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TV & Radio

Irvine Welsh to co-write TV series exploring rave culture

It’s an underground movement he has explored in many of his best known books.

TV & Radio

Heather Reid shares optimism over future of science education

‘Heather the Weather’ spent 15 years greeting the nation with her trademark “Hello there” as Reporting Scotland’s effervescent meteorologist.

News
The show was plagued by sound issues. Picture: BBC

Comic Relief criticised over ‘dreadful’ technical issues

Comic Relief’s telethon has been criticised by viewers for its “dreadful” technical issues and for the inclusion of pre-watershed profanity.

TV & Radio
Wrestlers like Big Daddy (aka Shirley Crabtree) were household names thanks to television coverage (file photo)

Wrestling to return to primetime ITV slot after 30 years

British wrestling is returning to the small screen for a new 10-part series on ITV.

TV & Radio
The 'Droughlander' is nearly over for fans of hit show Outlander. Picture: Starz

Every major TV show of 2017 - and when they’re on

There’s more choice than ever on TV, thanks to the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.

Lifestyle 1
Martin Compston Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Martin Compston: I see myself as a democrat not a nationalist

The Greenock-born Line of Duty star chats to Janet Christie about life in LA, why he’ll always be grateful to Ken Loach and his support for indyref.

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Cilla Black's son Robert has given Paul O'Grady his mum's blessing to take on the Blind Date show (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Cilla ‘would have loved’ Paul O’Grady taking over Blind Date

Cilla Black would have been “very happy” that her close friend Paul O’Grady is stepping into her shoes to host Blind Date, her son has said.

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Dr Christian Jessen (Photo: Ian West/PA Wire)

Embarrassing Bodies doctor reveals his own body dysmorphia

Embarrassing Bodies star Dr Christian Jessen says he has not “fully conquered” his body dysmorphia.

TV & Radio
Satellite TV packages can be expensive. Picture: Contributed

Revealed: Simple trick that could slash your Sky TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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Netflix is to scrap its star rating system

Netflix to scrap star rating system for movies

Netflix is scrapping its star ratings and introducing a “thumbs up, thumbs down” system.

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Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off (Photo: PA Wire)

Lunacy or genius? Bake off viewers split on new hosts

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4’s choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is “lunacy or genius”.

TV & Radio 2
Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan will return to TV screens later this year in a new series of Still Game

BBC One to serve up another series of Still Game

Hit comedy series Still Game is to return with a new series following its long-awaited return to TV screens last year.

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Chewin' the Fat made household names out of Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan. Picture: BBC Scotland

Popular Scottish TV shows you’ll remember

FROM Tartan Noir dramas and soap operas to satirical comedies and sports shows, Scotland has been producing its own television programmes for over sixty years. We’ve reeled back the decades to recall ten of the nation’s all-time favourites.

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Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran who is to guest star in Game Of Thrones. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ed Sheeran to guest star in Game of Thrones

The Shape Of You singer will appear in the upcoming seventh series of the fantasy drama.

Celebrity
Professor Robert Kelly being interrupted by his children during an interview live on BBC News about South Korea. Picture: PA

Children interrupt interview live on BBC News

A guest being interviewed on the BBC News channel got more than he bargained for when his children interrupted the live broadcast.

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Jim Carter as Carson and Phyllis Logan as Mrs Hughes (photo: Nick Briggs)

Downton Abbey actress says cast would love to make it a film

Scottish actress Phyllis Logan has good news for Downton Abbey fans - saying the cast are all eager to bring the period drama to the big screen.

TV & Radio
Top Gears Chris Harris, left, Matt LeBlanc, centre, and Rory Reid have been praised on social media. Picture: BBC

Revamped Top Gear stalls as ratings go down by 2m viewers

Despite largely positive reviews from fans, the return of Top Gear failed to impress in the ratings as it was seen by nearly two million fewer viewers than its series debut last year.

Media & Leisure
The trailer for Trainspotting 2 landed the Victoria Derbyshire show an Ofcom censure

Trainspotting trailer’s f-word earns BBC show watershed rap

The Victoria Derbyshire programme breached broadcasting rules after it aired a trailer for the new Trainspotting film which featured a swear word before the watershed, Ofcom has said.

News 4
Big Bang Theory's character Sheldon  Cooper (centre) has Asperger Syndrome

Teacher told to watch American sitcom to know Asperger’s

Watching The Big Bang Theory was suggested as a training method for a school staff member who was dealing with a child with Asperger syndrome, MSPs have been told.

News 4
Clique turns the camera on the dark side of Edinburgh. Picture: BBC Pictures

Sinister BBC drama shines light on Edinburgh ‘alpha girls’

Move over Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud – it’s time for Holly, Georgia, Rachel and Phoebe to grab the limelight.

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