Saturday, January 23, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 23rd - 29th 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.
Everybody’s telling me to watch Glee. Shameless is back, but for me it lost its way about 5 series ago.

Saturday The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia on BBC2 at 7 is presented by former soldier and diplomat in Iraq Rory Stewart. There’s also Nurse Jackie 11pm BBC4.
The Big Questions is on BBC1 at 10am on Sunday. LGBT content unknown. Glee on C4 at 5.30pm.
On Monday, Brando at 3pm Bio.
Shameless starts its 7th series (yes!) on C4 10pm Tuesday (repeated Wednesday 11.30). Old QI on Dave at 9.
Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers served up again on BBC1 7.30pm Wednesday.
On Thursday Gok Wan tackles teenage obesity in Too Fat Too Young on C4 at 11.05. Skins on E4 at 10pm, followed by Glee. Brothers and Sisters on More4 at 10.
Alan Carr Tooth Fairy Live repeated on C4 at 11.10pm Friday. Dr Who 8.10 BBC3. QI Dave 9pm. Drew Barrymore 2.30pm Bio.

Come Dine with Me at 4.10 on C4 and QI XL 9.25 BBC2 Saturday. Dr Who/Torchwood back to back on Watch from 8.
C4 airs Will and Grace every morning at 8.55am. Come Dine with Me weekdays 5.30pm on C4 and at 9pm Monday More4. More Glee on E4 at 9pm. Nurse Jackie at 10pm BBC2.
How to Look Good Naked-with a Difference on C4 with Gok Wan at 8pm Tuesday.
On Friday there’s QI on BBC1 at 8.30pm.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 7.25pm Classics, Rocky Horror on Indie 8.10pm and St Trinians Film4 9.30 Saturday.
Son of the Mask with Alan Cummings at 7.10pm Film4 Sunday.
All about My Mother on Film4 1.40am Tuesday.
Mamma Mia! Wednesday 8pm Screen 1.
St Trinians 10.05pm Screen 1 Friday. If on Film4 1.05am

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 23rd
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 - 10.30am: What’s So Great apout…Jackson Pollock? Lenny Henry challenges the pop artist’s reputation
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 2.30: The Saturday Play: Raven Black. Shetland murder mystery with genderqueer aspects
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends

Sunday 24th
BBC Radio 1 - 7pm: Switch. Meet the cast of Skins
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Elaine Page. With Matthew Bourne
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
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30: News Quiz

Monday 25th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute. Julian Clary guests
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Off the Page. 1/7: Leaving the Comfort Zone. Repeat in which Rhona Cameron joins a panel that discusses just that

Tuesday 26th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Great Lives. John Williams discusses Augustin Barrios Mangoré with Matthew Parris

Wednesday 27th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 7 - 11pm: Eddie Izzard the Definite Article

Thursday 28th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30pm: The Bottom Line. New series with Evan Davies

Friday 29th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: News Quiz. Presented by Sandi Toksvig. Sue Perkins on the panel
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing About!
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30: At Home with Hinge and Bracket

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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