

Monday on Screen 1 at 8pm there’s Mamma Mia! Carry on Doctor on C4 at 1.35 Tuesday. 1.35pm Tuesday night on Film4. Frears’ Prick up Your Ears, the bio-pic of Joe Orton, on Film4 at 1.30am Wednesday night. Psycho at 10.15 on Sky Movies Christmas Thursday night. Denholm Elliott stars in Vault of Horror at 1.55am Friday night on Film4.

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 28th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini US Hits
BBC Radio 4- 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig presents.
BBC Radio 4 - 2.30: Saturday Play: The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial. In 1925 Tennessee tried to outlaw the teaching of Darwin
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends

Sunday 29th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 3 - 10.45: Words and Music. With Derek Jacobi
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 11.15am: Desert Islands Discs. Morrissey
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 8pm: Where Angels fear to Tread. E.M. Forster
BBC Radio 7 - 10: The News Quiz

Monday 30th
BBC Radio 7 - 11am & 9pm: EM Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread

Tuesday 1st
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30: He’s Not the Messiah, He’s a Very naughty Boy. Sanjeev Bhaskar on Python’s Life of Brian, remembering Graham Chapman
BBC Radio 7 - 11am & 9pm: EM Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread

Wednesday 2nd
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play: A Dangerous Thing, by John Sessions. The friendship of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift
BBC Radio 4 - 8: The Moral Maze. The cut-throat debate that often touches on LGBT issues returns
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand
BBC Radio 7 - 11am & 9pm: EM Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread

Thursday 3rd
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30: Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand
BBC Radio 7 - 11am & 9pm: EM Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread

Friday 4th
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15: Afternoon Play: Number 10; A Failed State. 4/5 of a series starring Anthiny Sher as PM
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Any Questions? A.A. Gill joins the panel
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing about
BBC Radio 7 - 11am & 9pm: EM Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread
BBC Radio 7 - 11.30: The 99p Challenge. Presented by Sue Perkins

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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