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


Happy Birthday To Who

Today is actor David Tennant’s birthday! He’s been seen in various Masterpiece series (He Knew He Was Right, Casanova, The Escape Artist). He played Hamlet opposite Patrick Stewart’s Claudius on Great Performances. He’s even guest starred on programs like Foyle’s War and The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries. Any of those roles would be enough to get him a mention here, but let’s face it – David Tennant is best known as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who and that puts him in rare company. He’s even married to Peter Davison’s daughter, which makes him the son-in-law of a Doctor, and that’s pretty awesome!

So happy birthday, David Tennant. You’re the apotheosis of cool!