What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was once seen as Myanmar’s hope. More recently, she’s accused of standing by as the country’s military waged a brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Now, FRONTLINE shines new light on the effort to kill and expel the Rohingya people from Myanmar — an effort that has been described by the United Nations as having the “hallmarks of genocide.” Investigate Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.
First it was a cult comedy cinema classic … then it was a Broadway musical … and now it’s going to be a movie again! Regardless, Monty Python fans can rejoice as Eric Idle plans to turn Spamalot into a motion picture.
The LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER series Stars In Concert continues with a dazzling performance by the Tony-nominated, Grammy-winning star of The Book Of Mormon. Tune in for a sparkling set of songs from Andrew Rannells – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.
Bill Nye the Science Guy appeared on last week’s Blindspot on NBC as himself – and the father of the show’s FBI forensic scientist, Patterson.
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is one of the most beloved books of American literature. Now, MASTERPIECE adapts this classic novel for television in a lavish two-part series. Don’t miss Michael Gambon, Angela Lansbury and Emily Watson in Little Women – beginning Sunday at 8pm on UNC-TV.
And can you believe Mary Berry of The Great British Baking Show was stopped at airport security because they thought she was smuggling illegal drugs?
Now, let’s see who’s blowing out the candles this week…
Richard O’Sullivan (Doctor in the House) is 74
Emilio Delgado (Sesame Street) turns 78
David Attenborough (Life of Birds) marks 92
Christina Cole (Jane Eyre) celebrates 36
Jodhi May (Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) is 43
Phyllida Law (Kingdom) has her 86th
Albert Finney (My Uncle Silas) turns 82
Tessa Peake-Jones (Grantchester) is 61
Patrick Ryecart (Poldark) has his 66th
Jane Booker (A Perfect Spy) marks 62
Matthew Kelly (Bleak House) celebrates 68
Gillian Kearney (The Forsyte Saga) is 46
Glenda Jackson (Elizabeth R) has her 82nd
Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) turns 41
Adrian Scarborough (Cranford) celebrates 50
Sally Phillips (Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) is 48
Rick Steves (Rick Steves’ Europe) marks 63
Alex Jennings (Victoria) has his 61st
Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife) celebrates 70
Pam St. Clement (EastEnders) turns 76
Susan Hampshire (Monarch of the Glen) is 81
Catherine Tate (Doctor Who) celebrates 50
Nicky Henson (EastEnders) has his 73rd
Iwan Rheon (Vicious) turns 33
Natalie Cassidy (EastEnders) marks 35
Milton Johns (Doctor Who: Invasion of Time) is 80
Zoë Wannamaker (My Family) has her 69th
Frances Barber (Rhodes) celebrates 60