What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Get the inside story of Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the US as Frontline investigates Putin’s mounting grievances and his efforts to exact vengeance leading up to the presidential election. Don’t miss part one of Putin’s Revenge – Wednesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.
Watch Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as they appear on CNN’s Amanpour to discuss The Vietnam War.
Join Bob Garner as he explores North Carolina’s culinary traditions with a UNC-TV classic that’s equal parts cookbook, essay and dining guide. Tune in and savor Foods That Make You Say Mmm-Mmm – Thursday at 10pm on UNC-TV.
In advance of the long-lost Doctor Who serial’s release by the BBC next month, see what made Shada so special.
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Great Performances at the Met presents Romeo Et Juliette – Sunday at 7pm on the North Carolina Channel.
And it’s about time – LeVar Burton is now legally allowed to use his Reading Rainbow catchphrase!
Now here are a few familiar folks celebrating birthdays…
Beatie Edney (Poldark, The Coroner) is 55
Kevin Kline (Present Laughter) celebrates 70
Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel) turns 46
Roger Allam (Endeavour) marks 64 years
John Cleese (Fawlty Towers) has his 78th
Matt Smith (Ruby in the Smoke) celebrates 35
David Dixon (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) turns 70
Oliver Dimsdale (Grantchester) has his 45th
Janet Montgomery (Dancing on the Edge) is 32
Rufus Sewell (Victoria) celebrates 50