Monday Montage

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

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Greenville and Pitt County residents pull together to cope with its aftermath. Tune in for Down River, tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Sherlock fans are no doubt in heaven now that series four has debuted on Masterpiece (Sundays at 9). Well, you can feed that high as co-creator Mark Gatiss discusses the new season.

Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview. American Masters profiles Sidney Lumet – Tuesday at 9pm on UNC-TV.

What would everyone’s special TV neighbor make of today’s culture of bullying? Here’s a rather interesting piece on Mister Rogers and his history of protecting children from the bullies around us.

The southern documentary series Reel South returns for a second season Thursday night with a double feature of docs – “Soul City” relives civil rights activists attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the 1970s and “Eat White Dirt” examines the phenomenon known as geophagy. Reel South premieres Thursday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

And sad news for Sherlock fans – although they’re married on the show, stars Martin Freeman (John Watson) and Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson) have split in real life after a 15 year relationship.

Now let’s see who’s celebrating birthdays this week…

January 2

Deborah Watling (Doctor Who) has her 69th

January 4

Ann Magnuson (Alive From Off Center) is 61

Doris Kearns Goodwin (The Roosevelts) turns 74

January 5

Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose) celebrates 75 years

January 6

Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) has his 62nd

Eddie Redmayne (Birdsong) celebrates his 35th

Angus Deayton (One Foot In The Grave) is 61

January 8

Robin Ellis (Poldark) turns 75

Sarah Polley (Ramona) has her 38th

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