Monday Montage

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

Travel the Tar Heel State and meet four senior citizens striving to better themselves and their communities. Catch BOOMING – Tuesday night at 9 on the North Carolina Channel and Thursday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Eric Idle is writing a memoira sortabiography – and it’s due out in the fall. Continue reading


Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

This cardboard jalopy appeared in our lobby this week – it’s Rootle Roadster, all gassed up and ready to go! Not sure where it’s headed but Grover sure looks like he could use a booster seat.

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Sounds Familiar

“I was surprised to hear she’d got married at all, I mean she wasn’t very attractive, was she?” “Oh, let’s not mince words, Margory, she had a face like a ship’s boiler.” – Margory Frobisher (Angela Thorne) and Audrey fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith), discussing an old friend on To The Manor Born

Where Do I Know That Actor?

The thirteenth season of Midsomer Murders kicked off earlier this month and this week’s episode (“The Sword of Guillame” part one) saw a seaside outing turn deadly. It also featured a bevy of guest stars that may just be familiar from other fare UNC-TV has offered. Let’s see if you noticed them all.

Tim McInnerny played property developer Hugh Dalgliesh. True Anglophiles may know him from his work in Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder series but, sadly, UNC-TV has never aired that wonderful program. McInnerny has, however, appeared as Terry Shields in the 1980s thriller Edge of Darkness and he was Fiennes on A Very British Coup on Masterpiece Theatre in 1989. Other roles of note include Oliver Mace on MI-5 and Sir Eustace Carmichael on Sherlock.

Janet Suzman was Lady Matilda William. She played Margaret, Duchess of Chester, on The Secret Agent and Lady Edwina Mountbatten on Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy, both on Masterpiece Theatre. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

It’s 2015 and the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, emotions run high, tensions mount and deep divisions are revealed. Tune in as REEL SOUTH chronicles this DIVIDED CITY – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Judy Woodruff talks to the LA Times about the role of PBS NEWSHOUR in the era of Twitter and “Fake News.” Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Caught sight of this little guy in a co-worker’s cubicle. His name is Paco and fans of the old PBS Kids series Maya And Miguel should recognize him as the bilingual parrot owned by the titular twins (although Paco originally belonged to their abuela). Maya And Miguel ran for 65 episodes starting in 2004 and focused on the adventures and misadventures of pre-teen siblings Maya and Miguel Santos and their family and friends.

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