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.
A round up of LGBT progs and personalities on British TV. This is a truly atrocious week for LGBT content on TV and if you feel like cashing in the licence fee and taking the telly up to the tip there’s never been a better time to do it.
Hay on Sky is on Sky Arts 1 about 3 times a day. Possibility of LGBT content. Ditto What the Dickens? with Sandi Toksvig.
Indie trots out Notes on a Scandal again at 9am and 6.30pm on Saturday, as well as 12.30 and 10pm Wednesday.On Monday Family shows X-Men at 10pm and 1.30am, while Film4 shows Carry on up the Khyber at 5.10pm, as well as 3pm Thursday. Hairspray airs again on Family 10.20pm Wednesday.X-Men again on Screen 2 at 11.20pm Friday. It really is a feeble, cynical display when you look at the number of movie channels there are out there.
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.
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1973 & 1983
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07am: Ramblings. Clare Balding in Northumberland
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10: Any Questions? Caroline Lucas
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis. The only man who can corpse over a Telegraph news article.
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music buffs’ quiz
6 Music - 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
BBC Radio 3 - 8pm: Drama on 3: Scandinavian Dreams. Dramatisation of an epic search by Mary Wallstonecraft
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past
BBC Radio 7 - 10pm: The News Quiz
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30pm: Counterpoint
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: Scum. Lowdown on the controversial 1970 borstal movie
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
6 Music - 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Round the Horne
BBC Radio 7 - 11: Saturday Night Fry
For a global classification of queer radio on line:
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 which goes on the air from Monday 18th May at 2100 from studios in Blackpool and promises a variety of LGBT programming. The audio stream is at www.gayradiouk.com. Podcasts are already active and feature guests iuncluding 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 – Friday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lamé 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