Just heard the news that All 4 and 4HD is being removed from Freesat, by Channel 4! Not happy at all!! Who the hell watches stuff in SD nowadays? Next will stop showing things in colour!
In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?
In Britain’s Great Gay Buildings, presented by Stephen Fry, seven famous gay faces champion the buildings that have helped define Britain’s gay history, revealing the groundbreaking events that happened there and the extraordinary people who lived and worked at these key historical sites. The Reverend Richard Cole revisits Heaven Nightclub, to reveal its hedonistic past. Mary Portas visits Shibden Hall, in Yorkshire, to discover the secret diaries of a Yorkshire heiress. Craig Revel Horwood explores Britain’s drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Simon Callow tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s downfall at the Old Bailey. Rikki Beadle Blair visits the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to discover how the British public showed their support for Sir John Gielgud after his arrest for cottaging. Liz Carr travels to Bletchley Park, which fostered one of Britain’s greatest scientists, Alan Turing. And Baron Waheed Alli tells the story of the Houses of Parliament’s recent battle for gay rights.
Another HOT photo of Joey Essex. This time a photo he’s posted on his instagram account.
Don’t know why, but I am starting to find ski boots very sexy! I better NOT start looking on eBay!
Joey Essex is not normally my type. But I love, what he’s wearing in this photo!
The two new HD channels – Channel 4+1 HD and 4seven HD – will launch on channels 110 and 111 respectively and anyone who can already receive channels including BBC Four HD (channel 106) and Al Jazeera HD (channel 108) will be able to receive the new Channel 4 services when they launch.
More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/2014/06/channel-4-launches-two-new-hd-channels.html.
On the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia is officially welcoming gay athletes and spectators. But in a country where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare to live completely openly, it appears to be a hollow gesture. This Dispatches film – directed by Ben Steele and presented Liz MacKean – has gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. This extraordinary film depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation. Six months after the Russian parliament unanimously passed a law to protect children from ‘non-traditional’ relationships, this film explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling ‘hunting season’.
I would like to say a big thanks to Channel 4 for showing “Queer as Pop: From the Gay Scene to the Mainstream”. Just hope that some of my straight mates also watched it.
It’s the first of three programmes tonight on Channel 4 (Friday 27th December 2013) around the theme of the importance of the gay scene and its musical icons in pop culture. This documentary charts the men, music and moments that have brought pop music out of the closet and changed the world along the way. Queer as Pop details how the gay clubs and scene have inspired and affected the music mainstream over the last 40 years. This fascinating documentary shows how music has been influenced by the political and social liberation of gay men, charting key events from the repealing of laws banning homosexuality, through to the emergence of the disco era and the David Bowie-inspired New Romantics. Chic’s Nile Rodgers, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and Erasure’s Andy Bell discuss the evolutionary music scene spanning disco, New Romantics and house, through to Lady Gaga and beyond.
Missed it and live in the UK? Then watch it via 40d at www.channel4.com/programmes/queer-as-pop-from-gay-scene-to-mainstream.
Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten. Series 33, episode 7 (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:00pm | Saturday 6th April 2013)
Sci-fi drama. Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
Toughest Place to be a Fisherman: The Return (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th April 2013)
Cornish fisherman Andy Giles gave up his state of the art trawler for two weeks to travel to the coast of Sierra Leone, where the fishing is done from a dugout canoe. Now he is returning to see what has happened to a fishing community whose survival was under threat from the illegal trawlers which took their fish, damaged their nets and even sunk their canoes. The transformation Andy finds is extraordinary: since the original programme was broadcast Sierra Leone was given a new fisheries patrol vessel, donated by the Isle of Man. The government and a British NGO have combined to almost eradicate the scourge of illegal fishing, transforming the lives of local fishermen. For Andy it is an emotional return to the village of mud huts and the two cousins with whom he formed such a bond.
Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th April 2013)
Documentary series capturing one day in the NHS, filmed by 100 camera crews across the UK, revealing the extraordinary range of demands placed on the country’s biggest institution. In the third episode a GP struggling with an unusual medical emergency on a Scottish Island and a top surgeon performing a high risk brain operation while the patient Daryl is still awake. In London, Pat waits anxiously for his wife Laura to come round from an induced coma. This film shows the vastly different contexts in which the NHS operates; urban and rural; both the cutting edge treatment for those who are critically ill with the more everyday procedures that make up the ailments and dilemmas of modern Britain.
24 Hours in A and E (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th April 2013)
RTS award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns for a new series, capturing dramatic and emotional stories of love, life and loss on the frontline of the NHS. Filmed around the clock at one of Britain’s busiest A&E departments at King’s College Hospital in south London, which this year celebrates its centenary, the series begins with a powerful episode about how our lives can change forever in the blink of an eye.
QUIZ SHOW: Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 12th April 2013)
The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Brian Blessed and guest panellists Bridget Christie and Nick Robinson.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.
Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John. Series 33, episode 6 (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:00pm | Saturday 30th March 2013)
Sci-fi drama. The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern-day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Channel 4/HD | 5:50pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 31st March 2013)
The network premiere of Michael Apted’s family fantasy adventure, telling the continued adventures of the children who discovered a fantastical world hidden at the back of a wardrobe. In this third instalment of CS Lewis’s enduring saga, Lucy and Edmund are transported back to the mystical land of Narnia while admiring what turns out to be an enchanted painting.
Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver: The Return (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 31st March 2013)
British workers return to the place where they did their jobs in some of the toughest conditions in the world. London bus driver Josh West heads back to the chaotic streets of Manila in the Philippines. In 2010, he spent an emotional two weeks learning to drive a jeepney – a colourfully decorated, adapted jeep which has no power steering, dodgy lights and an uncomfortable seat. He formed a strong bond with his host Rogelio Castro, moved by the daily struggle of an ordinary Filipino working to feed his family and lift them from poverty. Since Josh came home to the UK, he has raised money to try and transform Rogelio’s life. Now he is returning to Manila to see how things have changed and to set out on a new adventure that sees him star on Manila’s most popular chat show and go fishing in the South China Sea, before taking to the streets once more in the terrifying jeepney.
Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 2nd April 2013)
Documentary series capturing one day in the NHS, filmed by 100 camera crews across the UK, revealing the extraordinary range of demands placed on the country’s biggest institution. In the second episode, the anxious parents in a neonatal unit await news from a critical scan, and an ex-boxing champion battles his demons at a Welsh detox clinic. In Essex, Susan struggles with her husband’s worsening dementia. In London, Alan prepares for his first ever operation, in which he will donate a kidney to wife.
Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 5th April 2013)
The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Joan Bakewell and Richard Osman.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.