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LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 9th – 15th 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. Enjoy!

Owt on’t’telly?
A round up of LGBT progs and personalities on British TV.

John Barrowman anchors Tonight’s the Night on Saturday at 7pm. Have I Got a Bit More News for You on BBC2 at 9pm hasClaire Balding as guest. Norton Uncut Sunday 11.30pm is on BBC2. Last in the series of Come Dine with Me on Sunday C4 at8pm is from Luton. Wednesday’s Corrie is scripted by Jonathan Harvey. Graham Norton is on BBC2 at 10pm on Thursday. BBC2’s Later Live with Jools features a re-vamped New York Dolls as well as Morrissey at 10pm on Tuesday. Kajagoogoo pop out of the closet to perform Too Shy Shy on GMTV at 8.35 am. The Ellen de Generes Show is on Fiver every weekday morning at 6. Frasier 8.30am, Will & Grace 9, Paul O’Grady 5pm weekdays C4. Shameless 10pm Tuesday C4 and at other times and on other places.

ITV1 offers Saved at 1.25am (i.e. Saturday morning). It’s an American high school movie but the high school is in the Christian belt. A girl gets pregnant and her boyfriend tells her he’s gay. On Sunday there’s Deborah Kerr . Tuesday daytime there’s a youngBogarde in Damn the Defiant on Channel 4 at 1.30pm. Sky 1 shows X-Men at 9pm Wednesday. Indie airs La Vie en Rose at 11.15am and Fire at 6.15pm on Tuesday. Judi Dench plays a nasty lesbian teacher in the controversial Notes on a Scandal on Indie at 8.20pm on Thursday.


Some of the radio programmes listed below can be listened to again via the Listen Again facility of the BBC’s website while some of the television programmes will remain available also for a week on the BBC iPlayer.

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 9th
BBC Radio 2 – 1pm: Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton. 1966 & 1975
BBC Radio 2 – 6: Going out with Alan Carr
BBC Radio 2 – 8: Paul Gambaccini. US Hits
BBC Radio 4 – 12.30: News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig. Sue Perkins is among the guests
BBC Radio 4 – 4pm: Weekend Woman’s Hour. Highlights
BBC Radio 4 – 6.15: Loose Ends
BBC Radio 4 – 11: Counterpoint. Paul Gambaccini presents the music buffs’ quiz
6 Music – 12midnight: BBC Introducing. Tom Robinson

Sunday 10th
BBC Radio 2 – 1pm: Elaine Page. Guests Jason Donovan in Priscilla role
BBC Radio 2 – 5pm: Paul O’Grady. Lively words and music show
BBC Radio 4 – 6.05: Something Understood. Entitlement and rights
BBC Radio 4 – 11.15: Desert Island Discs. Whoopi Goldberg
BBC Radio 4 – 8.30pm: Last Word. Weekly obituary that has included LGBT figures in the past

Monday 11th
BBC Radio 2 – 11.30pm: Liberace: Mr Showmanship! Repeat of 2007 tribute to the closeted pianist
BBC Radio 4 – 1.30pm: Counterpoint

Tuesday 12th
BBC Radio 2 – 10.30am: Not Letting It Be. Matt Lucas presents a look at shows that have mocked the music business
BBC Radio 4 – 4.30pm: Great Lives. Andy Shepherd discusses John Coltrane with Matthew Parris
BBC Radio 4 – 11: The Secret World. Comedy starring Jon Culshaw 3/6
BBC Radio 7 – 2.30pm: Telling Tales. Alan Bennett

Friday 15th
BBC Radio 4 – 4.30pm: Last Word. Obituaries. LGBT content unknown
BBC Radio 4 – 6.30: The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins
BBC Radio 4 – 8: Any Questions. Alan Duncan on the panel
6 Music – 7pm: Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 7 – 7pm: Round the Horne

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 – Friday 3-5pm: Danny Baker. With Amy Lamé 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)

24th March @ 6pm (last Tuesday of the month)
Out in South London – local LGBT radio show with Rosie Wilby and guests
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