Monday Montage

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

Join wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson as he journeys along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Experience the wildlife and wild places of Ireland’s Wild Coast – Wednesday at 8pm on UNC-TV.

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives tips on viewing the upcoming solar eclipse.

Explore a human history set against the most stunning backdrop imaginable as Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan present The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Don’t miss a special presentation of this six-part 2009 mini-series beginning Thursday night at 9 on the North Carolina Channel.

Monty Python’s John Cleese is coming to Durham! The comedy legend will be answering absurd and ridiculous questions at the DPAC on November 8. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone National Park where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and other wildlife survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. Don’t miss the three-part series The Great Yellowstone Thaw – beginning Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-EX.

If you’ve been missing the drama, the actor who voices Kermit the Frog was fired and there’s been a war of the words in the press (for the record, no one at PBS has fired any Muppet!). See what Brian Henson (the late Jim Henson’s son) has to say on the matter. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Travel the globe with photographer Joel Satore and discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction. Don’t miss the premiere of a new three-part series – Rare: Creatures Of The Photo Ark – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

The name of the New Doctor has been announced! Jodie Whittaker will assume the role of the venerable Time Lord when Peter Capaldi steps down this Christmas.

Examine our rich musical heritage through interviews, music and live studio concerts, including memorable performances by Doc Watson, Beausoleil, Jean Ritchie and more. Relive a UNC-TV classic as the Great American Music Company continues with back-to-back episodes – Tuesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

Benedict Cumberbatch joined a who’s who of Marvel Cinematic Universe actors at the D23 Expo in Anaheim late last week. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man. Explore the life of The Buddha – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam has finally done it! After nearly two decades, the animator turned director wrapped on his film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Twelve bakers … ten weeks … who will be crowned Britain’s best? Find out as The Great British Baking Show returns with a two-hour premiere – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Whether or not Sherlock is done as a series seems open to debate. However, Andrew Scott (Moriarty) doesn’t believe it will happen anytime soon (if it happens at all). Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Graham Nash has performed at Woodstock and with legendary groups The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Now he brings his songbook to public television with Graham Nash Live – Wednesday at 8pm on UNC-TV.

Congratulations to Laura Linney! The Masterpiece Classic host received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress Sunday night. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Frontline joins forces with NPR to investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. Don’t miss Poverty, Politics and Profit – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Would like to have breakfast with David Tennant and six other Doctors? Of course you would. Well, now there’s a chance that could happen. It requires a charitable contribution and a lot of luck.

Spend a day at the shore as the North Carolina Channel presents four specials about our Carolina coast. On Thursday, tour the Outer Banks: North Carolina’s Coastal Treasure at 8. Next, discover a legendary but long lost site for summer memories on Lumina: Remembering The Light at 8:45. Then, Meryl Streep narrates Ribbon of Sand at 9:30. And the night is capped off by Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life And Death of Robert E. Harrill at 10. It all happens Thursday night on the North Carolina Channel.

Former NOVA ScienceNOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses his new book and his favorite planet, among other things. (It’s Saturn, by the way.) Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy. Tune in as Independent Lens presents The Last Laugh – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

He’s one of our country’s foremost science educators and he’s not shy about chatting about his favorite subject. Check out his op-ed as Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Science in America.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink. Witness the work of Egypt’s Treasure Guardians – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-EX.

It’s finally here! Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs hits the Durham Performing Arts Center this week! Tickets are still available. Continue reading