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…
Imelda Staunton (Cranford, Is It Legal?) turns 61
Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, Lovejoy) celebrates 61
John Sessions (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) has his 64th
Clare Holman (Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis) is 53
Sid Owen (EastEnders) celebrates 45
Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited, Danger UXB) is 69
Ruth Wilson (Luther, Jane Eyre) turns 35
Carol Cleveland (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) celebrates 75
Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell) has her 52nd