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Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers, dies at 86

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.

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Tess Daly, Ed Balls and Katya Jones during the results show for BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

Ed Balls will take part in Strictly live tour

Ed Balls will waltz across the country when he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing’s 10th anniversary live tour in 2017.

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, 49, on stage in Strictly with his dance partner Katya Jones. Picture: BBC

Former MP Ed Balls voted out of Strictly Come Dancing

Ed Balls declared that he has gone out on a high – and been on a journey of self discovery – after finally getting the boot from Strictly Come Dancing.

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have become huge stars since Outlander launched two years ago.

Outlander named ahead of Trainspotting as Scotland's greatest screen adaptation

Scotland gave the worlds of film and television iconic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Inspector Rebus, Miss Jean Brodie, Rob Roy, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
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Director General of the BBC Lord Hall. Picture; PA

Lord Hall: The BBC must be a ‘trusted voice’

The BBC must be a trusted voice in a “post-truth era”, the director-general has said.

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Peter Allen wary of referendum on BBC future

Veteran broadcaster Peter Allen has said he would fear for the future of the BBC if it was the subject of a referendum.

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Just 18 episodes of Gaelic drama Bannan have appeared on screen since filming began on Skye in 2013.

Producer of Gaelic drama Bannan warns show has reached a "crossroads"

The man behind the BBC’s flagship Gaelic drama wants to boost production of the show to up to three times its current level to secure its future and help sell the show around the world.
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After a relatively unsuccessful offering last year, John Lewis has returned this year with a fun Christmas advert featuring Buster the Boxer.

Stephen Jardine: Christmas adverts aim for the heart not the pocket

Retailers have learned how to make us feel warm at Christmas says Stephen Jardine

Yvonne, of Bloodwise, with Outlander star Sam Heughan. Picture: Contributed

Outlander star Sam Heughan made president of cancer charity

Scottish actor Sam Heughan has been announced as Scotland President of blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie launched Alzheimer's tartan earlier this year. Picture: Contributed

Alzheimer Scotland launches tartan-theme Christmas advert

ALZHEIMER Scotland has launched its 2016 Christmas advertising campaign featuring the world’s first Alzheimer’s inspired tartan to help raise vital funds for people living with dementia.

Clan members will have a starring role in the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo to give clan members starring role in 2017 production

Clan members from around the world will get the chance of a starring role in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time.
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Actor Robert Vaughn. Picture: PA

Man from U.N.C.L.E. actor Robert Vaughn dies, aged 83

The Man From U.N.C.L.E star Robert Vaughn has died of leukaemia at the age of 83.

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Farmer Robert Macdonald with presenter Donnie Mackay. Picture: BBC/Contributed

Scotland’s ‘Storm Heroes’ hailed in BBC Alba documentary

SCOTLAND knows full well about bad weather. The 100mph winds, six-foot snowdrifts, hurricans, floods hail and horizontal rain.

Buster features in the new John Lewis Christmas ad. Picture: YouTube/John Lewis

Video: Watch the 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert

John Lewis has released an upbeat Christmas ad featuring wild animals and a family dog larking about on a new trampoline, in a departure from the emotion-laden tearjerkers of recent years.

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The TV presenter, 66, said he thinks the issue stems from a conversation during the taping last year when he questioned the Reading team about their mascot, a Jeremy Paxman doll. Picture: Getty

Paxman ‘baffled’ by University Challenge boycott over ‘sexist remarks’

JEREMY Paxman said he is “baffled” by the choice of a group of students to boycott University Challenge after they claimed he made “misogynistic and sexist” comments during a taping of the show.

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Alan Cumming will be hosting a masterclass in Glasgow this month.

Alan Cumming to stage acting masterclass in Glasgow

Hollywood actor Alan Cumming is to stage a special acting masterclass in Glasgow this month.

Peter Capaldi says politics are dark and dangerous. Picture: Getty Images

Peter Capaldi rules out return to Thick Of It role

Peter Capaldi has ruled out reviving his foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker because politics has become so “dark and dangerous” in Britain.

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James McAvoy in Filth, for which he won a best actor award at the Scottish Baftas. Picture: Neil Davidson

James McAvoy: Scots poorly represented because accent ‘foreign’

One of the nation’s leading actors says his home country is being poorly represented in film and television because the Scottish accent is considered “foreign”.

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