Friday, February 5, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 6th - 12th 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.
Better than last week. Channel 4 is building up a good stock of dramas that just happen to have LGBT people in them, both home grown and from the US. Radio 4 Wednesday 11.30pm for the lesbian novel. It’s a bad week for films, though.

Saturday Stephen Fry pops up on The Virtual Revolution, talking about the web on BBC2 at 8.15pm. He follows on with QI XL straight after at 9.15. C4 repeats Chatty Man with Alan Carr at 11.15pm.
Jason Gardiner oozes pus on Dancing on Ice at 6.25 and 9.30pm on ITV1 Sunday. Anne Widdecombe defends the Bible as a way to live your life against Stephen Fry amongst others on The Bible: a History at 7pm on C4. Judy Garland on Sky Arts2 at 3pm.
On Monday, Christopher Biggins is on This Morning at 10.30am ITV1.
Derren Brown repeated on C4 at 10.50pm C4 Thursday.
Nurse Jackie repeated at12.30am BBC2 Friday.

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 7 on BBC3. There’s also Nurse Jackie 11pm BBC4. Old QI on Dave at 10pm
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).
Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers on BBC1 7.30pm Wednesday. Morrissey Live Sky Arts1 11pm.
Alan Carr Chatty Man C4 10pm Thursday. Skins on E4 at 10pm, followed by Glee. Brothers and Sisters on More4 at 10.
On Friday there’s QI on BBC1 at 8.30pm. Dr Who 8.10 BBC3. Torchwood Watch 8pm.

Drew Barrymore in Music and Lyrics on ITV1 Saturday 9.30pm
The Devil Wears Prada at 8pm C4 Sunday. Mamma Mia on Family at 8pm and Almadóvar’s Live Flesh on Film4 at 1.15am.
X-Men: The Last Stand 9pm Film4 Tuesday

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 6th
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 - 6.07: Ramblings. New Series. Clare Balding in Yorkshire
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 1.10: Any Questions? Brian Paddick
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line.
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends

Sunday 7th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm Elaine Page. With a bit of Mamma Mia
BBC Radio 2 - 5pm: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 4 - 7.05am: Sunday. Expect something about the Pope and the Equality Bill
BBC Radio 4 - 11.15: Desert Island Discs. Gok Wan
BBC Radio 4 - 12.04pm: Just a Minute. Chris Neill
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Poetry Please
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 11: The Film Programme. Interview with Francine Stock, director of A Single Man
BBC Radio 7 - 10.30pm: News Quiz

Monday 8th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 2 - 11.30pm: The Ocean. New series on how the sea has inspired music. Belle and Sebastian are among the contributors
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: Around the World in a Hundred Objects. Neil McGregor on The Flood Tablet
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Beyond Belief: History of the World Special. The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Flood
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: Just a Minute. Graham Norton and Sue Perkins
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 9th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 9.30am: Famous Footsteps. Interview with the daughter of Daphne du Maurier (that's either Tessa or Flavia - her name isn’t given in the listings!)
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45: The History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30pm: A Good Read. With Stella Duffy

Wednesday 10th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: The History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15pm: Afternoon Play: Postcards for a Cataclysm. In a series of vignettes, nine people describe their reactions as an asteroid hurtles towards the planet Earth
BBC Radio 7 - 11pm: Eddie Izzard Glorious!

Thursday 11th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: The History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Radio 4 - 2.15: Afternoon Play: Say What You Want to Hear-The Start up. 1/2. It’s interactive, so you can make it as queer as you want it to be
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: The Bottom Line. With Evan Davies
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: From the Ban to the Booker. 1/2 Val McDermid on the rise of the lesbian novel, with Jeanette Winterson, Sarah Waters and Ali Smith
BBC Radio 5 live Sport - 7.39pm: The Headline Hour. Gareth Thomas talks to Donal Og Cusak about homosexuality in sport.
BBC Radio 5 live Sport - 10pm: second part of Gareth Thomas' chat with Donal Og Cusak, plus phone in

Friday 12th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 2 - 10pm: Claudia Winkleman. Interview with Anthony Sher about his role in Enemy of the People at The Crucible, Sheffield
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: The History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: News Quiz. Presented by Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Any Questions? Panel includes Haleh Afshar , professor of politics and women’s studies at York
6 Music - 7.30: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 4 - 11: A Good Read - Stella Duffy
BBC Radio 4 - 11.30: From the Ban to the Booker. 2/2
BBC Radio 7 - 7pm: Stop Messing About!
BBC Radio 7 - 7.30: The Random Jottings of 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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