Saturday, January 30, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 30th January - 5th February

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.
Not a great week. There are lots of programmes - but nothing new or innovative at all. It’s just repeats and stuff that happens to have someone who is LGBT (but not T) in it. Disappointing start to LGBT History Month.

Saturday gay icon Dolly Parton is delivered up by BBC2 with a live show at 4.20 and an appraisal of her career at 5.30.
South Banks Awards (last ever!) ITV1 10.15 Sunday. Judy Garland on Sky Arts2 11pm.
On Monday, Brando at 3pm Bio
Old QI on Dave at 9 Tuesday. Gimme Gimme Gimme Gold 11.20
Simon Callow’s Classical Destinations Sky Arts2 12.30am Wednesday
On Thursday Alan Carr’s Chatty Man returns to C4 at 10pm. Skins on E4 at 10pm, followed by Glee.
Brothers and Sisters on More4 at 10. Judie Garland at 9.30pm Sky Arts1.
Alan Carr Tooth Fairy Live repeated on C4 at 11.10pm Friday. Dr Who 8.10 BBC3. QI Dave 9pm. Thin Blue Line Gold 7.20pm. Rock Hudson Bio 5pm.

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. 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.
C4 airs Will and Grace every morning at 8.55am. The Wright Stuff Five at 9.15am every weekday often has an LG guest. Come Dine with Me weekdays 5.30pm on C4 and at 9pm Monday More4. Glee 5.30pm C4.
Nurse Jackie at 10pm BBC2 Monday. Dr Who on BBC3 at 7pm and Torchwood on Watch at 8pm. More Glee on E4 at 9pm.
How to Look Good Naked-with a Difference on C4 with Gok Wan at 8pm Tuesday. Shameless on C4 10pm Tuesday (repeated Wednesday 11).
On Friday there’s QI on BBC1 at 8.30pm.

Doubt 6pm Sky Premiere, Mamma Mia on Family 8pm on Saturday.
All about My Mother by Pedro Almadóvar at 11.30pm Film4 Sunday.
Four Weddings and a Funeral at 9pm Film4.Women in Love 9pm TCM Monday.

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 30th
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 and Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line, with Evan Davies
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends

Sunday 31st
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Religious programme that often deals with LGBT issues
BBC Radio 4 - 12.04pm: Just a Minute. Julian Clary
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word
BBC Radio 7 - 8pm: Life of Chekhov
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30: News Quiz

Monday 1st
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute

Tuesday 2nd
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30am: With Great Pleasure. Paul Gambaccini on writers that have moved him
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Great Lives. Richard Dawkins discusses Bill Hamilton with Matthew Parris

Wednesday 3rd
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 8pm: The Moral Maze. LGBT content unknown
BBC Radio 7 - 11pm: Eddie Izzard the Definite Article

Thursday 4th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: The Bottom Line. New series with Evan Davies

Friday 5th
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 4 - 8: Any Questions. With Brian Paddick
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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