What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
INDEPENDENT LENS presents Raoul Peck’s Academy Award-nominated documentary inspired by James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Samuel L. Jackson narrates I Am Not Your Negro – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV and encoring Wednesday at 8pm on the North Carolina Channel.
The second season of Victoria has just started but Jenna Coleman is already eyeing her next role: Coleman will star as a mother whose baby is abducted on a new BBC drama called The Cry.
America’s opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Trace the history of how the nation got into this situation and explore possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis. Don’t miss UNDERSTANDING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC – Wednesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.
Aidan Turner (Poldark) is set to appear in Michael Grandage’s summer production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The play will open at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre July 4 following previews that begin June 23.
Saturday night on UNC-EX, tour the Emerald Isle with cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson and folksinger Tommy Makem. First, travel along IRELAND’S WILD COAST at 9 and then visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula on TOMMY MAKEM’S IRELAND at 10. Tune in for an evening of Irish discovery – Saturday night on the Explorer Channel.
And could the Downton Abbey movie feature an appearance by Mike Tyson? The boxer says he’s a fan and would love to be cast.
Now, let’s see who’s celebrating a birthday this week…
Andrea Martin (Act One) turns 71
James Nesbitt (Ballykissangel) has his 53rd
Richard Franklin (Doctor Who) celebrates 82
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton’s America) is 37
James Earl Jones (Driving Miss Daisy) marks 87
Mark Rylamce (Wolf Hall) has his 58th
Jane Horrocks (Amazing Mrs Pritchard) turns 54
Paul Angelis (Father’s Day) celebrates 75
Oliver Maltman (Death Comes To Pemberley) is 42
Sophie Thompson (EastEnders) marks 56
Liza Goddard (Yes, Honestly) has her 68th
Ray Panthaki (EastEnders) turns 39
Tom Baker (Doctor Who) marks 84 years
Joe Swash (EastEnders) celebrates 36
Plácido Domingo (The Three Tenors) is 77
Martin Shaw (Rhodes) has his 73rd