Monday Montage

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

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS presents WRESTLE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Victoria is taking a bit of a break after the season three so the writers can decide where to take the show next.

From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, FRONTLINE investigates how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Supreme Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. Go inside the no-holds-barred war for SUPREME REVENGE – Tuesday at 10pm on UNC-TV.

Congrats to Rita Moreno (The Electric Company) – she just became the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status.

Join Irish chef Neven Maguire as he travels around the Emerald Isle meeting interesting food producers, chefs and craftspeople. Follow NEVEN’S IRISH FOOD TRAILS – premiering Wednesday night at 9:30 on the Explorer Channel.

A new do? Check out Helen Mirren’s pink hair at the Cannes Film Festival.

Live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol, Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack host the 30th anniversary broadcast of America’s national night of remembrance. Tune in for THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – Sunday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

And John Barrowman (Doctor Whotaught David Tennant (Doctor Who) how to floss (the dance move, not the teeth cleaning thingie) – and it apparently did not go well.

Now let’s meet the birthday celebrants of the week…

May 20

Jenny Funnell (As Time Goes By) is 56

Emma Williams (Bleak House) turns 36

Owen Teale (Island at War) has his 58th

May 21

Jacqueline Tong (Upstairs Downstairs) is 68

Fergus Drysdale (Lark Rise to Candleford) turns 20

Trevor Cooper (Star Cops) has his 66th

May 22

Tom Chambers (Father Brown) is 42

Heida Reed (Poldark) marks 31 years

Cheryl Campbell (Breathless) celebrates 70

May 23

Beverly Leech (Mathnet) hits 60

May 24

Kristin Scott Thomas (Body & Soul) turns 59

Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart) celebrates 70

Fiona Walker (Jude the Obscure) is 75

Naomi Ryan (Mr. Selfridge) marks 42 years

Rob Edwards (By the Sword Divided) turns 70

Jo Joyner (EastEnders) is 42

May 25

Ian McKellen (Vicious) celebrates 80

Frank Oz (Sesame Street) has his 75th

Daragh O’Malley (Sharpe) turns 65

Cathryn Harrison (The Choir) hits 60

David Burke (Adventures of  Sherlock Holmes) is 85

Lauren Crace (Mr. Selfridge) marks 33 years

Cillian Murphy (The Way We Live Now) is 43

May 26

Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) turns 41

Patsy Palmer (EastEnders) has her 47th

Helena Bonham Carter (Henry VIII) celebrates 53

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Monday Montage

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Meet the Ohio sharpshooter who won fame and fortune in a man’s world for never missing a shot. Tune in as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE profiles ANNIE OAKLEY – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

What great news! Pennsylvania plans a day of kindness to honor the late Fred Rogers. May 23 will be 1-4-3 Day, named in honor of Mr. Rogers’ favorite number. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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From its Polynesian origins to its familiar presence on the beaches of Southern California and the world, explore surfing’s incredible evolution on LIQUID STAGE – Tuesday night at 10 on the Explorer Channel.

Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to know that a big asteroid is definitely coming for Earth. The good news is he believes we can still do something about it. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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NATURE presents an incredible live event that celebrates the season of rebirth. Don’t miss the spectacular a three-night AMERICAN SPRING LIVE – beginning tonight at 8 on UNC-TV.

Ian McKellen gave a free show to an audience of 80somethings. Sir Ian, an octogenarian himself, performed the one-off free solo show at the Norwich Playhouse for 80 people aged 80 and their guests. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Discover the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. Stanley Nelson directs BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

How interesting – the town where MIDSOMER MURDERS is filmed is embroiled in a council spat over whether to commemorate the fictional Causton.

Explore the fascinating habitats and wildlife that abound at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, a 110,000-acre national wildlife refuge in eastern North Carolina. Don’t miss REFUGE: POCOSIN LAKES – Wednesday at 8pm on the North Carolina Channel. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Discover one man’s obsession with preserving the past as we meet Dr. Robert Hart, a country doctor turned preservationist. Step back in time to visit his creation on the 1840 CAROLINA VILLAGE, a three-part UNC-TV classic series – beginning Wednesday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

Jenna Coleman discusses leaving the role of the Queen on VICTORIA – and who she’d like to replace her as an older monarch. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Experience the aftermath of the Civil War – a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. For African Americans, despite their hard-won freedom, support for their social, economic and political gains did not last. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

SHERLOCK’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to reunite in Sam Mendes’ World War One film 1917.

Jeff Smith sits down with General Lusk of the NC National Guard to look at how hurricanes, training missions, and the loss of a guardsmen shaped 2018. Don’t miss a special presentation of SITUATION REPORT – Wednesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel. Continue reading