Monday Montage

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

Unfortunately, some sad news to start off the week: actor John Hurt has passed away. The veteran actor had a career that spanned decades and was known for roles in feature films like The Elephant Man and Midnight Express. However, many public television viewers first saw the incredible actor as Caligula in the epic late-70s Masterpiece Theatre presentation of I, Claudius.

The world of Nature has never been more up close and personal with Spy In The Wild, a new five-part series. The program employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. Don’t miss it – Wednesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Former NOVA ScienceNow host and all-around ultra-cool science geek Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!”

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

And fans of Sherlock may be pleased to know the detective’s adventures continue – in manga form. Kadokawa’s Sherlock manga is a hit and a fourth series will be released soon.
Now, let’s see who’s celebrating a birthday this week…

January 30

Darren Boyd (The Guilty, Spy) has his 46th

Vanessa Redgrave (Call The Midwife) celebrates 80

February 1

Terry Jones (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) is 75

John Bowe (Cranford, Prime Suspect) has his 67th

Bryan Dick (Wolf Hall, Bleak House) turns 39

Peter Sallis (Last Of The Summer Wine) celebrates 96 years

February 2

David Jason (Only Fools And Horses) has his 77th

Gemma Arterton (Tess Of The D’Urbervilles) turns 31

February 5

Laura Linney (Masterpiece, Tales of The City) is 53

Michael Sheen (Gallowglass) celebrates his 48th

Tom Wilkinson (First Among Equals, Prime Suspect) turns 69

Charlotte Rampling (Great Expectations, My Uncle Silas) is 71