What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
After a senseless massacre, a community attempts to heal through music. Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a special concert in remembrance of the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy. Don’t miss THE TREE OF LIFE: A CONCERT FOR PEACE AND UNITY – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of k.d. lang’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning album Ingenue as the superstar singer-songwriter thrills with a one-night-only performance from San Antonio. Tune in for K.D. LANG – LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT – Friday at 9pm on UNC-TV.
This Christmas, the BBC will air a version of its legendary Blooper Tapes, a behind-the-scenes compilation heretofore seen only by a select few at holiday parties and via secret dubs. The Secret Story of the BBC Christmas Tapes will feature Tom Baker, Judi Dench, David Suchet and more acting out, losing their cool and using extremely NSFW language. No idea if the special can be seen online but it’s worth seeking out, trust me.
Beverly Cleary created some of the most loved characters in children’s literature, including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse. Celebrate her life, her literature and her legacy on DISCOVERING BEVERLY CLEARY – Sunday night at 10:30 on the North Carolina Channel.
And, speaking of acting out, Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) was removed from a train due to a first class row. Good thing there’s no such thing as bad publicity, I guess.
Now let’s check out the birthday boys and girls this week…
Kenneth Branagh (Wallander) celebrates 58
Clive Anderson (Whose Line is It Anyway?) turns 66
Stephen Moore (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) is 81
Rita Moreno (Electric Company) marks 87
Gary Carr (Death in Paradise) has his 33rd
Dawn Steele (Monarch Of The Glen) turns 43
Sarah Sutton (Doctor Who) celebrates 57
Bill Nighy (Page Eight) has his 69th
Kenneth Cranham (Danger UXB) is 74
Leslie Schofield (EastEnders) hits 80
Robert Lindsay (My Family) marks 69 years
Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo) celebrates 68
Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife) turns 46
Matthew McNulty (The Paradise) has his 36th
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) is 37
Joe Absolom (Doc Martin) hits 40
Miranda Otto (Way We Live Now) turns 51
Ben Cross (The Citadel) celebrates 71
Christopher Biggins (Poldark) is 70