LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 14th – 21st August

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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

Listings (times given are pm unless otherwise stated)


  • Saturday

Terrestrial
BBC1
7.50 Tonight’s the Night. John Barrowman turns the Jim’ll Fix It formula into a whole variety show
BBC2
10.20 Grandma’s House. Simon Amstell writes and acts (rpt)
12.30am Frida. Award winning bio-pic of Frida Kahlo starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. Julie Taymor directed in 2002
ITV1
8.50 Years of an Audience with… 5 of 5. Does Kylie Minogue flirting with Kermit the Frog merit it a mention here? Probably not but it’s done now
C4
3.55 Come Dine with Me Down Under
7 Elizabeth. The “Virgin Queen” gets the Starkey treatment
9 Big Bro
10 Misfits
Five
7.35 and 12.05am Don’t Stop Believers

Freeview
BBC3
11 Family Guy
11.45 American Dad
Dave
7.20 & 9 QI
ITV2
8.10 Emmerdale Omnibus. More demons for Aaron
E4
6 Ugly Betty
More4
10 Engineering Ancient Egypt. With Bettany Hughes
Fiver 5.55 Don’t Stop Believing

Satellite and cable
Sky 1
8am Pineapple Dance Studios
Gold
9,05 Ab Fab
Watch
6.10 Little Shop of Horrors. Camp musical
Comedy Central
9am Frasier
FX
8 and 12midnight American Dad
9, 9.30. 10, 10.45 and 11.30 Family Guy
Film
Comedy
10.15 Bruno. Sasha Baron Cohen sets the cat among the pigeons with his controversial portrayal of a gay Austrian fashion journalist
Classics
5.45 The Wizard of Oz
9 Rebel without a Cause

  • Sunday

Terrestrial
C4
3.45 Ugly Betty
9 Big Bro
10 Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Five
8 Don’t Stop Believing. Duncan James judges

Freeview
BBC3
10 Family Guy
Dave
7.40, 9 &12.50 QI
E4
5.55 Glee
9 My Best Friend’s Wedding. Movie starring Rupert Everett
More4
4.35 Come Dine with Me

Satellite and Cable
Gold
7.30 Carry On Cabby
Discovery Real time
12noon Come Dine with Me
Film
Classics
9.25 West Side Story. There’s a Place for Us
Indie
11.15am Milk

  • Monday

BBC2
4.30 Cash in the Celebrity Attic. With guest Richard O’Brien
10 Grandma’s House. Gay comic Simon Amstell’s first bash at sit-com
C4
12.05 Brothers and Sisters
1.20 Come Dine with Me
10 Big Bro
11.10 Alan Carr: Chatty Man rpt.

Freeview
BBC3
11 Family Guy
BBC HD
9 Dragons Den. Evan Davis presents
BBC4
9 In Their Own Words: British Novelists. 1/3 Among the Ruins. Twentieth century history of the British novel. This episode focuses on 1919-39 and features Virginia Woolf
10 The Hours. Award winning film about three women in three different eras, with a great performance of Virginia Woolf by Nicole Kidman
ITV2
11.45 Inside Man. Thriller starring Jodie Foster
ITV3
7.50 Jeeves and Wooster. Fry and Laurie
ITV4
9 Benidorm
E4
10pm the Sex Education Show vs Pornography (rpt)
11.05 Shameless (rpt)
Fiver
8 Don’t Stop Believing

Satellite and Cable
Sky1
10am Pineapple Dance Studios
Sky2
11am Pineapple Dance Studios
Sky Arts2
10.30 Europa Konzert 2008 from Moscow. Conducted by Simon Rattle
FX
9.15 Family Guy
Discovery Real Time
2 Come Dine with Me
Film
Crime/Thriller
12.20am Silence of the Lambs. Jodie Foster stars
Classics
8.25 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Campness by the bucketful

  • Tuesday

Terrestrial
BBC2
8 The Great British Bake Off. It’s got food. It’s got Sue Perkins and she’s back with Mel Giedroyc. Who could ask for more?
C4
8.35am Frasier
12.05 Brothers and Sisters
10 Big Bro
11.10 The Inbetweeners
Five
6.25 Don’t Stop Believers

Freeview
BBC3
11.05 Family Guy
BBC HD
11 Grandma’s House (rpt)
BBC4
8.30 Britain by Bike. Clare Balding in Lancashire and West Yorkshire

Satellite and Cable
Sky1
10am Pineapple Dance Studios. Oh Look! Sky’s found a gay programme! Let’s just play it again and again…
Sky2
11am Pineapple Dance Studios…on all channels!
Watch
11.10 Dawn Goes Lesbian
FX
11.25 True Blood
Discovery Real Time
2 Come Dine with Me
Film
Modern Greats
9.05am & 5.45 Milk

