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Sam Heughan stars in hit TV series Outlander.

Sam Heughan: Outlander series three filming to begin

Outlander star Sam Heughan has revealed that filming for the new series of the smash-hit TV show starts next month.

People & Places
Gary Marshall  was behind many classic US TV comedies. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Tributes paid to Happy Days writer Garry Marshall, dead at 81

Happy Days star Henry Winkler has paid tribute to the show’s creator, Garry Marshall, who has died aged 81.

Film
The Clansman in Dunoon. Picture: Google

Scottish bar and manager bombarded with Still Game pranks

A pub called The Clansman with a barman named Boaby has been bombarded with prank calls from fans of the TV comedy Still Game, it has emerged.

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Portrait now attributed to Lucian Freud, displayed by Fake or Fortunes Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. Picture: Glenn Dearing

Lucian Freud painting uncovered despite denial from artist

The BBC says it has identified an early Lucian Freud painting worth at least £300,000, despite the artist’s own denials that it was his work.

Art
BBC annual report has been published. Picture: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

BBC workforce has grown in two years despite financial cuts

THE BBC workforce is larger than two years ago, despite cuts imposed by the corporation since 2012, the annual report has revealed.

News
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans may be Friends after all. Picture: PA

Matt LeBlanc is ‘captain’ Top Gear needs - Chris Evans

Friends star Matt LeBlanc is the “captain” that Top Gear needs going forward, Chris Evans has insisted as he admitted his tenure at the wheel “was not meant to be”.

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The Secret Agent. Photographer: Des Willie/BBC

The Secret Agent, the modern period drama filmed in Scotland

The new BBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent was mainly filmed in Scotland. Jay Richardson meets the cast and writer Tony Marchant on set and discovers the story has many geopolitical parallels with today

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Anne Bulford has been appointed the first BBC deputy director-general in five years in a major restructure by BBC. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

BBC appoints new deputy director-general in shake-up

ANNE Bulford has been appointed the first BBC deputy director-general in five years in a major restructure by BBC director-general Tony Hall.

News
Scots actress Laura Fraser will appear in the new ITV drama. Picture: TSPL/ Robert Perry

Scots actress Laura Fraser to star in new Loch Ness crime drama

Loch Ness is set to get an unlikely starring role on TV - as the setting for a new murder mystery series.

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Actor Sam Heughan, who stars in Outlander, raises �225,000 in peak charity challenge. Pic John Devlin

Outlander star Sam Heughan raises £225k for cancer charity

OUTLANDER actor Sam Heughan’s ‘My Peak Challenge’ charity campaign has raised £225,000.

News 4
Chris Evans says standing aside is the best thing to do to help the cause. Picture: SWNS

Chris Evans quits Top Gear after only one series

Chris Evans has stepped down as Top Gear presenter after saying his best shot was “not enough”.

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Jane McCarry is flanked by Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan as filming begins. Picture: Contributed

Still Game stars back together as new series starts filming

FILMING is up and running on the long-awaited new series of Still Game - nearly nine years after the hit comedy was last seen on the nation’s TV screens.

Glasgow
The cast of Bannan set on the Isle of Skye, which has become the most popular show on BBC Alba

Leader: Drama series proves Alba is Gaelic for ‘ambition’

In its short lifetime, BBC Alba has won many plaudits for the quality of its output, building on the success of earlier Gaelic broadcasting such as current affairs programme Eorpa.

TV & Radio
The cast of the drama set on the Isle of Skye, which has become the most popular show on BBC Alba

Gaelic soap goes down darker road in bid for viewers

The driving force behind Scotland’s Gaelic drama series has vowed to take it in a “darker” direction in a bid to get it onto the UK network and screened overseas.

TV & Radio
One of the ten portraits in the Scottish National Portrait Gallerys Reformation to Revolution display which covers the tumultuous end of the Stewart dynasty will be swapped for a fake as part of a TV arts show  but which one will it be? Picture: Antonio Reeve

Faked Scottish masterpiece at centre of gallery riddle

Art 5
Greg McHugh. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Greg McHugh on comic creation Gary: Tank Commander

As Greg McHugh prepares his live show of Gary: Tank Commander, the actor and writer tells Janet Christie about the enduring appeal of his comic creation and why it’s time to get serious. Portrait by Debra Hurford Brown

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US political drama The West Wing is among the most popular shows to watch in big lumps. Picture: WBTV/Kobal

Jane Bradley: Catching up with binge viewing

DEVOURING box sets of classic shows isn’t physically harmful, but it has its disadvantages, writes Jane Bradley

Opinion
Charlotte Spencer. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Actor Charlotte Spencer on new BBC drama, The Living and the Dead

Charlotte Spencer’s parents remortgaged their house so she could attend stage school. Their support and her talent has paid off for the Bafta nominated actor and star of new BBC supernatural drama The Living and the Dead, writes Janet Christie. Portrait by Debra Hurford Brown

News
Bannan has been shot on location in Skye since 2013 but the channel is short of other new content. Picture: BBC

BBC Alba admits repeats of shows are failing Gaelic viewers

Scotland’s Gaelic broadcaster has admitted it is now “over-reliant” on repeats and audiences are being let down by a lack of original broadcasting.

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