Sunday, December 13, 2009

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 12th - 18th 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.

Will Young on Cheryl Cole’s Night In on ITV1 at 6.30pm Saturday. X Factor 7.30. Alan Carr on the British Comedy Awards at 9.30. Come Dine with Me Extra Portions at 7.30 on C4. Ian McKellen and Anthony Sher on acting Shakespeare at 8.25pm More4. Double repeat of QI on Dave 9pm. What the Dickens on Sky Arts1 10.05. Demi Moore on Bio 10am and 4pm.
On Sunday, there’s T4 St. Trinians 2 Premiere on C4 at 12.50pm. X Factor Final ITV1 7.30. Come Dine with Me C4 at 8.30. Wayne McGregor on The South bank Show at 10.45pm ITV1. Ugly Betty 6pm E4 and Come Dine with Me More4 6.20.
Monday’s Paul O’Grady Show on C4 at 5pm is a Christmas panto Special with Stephen Fry, repeated Thursday 12.40pm. Will Young performs his latest on the Graham Norton Show at 10.35 Monday, repeated Tuesday midnight.
Madonna guests on GMTV Monday ITV1 (Part 2 Tuesday). The Graham Norton Show at 10.35 (repeated Tuesday 11.55). Kristian Digby in Open House on BBC2 at 1.45pm.
On Tuesday there’s Westlife on The Alan Titchmarch Show on ITV at 3pm, and Will Young on The Paul O’Grady Show at 5 on C4. Fabulous: The Story of Queer Cinema on Sky Arts1 at 12.20.
Lady GaGa and Bette Midler on The Royal variety Performance on ITV1 from 7.30pm Wednesday. On C4 there’s Come Dine with Me at 8.30 and Alan Carr: Chatty Man at 11.20pm. Boy George on Bio at 11pm.
Mark Gatiss in the creepy Crooked House, repeated on BBC4 at 11pm Thursday. Truman Capote: profile of the Author on Sky Arts1 at 1.10am.
Westlife on GMTV Friday. Eddie Izzard guests on Jonathan Ross at 10.35 BBC1. Both Corries on ITV1 are written by Jonathan Harvey. QI on Dave at 9.

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.
Come Dine with Me on Sunday at 8pm on C4.
Frasier 8.30, Will and Grace at 9am, Ugly Betty 11am and the Paul O’Grady Show every day at 5pm on C4. On Monday, BBC2 repeats last Thursday’s QI at 10, while C4 is airing Ugly Betty.
True Blood on Wednesday C4 at 10pm. The Restaurant at 8pm on Thursday BBC2. QI on BBC1 at 9.30. Alan Carr Chatty Man at 10pm on C4.
Beautiful People concludes at 10pm on BBC2 Friday.

Sam Taylor-Woods Nowhere Boy on E4 at 10.45pm Saturday. X-Men at 8 on Modern Greats. Demi Moore in Striptease ITV4 11pm, repeated Sunday 10.15pm.
Psycho at 3.15pm on Sci-fi Horror Tuesday. O Lucky Man at 11pm TCM.
Prick up Your Ears on Film4 at 1.45pm Friday.

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 12th
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: Afternoon Play: The Middle, by Amelia Bullmore
BBC Radio 4 - 3.30: Tales from The Stave: Tippett; A Child of Our Time
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends
BBC Radio 7 - 11pm: Eddie Izzard

Sunday 13th
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 3 - 10.15: Words and Music. Includes Tennessee Williams
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 2.45pm: Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Choirs. Warrington Male Voice
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Includes an interview with Jan Morris

Monday 14th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Start the Week. Andrew Marr discusses artists of the First World War
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand

Tuesday 15th
BBC Radio 3 - 11am: The Essay: The Great and the Good Mr Handel; 2/5 Handel and Relationships
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Great Lives. Presented by Matthew Parris. Rich Hall on Tennessee Williams
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand

Wednesday 16th
BBC Radio 4 - 11pm: Bespoken Word. Performance Poetry
BBC Radio 7 - 6.30pm: Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand

Thursday 17th
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30: Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Protected by Faith. John Waite on the work of The Vatican Secret Archives Laboratory

Friday 18th
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: O Lucky Man. Appreciation of the life and work of Lindsay Anderson
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing about
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30: At Home with Hinge and Bracket
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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