Monday Montage

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

Independent Lens follows passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity’s 12,000-year-old food legacy. Don’t miss Seed: The Untold Story – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Fans of Brit Floyd (a perennial fund drive fave around these parts) may be happy to know that the show makes a stop in Durham. Tickets are still available for Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, April 23 at the DPAC.

Travel around the Tar Heel state Tuesday night on the North Carolina Channel with a trio of programs that showcase our state’s parks and parkways. Tune in for North Carolina State Parks: Environmental Jewels at 8, followed by Saving The Best: North Carolina State Parks at 100 at 9 and capped off with Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road at 10.

The good news? Bill Nye The Science Guy has a new show. The bad news? It’s not on PBS. (Come back to us, Bill! We miss you!)

Frontline examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use. Last Days of Solitary airs Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

And would you believe Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver is going to be in the Oxford English Dictionary?!

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

April 17

Diane Fletcher (Breathless, House Of Cards) is 73

Sean Bean (Sharpe’s Rifles) turns 58

David Bradley (Reckless, Our Mutual Friend) celebrates 75

Tram-Anh Tran (Ghostwriter) has her 38th

April 18

Hayley Mills (The Flame Trees Of Thika) is 71

David Tennant (Doctor Who, The Escape Artist) turns 46

April 20

Andy Serkis (Little Dorrit, Oliver Twist) has his 53rd

Nicolas Lyndhurst (Butterflies, After You’ve Gone) is 56

Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders) turns 66

Ray Brooks (EastEnders) celebrates 78

April 21

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who, MI-5) turns 34

Stefan Brogren (Degrassi High) has his 45th

April 22

Carol Drinkwater (All Creatures Great & Small) is 69

Michelle Ryan (EastEnders) celebrates 33 years

April 23

Judy Davis (Page Eight) turns 62

Sally Bretton (Death In Paradise) has her 37th