Monday Montage

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…

October 23

Beatie Edney (Poldark, The Coroner) is 55

October 24

Kevin Kline (Present Laughter) celebrates 70

Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel) turns 46

October 26

Roger Allam (Endeavour) marks 64 years

October 27

John Cleese (Fawlty Towers) has his 78th

October 28

Matt Smith (Ruby in the Smoke) celebrates 35

David Dixon (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) turns 70

Oliver Dimsdale (Grantchester) has his 45th

October 29

Janet Montgomery (Dancing on the Edge) is 32

Rufus Sewell (Victoria) celebrates 50