Monday Montage

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

American Experience profiles the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Sherlock fans may have reason for a glimmer of hope. Series co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have suggested that the season four finale might not be as final as has been believed. (Bottom line: don’t despair but don’t hold your breath.)

Explore an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease on Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts – Wednesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Some excellent news for fans of Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery (and supporters of North Carolina’s film and television community) – Dockery’s series Good Behavior has been renewed for a second season and is set to film in Wilmington.

UNC-TV’s original series Front Row begins a second season this week. Tune in as national media strategist Marc Rotterman discusses state and national politics and policy – Friday nights on UNC-TV and the North Carolina Channel.

Finally, if you’re a Monty Python fan who’s planning to be in London in early February, you’re in luck – Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam will come together for one night only to talk about their life and work in a one-off fundraising event for the performance venue The Roundhouse.

And now, let’s see who’s celebrating a birthday this week…

January 25

Angela Thorne (To The Manor Born) has her 78th

Jill Townsend (Poldark) celebrates 72

January 27

Alan Cumming (Masterpiece Mystery) turns 52

Rosamund Pike (Wives & Daughters, Love In A Cold Climate) is 38

Alex Norton (Signs And Wonders) has his 67th

Philip Rosenthal (I’ll Have What Phil’s Having) turns 57

January 28

Alan Alda (Scientific American Frontiers) celebrates his 81st

Roy Clarke (Last Of The Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances) is 87