Monday Montage

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

The Upper Chamber of the British Parliament throws open its doors, granting unique behind-the-scenes access to the House of Lords. Tune in for the new three-part series MEET THE LORDS – Tuesday night at 10 on the Explorer Channel.

Filmmaker Ken Burns (The Vietnam War) talks about the late Senator John McCain. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. POV explores THE WORKERS CUP – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

The Muppets are taking over London’s O2 with at least two Doctors in tow. David Tennant and Peter Davison are among the announced guests for the three-show Muppet extravaganza scheduled for later in the week. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Discover the story of the 415 miles of Colorado wilderness known as Rocky Mountain National Park. Celebrate the centennial of this extraordinary landscape on THE LIVING DREAM – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

A new documentary about the life and career of Ian McKellen (VICIOUS) premieres next week in selected cinemas. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Discover the role creative imagination has played in forging humanity as we survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Don’t miss CIVILIZATIONS, a new 9-part series – beginning Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Judi Dench (As Time Goes By), Eileen Atkins (Doc Martin) and Joan Plowright (And A Nightingale Sang) – all Dames in their own right – let the cameras in on a friendship that spans a half century in a new movie titled Nothing Like A Dame. The film hits cinemas in the UK next month and airs on BBC Two during the summer. No word on a debut in the States (either in theatres or telly) but I’ll be on the lookout. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Dolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant – and unheralded – feminist activists of the 20th century. Meet Dolores on INDEPENDENT LENS – Tuesday at 9pm on UNC-TV.

Kenneth Branagh has begun production on his next film called Artemis Fowl (based on the Eoin Colfer books). The movie will feature Dame Judi Dench as “the steely leader of the fairy police force.” I’ve no idea what that means but my interest is definitely piqued. 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