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Aidan Smith: Why Scottish TV must get bolder

TV dramas should be bolder, but please don’t bring back Garnock Way where it always seemed to be rain and mince, says Aidan Smith

Opinion 3
Cora Bissett's Glasgow Girls is still touring after wowing audiences since its world premiere in 2012.

Real-life Glasgow Girls reveal doubts about hit stage musical

The real-life “Glasgow Girls” have admitted they did not think the story of the campaign against the treatment of teenage asylum seekers was suitable for a stage musical.

Lifestyle 1
Matt LeBlanc will return to the show in 2017.

Matt LeBlanc signs two-series deal to host Top Gear again

Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal with the BBC to host Top Gear when it returns in 2017.

TV & Radio
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Brian Ferguson: Scottish television industry has bright future

Three events in the space of 36 hours offered an intriguing, yet far from reassuring, snapshot into the state of Scotland’s television industry.

News 2
Mary Berry.

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry ‘no plans’ to retire

Mary Berry has “absolutely no plans to retire”, despite reports she only intends to work for another year, her agent has said.

Culture
A scene from Bannan, BBC Albas first Gaelic drama. MG Alba says 300 jobs are at risk unless it gains an improvement on its �5.5 million annual settlement from the BBC.

BBC Alba future in balance warns operator

Scotland could lose its dedicated Gaelic channel and see a decline in the use of the language unless BBC Alba wins a better financial deal, its operator has warned.

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Jack Jarvis, played by Ford Kiernan, and Victor McDade, played by Greg Hemphill, in Still Game.
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BBC admits need for new Scots shows

BBC Scotland chiefs have admitted they are unhappy with the number of high-­quality drama and comedy shows being made north of the border.

TV & Radio
Still Game is returning to the BBC. Picture:  Alan Peebles/BBC Scotland/PA Wire

BBC chiefs admit: we need more quality Scots shows

BBC Scotland chiefs have admitted they are unhappy with the number of high-quality drama and comedy shows being made north of the Border.

TV & Radio
Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan took Jack and Victor back in time to record a new title sequence for Still Game.

Still Game gets title makeover for new series

SCOTTISH comedy favourite Still Game has been given a classical makeover for its return to the nation's TV screens for the first time in nine years.

TV & Radio 4
Ken MacQuarrie will be leaving BBC Scotland after more than four decades.

BBC Scotland chief to leave post after seven years

THE head of BBC Scotland is to leave the job after seven years with immediate effect to take up a senior management role.
Culture 1
Jackson Carlaw has insisted the Tories aren't opposed to BBC plans for a 'Scottish Six'. Picture: John Devlin

Jackson Carlaw: Tories not opposed to BBC’s Scottish Six

Scotland’s shadow culture secretary has insisted the Tories are not opposed to the idea of a “Scottish Six” news bulletin on the BBC – as it emerged STV will be launching its own ­version next year.

Politics 29
Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade. Picture: Contributed

Still Game hiatus ‘saved actors from getting sick of show’

Still Game star Greg Hemphill has admitted he and comedy partner Ford Kiernan could have become ‘thoroughly sick’ of the much-loved show had they not given it an extended break.

Glasgow
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Outlander star Sam Heughan targets fashion world

He has found worldwide fame through TV series Outlander and now Sam Heughan has now turned his attention to the fashion world.

Fashion
Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in Poldark.

Poldark actor slammed for ‘abysmal’ Scottish accent

Fans of the hit television show Poldark have shown their dismay at a new character’s “abysmal” Scottish accent.

TV & Radio 5
Actor Peter Dinklage, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actor for 'Game of Thrones', poses with his Emmy Award. Picture: Getty Images

Games of Thrones scoops record-breaking 38 Emmys

Game Of Thrones toasted a record-breaking night at the Emmys, while Dame Maggie Smith triumphed for Britain at the TV awards.

TV & Radio

Video: wasp makes cameo appearance on BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland News presenter Emma Cameron had an unexpected guest on air as she read out this morning’s bulletin.

News
Investing a fairer share of the Tv licence in Scotland could boost the economy and jobs, according to Fiona Hyslop. Picture: John Devlin

Fairer share of BBC licence fee ‘could boost Scots economy by £60m’

Investing a fairer share of the television licence fee in Scotland could see an additional £100 million spent on broadcast output while supporting around 1,500 jobs, according to Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

News 18
The Great British Bake Off risks losing its charm when it moves to Channel 4

Stephen Jardine: Bake Off destined to go flat on Channel 4

The nation’s favourite TV show is not suited to the switch to a commercial broadcaster, says Stephen Jardine

Opinion 1
BBC comedy Still Game returns in October

BBC comedy Still Game returns in October

The BBC hit comedy Still Game will return to our screens at the start of October, it has emerged.

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Filming at Craigmillar Castle. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Is Outlander filming at Craigmillar Castle?

Craigmillar Castle will be closed to the public until next week while filming for a mystery programme takes place.

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