Monday Montage

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

Independent Lens explores the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed. Don’t miss Newtown – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Bill Nye the Science Guy will serve as one of three honorary co-chairs for the March for Science that will take place in Washington later this month.

Tune in Tuesday night as the North Carolina Channel presents an hour of back-to-back original programming. Join WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree as he leads a provocative panel discussion that goes beyond the headlines and delves deeply into the Muslim experience in the Tar Heel State. Then, follow one man’s remarkable journey from a life as an accomplished artist in Baghdad to that of a reluctant refugee in Burlington. Don’t miss Between Hope And Fear: Islam in North Carolina and Musings Of An Iraqi Patriot – Tuesday night on the North Carolina Channel.

Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens has conquered the big screen with Beauty And The Beast and the small screen with Legion. But what’s next? Stevens talks bout his upcoming role in The Ticket.

Great Performances lives up to its name once again with a dramatic dance film shot on location in Northern France about soldiers trying to maintain their humanity amidst the brutality of World War One. Young Men premieres Friday at 9 on UNC-TV.

And fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus will be interested in an amazing new book about the groundbreaking comedy series.

Now let’s see who celebrates a birthday this week…

April 3

Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey) celebrates 57

Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) turns 39

Jamie Bamber (Daniel Deronda) has his 44th

Nicholas Jones (Little Dorrit) is 71

April 4

Cherie Lunghi (The Buccaneers) turns 65

Tim Matthews (Chef!) celebrates 41 years

April 5

Lily James (Downton Abbey) has her 28th

Hayley Atwell (Any Human Heart) turns 35

Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise To Candleford) is 46

Jane Asher (The Old Guys) marks 71 years

April 6

Mark Strickson (Doctor Who) turns 58

Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy) has his 84th

Terrence Hardiman (Cadfael) celebrates 80

April 7

Ed Speelers (Downton Abbey) turns 29

Phoebe Nicholls (Brideshead Revisited) is 60

April 8

Gabriella Wilde (Poldark) has her 28th

April 9

Richenda Carey (The Choir) celebrates 69

Sorcha Cusack (Father Brown) is 68