Saturday, November 14, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 14th - 20th 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.

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On Saturday morning Clare Balding presents The Lord Mayor’s Show on BBC1 at 10.45. QI on Dave at 8.20. Torchwood on Watch at 9pm.
BBC1’s The Big Questions on Sunday at 10am often features LGBT issues. This week Stephen K Amos is on the panel so it’s more than likely. Ugly Betty on C4 at 3.30pm. Dr Who one-off at 7pm on BBC1. I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here on ITV1 at 9pm. Samantha Fox and TV-interior-designer couple Colin Macallister and Justin Ryan fly the rainbow flag. Doctor Who Confidential on BBC3 at 8pm. Raymond Burr features on Bio at 6pm and midnight.
Sue Perkins presents The Art on Your Walls on BBC2 at 9pm Monday. Derren Brown in 3D at 10pm the same night. Skins at 11pm on E4.
Alan Carr
guests on Paul O’Grady at 5 on Tuesday. What the Dickens on Sky Arts 1 at 10.30pm.
Grayson Perry
in Where is Modern Art Now? on BBC4 at 9pm Wednesday. The Thin Blue Line repeated on Gold at 7.45pm and What the Dickensagain at 10.30 on Sky Arts 1.
Alan Carr guests on This Morning at 10.30am ITV1 Thursday. Boyz II Men on The Alan Titchmarsh Show at 3 on the same channel. At 8pm on BBC1 Children in Need features Shirley Bassey and Mica. Unfortunately it also features Chris Moyles. Alan Carr: Chatty Man starts again at 10pm on C4. QIon Dave at 9pm. The Thin Blue Line at 7.45 on Gold and Stephen Fry goes American on Bones at 9pm on Sky 1. More Dickens on Sky Arts1 at10.30pm.
Stephen Fry in America
on Dave at 8pm. Sky Arts 1 has What the Dickens at 10.30pm and Arts 2 has Simon Callow at 11.30am.
Beautiful People
at 9.30 on BBC2 Friday. Children in Need night on BBC1 features the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert after midnight.

C4’s Come Dine with Me
is from Kent on Saturday at 4. X Factor ITV1 Saturday and Sunday. The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm on Monday and11.55 Tuesday on BBC1.
Come Dine with Me
on Sunday at 8pm on C4.
at 8am,Will and Grace at 9am and Ugly Betty at 11, plus the Paul O’Grady Show every day at 5pm on C4. Gok Wan on How to Look Good Naked C4 8pm Tuesday. 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).
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 Contact with Jodie Foster at 5pm on Five and Four Weddings and a Funeral on C4 at 9.30pm.
St Trinians with Rupert Everett as headmistress at 6.15pm Comedy Sunday. Repeated Thursday 9.30pm.
Flesh for Frankenstein
with gay icon Joe Dallessandro at 12.40am in 3D on C4.
on Sci-Fi/Horror at 4.35pm on Thursday with the creepily gorgeous Anthony Perkins.

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 14th
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 - 10.30: Armatrading for Mayor. Joan on the history of the office and its inhabitants
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents.
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: The Moral Maze. Bear pit that sometimes touches on LGBT issues
BBC Radio 7 - 12: midnight Dr Who: The Commentaries

Sunday 15th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: John Barrowman. Features La Cage aux Folles
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 10: The News Quiz

Monday 16th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton. Covering Steve Wright

Tuesday 17th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton. Covering Steve Wright
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30am: Parting Shots. Matthew Parris on diplomats and ambassadors
BBC Radio 4 - 4.55pm: 1989 Day-by-Day. A Labour Peer asserts that men cannot contract HIV through heterosexual relations and police in Prague beat protesters
BBC Radio 4 - 7.15pm: Front Row special: interview with Alan Bennett

Wednesday 18th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton. Covering Steve Wright
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

Thursday 19th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton. Covering Steve Wright
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30: Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings
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

Friday 20th
BBC Radio 2 - 2pm: Graham Norton. Covering Steve Wright
BBC Radio 2 - 7.30: Friday Night is Music Night
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. With Sue Perkins
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing about
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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