Monday Montage

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

Ken Burns presents the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem – told from their perspectives — who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Don’t miss THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Four new character posters were unveiled to promote the upcoming DOWNTON ABBEY movie. Lady Mary, Lady Edith, Thomas and Andy get the close-up treatment for the much-anticipated film. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

Witness stunning new archaeological evidence providing clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza – and how they did it. Join NOVA for DECODING THE GREAT PYRAMID – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Sherlock may be on long hiatus because the principles are all in high demand but the creators urge viewers not to consider the series dead. Continue reading

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

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