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Gays on TV: Your guide to the week's best LGBT TV and film

Here's what not to miss on the box over the next seven days

2019-02-08

Words: Hugh Kaye

I’m a bit of a knit when it comes to sewing (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and pansexual comedian Joe Lycett has admitted to not being much better but he is still the new host of The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, Tue 12 Feb, 9pm). Sort like Bake Off with frock instead of cakes…

On a more serious note, The Making of Me (C4, Mon 11 Feb, 10pm) is a three-part documentary that follows nine people as they undergo gender reassignment – and finds out their families feel about the life-changing event.

The rest of the week’s best LGBT+ telly has a bit of a morbid feel to it. There’s The Moments That Killed Whitney Houston (C5, Fri 15 Feb, 10pm), which pretty much sums itself up, while schedulers seem to have a thing about Dennis Nilsen.

First, he’s the focus of in Britain’s Most Evil Killer (Sky Witness, Tues 12 Feb, 10pm) then he crops up again in How I Caught The Killer (Sky Witness, Thurs 14 Feb, 11.59pm).

The serial killer, who mainly targeted homeless gay men, died in prison last May after 35 years behind bars. Finally, It Takes A Killer (CBS Reality, Fri 15 Feb, 9.30pm) looks at a predator who found his victims at gay bars.

Some programmes worth catching on Netflix include Queer Eye: We’re in Japan, which doesn’t really need an explanation, and, for our lesbian readers, there’s Yes or No, Yes or No 2 and Yes or No 2.5.

And if you need a good laugh, try Hannah Gadsby's Nanette, on the streaming service. The Aussie comic’s stand-up routine focuses on gender and sexuality among other things.

All nine episodes of the second installment of Ryan Murhpy's Golden Globe Award-winning true crime drama series, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is now available on the streaming giant.