Catch-up: W/C 18th January 2010

by Modculture 18 January, 2010

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In the first of a new series, Barry Murphy picks out the best of the week's TV and radio on the various catch-up services in the UK. All programmes are listed in date order and please note: Only available to UK residents.

TV

The Man Who Shot the 60s – Brian Duffy was one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan he defined the image of the 1960s and was as famous as the stars he photographed. Then suddenly in the 1970s he disappeared from view and burned all his negatives. With the first ever exhibition of his work due, Duffy has agreed to be filmed to talk about his life, his work and why he made it all go up in flames.(Available until: 11.59pm Thursday 21st January 2010)

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Neil Sedaka: That's When the Music Takes Me
– Documentary exploring the life and career of the musician who had a string of hits during the 1960s including Calendar Girl and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – and when his popularity waned he then turned to writing songs for other artists. Featuring contributions by Connie Francis, Graham Gouldman, Jay Siegel and Don Kirshner. (Available until: 9.59pm Friday 22nd January 2010)

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Arena: Cool – Documentary exploring the meaning and history of cool through the American music of the 1940s and 50s that became known as cool jazz. Those who wrote and played it cultivated an attitude, a style and a language that came to epitomise the meaning of a word that is now so liberally used. The film tells the story of a movement that started in the bars and clubs of New York and Los Angeles and swept across the world, introducing the key players and setting them in the context of the post-war world. (Available until: 2.14am Saturday 23rd January 2010)

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Radio

The Inventor of Rock and Roll: The Alan Freed Story – Mark Lamarr tells the fascinating story of one of the most influential DJs in pop history, Alan Freed. The programme features contributions from people that were close to Alan including his son Lance. It also includes fascinating archive clips of Freed's original shows including an interview with Buddy Holly. (Available until: 11:32pm Tuesday 19th January 2010)

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A Man Like Curtis (1/4) – Lenny Kravitz celebrates "Chicago soul" giant Curtis Mayfield (1942 – 99), whose falsetto delivery defined the sound of R&B hitmakers The Impressions and whose 1970s solo career include Move On Up, Freddie's Dead and Superfly. The first episode, People Get Ready, concentrates on Curtis' early musical influences from 50s to 65: gospel beginnings, writing songs for Jerry Butler, and early Impressions' hits. The subjects of his songs ranged from simple, tender love songs to broadsides demanding social and political equality. (Available until: 12:02am Tuesday 19th January 2010)

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Sounds of the 60s – Brian Matthew spins two hours of hits, B -sides and album tracks. (Available until: 10:02am Saturday 23rd January 2010)

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The Funk and Soul Show – 3 hours of funk, soul and blues presented by Craig Charles. (Available until: 10:02pm Saturday 23rd January 2010)

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