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Interview: Joe Thomas

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The advent of the online world has offered scammers a chance to greatly expand their activities.

Jackie Brambles: Scammers were raking in fortunes long before cybercrime

The biggest con in UK history was to sell people a new life in a foreign country - which didn’t exist, writes Jackie Brambles

Opinion
Amazon is going head to head with streaming rival Netflix and pay-TV competitior Sky. Picture: Contributed

Amazon launches expanded TV package

MORE than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Diana Gabaldon said it was likely to make more financial sense to use the Scottish mountains for the filming. Picture: Starz

Highlands set to stand in for USA in new Outlander series

The Scottish Highlands are set to stand in for North Carolina when filming when filming of the next series of Outlander get under way later this year, its creator has revealed.

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has been getting the lowdown on the forthcoming Jacobites exhibition st the National Museum of Scotland.

Outlander author hopes BBC will screen the show - as long as it is not cut

It is the most lucrative television programme ever made in Scotland - yet has never appeared on the nation’s TV screens.
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Billy Connolly honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to TV

Scottish comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to the nation’s TV industry.

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Picture: Limmy as Dee Dee in Limmy's Show, TSPL

Limmy in talks with BBC Scotland over new TV show

Bafta-winning comedian Brian “Limmy” Limond is working on plans to return to TV as a follow up to his award-winning BBC series, Limmy’s Show.

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Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral after winning the final of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev PIC: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

Review: Eurovision Song Contest

For most people, Eurovision is a daft, one-night-only, three-and-a-half-hour party filled with cheesy music, hilarious outfits, dubious voting and the ubiquitous Russian Grannies. For committed Eurovision followers like myself, however, Saturday night was the culmination of around six months’ worth of national finals, pre-contest promotional tours and over two weeks of intensive rehearsals (OK, and parties) here in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city.

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Brian "Limmy" Limond  is a Scottish comedian, actor, and web developer. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Why Limmy’s lot is more than a bunch of wee stories

Janet Christie finds the man behind @DaftLimmy isn’t really so daft after all.

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Ken Stott as Rebus (right) and Claire Price as DS Siobhan Clarke. Picture: Contributed

Rebus to return to TV screens after 10 years

Inspector John Rebus is to return to our television screens after ten years off the air, it has been revealed.

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BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

BBC denies coverage of Scottish council elections was ‘biased’

BBC Scotland has denied allegations made by a pro-independence website that it “deliberately misreported” last week’s council election results.

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Kevin Guthrie, stars in Whisky Galore!, out now

Interview: Kevin Guthrie

With Whisky Galore! out this week and the blockbuster Dunkirk and TV series The Terror in the pipeline, the Scottish actor has a lot to celebrate

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Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC over sex offender report. Pic: David Davies/PA Wire

Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers in court over BBC report

Lawyers representing Sir Cliff Richard are at the High Court for the latest stage of a dispute between the singer and the BBC.

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American author Diana Gabaldon has sold more than 28 million copies of her Outlander novels.

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon to appear at National Museum

The author of the best-selling Outlander novel series is to make a public appearance in Edinburgh this month ahead of a major new exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites opening in the city.
Heritage
STV2 news anchorwoman Halla Mohieddeen is supremely confident when juggling her agenda, unperturbed by quick juxtapositions of San Francisco with Skinflats.

Aidan Smith: I’m actually watching STV2 and it’s actually murder

Keen to like Scotland’s new TV channel, Aidan Smith holds out for Pumpherston to be twinned with Paris

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Dennis Quaid  Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Dennis Quaid

This morning Dennis Quaid is like a dog with two tails. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s got a feel-good family friendly film out this week, an edgy, hit TV series that’s been recommissioned and his band’s about to go on tour with ZZ Top.

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The antics of Jack and Victor have generated a tourism spin-off for Scotland.

VisitScotland reveals tourism spin-off from Still Game

Smash hit comedy Still Game is helping to fuel a booming Scottish tourism spin-off from films and TV shows.

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Telly Savalas was hired to promote Aberdeen to the world when he was at the height of his Kojak fame. PIC: Wiki Commons.

When Kojak actor Telly Savalas was the voice of Aberdeen

Telly Savalas was at the height of his Kojak fame when he was snapped up as the voice of a new commercial to promote the Granite City to the world.

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Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Billy Connolly: ‘Illness has robbed me of the things I love most’

Billy Connolly has spoken of his battle with Parkinson’s and revealed he can no longer play the instrument that made him famous.

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