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Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were in Edinburgh’s Old Town today to film some scenes for the upcoming third series of the programme.

People & Places
Tasha Smith (left) and her sister Jo wait nervously to see if they have a Pointless answer. Picture: BBC

Henrik Larsson wins two contestants the Pointless jackpot

A contestant on the popular TV quiz show Pointless scooped the jackpot thanks to a ‘random’ Henrik Larsson answer

Reese Witherspoon. Picture; contributed

Reese Witherspoon ‘quit movie’ due to terrible Scottish accent

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has admitted that her Scottish accent is so bad that she had to quit a movie.

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Jim Carter plays Carson the butler in the hit show.

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter hints at film spin-off

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has hinted that a movie spin-off could be close - with the cast asked to keep dates free for the big-screen version.

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The BBC's head of programmes and services, Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon

Brian Ferguson: BBC Scotland’s new boss faces fearsome challenges

Donalda MacKinnon must be sure of one thing after taking over as the new director of BBC Scotland. She is certainly not short of advice as she settles into the hot seat at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Much of this – particularly on social media – would fall firmly into the unhelpful category.

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The latest annuals from Oor Wullie and The Broons were included in the top 10. Picture: Alan Rennie

Amazon reveals 10 most popular Scottish Christmas gifts

The Broons and Oor Wullie 2017 annuals have made it into Amazon’s list of ten most popular Christmas presents purchased in Scotland.

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Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond suggested he does not eat ice cream because he is heterosexual. Picture: PA

Richard Hammond branded ‘ridiculous’ over gay ice cream comments

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been labelled “ridiculous” for suggesting he does not eat ice cream because he is heterosexual.

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Daisy Lowe comes to Glasgow next month with Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.  Picture Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Interview: Daisy Lowe’s Strictly Tour takes her back to her Glasgow roots

As Daisy Lowe takes a quick break before joining the Strictly tour, she tells Janet Christie about fame, family, towel origami and the joy of dancing

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Judy Murray features alongside Frank 'Macca' McAvennie in this year's Only an Excuse? Picture: Comedy Unit

Judy Murray to make a cameo in this year’s Only an Excuse?

She is a leading light in the world of tennis, but something of a wild card when it comes to comedy.

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Emma Thompson as PL Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks PIC: Fran�ois Duhamel / �Disney Enterprises, Inc

The ten best films on TV this Christmas

Get ready to break out the popcorn as Andrea Mullaney picks the best features on the small screen over the festive period

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Ora Oduba and Joanna Clifton dancing to Strictly success

Aidan Smith: After Socks the cat, do we believe in Ore the dance king?

The final of Strictly Come Dancing has got some viewers crying ‘Fix!’ over the outcome, writes Aidan Smith


From Sherlock to Shirley Bassey - our guide to the best festive telly

Christmas comes but once a year, as does, in this unforgiving annus horribilis, Doctor Who (Christmas Day, BBC1, 5:45pm), who hasn’t graced our screens since Christmas 2015. So there will be much rejoicing when Peter Capaldi returns for an adventure in which the Doc joins forces with a masked New York superhero. Ahead of the new series next year, Matt Lucas also returns as a semi-regular companion.After seven successful years at the TARDIS console, Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat retires at the end of 2017, to make way for new boss Chris Chibnall of Broadchurch infamy.

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Floral tributes are laid at a mural of David Bowie by Australian street artist Jimmy C in Brixton, south London. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty

2016 in review: Grim Reaper makes this year annus horribilis

In 2016, as the death toll mounted of stars, artists, celebrities and international worthies, the feeling that their passing was all part of some wider malaise became hard to resist, writes Dani Garavelli

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Chloe Pirrie stars in BBC's Bronte drama, To Walk Invisible this Christmas. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown. Thanks to HOXLEY & PORTER of Islington, London, WWW.HOXLEYANDPORTER.CO.UK

Interview: Chloe Pirrie on scaling the heights in the BBC’s new Bronte sister act

Why the Scots actor would take Emily Bronte clubbing on Lothian Road

Former BBC weatherman Ian McCaskill. Picture: PA

BBC weatherman Ian McCaskill dies, aged 78

Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, the corporation has confirmed.

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Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone star in a scene from La La Land. Picture: AP

Musical La La Land leads Golden Globes nominations

Musical La La Land has received the most nominations for the Golden Globes, where a host of British talent will compete for awards.

Lorne MacFadyen, who graduated from the Conservatoire last year, takes the lead in STV's Tina and Bobby in January. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Lorne MacFadyen on playing Bobby Moore

Skye-raised actor Lorne MacFadyen tells Janet Christie about playing Bobby Moore and reveals whether blonds do have more fun

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Donalda MacKinnon.

Lesley Riddoch: Donalda Mackinnon must rebuild trust in BBC Scotland

It may not be the biggest media decision of the week – after all Theresa May must soon act to block Rupert Murdoch’s proposed takeover of Sky TV or let the media mogul add control of satellite TV to his clutch of Fleet Street newspapers.

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There are more television channels on offer than anyone could need or want, and we would have more fun at Christmas if we all watched the same show together.

Jane Bradley: How to channel the Christmas spirit

We should forget the vast range of choices on TV and instead get everyone together to share the festive experience says Jane Bradley

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