What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
See how Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. Catch part one of JACKIE ROBINSON – a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.
The onetime host of Reading Rainbow wants you to read his favorite short stories. Check out the podcast LeVar Burton Reads.
The North Carolina Channel explores the opioid epidemic in the Tar Heel State and beyond through first-person interviews, in-depth analysis and expert perspectives. The evening begins with SEARCHING FOR A FIX at 8, followed by A CRISIS: NC’S OPIOID BATTLE at 9 and UNDERSTANDING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC at 10. Tune in Wednesday night on the North Carolina Channel.
Think you know everything there is about Downton Abbey? Screen Rant reveals 20 Downton Abbey Secrets You Had No Idea About. So now you know everything!
The midwives of Nonnatus House are back with an all-new season of deliveries. Join them as they welcome new faces and face new challenges. CALL THE MIDWIFE‘s seventh season kicks off Sunday night at 8 with back-to-back episodes.
Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) and Ian McKellen (Vicious) will star in The Good Liar, a New Line film directed by Bill Condon.
Now, let’s see who is blowing out the candles this week…
Dermot Crowley (Luther) has his 71st
Maurice Roëves (Danger UXB) marks 81
Steve McFadden (EastEnders) turns 59
David Thewlis (Dandelion Dead) is 55
Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) celebrates 39
Marc Warren (Oliver Twist) has his 51st
Joseph Mawle (The Tunnel) turns 44
Justin McDonald (Distant Shores) marks 35
Steve Toussaint (Inspector Lewis) is 53
Jeremy Clyde (Is It Legal?) celebrates 77
Joanna Page (Breathless) jhas her 40th
Abigail Cruttenden (Sharpe) turns 50
Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers) marks 73
Mary Berry (Great British Baking Show) is 83
Christine Kavanagh (A Very British Coup) turns 61
Susan Engel (The Café) has her 83rd