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Catch-up: W/C 19th April 2010

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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

Mad Men (13/13) – Series three. Shut the Door: Have a Seat. Betty finalises her plans for divorce, while an inadvertent tip-off from Conrad Hilton has Don, Roger and Bert racking their brains for a way to save Sterling Cooper.
(Available until: 10:44pm Wednesday 21st April 2010)

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Guitar Heroes at the BBC (3/6) – Status Quo play Pictures of Matchstick Men and the Who perform Long Live Rock.
(Available until: 12:59am Wednesday 21st April 2010)

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Guitar Heroes at the BBC (4/6) – Featuring David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Motorhead.
(Available until: 12:39am Thursday 22nd April 2010)

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Guitar Heroes at the BBC (5/6) – Featuring Alice Cooper, New York Dolls and Cheap Trick.
(Available until: 1:24am Friday 23rd April 2010)

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Guitar Heroes at the BBC (6/6) – Archive footage including Pete Townshend of the Who, the Faces and Chris Spedding.
(Available until: 12:19am Saturday 24th April 2010)

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Later… with Jools Holland – New series. paul Weller returns to the show to perform tracks from his new solo album.
(Available until: 12:49am Saturday 24th April 2010)

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The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue – Highlights of a concert celebrating the singer/songwriter's music at the Barbican Centre in London, curated by legendary producer Joe Boyd. Leading artists present their interpretations of his tracks, including Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Scott Matthews, Teddy Thompson and Krystle Warren.
(Available until: 1:14am Monday 26th April 2010)

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Ashes to Ashes (3/8) – Series three. New. It's the run-up to the 1983 general election and pressure is mounting on DCI Gene Hunt and his team when they investigate a series of politically motivated arson attacks.
(Available until: 9:59pm Friday 28th May 2010)

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The Prisoner (1/6) – New series. Arrival. A re-invention of the iconic 1960s cult drama, starring Jim Canviezel and Ian McKellen. A disorientated New Yorker finds himself in a strange community surrounded by nothing but desert. His efforts to get home are thwarted when residents deny the existence of anywhere outside of the village.
(Available until: June 2010)

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Radio

Black and White Towns – John Harris looks at the influence of the suburbs and provincial towns on British rock music. Believing the idea of the big-city roots of rock, Harris goes to Swindon to meet Andy Partridge of XTC, finds out about the Colchester roots of Blur from Damon Albarn, considers Coventry and the Specials, Woking and Paul Weller, Bromley and David Bowie and Siouxsie Sioux, and talks to Good Shoes, a current band from the London suburb of Morden.
(Available until: 12:02pm Thursday 22nd April 2010)

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Radio 2 in Concert: Paul Weller – Jo Whiley kicks off a weekly show devoted to live music on Radio 2, beginning with singer/songwriter Paul Weller to coincide with the release of his tenth solo album. Weller provides an interview in the first half of the programme, and the show's second half showcases the ex-Jam frontman in an exclusive concert of old and new material, recorded this evening at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.
(Available until: 10:02pm Thursday 22nd April 2010)

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Sounds of the 60s – Brian Matthew this week pays a special tribute to Eddie Cochan, who died in a car accident 50 years ago today.
(Available until: 10:02am Saturday 24th April 2010)

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