Monday Montage

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

Did you know America’s first gold rush took place right here in North Carolina? Paved With Gold explores this fascinating chapter of Tar Heel history – Thursday night at 9:30 on UNC-TV.

Fans of Celtic Woman will be pleased to know the international music sensation is in North Carolina this week. Join Tara, Susan, Máiréad and Éabha as they hit Asheville on Wednesday and Durham on Thursday.

Be with us Friday as UNC-TV honors two television legends. Tune in Friday at 8pm for Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration and then stay tuned as American Masters talks with writer and producer Norman Lear at 10.

The science guys have been busy. Neil deGrasse Tyson was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last week and Bill Nye was a guest at SXSW.

Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the Bronte Sisters had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world. Don’t miss To Walk Invisible on Masterpiece – Sunday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Downton Abbey‘s Dan Steven’s Beast is a hit! Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is #1 at the box office with a record-setting $170 million opening weekend.

Now let’s wish a few familiar folks a happy birthday, shall we?

March 20

Steve McFadden (EastEnders) turns 58

Freema Agyeman, (Doctor Who) is 38

March 22

Steve Toussaint (Inspector Lewis) has his 52nd

Jeremy Clyde (Is It Legal?) celebrates 76

March 23

Joanna Page (The Cazalets) turns 39

March 24

Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers) is 72

March 26

Kiera Knightley (Oliver Twist) celebrates 32

Danny Rahim (DCI Banks) has his 31st