Monday Montage

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

Explore the little-known story of an immigrant whose building designs came to define LA and cities across America. Don’t miss ICONIC VISION: JOHN PARKINSON, ARCHITECT OF LOS ANGELES – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

Congrats to the star of SHERLOCK! Although he didn’t win an Emmy last week, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed on the red carpet that he and wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child. Continue reading

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Wednesday Trivia Question

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

Sounds Familiar

“It’s murder, all of them. I don’t know how. But they’re not suicides, they’re killings, serial killings. We’ve got ourselves a serial killer. I love those. There’s always something to look forward to. ” – Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), SHERLOCK (“A Study In Pink”)

Monday Montage

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

Explore the life of North Carolina’s own John Coltrane, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS present CHASING TRANE – Wednesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

You may have heard that Stephen Hawking was interred last week in Westminster Abbey. But did you know Benedict Cumberbatch gave a reading at the service? The SHERLOCK star played Hawking in 2004 television movie. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Discover the story of the 415 miles of Colorado wilderness known as Rocky Mountain National Park. Celebrate the centennial of this extraordinary landscape on THE LIVING DREAM – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.

A new documentary about the life and career of Ian McKellen (VICIOUS) premieres next week in selected cinemas. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

For millennia, only soldiers understood the paradox of war – the terror and pain in tandem with the exhilaration and profound sense of purpose. On this Memorial Day, explore the warrior’s story with insight and unflinching candor on GOING TO WAR – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Good news! Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes have begun work on season three of VICTORIA. No word on when it hits MASTERPIECE but I’ll let you know. Continue reading