Wednesday Trivia Question

On SHERLOCK, what is Detective Inspector Lestrade’s first name? Continue reading

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Where Do I Know That Actor?

I hope you watched Saturday’s MIDSOMER MURDERS (Ring Out Your Dead, Part One) because we have a veritable who’s who of guest stars you’ve seen before from other programs aired on UNC-TV. I was practically giddy with all the familiar faces. See if you spotted them.

Let’s start with Reggie Barton, played by Graham Crowden. You know him best as Tom Ballard on Waiting for God but longtime Doctor Who fans may remember him as Soldeed from the classic Tom Baker serial The Horns of Nimon. (Now that’s going way back.) Crowden also portrayed Marquis of Auld Reekie on The Way We Live Now and Lord Chancellor on a 1985 Bleak House (both on Masterpiece). Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Experience one Rust Belt city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy as FRONTLINE and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio. Don’t miss LEFT BEHIND AMERICA – Tuesday at 10 on UNC-TV.

What do Taylor Swift and Sir Ian McKellen (Vicious) have in common? Both will star in the upcoming cinematic adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The film is set for a December 2019 release date. Continue reading

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

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

Where Do I Know That Actor?

For a change of pace we’ll eschew MIDSOMER MURDERS for a week and focus on another whodunit series with a high guest star quotient: DEATH IN PARADISE. (Hey, I guess when your agent calls with a job offer on a sunny Caribbean island, only a fool declines.) This week’s episode saw the isle of Saint Marie’s Day of the Dead celebrations interrupted by the usual murder and mayhem. It also gave DI Jack Mooney and team a chance to meet a trio of guest stars you might have recognized.

Danny Rahim played Finn Anderson, husband of the victim. He’ll best be known to UNC-TV viewers for his role as DC Tariq Lang on DCI Banks. Continue reading