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Catch-up: W/C 17th May 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

Stevie Wonder: Live at Last – The Motown superstar in concert at London's O2 arena.
(Available until: 1:54am Saturday 22nd May 2010)

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More Guitar Heroes at the BBC – A celebration of 1970s guitar gods including Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Peter Green and Ry Cooder.
(Available until: 12:09am Sunday 23rd May 2010)

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1968 Olympics: Black Power Salute – Recalling American athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith's gestures in support of the Black Panther movement at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.
(Available until: 7:59pm Sunday 23rd May 2010)

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Worried about the Boy – Boy George has made more than a few headlines during his career, but the years before his Top of the Pops debut in 1982 are less well-known, when he was living in a squat, attending the Blitz Club and falling in and out of love. The one-off drama in BBC 2's Eighties Season paints a portrait of a unique, influential and sometimes controversial character.
(Available until: 10:29pm Sunday 23rd May 2010)

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Heaven 17: Live in Concert – The electro-pop band perform their 1980 album Penthouse and Pavement in full for the first time, at Sheffield's Magna Arena in March 2010.
(Available until: 12:29am Monday 24th May 2010)

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream – Feature-length profile of one of America's best-known rock 'n' roll bands, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The documentary includes extended interviews with the musicians and their friends, including Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Rick Rubin, to chart the performers' independent-minded approach to their music and careers through more than 30 years on the road.
(Available until: 4:39am Tuesday 25th May 2010)

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Modern Masters (3/4) – The life of Pablo Picasso is an intoxicating story of rebellion, riches, women and great art. Alastair Sooke journeys through Spain, France and the US, learning how the artist's influence, particularly that of his cubist work, continues to pervade modern life today.
(Available until: 9:59pm Sunday 30th May 2010)

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I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! (3/6) – The Drummer. The series analysing the chemistry of a rock group attempts to find out what makes a drummer tick. They are the person in shadow at the back and frequently the butt of jokes, but they're also the crucial engine of the band, and often the most likely to go off the rails! Contributions are from Queen's Roger Taylor, Stewart Copeland of the Police and Red Hot Chilli Pepper Chad Smith. Narrated by Mark Radcliffe.
(Available until: 11:39pm Sunday 13th June 2010)

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The Prisoner (5/6) – New series. Schizoid. Six finds that he has a doppelganger called 2 x 6 who is fuelled by rage and determined to kill Two. Two, meanwhile, decides to relinquish his king-like power to live among his people. 313 realises that she is afraid of the person she might be in the real world.
(Available until: June 2010)

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Radio

The Shuttleworths (1/6) – New series. Tale of a Toaster. John's wife Mary bids for a fancy toaster on the internet, complete with a crumb tray, but John becomes obsessed that she'll be outbid. Written and performed by Graham Fellows.
(Available until: 11:17pm Wednesday 19th May 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 22nd May 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 22nd May 2010)

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