Monday Montage

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

What better way to start the week than a whodunnit double feature! Beginning tonight, the Explorer Channel presents Monday Mysteries with Masterpiece Mystery! and Midsomer Murders. Tune in at 8 as Sydney and Geordie tackle the unsolved mysteries of Grantchester and then stay tuned at 9 as DCI Barnaby investigates all the crime Midsomer county can dish out. The fun begins tonight at 8 on UNC-EX.

Interesting television note: Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to star in a BBC2 production of King Lear. And while he’s a fantastic actor, he’s not a face usually associated with public broadcasting (although he has appeared in a Great Performances and Masterpiece Theatre presentation or two). However, get a load of the supporting cast: Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart, Emily Watson (Mill On The Floss) and Emma Thompson (Fortunes Of War), just to name a few. It’s a virtual who’s who of PBS stars! No word on whether this King Lear will ever be broadcast by PBS but we can keep our fingers crossed. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man. Explore the life of The Buddha – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam has finally done it! After nearly two decades, the animator turned director wrapped on his film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Twelve bakers … ten weeks … who will be crowned Britain’s best? Find out as The Great British Baking Show returns with a two-hour premiere – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Whether or not Sherlock is done as a series seems open to debate. However, Andrew Scott (Moriarty) doesn’t believe it will happen anytime soon (if it happens at all). Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Tuesday night, the Victorian Slum House is open for business. Part reality competition, part time travel adventure, watch as participants tackle the challenges of life in the Victorian era. The journey kicks off with the 1860s – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Are mobile phones ruining the theatre? Andrew Scott (Moriarty, Sherlock) blames the middle-aged and not Millennials.

Nature gets back into the spy cam business with a two-part look at some spellbinding cetaceans. Tune in for part one of Dolphins: Spy in the Pod – Wednesday at 8pm on UNC-TV.

Could Downton Abbey be coming to a city near you? Quite possibly. A new touring exhibition launches in Singapore this summer and hits the United States next year. Continue reading