Monday Montage

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

In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police. Don’t miss The Talk – Race In America – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Who’s your favorite BBC character? According to over 7,000 people around the world who voted in an online poll, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes was the most beloved. (But don’t worry – everyone’s favorite Time Lord made the list, as well as some popular Britcom stars.)

American Masters journeys through the prolific life of the author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others pay tribute to Maya Angelou on And Still I Rise. Tune in Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Monty Python’s John Cleese talks about writing the perfect farce.

Catch the dramatic story of a Guantanamo Bay detainee released from the controversial US prison after 14 years. Frontline joins forces with  NPR for Out Of Gitmo – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Prime Suspect’s Helen Mirren is a fan of Morgan Freeman. But hey – who isn’t? I mean, he was Easy Reader on The Electric Company, for crying out loud!

Discover the rich culture and rare wildlife of India – Nature’s Wonderland. Saturday night at 9 on the Explorer Channel, UNC-EX.

And, in advance of the Academy Awards on Sunday, let’s go to the movies with Bert and Ernie…

Now let’s celebrate some birthdays.

February 20

Anthony Head (Dancing On The Edge) turns 63

February 21

Charlotte Church (Voice Of An Angel) has her 31st

February 22

Judy Cornwell (Keeping Up Appearances) is 77

Julie Walters (Indian Summers) celebrates 67

Lea Salonga (Les Misérables in Concert) turns 46

February 24

Ben Miller (Death In Paradise) has his 51st

February 26

Josephine Tewson (Keeping Up Appearances) is 86