Monday Montage

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

Travel the globe with photographer Joel Satore and discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction. Don’t miss the premiere of a new three-part series – Rare: Creatures Of The Photo Ark – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

The name of the New Doctor has been announced! Jodie Whittaker will assume the role of the venerable Time Lord when Peter Capaldi steps down this Christmas.

Examine our rich musical heritage through interviews, music and live studio concerts, including memorable performances by Doc Watson, Beausoleil, Jean Ritchie and more. Relive a UNC-TV classic as the Great American Music Company continues with back-to-back episodes – Tuesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

Benedict Cumberbatch joined a who’s who of Marvel Cinematic Universe actors at the D23 Expo in Anaheim late last week.

Chris and Martin Kratt may be best known for their kids shows (Wild Kratts, Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo) but now the Kratts are bringing their love for nature to prime time. Join the brothers Kratt as they host a live, three-night event following the world’s wildest animals gathering for Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Tune in for Wild Alaska Live – beginning Sunday night at 8pm on UNC-TV.

And apparently Neil deGrasse Tyson rocks at Family Feud.

Now let’s celebrate another year of some familiar faces and exceptional talents…

July 17

Alun Armstrong (New Tricks) turns 71

Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) marks 32

Catherine Schell (One By One) is 73

July 18

Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) has her 56th

Rosalind Halstead (Wuthering Heights) turns 33

July 19

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) celebrates his 41st

Campbell Scott (Liberty! The American Revolution) is 56

Angela Griffin (Inspector Lewis) has her 41st

David Griffin (Keeping Up Appearances) turns 74

July 20

Diana Rigg (Mrs. Bradley Mysteries) celebrates 79

July 21

Ross Kemp (EastEnders) marks 53 years

John Woodvine (Edge of Darkness) is 88

Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March) turns 70

July 22

Bonnie Langford (Doctor Who) has her 53rd

Blake Harrison (Prime Suspect: Tennison) is 32

Hannah Waterman (EastEnders) celebrates 42

July 23

Stacie Mistysyn (Degrassi High) turns 46

Tom Mison (Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) has his 35th

Matilda Ziegler (Lark Rise To Candleford) is 53

Daniel Radcliffe (My Boy Jack) turns 28

Michael Wood (The Story Of China) celebrates 69