LGBT Related Radio and TV Programmes, 23rd – 29th August

>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!

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’s iplayer.

Radio
Saturday 23rd
BBC Radio 2 -5-7pm: Paul Gambaccini. US hits
BBC Radio 4 – 10am: Excess Baggage. Sandi Toksvig presents
BBC Radio 7 – 10pm: Kenny Everett’s Radio Days

Sunday 24th
BBC Radio 2 – 2.30pm: London 2012 Party. Will Young Live
BBC Radio 4 – 8pm: For One Night Only. At the Drop of a Hat. George Martin talks to Paul Gambaccini about his recording with Flanaghan and Allen
Classic FM – 9pm: Paul Gambaccini’s Hall of Heroes

Monday 25th
BBC Radio 4 – 9am: Fry’s English Delight. First of a three-parter for language lovers by Stephen Fry. Metaphors.
BBC Radio 4 – 9.45am: (not LW): Book of the Week: Sissinghurst; an Unfinished History. Part 1 of 5. The House is bought by Harold Nicholson and Vita Sackville-West
BBC Radio 4 – 11.30am: Count Arthur Strong in Edinburgh. Features Sue Perkins

Tuesday 26th
BBC Radio 4 – 9.45am (not LW) and 12.30am (rpt): Book of the Week: Sissinghurst; an Unfinished History.
BBC Radio 4 – 1.30pm: 40 Years from Folsom. Matthew Bannister with Johnny Cash’s 1968 concert at Folsom prison
BBC Radio 4 – 4.30pm: Great Lives. Matthew Parris presents
BBC Radio 7 – 12noon & 7pm: The Navy Lark

Wednesday 27th
BBC Radio 4 – 9.45am (not LW) and 12.30am (rpt): Book of the Week: Sissinghurst; an Unfinished History.
BBC Radio 4 – 11.30pm: Kicking the Habit. Comedy, written by Christopher Lee
BBC Radio 7 – 12noon & 7pm: Beyond our Ken

Thursday 28th
BBC Radio 4 – 9.45am (not LW) and 12.30am (rpt): Book of the Week: Sissinghurst; an Unfinished History.
BBC Radio 7 – 1.15pm The Happy Prince. By Oscar Wilde

Friday 29th
BBC Radio 4 – 9.45am (not LW) and 12.30am (rpt): Book of the Week: Sissinghurst; an Unfinished History.
BBC Radio 4 – 1.30pm: For One Night Only. Leonard Bernstein’s concert in 1989 Berlin
BBC Radio 4 – 11pm: Great Lives. Matthew Parris presents (rpt)

Television

Entertainment and documentaries
Saturday 23rd
ITV1 – 9.35am: Corrie Omnibus. Sean’s boyfriend Marcus leaves him for Botox. Will he ever return?
ITV2 – 9am: Corrie Omnibus
ITV3 – 7.20pm: Cadfael. Derek Jacobi plays a monk detective
Living – 6pm: Will and Grace
Living 2 – 1am: Queer Eye for The Straight Guy

Sunday 24th
BBC1 – 3.15pm: London 2012 Party. Hot on the tail of the Beijing closing ceremony, London starts to party. Will Young sings live
BBC HD – 3.15pm: London 2012 Party. Hot on the tail of the Beijing closing ceremony, London starts to party. Will Young sings live
ITV1 – 4.50pm: The Unforgettable Kenneth Williams
ITV2 – 5.10pm: Corrie Omnibus
C4 – 7pm: Make Me a Christian. An experiment in which Christian Evangelists tell a lesbian that she’s abnormal and nobody comments on the fact that this is probably illegal in this country now
Sky 3 – 8pm: Cold Case. Rocky Horror Picture Show themed edition. That’s all I know.
E4 – 11pm: Shameless
More4 – 4.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Omnibus
Sci Fi – 6pm: Dr Who. Cybermen

Monday 25th
BBC3 – 7.45pm: Dr Who, followed by Dr Who Confidential
ITV3 – 9pm: Profiling; Val McDermid
C4 – 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me. Flamboyant interior designer Carlos invites 4 guests into his apartment (sic)
Dave – 9pm: QI
Living – 7pm & 1am: Will and Grace
Living 2 – 2am: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Virgin 1 – 10.35pm: Room 101. Sue Perkins

Tuesday 26th
BBC2 – 9pm: Maestro. Sue Perkins may still wield a baton. That would be maestra
BBC2 – 10pm: Edinburgh festival Show. Features Joan Rivers and Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray
BBC3 – 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
BBC4 – 7.35pm: Batman. The camp ‘60’s one
BBC HD – 9pm: Maestro. ue Perkins may still wield a baton. That would be maestra
ITV1 – 10.40pm: Kingdom. Stephen Fry plays the East Anglian lawyer (rpt.)
ITV3 – 11pm: Profiling; Val McDermid
C4 – 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 – 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
More4 – 9pm: Come Dine with Me
UKTV Gold – 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold – 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living – 7pm and 1am: Will and Grace
Sky Arts – 6pm: Barry Manilow

Wednesday 27th
BBC3 – 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential (rpt.)
BBC4 – 7.35pm: Batman
ITV3 – 8.20am & 4.20pm: Cadfael
C4 – 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 – 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
C4 – 10pm: The Tooth Fairy Live. Alan Carr at the Hammersmith Odeon 2007
UKTV Gold – 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold – 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
UK Living – 7pm & 11pm: Will and Grace
UK Livign – 3.50am: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Thursday 28th
BBC2 – 11.20pm: Edinburgh Festival Show. Extended version of Tuesday’s edition
BBC3 – 7pm: Dr Who followed by Dr Who Confidential
BBC4 – 11pm: Maestro
ITV1 – 11.40pm: Mika live. Well he might be…
ITV3 – 8.20am and 4.20pm: Cadfael
C4 – 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 – 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
five – 10pm: Grey’s Anatomy. Double edition
E4 – 10.35pm: Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong
Dave – 10pm: QI
UKTV Gold – 3.30pm: What a carry on!
UKTV Gold – 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold – 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living – 7pm: Will and Grace
Biography – 6 & 11am: Elizabeth Taylor. Profile of the world’s wealthiest fag hag

Friday 29th
BBC2 – 10pm: QI
C4 – 12.45pm: Will and Grace
C4 – 5.30pm: Come Dine with Me
UKTV Gold – 4pm: Dr Who
UKTV Gold – 8.20pm: The Thin Blue Line
Living – 7pm: Will and Grace
Sky Arts – 8.30pm: Nina Simone
Virgin1 – 10pm: Love Rat and Proud. Sue Perkins narrates tales of infidelity

Film and drama
Saturday 23rd
UKTV Gold – 3.05pm: Carry on Camping. Ping’s the word

Sunday 24th
ITV1 – 3.10pm: Carry on Jack. Sailor romp with Williams and Hawtrey in the cast
UKTV Gold – 2.10pm: Carry on Camping

Monday 25th
Drama – 12midnight: Boys Don’t Cry
Family – 8pm: She’s the Man

Tuesday 26th
ITV1 – 1.25am: Up Pompeii. Frankie Howerd as the indiscrete Roman slave

Wednesday 27th
Film4 – 9pm: Transamerica. Trans road movie

Friday 29th
Sky Indie – 8pm: Wilde. Stephen Fry and Jude Law

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