Saturday, January 9, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 9th - 15th January

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.

saturdaythere’s Dr. Who and Torchwood from 8pm on Watch.
The Big Questions is on BBC1 at 10am on Sunday with Peter Tatchell as a guest. Should LGBT workers come out is the BQ. Dancing on Ice subsumes ITV1 at 6.45pm. Torchwood 11.30pm Watch.
New series of Come Dine with Me weekdays 5.30pm on C4.
On Monday, Dear Diary on BBC4 is presented by Mariella Frostrup and features Virginia Woolf. Torchwood on Watch again. Every day in fact.
Couple of old Dr Whos from 7pm on BBC3 Wednesday
Last Friday’s QI gets its 3rd outing on Thursday at 10pm BBC2.
New QI on Friday BBC1 8.30pm. Sue Perkins on Have I Got Old News for You at 10 BBC2. More old Dr Who on BBC3.

Come Dine with Me at 4.10 on C4 and QI XL 9.25 BBC2 Saturday Nurse Jackie at 10pm Monday BBC2 and Ellen de Generes on American Idol ITV2 7.30pm.
C4 airs Will and Grace every morning at 9am.

Ben Hur at 7.30 Classics Sunday. Worth it to see Tony Curtis cruising an unwitting Charlton Heston. Rocky Horror Picture Show Monday 8.20pm Indie.
Mamma Mia 8pm Screen 1 Tuesday.
Rupert Everett dragged up in St Trinians Wednesday 9pm Family
Bette Davis as the sibling from Hell in the genuinely horrible Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? on Classics at 11.10pm Thursday.
Classics trots Ben Hur out again at 8pm 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 9th
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
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10pm: Any Questions with Simon Hughes
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour

Sunday 10th
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 11.15: Desert Island Discs: Mary Portas
BBC Radio 4 - 12.04: Just a Minute. Julian Clary guests
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word

Monday 11th
BBC Radio 4 - 9: The Vox Project. 2/3 Clare Balding on the human voice

Tuesday 12th
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Great Lives. Jenny Agutter discusses nuclear scientist Lise Meitner with Matthew Parris

Friday 15th
BBC Radio 4 - 9am: Desert Island Discs: Mary Portas (rpt)
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: News Quiz. Presented by Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Any Questions? Ben Bradshaw
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing About!
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30: At Home with Hinge and Bracket

Local and online

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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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