Monday Montage

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

Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy as the Landmarks series continues. Tune in Friday night at 10 on UNC-TV for Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks In Concert: A Great Performances Special.

As anyone with a love for TV knows, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss breathed new life into a character from the 19th century with Sherlock. Now the BBC wants the duo to tackle literature’s most famous vampire.

Now that summer’s here, take a dip in one of the Tar Heel State’s unusual resort communities. Catch the waves at White Lake: Remembering The Nation’s Safest Beach – Thursday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

On the off chance you’re in London next month, you might want to take in a special performance by Monty Python’s John Cleese. All proceeds go to benefit Denville Hall, a retirement home for those in the theatrical profession.

From popular shores and teeming shallows to the mysterious open depths, explore the two-thirds of our planet covered by the oceans. Witness The Blue Planet – an 8-part series beginning Saturday night at 9 on UNC-EX.

And his “happy little clouds” have enchanted viewers and painters for decades – discover 15 Things You Never Knew About Bob Ross.

Now, it’s birthday time! Let’s see who’s celebrating this week…

June 26

Clive Francis (Poldark) is 71

June 27

Anthony Howell (Foyle’s War) celebrates 46

Sam Claflin (Any Human Heart) turns 31

Sam Hoare (Jane Eyre) has his 36th

June 28

Bruce Davison (The Lathe Of Heaven) is 71

Adam Woodyatt (EastEnders) turns 49

Lalla Ward (Doctor Who) celebrates 66

Janine Duvitski (Waiting For God) has her 65th

June 29

Maureen O’Brien (Doctor Who) marks 74 years

June 30

Rupert Graves (Sherlock, The Forsyte Saga) is 54

July 1

Jean Marsh (Upstairs Downstairs) turns 83

Leslie Caron (The Durrells In Corfu) has her 86th

Trevor Eve (The Politician’s Wife) celebrates 66