Catch-up: W/C 8th February 2010

by Modculture 10 February, 2010

Madmen

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. Apologies for lateness of uploading this week's instalment.

TV

Mad Men (3/13) – Series three.
My Old Kentucky Home. Roger throws a Kentucky Derby party at his country club, but Don is left cold by the occasion. Joan discovers secrets about her husband from the wives of his colleagues, and an old friend embarrasses Paul. (Available until: 10:44pm Wednesday 10th February 2010)

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Bellamy's People (3/8)
The satirical Radio 4 comedy series Down the Line, in which Rhys Thomas plays phone-show host DJ Gary Bellamy, transfers to the small screen as he leaves his studio to meet some of his callers. Featuring Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Felix Dexter, Lucy Montgomery and Simon Day. (Available until: 10:29pm Thursday 11th February 2010)

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Newswipe with Charlie Brooker (3/6)
The acid-tongued TV critic takes a caustic look at the way the news is covered in the media.
(Available until: 12:29am Friday 12th February 2010)

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La Excelencia at the Barbican
A performance by the salsa band at the venue in London, reminiscent of shows held at the New York Palladium Ballroom during the 1950s. (Available until: 10:59pm Friday 12th February 2010)

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Arena: My Name is Celia Cruz
Documentary about the life and career of the renowned salsa singer, who won Grammy awards for her music and released more than 70 albums. (Available until: 12:04am Saturday 13th February 2010)

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Rhythms of the World: Celia Cruz
Concert footage of Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz with Tito Puente and his orchestra and special guest Johnny Pacheco, filmed at the Apollo Theatre in New York. (Available until: 12:49am Saturday 13th February 2010)

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Latin Music USA (2/4)
Documentary exploring the history of salsa music in the United States through the memories of influential musicians. The programme explores how the genre emerged in 1960s New York, when many Puerto Ricans and Cubans settled in the city. With contributions by Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri and Johnny Pacheco. (Available until: 9:59pm Friday 26th February 2010)

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Radio

A Man Like Curtis (4/4)
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. He concludes with a look at the dreadful accident that left him paralysed and considers Mayfield's legacy. (Available until: 12:02am Tuesday 9th February 2010)

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6 Music Plays It Again – Diamonds and Tiaras
Diamonds and Tiaras (2 parts) Bob Harris recalls the life and extraordinary career of session pianist Nicky Hopkins. Hopkins played on more than 300 albums, 13 of them by The Rolling Stones. Other beneficiaries include The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, The Kinks, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. With contributions from Joe Cocker, Bill Wyman, Ian McLagan and Hopkins' widow, Moira. First broadcast on Radio 2.

Part One. (Available until: 12:32am Tuesday 9th February 2010)

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Part Two. (Available until: 12:32am Wednesday 10th February 2010)

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6 Music Plays It Again – Louie and the G-Men
Louie and the G-Men (2 parts) Another chance to hear the extraordinary story of the song Louie Louie. More than 50 years after its release, Steve Van Zandt tells how the song survived the wrath of the FBI to become one of the most performed, recorded and influential tracks of all time. Recorded by Richard Berry as a B-side in April 1957, there are over 1,000 versions of Louie Louie. However, the impact of this song has been felt far beyond the music business. It scared the American establishment enough to trigger an FBI investigation by J Edgar Hoover's notorious G-Men, and it remains the subject of much heated debate to this day.

Part One. (Available until: 12:32am Thursday 11th February 2010)

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Part Two.(Available until: 12:32am Friday 12th February 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 13th February 2010)

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Stefan Gates's Cover Story
The album cover of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy pictured naked children climbing over an eerie landscape against a bright orange apocalyptic sky. It is a famously unsettling image, one that even now holds conflicting emotions for Stefan Gates, one of the children in the picture. In a deeply personal programme, the adult Gates investigates both his memories and the story behind the iconic image. (Available until: 11:02am Saturday 13th February 2010)

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Archive on 4: Open Sesame

The experimental children's TV show Sesame Street mixed radical educational techniques with subversive humour and interesting subject matters. Konnie Huq looks back over four decades of the show that gave us such iconic puppet characters as Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and the Count. (Available until: 9:02pm Saturday 13th February 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 13th February 2010)

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