  • Wednesday

Terrestrial
ITV1
2.15am Psycho. 1960 Hitchcock classic
C4
8.30amFrasier
12.05 Brothers and Sisters
8 How to Look Good Naked
10 Big Bro
11.10 School of Comedy. Says in listings that the sketch show looks at “lesbian jazz”. Could be a good thing or a bad thing
Five
6.25 Don’t Stop Believers

Freeview
BBC3
11 Family Guy
11.45 American Dad
E4
9 Ugly Betty
More4
9 Faith Schools Menace. Richard Dawkins lifts the lid on how religious ethos might affect what schools teach our kids
Fiver
11.25 Californication

Satellite and Cable
Sky2
11am Pineapple Dance Studios
Gold
10.40 Gimme Gimme Gimme
Comedy Central
9am and 8pm Frasier
FX
9.15 American Dad
Discovery Real Time
2 Come Dine with Me
Bio
7 Kenneth Williams
Film
Classics
11 Giant. Rock Hudson and James Dean

  • Thursday

BBC2
7 The Culture Show from Edinburgh. Presented by Sue Perkins
11.20 Nurse Jackie (rpt)
C4
8.30am Frasier
12.05 Brothers and Sisters
10 Big Bro

Freeview
BBC3
11 Family Guy
BBCHD
11 The Culture Show from Edinburgh. Presented by Sue Perkins
E4
10.35 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Rpt.
More4
10 Southland

Satellite and Cable
Gold
10.40 Gimme Gimme Gimme
FX
10 American Dad
9.15 & 11.05 Family Guy
Discovery Real Time
2 & 8 Come Dine with Me
Bio
12.30 Frankie Howerd
Film
Modern Greats
10 A Beautiful Mind
Classics
9 The Wizard of Oz
10.45 My Cousin Rachel. Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland in this 1952 interpretation of the Daphne du Maurier novel

  • Friday

Terrestrial
BBC1
8.30 QI
10.35 Would I Lie to You? Julian Clary guests
ITV1
8.30 Corrie. Jonathan Harvey scripted this one
C4
8.30am Frasier
12.05 Brothers and Sisters
9 & 10.35 Big Bro

Freeview
BBC3
11.30 Family Guy
BBC HD
9.30 Grandma’s House (rpt)
Dave
9 & 11.40 QI
E4
10 Supersize vs. Superskinny
More4
11.20 Heroes of Comedy. Frankie Howerd

Satellite and Cable
Sky1
Discovery Real Time
2 Come Dine with Me
Film
TCM
9 Nell. Jodie Foster as a wolf-child

Radio

  • Saturday

2
10 Patrick Kielty. Interview with Les Mckeown
1 Pick of the Pops. Dale Winton
6 Going Out with Alan Carr
8 Paul Gambaccini
10.30 And the Winner Is…Matt Lucas presents (rpt)
4
10 Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig
4 Weekend Woman’s Hour
8 Archive on Four: Meeting Myself Coming Back. 1/3 “Prince of Darkness” Peter Mandelson reflects on his life so far through BBC news footage. This will either be very good or very disappointing, Andrew Rawnsley commented in his review of Mandelson’s ‘The Third Man’ that he mentioned his pet dog 5 times and his long term partner only 4.
7
6 & 12midnight Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds. Whereas the Hitchcock film was set in the US, these avian murderers hit a Cornish town. Once you’ve heard this, you’ll never feed the blighters again

  • Sunday

2
1 Elaine Page. Stage musicals
5 Paul O’Grady
4
7.10 Sunday
11.15 Desert Island Discs. Kathy Burke
12.04 Just a Minute. Sue Perkins guests
8.30 Last Word

  • Monday

4
3 Meeting Myself Coming Back. Abridged version of Saturday’s 8pm broadcast
7.15 Front Row. Jonathan Harvey talks about his new comedy drama The Cobbles of Corrie
7
3.30 Dirk Bogarde: Jericho

  • Tuesday

4
2.15 Afternoon Play: Unauthorised History: The Killing. Documentary style drama of the unresolved killing of playwright Christopher Marlowe in 1593
4.30 Great Lives. Matthew Parris presents
7
3.30 Dirk Bogarde: Jericho
8 The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries. The Curious Case of the Curs’d Quayside

  • Wednesday

4
9am and 9.30 Fry’s English Delight. 2/4. Stephen Fry on whether gender affects the way we use language
7
3.30 Dirk Bogarde: Jericho

  • Thursday

4
11.30 Ziggy Stardust Came from Isleworth. Profile of 50’s rocker Vince Taylor, who inspired Bowie’s alter-ego
3.45 Famous Footsteps. Tessa Montgomery on having Daphne du Maurier as a mother
6.30 On the Fringe with Stephen K. Amos
7
3.30 Dirk Bogarde. Jericho

  • Friday

4
4 Last Word
9 The History of the World in 100 Objects. Neil McGregor
6
7 Tom Robinson
7
12noon & 7 Round the Horne

Local: BBC Radio Manchester: LGBT Citizen every Monday at 9pm

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