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Catch-up: W/C 12th 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

Nina Simone: A Tribute – Tribute to the great singer, songwriter and pianist Nina Simone, who died in 2003. Friends and musicians who knew and loved her, including Elton John and members of the band she played with for decades, paint a candid picture of the temperamental diva of the blues who triumphed over the racism of the Deep South to become one of the world's most charismatic performers.
(Available until: 9:04pm Tuesday 13th April 2010)

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Legends – Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song – Profile of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The film looks at Fitzgerald's 50-year career from her winning turn at the Harlem Apollo's amateur night in 1934, through her rise as the definitive exponent of scat singing.
(Available until: 10:04pm Tuesday 13th April 2010)

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Meet Sammy Davis Jnr – An edition of Sammy Davis's variety show from the early 1960s.
(Available until: 11:44pm Tuesday 13th April 2010)

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Film: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
– Outrageous stand-up comedy, filmed at the Terrace Theatre, in long Beach, California.
(Available until: 1:44am Tuesday 13th April 2010)

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Mad Men (12/13) – Series three. The Grown-Ups. After learning about Don's past, Betty try to figure out how she feels about her husband.
(Available until: 10:44pm Wednesday 14th April 2010)

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Arena: Johnny Mercer – the Dream's on Me – Exploring the singer's importance to "the Great American Songbook", which stands at the heart and soul of the United States, examining his story and musical legacy.
(Available until: 11:39pm Friday 16th April 2010)

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Film: Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
– Beguiling period drama starring Klaus Kinski as 16th-century conquistador Don Lope de Aguirre. 1596: a troop of Spanish explorers cross the Andes in search of the legendary riches of El Dorado. In German with English subtitles.
(Available until: 5:59am Sunday 18th April 2010)

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Ashes to Ashes (2/8) – Series three. New. Alex Drake puts aside her examination of Sam Tyler's death to join a dating agency after a number of its members around the country are found murdered. The victims all has one thing in common: a strange burn mark.
(Available until: 9:59pm Friday 28th May 2010)

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Radio

The Live Music Hour – With a concert from Paul Weller, recorded at Guilfest in 2005.
(Available until: 5:02am Thursday 15th April 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 17th April 2010)

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Liza Tarbuck and Adam Buxton – Paul Weller performs live in the studio.
(Available until: 1:02pm Saturday 17th April 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 17th April 2010)

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Malcolm McLaren: From the Forties to the Noughties
– Following the death of Malcolm McLaren, enjoy the charismatic Godfather of Punk putting his musical life into context, in a documentary broadcast on 6 Music last year.:

Episode 1: (Available until: 9:02pm Friday 16th April 2010)
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Episode 2: (Available until: 4:02am Saturday 17th April 2010)
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Episode 3:
(Available until: 4:02am Sunday 18th April 2010)
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