Monday Montage

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

Kent Gavin has spent more than 30 years photographing the British Royal Family. From royal tours abroad to magical moments at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, this prolific photographer has captured it all. See for yourself as we experience Royalty Close Up: The Photography of Kent Gavin – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Congratulations, Dame Helen! The Film Society of Lincoln Center is honoring Helen Mirren with the 45th Annual Chaplin Award. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

Explore the remarkable, two-year, 25,000-mile attempt to retrace Marco Polo’s legendary trek from Venice, Italy to China. Tune in and travel In the Footsteps of Marco Polo – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Doctor Who fans may already know that David Tennant is voicing Scrooge McDuck on the Disney remake of Ducktales. But did you know Tennant will soon be joined by former companion Catherine Tate? Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he relates the ancestral stories of an eclectic array of celebrities, authors, politicians and other luminaries on a new season of Finding Your Roots – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Disappointing news for Benedict Cumberbatch: his latest TV program, The Child In Time, aired in Britain recently and the reviews have not been overly glowing.

Explore stories from every genre of art created, performed and displayed in the Old North State and beyond. Don’t miss the debut of Muse – Thursday at 8pm on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Built in 1925 in the mountains of North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School preserves the everyday traditions, skills and knowledge of Appalachian communities. Discover the incredible story of this Tar Heel treasure on a UNC-TV classic. Don’t miss Sing Behind the Plow – Thursday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to join him for lunch! Well, technically, he wants you to donate to the Planetary Society and one lucky donor will get to dine with Nye and view the launch of the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2. Bowtie optional, I’m guessing. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Now that Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War has debuted, UNC-TV is presenting a variety of programs designed to highlight facets of the country, the war and veterans’ concerns. Tune in tonight at 11 for an impromptu non-scripted motorcycle adventure from Saigon to Hanoi on Motorbiking Vietnam. Friday night, we’re presenting three shows about veterans beginning at 9pm – North Carolina Stories of Service: Porter Halyburton, Discussions of War: Jacksonville and On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam.

Monty Python’s John Cleese talks about comedy, death, political correctness and more in an interview with language that is most definitely NSFW.

Join former employees, family members and historians as they chronicle our state’s once great airline. Don’t miss Speedbird: The History of Piedmont Airlines – Thursday at 9 on the North Carolina Channel. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Hear the little-known story of the only US bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Frontline presents Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest cinematic offering recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s new film, The Current War. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

London is home to more billionaires than any other city on the planet and they require sustenance to survive. Meet the food purveyors who cater to the nouveau riche on the delightful British mini-series World’s Most Expensive Food – Thursday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Tom Hiddleston (The Hollow Crown) is tackling Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a RADA production directed by Kenneth Branagh (Wallander) and first-night reactions were as impressive as you’d expect with that pedigree. Continue reading