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Frankie Boyle warns ‘risk averse’ TV comedy becoming ‘stale’

Frankie Boyle has warned that television comedy in Britain has been set back decades because it is so risk averse.

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Outlander star Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin

Generous Outlander star Sam Heughan gifts doughnuts to crew

Outlander star Sam Heughan has made himself popular on the set of the hit TV series - after rewarding hardworking crew with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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Former X-Factor contestant Wagner. Picture: Contributed

Scots joker dupes X-Factor star Wagner

A SCOT made a hilarious bid to sign up X Factor legend Wagner for a house party by promising him “snout, Mad Dog and patter”.

News
Poldark fans get early viewing of new series. Picture: Contributed/BBC

No spoilers warning given to Poldark and The Fall fans

FANS of Poldark and The Fall were begged not to give away spoilers as they were given a first look at the highly-anticipated returning series at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Paralympics presenter and Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte calls for more disabled people on screen

BREAKING Bad actor and co-host of the Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage RJ Mitte is calling on broadcasters to boost the number of disabled people on our screens.

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Demonstrators in Glasgow accuse the BBC of bias before the referendum of 2014. Picture: John Devlin

Euan McColm: Failing to back journalists puts free speech in danger

The sudden silence of Stephen Daisley speaks volumes about how easily politicians can stifle healthy debate

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John Nicolson. Picture: submitted

SNP deny pressurising STV to ‘gag’ journalist

The SNP has denied two of its MPs put pressure on STV to gag one of its journalists.

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Castle Leod is widely believed to be the inspiration for a famous Outlander castle. Picture: wikicommons/geographic.co.uk

Outlander ‘Castle Leoch’ granted funds for restoration

A HIGHLAND castle that inspired time-travelling TV blockbuster Outlander has been awarded funding for its restoration.

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Deal or No Deal will end this autumn. Picture: Channel 4

Noel Edmonds’ Deal or No Deal to end after nearly 3,000 shows

TV game show Deal Or No Deal will end this autumn after more than a decade on screens.

TV & Radio
A review found audiences in Scotland have a lower opinion of the BBC news output than in other parts of the UK. Picture: John Devlin

BBC Scotland told to ‘rise to challenge’ of changing landscape

The BBC has to “rise to the challenge of representing Scottish life as it is today”, according to the corporation’s Trust.

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A still from Garnet's Gold.

A quest for lost Jacobite treasure in the Scottish Highlands

Twenty five years ago, amateur adventurer Garnet Frost escaped London and headed into the desolate wilderness of the Scottish Highlands.

People & Places
A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, right. Picture: AP

Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey has conviction overturned

A US federal court in Wisconsin has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in a case profiled in the Netflix documentary Making A Murderer.

World
BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay. Photograph: John Devlin

Cometh the hour: Can a Scottish Six really deliver?

Facing SNP MP John Nicolson and the culture, media and sport committee last month, BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie and head of news Gary Smith were a study in discomfort.

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Vivean Gray, British-born actress who played Mrs Mangel in Neighbours. Picture: PA

Obituary: Vivean Gray. British-born Neighbours actress

Born: 20 July 1924, in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Died: 29 July 2016, in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, aged 92

Obituaries
Newspresenter Sophie Raworth in the BBC London news studio. Picture: BBC

MPs back calls for new BBC ‘Scottish Six’ news bulletin

Pressure is growing on the BBC to commission a “Scottish Six” after a cross-party committee of MPs backed calls for a nightly news broadcast edited, presented and broadcast entirely from Scotland.

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MPs have recommended setting up a Scottish Six news programme. Picture: John Devlin

Leaders: Scottish Six best option for a devolved nation

Committee of MPs are right to recommend shake-up in broadcaster’s news output north of the border

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Honeysuckle Weeks, who played Samantha Stewart in Foyle's War, has been found safe and well. Picture: PA

Missing actress Honeysuckle Weeks found ‘safe and well’

FOYLE’S War actress Honeysuckle Weeks has been found safe and well, her sister has said.

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Fundraising appeal launched to pay for statue of Victoria Wood. Picture: PA

Victoria Wood’s brother launches memorial statue appeal

VICTORIA Wood’s brother has launched a crowdfunding appeal to pay for a statue of the late comedian in Bury.

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Game Of Thrones  Rose Leslie as Ygritte. Picture: Contributed

Game of Thrones helps Sky leap to £8.3bn in revenues

SKY has brushed aside economic uncertainty surrounding Britain’s referendum on the European Union to drive up revenues and profits.

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