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Scots comedian Susan Calman slaps down Twitter trolls

A comedian signed up to take part in the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing has revealed how she was bodyshamed by online trolls before the first episode airs this weekend.

TV & Radio
STV's long-running crime drama Taggart ran from 1983 to 2010.

STV vows to 'turbo charge' new era of drama production

STV is to roll out a string of drama series set in Scotland for the first time since the demise of Taggart seven years ago.
Robert Bathurst stars in Cold Feet on STV, Fridays, 9pm Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Robert Bathurst

Riz Ahmed poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for "The Night Of". Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Emmys: Handmaid’s Tale the big winner as Brits lead the way

Charlie Brooker and Riz Ahmed led the way for Britain at the Emmys in a night of disappointment for The Crown after it entered television’s biggest ceremony with high expectations.

TV & Radio 1
Eight 21st century lads are transported back to a reconstruction of the Roman Empire in the show. Picture: ITV

Review: New reality show Bromans is uncomfortably terrible

ITV2 isn’t really known for its cultural output. Between The Only Way is Essex and whatever other reality show is being repeated, the words ‘inform’, ‘educate’ and ‘entertain’ largely seem alien concepts to the commissioners.

TV & Radio
Scotland's Erin Cuthbert during the Women's Euro 2017 Championships. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Coverage of women’s sport suffering from ‘gender bland sexism’

Coverage of women’s sports is peppered with “disguised” sexism, according to new research.

UK 2
Tragically many of the letter-writers who complained about the BBC didnt get the joke about Alf Garnett - that you were supposed to laugh at him, not along with him.

Aidan Smith: ‘Dear Sir .. has the BBC gone SEX mad?’

LETTERS of complaint to Auntie in the 1960s and 70s paint a picture of a changing, worried nation, finds Aidan Smith

Opinion 19
Lost episode of Only Fools and Horses to be screened.

‘Lost’ episode of Fools And Horses to air for first time

VIEWERS are to get a glimpse of scenes from a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

File photo of Paul Hollywood. The GBBO star said he is 'absolutely devastated' to have caused offence. Picture: Contributed

Paul Hollywood ‘devastated’ to have caused offence with Nazi uniform

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has said he is ‘absolutely devastated’ to have caused offence after a photograph emerged of him dressed in a Nazi uniform.

Celebrity 12
Outlander Season 3 starts on Monday.

Edinburgh takes a starring role in Outlander Season 3

The international time-travelling series Outlander returns on Monday for the third season, with Edinburgh taking centre stage for the first time since its burst onto screens in 2014.

Mollie King and Joe McFadden are among the celebs taking part.

Strictly returns with a tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday night with a new judge, three new professional dancers, and an emotional tribute to former host Sir Bruce Forsyth, who died last month.

Mitchell and Webb were a hit with Peep Show and are set to return with a new show. Picture: Channel 4

The best lines from Peep Show ahead of Mitchell and Webb’s return

David Mitchell and Robert Webb have made their return to the screen with Channel 4 comedy Back.

TV & Radio
Edith Bowman will be at the launch of the The Ivy on the Square in Edinburgh. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Edith Bowman

With a breakfast radio show, weekly podcast and young family, life’s too short to be negative for Edith Bowman as she helps The Ivy open in Edinburgh

Researchers discovered that watching too many episodes of a programme in one go led to significantly less enjoyment. Picture: Contributed

Want to really enjoy TV? Don’t binge watch it, says scientists

Binge-watching your favourite television shows might actually make them less enjoyable, scientists have found.

TV & Radio
T2 Trainspotting helped lift production spending in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Film and TV spending in Scotland reaches record high

Spending on film and TV production in Scotland hit a record high of almost £70 million last year, with a surge of more than 30%, according to new figures.

BBC is to review salaries across the corporation after concerns about its gender pay gap. Picture: PA

BBC to review salaries across corporation amid gender pay row

The BBC is to review salaries across the corporation after concerns about its gender pay gap, it has been reported.

UK 1
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan from Outlander.

Outlander stars support Gairloch Heritage Museum crowdfunder

STARS of the TV hit Outlander are lending lent their support to a Highland museum’s fundraising efforts.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Comedian and writer Robert Webb launches his new book How Not To Be A Boy Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Robert Webb

Channel Four news anchor Jon Snow opened the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Jon Snow: Broadcasters should have been more 'robust' over Brexit

Broadcasters should have been “far more robust with both the truths and the lies” of the Brexit debate, Channel Four news anchor Jon Snow has told the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Edinburgh festivals
Andrew Neil to step down from presenting BBC Sunday Politics

Andrew Neil to step down from presenting BBC Sunday Politics

Scottish TV Presenter Andrew Neil is to step down from his role hosting the BBC’s flagship Sunday Politics show.

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