Saturday, February 13, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 13th - 19th 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.
Same sex couple on ITV’s Mr and Mrs. Whoopee!
Something we missed on Thursday last week (links are to BBC iPlayer):
BBC Radio 5 live Sport - 7.39pm: The Headline Hour. Gareth Thomas talks to Donal Og Cusak about homosexuality in sport. (the missing part at the end is here).
BBC Radio 5 live Sport - 10pm: second part of Gareth Thomas' chat with Donal Og Cusak, plus phone in

Saturday ITV1 guests George Takei and his husband on Mr and Mrs at 8.45. Benidorm repeated at 9.45. C4 repeats Chatty Man with Alan Carr at 10.50.
Derren Brown’s Evening of Wonders repeated C4 at 10pm Sunday.
On Monday, QI Dave 10.50pm.
QI Dave 9pm Tuesday.
Derren Brown repeated on C4 at 10.50pm C4 Thursday.
Bette Davis 6am Bio Friday.

Come Dine with Me at 4.25 on C4 and QI XL 10.15 BBC2 Saturday. Dr Who/Torchwood back to back on Watch from 7 on BBC3. 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. Jason Gardiner oozes pus on Dancing on Ice at 6.45 and 8.50pm on ITV1.
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.
Shameless on C4 10pm Tuesday (repeated Wednesday 11).
Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers on BBC1 7.30pm Wednesday then Mad Men, BBC4, 10pm.
Alan Carr Chatty Man C4 10pm Thursday, followed by Derren Brown. 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.

Penelope Cruz in Almadóvar’s Volver on C4 Saturday 9.30pm. The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy at 8.50 and 11.10 respectively on ITV2. Mamma Mia at 6pm Screen 1.
Rocky Horror Picture Show 1.10pm and 11.35pm Indie Sunday.
Mamma Mia Family 8pm Tuesday. A Streetcar named Desire Classics 11.25.
My Beautiful Launderette Thursday Film4 1.25am.
Milk at midnight on Sky Premiere Friday. Mamma Mia 4pm Family.

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 13th
BBC Radio 2 - 1pm: Dale Winton’s Pick of the Pops
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07: Ramblings. New Series. Clare Balding in Gloucestershire
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30pm: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 4 - 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 5.30: The Bottom Line.
BBC Radio 4 - 6.15: Loose Ends
BBC Radio 4 - 10.15: the Moral Maze

Sunday 14th
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. Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Poetry Please
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Alexander McQueen
BBC Radio 7 - 4.30pm: News Quiz

Monday 15th
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

Tuesday 16th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 2 - 10.30: David Puttnam’s Century of Cinema. Revised repeat with contributions from Dirk Bogarde
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: Around the World in a Hundred Objects

Wednesday 17th
BBC Radio 1 - 6.30am: Chris Moyles. Features Aled
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: The History of the World in 100 Objects

Thursday 18th
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 - 3: Ramblings
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30pm: The Bottom Line. With Evan Davies

Friday 19th
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 - 4: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: News Quiz. Presented by Sandi Toksvig
6 Music - 7.30: Tom Robinson
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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