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Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Friday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 p.m.,

Prairie Public TV

This new American Masters documentary looks back at the life and career of one of rock's unsung pioneers -- gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe, whose flamboyant crossover style inspired the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

Parade's End

Tuesday, Feb. 26,

HBO Canada, check listings

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) star in this sweeping five-part miniseries adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's novel about the end of the Edwardian era and the devastation suffered by one aristocratic family as a result of the First World War. Two more hours air Feb. 27; the series concludes on Feb. 28.

Golden Boy

Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m.,

CBS and CTV

During an interview about his career, Walter Clark Jr. (Theo James) reminisces about his meteoric rise from detective to police commissioner in this première. Chi McBride and Bonnie Somerville co-star in this epic story of an ambitious cop determined to succeed at almost any cost.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 21, 2013 C1

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