Undertones doc gets awards nod

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A documentary charting the rise and career of Derry punk icons The Undertones is up for a major media award.

Here Comes the Summer’ - an hour long look at the Derry band’s career - has been shortlisted in the Arts category of the 2013 Celtic Media Festival to be held in Swansea in April.

First broadcast on BBC4 in September, the documentary brings together interviews with band members, their friends, family, colleagues and contemporaries, alongside archive and music.

The programme is billed as the “remarkable, funny and moving story of one of Britain’s favourite bands - the most improbable pop stars who emerged from one of the darkest, most violent places on the planet.”

The Celtic Media Festival - staged in Derry last year - celebrates the unique languages and cultures of the Celtic nations and regions on screen and in broadcasting, and the coveted Bronze Torc Awards honour the very best of film, television, radio and digital media. This year over 100 productions from over 60 production companies and broadcasters have been shortlisted across the 20 award categories.