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TV & Radio

New Spitting Image series to target Donald Trump

Hit satirical TV series Spitting Image is to take on US President Donald Trump in a rebooted version of the show, co-creator Roger Law has revealed.

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The Big Sick.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The best being beamed to your telly, tablet, laptop or phone...

TV & Radio
Cast members from an internet-only Glasgow-based reality show called Glow (YouTube)

Aidan Smith: Ready for McBinky? There is such a thing as too much reality

We’re to get a Scottish version of Made in Chelsea. Aidan Smith wants to know how he can de-programme his TV.

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The John Lewis Chrismas advert has arrived and it’s magical

A young boy and his imaginary monster under the bed are the stars of this year’s eagerly anticipated John Lewis Christmas campaign.

TV & Radio
The new costume for the 13th Doctor.

Television: Doctor Who - Costume revealed for Jodie Whittaker's time traveller

The new costume for the 13th Doctor, to be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker has been revealed by the BBC.
TV & Radio
Current affairs journalist Hayley Valentine has been apointed editor of BBC Scotland's new hour-long news programme. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

BBC Scotland appoint editor to new news hour programme

Journalist Hayley Valentine has been appointed editor of BBC Scotland’s proposed new hour-long news programme.

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Harry Hill's new book, Matt Millz is out now Picture: Debra Hurford Brown
 at Soho Theatre www.sohotheatre.com

Interview: Harry Hill

The comedian’s new book is a love letter to standup, discovers Janet Christie.

News
Outlander's Sam Heughan arriving for the British Academy Scottish Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Trainspotting wins big at the Scottish Baftas

T2 TRAINSPOTTING claimed three major honours at Scotland’s film and television Oscars – as a host of female stars spoke out over the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed the industry.

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Cast members including, right, Harmony Rose Bremner, daughter of actor Ewen

Edinburgh TV school drama will use ‘scripted reality’

Scotland is to get a new television drama series set in a fictional high school in Edinburgh.

TV & Radio 2

Video: Watch as Asda becomes first to launch 2017 Christmas ad

Asda will look to steal a march on its rivals when it kicks off the Christmas advert season on Sunday as the supermarket opts for an early start to the festive TV ad craze.

Retail

10 extraordinary facts in the first episode of Blue Planet II

“Never has there been a more crucial time to reveal what is going on beneath the surface of the seas,” declares Sir David Attenborough from the bow of a ship, at the beginning of Blue Planet II.

News
Nicola Sturgeon hit out at Michael Gove on Twitter. Picture: TSPL

Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Michael Gove over Weinstein joke

Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at Environment Secretary Michael Gove after he made a sexual abuse joke about disgraced film-maker Harvey Weinstein.

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Malcolm Tuckers sweary put-downs were a highlight of The Thick of It and spin-off film, In The Loop (Photo: BBC)

20 of The Thick of It’s Malcolm Tucker’s most cutting insults

Enraged fictional spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker has been back in the news of late following a Brexit ‘debate’ with Alan Partridge in the latest edition of The Big Issue, guest edited by his and Partridge’s creator, Armando Iannuci.

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BBC challenged by MSP over Proclaimers documentary airing

A SNP MSP yesterday challenged BBC executives over the Corporation’s failure to show a documentary on the Proclaimers across the UK.

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Davidson serves in a sweet shop while campaigning. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Insight: Bake Off and the irresistible rise of Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson and The Great British Bake Off are the perfect match: like scones and clotted cream or apple pie and custard, they play to each other’s strengths. The Scottish Tory leader exudes a seaside sauciness: l’esprit de Skegness, if you like. You can already imagine her waving a rolling pin provocatively in the direction of Sandi Toksvig or bemoaning her flaccid doughballs.

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Jessica Barden stars in Channel 4 and Netflix's new dark comedy The End of the F***ing World. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, at Queens, London, www.QUEENS.london

Interview: Jessica Barden

The Yorkshire actor plays a dysfunctional teen in her new dark comedy. She tells Janet Christie why it’s her best role yet

News
Crimewatch presenters Jill Dando and Nick Ross.

Leader comment: Farewell Crimewatch

The demise of BBC programme Crimewatch is a timely reminder of the shifting sands of how television is watched and perceived these days.

UK
Dany Cotton has called for a Fireman Sam rebrand. Picture: Getty

London Fire chief calls for Fireman Sam equality rebrand

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has called on the term ‘fireman’ to be banned and for the name of popular kids show Fireman Sam to be rebranded.

TV & Radio 6
Thomas has welcomed new friends and said goodbye to others in the show's overhaul. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Leader comment: Will Thomas the Tank Engine be steaming?

IF the intention is to make the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine more realistic then a plan to update the Rev WH Awdry’s tales may fall short of the mark.

Opinion
Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world's seas, Sir David has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Fast action on plastic pollution required Sir David Attenborough

Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world’s seas, Sir David Attenborough has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series.

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