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Monday, June 17 at the Festival


Yesterday was the penultimate day of the Festival. Here's what went on!

The sun shone yesterday on the Rock of Monaco as crowds of festival-goers gathered in the Fan Zone.

All day long there were celebrities walking the red carpet! In the morning fans got the chance to meet Diesel Vom Burgimwald, aka Rex, the most famous police dog in the world! He was accompanied by his sidekick John Reardon, who plays detective Charlie Hudson in the new "Hudson & Rex" series. Diesel captured the hearts of all present, and lots of fans managed to get photographs with him and his human partner, who also took time to sign autographs. The two detective pals were even interviewed on the Festival TV set!

Eric McCormack from "Will and Grace", and Rob Lowe from "Wild Bill", also made an appearance on the red carpet and signed autographs for festival-goers.

Popular star Patricia Arquette, here to promote her two new series, "The Act" and "Escape At Dannemora", stopped by the Fan Zone and was warmly applauded by the public. The actress was happy to pose for selfies with her fans, making sure to forget no-one!

The presidents of the Fiction and News juries, Ricky Whittle and Rory Kennedy, were also around this Monday, 17th June. The hugely popular Ricky Whittle spent a good long time in the Fan Zone and really put on a show for his delighted admirers.

Lauren Lee Smith, aka detective Frankie Drake in the series "Frankie Drake Mysteries", also made an appearance, looking stunningly pretty.

At 5pm, fans of the legendary series "The Bold & the Beautiful", had the opportunity to meet Scott Clifton, Annika Noelle and Denise Richards, stars of the long-running soap opera. Festival-goers holding e-tickets were able to take photos with them and ask for autographs.

Finally in the evening, there was an exclusive screening of National Geographic's documentary, "Apollo: Missions to the Moon", that took place in the Grimaldi Forum's Prince Pierre theatre. The event was attended by Tom Jennings, Emmy and Peabody award-winning director of the documentary; Rory Kennedy, Academy award nominee and President of the News Jury; Captain Michael López-Alegría, NASA Astronaut and Commander of the ISS; and General Jean-François Clervoy, Astronaut of NASA and ESA / CNES.
The film features exclusive images and amazing, previously unseen footage which left the audience enthralled and astonished. They showed their appreciation with a hearty round of applause at the end of the screening.

France 24 journalist Genie Godula then hosted a conversation with the four guests.

Another great day, our last but one! See you tomorrow for the final day of this 2019 Monte-Carlo TV Festival!

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