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Interview: Prime Suspect 1973’s Stefanie Martini

Why the breakout star is hot on the heels of Helen Mirren

Why the breakout star is hot on the heels of Helen Mirren

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Clique turns the camera on the dark side of Edinburgh. Picture: BBC Pictures

Sinister new BBC drama shines light on Edinburgh ‘alpha girls’

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Picture: Netflix

10 essential ways to enhance your Netflix experience

Netflix is popular for a reason – but despite a well-stocked viewing library it’s far from perfect as an experience. Fortunately there are a range of tools and features that can make Netflix searching and streaming more user-friendly.

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New directors, editors, actors, producers and writers have been trained up to work on the BBC Alba drama Bannan.

New film and TV talent school to be created on Skye

The Skye-based producer of the Inbetweeners is to set up a new foundation to help rear the next generation of film and TV talent in Scotland - inspired by Hollywood legend Robert Redford’s own initiative in the United States.
TV & Radio
BBC director general Tony Hall  has announced a new Scottish TV channel..

BBC announces new ‘Scottish 9’ on dedicated new £30m channel

The BBC is to create a new Scottish channel which will include an hour-long news programme featuring a mix of Scottish, UK and international news.

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BBC director general Tony Hall  has announced a new Scottish TV channel. Picture: John Devlin

What we know about BBC’s new channel for Scotland

In an announcement that shocked many this morning, the BBC has announced sweeping new changes to the services delivered to Scotland.

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Lauren Laverne was in Glasgow today to confirm it is hosting the BBC 6 Music Festival next month.

Stars head to Glasgow for BBC 6 Music Festival

Some of Scotland's biggest musical acts are being lined up to appear at a BBC festival being staged north of the border for the first time.
Glasgow & Strathclyde
Paul Mckenna is waging war on sugar. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Paul McKenna on taking control of sugar now

Paul McKenna confesses to being “very tired”. The launch of the hypnotist and self-help guru’s new book Get Control of Sugar Now! has expanded from a fortnight to a month so far and he’s still at it, motormouthing away. There was a time when McKenna would have reached for a coffee laced with sugar to kick his fatigue into touch but not now because he’s on a mission to tell us that too much sugar is killing us. He’s positively evangelical about it, with his latest book taking on the sugar industry, as well as promising to help us reduce our intake, with techniques and a mind-programming CD.

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BBC Alba presenter Fiona Mackenzie. The channel  has ten times more weekly viewers than there are Gaelic speakers, but needs to increase its original content if it is to grow.

Brian Wilson: Crunch time now for BBC Alba, a Scottish success story

The Gaelic TV channel reaches far beyond those who speak the language, and can get even better if it is given proper support says Brian Wilson

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Fans of Outlander are excited to see a horse of the same name at Cheltenham. Picture: Contributed

Fans back Outlander horse to be a hit at Cheltenham

Fans of the popular TV drama Outlander have begun indulging in a spot of betting after discovering that there is a horse of the same name running at the Cheltenham festival.

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Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Love Actually, the popular Christmas film, is to get a television sequel of sorts, it has announced.

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Video: Outlander stars bid farewell to Scotland

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have bid farewell to Scotland as filming for next series moves to South Africa.

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Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor

Who will take on the new Dr Who role?

It was the fantasy fan’s TV dream – Outlander star Sam Heughan linked with taking a trip through time and space as the new face of Doctor Who.

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Mark Bonnar. Picture by Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Mark Bonnar’s prime time

Apple Tree Yard, Catastrophe, Unforgotten, Porridge, the Edinburgh actor is all over our screens but he isn’t taking anything for granted

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James Corden backed Nicola Sturgeon in her twitter spat with Jeremty Corbyn Picture: GETTY

James Corden backs Sturgeon’s twitter swipe at Jeremy Corbyn

Nicola Sturgeon got some backing from an unlikely quarter in her latest twitter spat with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when Hollywood TV star James Corden backed her up.

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Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world. Picture: Creative Commons

Revealed: The ‘secret’ Netflix codes to unlock new shows and movies

A batch of secret Netflix codes are allowing thousands of users to unlock a range of extra shows and movies.

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10 books to read before they become TV adaptations

10 books to read before they become TV adaptations

Literary adaptations continue to dominate television, with an array of eagerly-anticipated book-inspired shows due to hit our screens in 2017 and beyond.

Books
Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor

Peter Capaldi quits Doctor Who

Scottish star Peter Capaldi has stunned Doctor Who's fans by revealing he is to quit the science fiction show at the end of the year.

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Jack and Victor are set to return in a new series this year. Picture: BBC

New series of Still Game to be made this year

A brand new TV series of Still Game is set to be made this year, its creators have revealed.

Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill say they are “pretty positive” that they will get the go ahead to make an eighth series within the next few months.

The two comics, who write and star in the hit sitcom, say they have “plenty” of ideas in the bag for another round of exploits from Osprey Heights and Craiglang.

The most recent series of Still Game was the first to go out on the UK network at the same time it was being shown in Scotland.

Kiernan and Hemphill said there was no reason why another series could not be made this year.

Kiernan said: “We’re pretty positive that it will be green-lit for this year. We’ve got plenty of ideas. We come up with different ones all the time. They get squirrelled away. That’s the way it’s always worked.”

Hemphill added: “A lot of writers map out a story. We don’t do that. We’ll maybe get about eight scenes mapped out and then start writing. That element of surprise is great for comedy. Part of the fun is keeping yourselves challenged by not planning too much.

“The BBC has been making noises and saying they’re keen. Last time it took 18 months to get the green light. We don’t worry about these things.”

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Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan will be bringing Jack and Victor back to the Hydro this weekend.

Jack and Victor to struggle in a freezing flat in new Still Game show

STILL Game favourites Jack and Victor are set to do battle with the impact of a big freeze - but their creators have promised their new stage show will be kept free of politics.
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