Where Do I Know That Actor?

I hope you caught last night’s Wolf Hall. If so, the episode had a blink-and-you’d-miss-it cameo by a face that should be familiar to many UNC-TV viewers.

About 12 minutes in (barely the slightest of spoilers here), when Cromwell is interviewing a few powerful enemies, a Lady Margaret Pole is questioned. Lady Margaret is portrayed by Janet Henfrey, an actress who has made guest appearances in everything from Doctor Who to Father Brown. Well, it’s been about ten years since she played the character, but you may best recognize her as the dour and Shipping Forecast obsessed Mrs. Bale from the Britcom As Time Goes By. Did you spot her?

Episode four of Wolf Hall on Masterpiece encores Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-MX and Saturday at 3am on UNC-TV. It is also currently available on our web site.

Got a face you can’t place from one of the plethora of programs UNC-TV airs from the UK? Email me at sparkymac@unctv.org and I’ll try to help out.


Congratulations To PBS!

The 42nd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards were held this past Friday and PBS was one of the big winners, walking away with 17 Emmys.

Here’s a list of the PBS winners:

New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series: Design Squad 

Promotional Announcement – Episodic: Al Capone: Icon and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Extraordinary Accomplishments 

Promotional Announcement – Institutional: PBS 2014 Preview Campaign, “Drama”, “News”, “Science”

Writing in a Preschool Animated Program: Peg+Cat

Writing in an Animated Program: WordGirl

Writing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series: Sesame Street  

Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series: Odd Squad

Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program: A Chef’s Life

Main Title and Graphic Design: The Mind of a Chef

Single Camera Photography: The Mind of a Chef

Single Camera Editing: The Mind of a Chef

Multiple Camera Editing: Sesame Street 

Sound Editing – Live Action: Sesame Street

Original Song: “Power of Yet” Sesame Street

Costume Design/Styling: Sesame Street

Hairstyling: Odd Squad

Congratulations to all the winners. This only goes to further prove what outstanding programming public broadcasting offers.

Meanwhile, here’s the Emmy winner for Outstanding Original Song (dare you not to sing along)…