Monday Montage

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

Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America’s most dangerous nuclear accidents as American Experience presents Command And Control – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

I guess, given the interconnectedness of things, we are all related in some fashion … but on the more interesting side of things it appears Benedict Cumberbatch is related to Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

Great Performances showcases composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz’ operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel. Don’t miss Bel Canto The Opera Friday at 9 on UNC-TV.

Speaking of Cumberbatch, it appears his role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok will be larger than expected.

Finally, it’s here! A young queen struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her as the hit UK series comes to Masterpiece. Jenna Coleman stars as Victoria – Sunday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

And if you missed Charlie Rose guest spot on Friday’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, you missed the newest hot product: Charlie Rose In A Can!

Now, happy birthdays are on tap for a few familiar folks…

January 9

Imelda Staunton (Cranford, Is It Legal?) turns 61

January 11

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, Lovejoy) celebrates 61

John Sessions (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) has his 64th

January 12

Clare Holman (Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis) is 53

Sid Owen (EastEnders) celebrates 45

Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited, Danger UXB) is 69

January 13

Ruth Wilson (Luther, Jane Eyre) turns 35

Carol Cleveland (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) celebrates 75

January 14

Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell) has her 52nd