What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Put on your cowboy boots, grab a longneck beer and get a toe-tappin’ tour of legendary Texas dancehall the Broken Spoke. Tune in as REEL SOUTH enters Honky Tonk Heaven – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.
Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has its first review. Sadly, it’s not the best.
What’s your favorite book? Easy enough question to answer perhaps – but what is America’s favorite book? THE GREAT AMERICAN READ endeavors to find out by examining the passion, power and joy of reading through the lens of 100 best-loved books as chosen by the public. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ launches Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.
It’s a DOCTOR WHO reunion, of sorts – David Tennant and Catherine Tate are slated to star in a new series on Britain’s Sky One called THE AMERICONS.
Pangolins are a strange beasts – little known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery. They are also the most trafficked creatures on the planet. NATURE follows one woman’s crusade to save The World’s Most Wanted Animal – Wednesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.
Some very creative students made a mosaic picture of Neil deGrasse Tyson out of Rubik’s Cubes. Um … cool?
And how’d you like to have breakfast with Benedict Cumberbatch and some friends?
Now let’s check out this week’s birthday celebrants …
Jacqueline Tong (Upstairs Downstairs) turns 67
Fergus Drysdale (Lark Rise to Candleford) is 19
Trevor Cooper (Star Cops) has his 65th
Tom Chambers (Father Brown) marks 41
Heida Reed (Poldark) celebrates 30
Cheryl Campbell (Breathless) turns 69
Beverly Leech (Mathnet) has her 59th
Kristin Scott Thomas (Body & Soul) is 58
Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart) marks 69
Fiona Walker (Jude the Obscure) celebrates 74
Naomi Ryan (Mr. Selfridge) has her 41st
Rob Edwards (By the Sword Divided) is 69
Jo Joyner (EastEnders) turns 41
Ian McKellen (Vicious) celebrates 82
Frank Oz (Sesame Street) has his 74th
Daragh O’Malley (Sharpe) turns 64
Cathryn Harrison (The Choir) marks 59
David Burke (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) is 84
Lauren Crace (Mr. Selfridge) has her 32nd
Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) celebrates 40
Patsy Palmer (EastEnders) turns 46
Helena Bonham Carter (Henry VIII) is 52