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…
Alun Armstrong (New Tricks) turns 71
Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) marks 32
Catherine Schell (One By One) is 73
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) has her 56th
Rosalind Halstead (Wuthering Heights) turns 33
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
Diana Rigg (Mrs. Bradley Mysteries) celebrates 79
Ross Kemp (EastEnders) marks 53 years
John Woodvine (Edge of Darkness) is 88
Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March) turns 70
Bonnie Langford (Doctor Who) has her 53rd
Blake Harrison (Prime Suspect: Tennison) is 32
Hannah Waterman (EastEnders) celebrates 42
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