Monday Montage

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

Uncover the stories behind six dictators, from Mussolini to Noriega. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power. Discover THE DICTATOR’S PLAYBOOK – beginning Wednesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Check out Helen Mirren in her new role as Catherine the Great in the Sky Atlantic drama of the same name. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. Join FRONTLINE for OUR MAN IN TEHRAN – a two-night event, beginning tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Not only is there going to be a DOWNTON ABBEY film but you could win a trip to the set! You have to go to the Big Apple to make it happen. But still… not a bad get. Continue reading

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