Sounds Familiar

“Oliver Twist was an orphan, which meant he was sort of like a stray with no collar and no ID tag.” – Wishbone (Larry Brantley), explaining the Charles Dickens classic on WISHBONE


Monday Montage

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

For millennia, only soldiers understood the paradox of war – the terror and pain in tandem with the exhilaration and profound sense of purpose. On this Memorial Day, explore the warrior’s story with insight and unflinching candor on GOING TO WAR – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Good news! Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes have begun work on season three of VICTORIA. No word on when it hits MASTERPIECE but I’ll let you know. Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Here’s a shot of Clifford the Big Red Dog (or maybe it’s puppy Clifford) in his doghouse staring forlornly at an empty bowl. It’s a little display set up by, I’m guessing, our Community Engagement Department in one of the hallways here at UNC-TV. It’s cute, most definitely, but it always makes me a little sad. Someone fill his bowl already!

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My Top Five: Dogs

It’s now the Year of the Dog according to Chinese astrology and there have been loads of loyal canine companions on shows UNC-TV has broadcast over the decades. From Wellard on EastEnders to Barkley on Sesame Street, these memorable mutts have dug holes in our hearts and buried bones in our souls (if you’ll forgive the very disturbing and messy metaphor). But which pooches are my personal faves? I thought about it and came up with MY TOP FIVE DOGS from PBS shows and other public television fare we’ve aired here at UNC-TV.

5) MARTHA (Martha Speaks) Wagstaff City’s most vocal canine gained her power of human speech when she was fed alphabet soup and it went to her brain instead of her stomach. Not the most scientific of origins but it’s a dandy comedic premise for a kids show. Continue reading