“Sounds like the noise a deer makes when it is being slaughtered.” – Prince Albert (Tom Hughes), after being awakened by the sound of bagpipes while on holiday in Scotland, Victoria
Nigel Havers played seducing con artist Ralph Ernest Gorse on what Masterpiece Theatre serial? Continue reading
“You know, Peel, I think little Vicki is doing her country proud – they know their Queen is there when it counts.” – Duke of Wellington (Peter Bowles) to Sir Robert Peel, Victoria on Masterpiece
“Good evening. I’m Alistair Cooke.” – Alistair Cooke, original host of Masterpiece Theatre
Les Misérables is coming to Masterpiece! Earlier this week, Masterpiece and BBC One announced the ensemble cast for a new epic adaptation of Les Misérables.
Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Mr Selfridge) will write the series, exploring the many layers of Victor Hugo’s original novel. Dominic West (The Affair) will star as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo (MI-5) as Javert. Other players include Lily Collins, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Colman, Ellie Bamber, Josh O’Connor and Erin Kellyman.
The series is scheduled to begin production next month. No air date is set as yet but I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.
This week’s Death In Paradise featured a trio of guests worthy of mention.
In the episode (“Lost Identity”), DI Goodman receives a little help from his visiting Aunt Mary, played by Wendy Craig. Craig was most recently seen as Aunt Juley in The Forsyte Saga (UNC-EX aired the series within the last few years) however a generation of UNC-TV viewers may best remember her as dissatisfied housewife Ria Parkinson in the bittersweet sitcom Butterflies. Continue reading
What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. Tune in as NOVA presents BLACK HOLE APOCALYPSE – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.
Speaking of astrophysicists … former NOVA SCIENCENOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson is apparently Stephen Colbert’s most frequent if not favorite guest. And why not? Continue reading