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Catch-up: W/C 24th May 2010

Ashes

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

Ashes to Ashes (8/8) – Series three. DCI Gene Hunt and his team investigate a diamond heist following the murder of three London gang members. But DCI Alex Drake is distracted and, encouraged by DCI Jim Keats, she decides to pursue her own investigation to the bitter end – did Gene Hunt murder Sam Tyler?
(Available until: 9:59pm Friday 28th May 2010)

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Modern Masters (4/4) – Salvador Dali remains one of the art world's most controversial figures but was he also one of its greatest geniuses? His dreamscapes are among some of the world's most famous paintings, but he was also an artist with brilliant technical abilities. Presenter Alastair Sooke traces the life and work of the surrealist exponent.
(Available until: 10:59pm Sunday 30th May 2010)

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The Stones in Exile: an Imagine Special – Alan Yentob tells the story of the recording of the Rolling Stones' seminal 1972 album Exile on Main Street as band members also share memories of the time they spent on the French Riviera.(Available until: 11:29pm Sunday 30th May 2010)

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Neil Young – Don't be Denied – Tracing the musical journey of the legendary singer/songwriter through interviews and unseen performance footage.
(Available until: 1:29am Monday 31st May 2010)

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I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! (4/6) – The Other One. Although the antics of the singer and guitarist often grab the headlines, its sometimes the input of the bass player or keyboardist that helps a band rocket to the top. Duff McKagan of Guns 'n' Roses and Peter Hook of New Order reveal how their bass contributed to their bands, while Ray Manzarek of the Doors explains how his ivory-tinkling made all the difference. Narrated by Mark Radcliffe.
(Available until: 10:59pm Sunday 13th June 2010)

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Radio

When Real Women Wore Minis and Real Men Drove Them – Francesco da Mosta "blows the bloody doors off" The Italian Job, to mark the 40th anniversary of the film's release in 1969. He tracks down some of the stars of this last hurrah of the Swinging Sixties and discovers some interesting secrets, such as why scriptwriter Troy Kennedy Martin chose Turin for the main location.
(Available until: 12:02am Tuesday 25th May 2010)

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Exile of the Stones – Paul Sexton tells the story of the Rolling Stones' 1972 opus Exile on Main Street album to coincide with its reissue. Recorded in the basement of guitarist Keith Richards's French villa and mixed in Los Angele, the Jimmy Miller-produced double album took many months to complete, partly the result of drug-fuelled madness and technical problems. A bleak, rock-heavy and dirty work, the UK/US number one yielded just two singles (Tumbling Dice and the US-only release Happy) plus LP favourites such as Rocks Off, Shine a Light and Torn and Frayed. The programme feats recently discovered outtakes and newly completed tracks, ten of which appear on the 2010 re-release.
(Available until: 11:02pm Wednesday 26th May 2010)

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The Shuttleworths (2/6) – Smells like White Spirit – Ken needs John to write a catchy pop song at short notice but his DIY duties are an obstacle. Written and performed by Graham Fellows.
(Available until: 11:17pm Wednesday 26th 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 29th 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 29th May 2010)

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