Saturday, May 22, 2010

LGBT related Radio and TV Programmes, 22nd - 28th May

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.


LGBT TV and radio

Listings (times given are pm unless otherwise stated)

Saturday 22nd

BBC1 - 7: Over the Rainbow
BBC1 - 8: National Lottery. Dale Winton
BBC1 - 8.55: Over the Rainbow. The end
ITV1 - 10.10: The Prisoner. Stars Ian McKellen. The end
C4 - 3.55: Come Dine with Me
C4 - 7: Film: The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Ian McKellen

BBC3 - 11.10: Family Guy
BBC3 - 11.55: American Dad
BBCHD - 7: Over the Rainbow
BBCHD - 8.55: Over the Rainbow
Dave - 10.20: Have I Got News forYou. Clare Balding guests

Satellite and cable
Watch - 9: The Catherine Tate Show. With Paul O’Grady
Comedy Central - 10: Alan Car: The Tooth Fairy
FX - 8: American Dad
FX - 9: Family Guy
Discovery Real Time - 4.30: Come Dine with Me
Bio - 9: Dolly Parton

Film Channels
Indie - 7.45: Milk. To celebrate Milk Day in California

Sunday 23rd

BBC1 - 4.45: Lifeline. Appeal presented by sandi Toksvig
BBC2 - 10: Wham! Special
ITV1 - 8: Britain’s Got Talent
C4 - 1.35: Glee. Repeat from Friday
C4 - 8: Come Dine with Me

BBC3 - 10: Family Guy
More4 - 5.10: Come Dine with Me

Satellite and cable
Sky1 - 7: Pineapple Dance Studios
Living - 8am: Will and Grace
Living - 11am: Will and Grace
Living - 6: Grey’s Anatomy
Comedy Central Extra - 10am: The King of Queens
Comedy Central Extra - 6: Frasier
Comedy Central Extra - 9: Sex and the City
Comedy Central - 11.20: Alan Carr: The Tooth Fairy
Discovery Real Time - 12.30: Come Dine with Me

Monday 24th
BBC1 - 10.50: The Graham Norton Show
BBC1 - 11.20: Inside Sport: The Last Taboo. Why are lesbians and gays invisible in sport?
BBC2 - 9: Filth. Julie Walters does Mary Whitehouse (rpt)
BBC2 - 11.20: Fame. Film of the forerunner of Glee
C4 - 7.10am: everybody Loves Raymond
C4 - 8am: Frasier
C4 - 8.30am: Will and Grace
C4 - 11.05: The Lazarus Effect. Examines antiretroviral medication and its effects on HIV sufferers

BBC3 - 11.30: Family Guy
BBCHD - 10.35: The Graham Norton Show
Dave - 9: QI
E4 - 9: Glee
More4 - 12midnight: Brothers and Sisters

Satellite and Cable
Comedy Central - 5.10: Frasier
FX - 9: Family Guy
FX - 9.30: American Dad

Tuesday 25th

BBC1 - 11.05: The Graham Norton Show. Rpt.
ITV1 - 10.30: This Morning. Graham Norton talks about the Eurovision Song Contest
C4 - 8am: Frasier
C4 - 8.30am: Will and Grace
C4 - 8: Gok’s Fashion Fix

BBC3 - 8: Eurovision Song Contest. Semi-final
BBC3 - 11: Family Guy
BBC4 - 9: Stephen Fry on Wagner
Dave - 9: QI

Satellite and cable
FX - 9: Family Guy
FX - 11: American Dad
Discovery Real Time - 2: Come Dine with Me

Film Channels
Sci Fi/Horror - 12.20am: Silence of the Lambs. Jodie Foster
TCM - 9: Women in Love. Because it has a nude wrestling scene with Oliver Reed and Alan Bates and the pit scenes were filmed at my dad’s colliery in Bedlington. So there!

Wednesday 26th

BBC1 - 11.45: Film: The Walker. Society drama/thriller about a gay chaperone whose world is brought down
ITV1 - 8: The National Movie Awards
C4 - 8am: Frasier
C4 - 8.30am: Will and Grace
Five - 10: Eurovision: A Song for Justin

BBC3 - 11.30: Family Guy
More4 - 2.20: Come Dine with Me

Satellite and Cable
FX - 9: Family Guy
FX - 9.30: American Dad
FX - 11.10: True Blood
Discovery Real Time - 2: Come Dine with Me

ITV1 - 7: Emmerdale. Aaron tries to go back into the closet
C4 - 8am: Frasier
C4 - 8.30am: Will and Grace

BBC3 - 8: Eurovision Song Contest. Second semi-final
BBC3 - 11: Family Guy
BBC3 - 11.45: American Dad!
E4 - 11: Glee
More4 - 10: Brothers and Sisters

Satellite and Cable
Sky1 - 8: Modern Family
Living - 9: Grey’s Anatomy
FX - 10: American Dad
FX - 11.05: Family Guy
Discovery Real Time - 2 & 8: Come Dine with Me

Film Channels
TCM - 6: The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Peter Finch plays the writer in this movie, made in 1960 when male homosexuality was illegal


C4 - 8am: Frasier
C4 - 8.30am: Will and Grace
C4 - 1.05: Come Dine with Me
C4 - 8: Glee
C4 - 9: Embarrassing Bodies: Kids. Dr Christian investigates
Five - 9: The Mentalist
Five - 10: Grey’s Anatomy

Dave - 10.10: QI
E4 - 9: Gok’s Fashion Fix
More4 - 11: Heroes of Comedy

Satellite and Cable
Sky Arts 2 - 1.30: Simon Callow’s Classical Destinations
Discovery Real Time - 2: Come Dine with Me


Saturday 22nd
BBC Radio 2 - 1: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton
BBC Radio 2 - 6: Going Out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 - 8: Paul Gambaccini
BBC Radio 4 - 6.07: Ramblings. Clae balding on the South Downs Way
BBC Radio 4 - 12.30: The News Quiz Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Weekend Woman’s Hour
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini

Sunday 23rd
BBC Radio 2 - 1: Elaine Page. Stage musicals
BBC Radio 2 - 5: Paul O’Grady
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Open Book. Often has LGBT content
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: Last Word. Ditto
BBC Radio 7 - 4.30: The News Quiz

Monday 24th
BBC Radio 2 - 10: JFK: The First Pop President. With input from Gore Vidal
BBC Radio 4 - 9.45am: The History of the World in 100 Objects. The Warren Cup. A small ornamental piece from the Roman Empire that graphically depicts two men engaging in anal penetrative sex and its impact on museums around the world
BBC Radio 4 - 11am: Football Fights Back. Eradicating prejudice from the great game
BBC Radio 4 - 12.53: Moments of Genius. Stephen Fry
BBC Radio 4 - 1.30: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini

Tuesday 25th
BBC Radio 4 - 4.30: Great Lives. Matthew Parris talks to Viv Anderson about England’s first black professional footballer Arthur Wharton

Wednesday 26th
BBC Radio 4 - 8: Devil’s Advocate. Debates fashion and feminism

Thursday 27th
BBC Radio 4 - 3: Ramblings. See Saturday
BBC Radio 4 - 8.30: The Bottom Line. Evan Davis

Friday 28th
BBC Radio 4 - 4: Last Word
BBC Radio 4 - 6.30: The News Quiz
BBC Radio 4 - 11: Great Lives. Matthew Parris
6 Music - 7: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 - 12noon & 7: Round the Horne

Local and web

If you want us to tell everyone about your radio broadcasts, email fenwicktony[at]

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

Radio North Manchester 106.6 FM
Sundays - 11am: Passport. Also look out for their women's programmes

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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