Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

The show has concluded but Downton Abbey will never end. Fans of the hit Masterpiece series will want to tune in Thursday night on our Explorer Channel as we present three specials celebrating the UK’s most popular recent export: I Miss Downton Abbey! (8pm), More Manners of Downton Abbey (9pm) and BAFTA Celebrates Downton Abbey (10pm).

Even though he’s been diagnosed with dementia, that didn’t prevent Terry Jones from attending a BAFTA celebration in his honor.

If you’re weary of presidential politics, keep in mind there are statewide races in play this election season. Tune in Tuesday night at 7 on UNC-TV for the NC Association of Broadcasters 2016 Gubernatorial Debate. And don’t miss the NC Association of Broadcasters 2016 U.S. Senate Debate – Thursday night on UNC-TV at the same time.

Did you know the current drama surrounding the Great British Baking Show isn’t happening in the kitchen? Due to a decision to move the UK program from the BBC to Channel 4, several of the original hosts are leaving. Upset? You’re not alone. Even celebrities are not happy with the news.

And if you’ve ever wanted to have a Doctor Who wedding, a Raleigh couple beat you to it.

Now, here are some folks you might know who are celebrating birthdays this week…

October 10

Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley, Downton Abbey) is 34

October 11

Nicola Bryant (Peri, Doctor Who) celebrates 56

John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby, Midsomer Murders) turns 73

Dawn French (Geraldine Granger, The Vicar of Dibley) has her 59th

October 14

Christopher Timothy (James Herriot, All Creatures Great & Small) is 76

Katy Manning (Jo Grant, Doctor Who) celebrates 70

October 15

Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Alan Banks, DCI Banks) is 51

October 16

Peter Bowles (Richard Devere, To The Manor Born) turns 80