Monday Montage

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…

15 January

Andrea Martin (Act One) turns 71

James Nesbitt (Ballykissangel) has his 53rd

Richard Franklin (Doctor Who) celebrates 82

16 January

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton’s America) is 37

17 January

James Earl Jones (Driving Miss Daisy) marks 87

18 January

Mark Rylamce (Wolf Hall) has his 58th

Jane Horrocks (Amazing Mrs Pritchard) turns 54

Paul Angelis (Father’s Day) celebrates 75

19 January

Oliver Maltman (Death Comes To Pemberley) is 42

20 January

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

21 January

Plácido Domingo (The Three Tenors) is 77

Martin Shaw (Rhodes) has his 73rd

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Monday Montage

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

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. Tune in as NOVA presents BLACK HOLE APOCALYPSE – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Speaking of astrophysicists … former NOVA SCIENCENOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson is apparently Stephen Colbert’s most frequent if not favorite guest. And why not? Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

The UNC-TV original series FLAVOR, NC returns for a seventh season this week. Tune in Thursday night at 9:30 for delicious travels around the Tar Heel State.

Think you know everything there is to know about Downton AbbeyCountry Living thinks not. Check out 30 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Downton Abbey and see if they’re right. Continue reading

Monday Montage (On Tuesday)

A day later due to the holiday, but let’s see what’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

A century ago, North Carolina experienced the Great Flood of 1916. It came at a time when people were prepared for a such challenges and had knowledge to protect themselves. But how would such a flood affect the Tar Heels today – a population without those same survival skills? Find out on Come Hell Or Highwater – Wednesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

Judi Dench is teaming up with Kenneth Branagh again – this time for an adaptation of Artemis Fowl, the wildly successful sci-fi book series by Eoin Colfer. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

A holiday classic returns to ring in the holiday season. Don’t miss the sights and sounds of CHRISTMAS IN DUKE CHAPEL – Thursday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

Congratulations to Vivian Howard. The A Chef’s Life star has been honored by the News & Observer as a Tar Heel of the Year.

What’s Eric Idle’s latest project? Nothing short of “the entire universe.” Sounds pretty ambitious but the Monty Python alum has the help of Professor Brian Cox and a slew of special guest stars. Catch this comedic musical extravaganza on ERIC IDLE’S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE – Friday night at 10 on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

The renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates the holidays with the world’s leading tenor, Rolando Villazon. Tune in for seasonal favorites and more on CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

John Cleese lent a hand at a UK event to benefit homeless charities by reading the attendees a bedtime story. Very cool. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Trace Christianity’s evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world in a compelling six-part series. Join author and history professor Jonathan Phillips for THE ROAD FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE – beginning Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-EX.

Did you know Dame Judi Dench received an award last week in Santa Barbara? Check out 13 Things We Learned About Judi Dench At Her Santa Barbara Tribute. Continue reading