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Highland midwives hit the screens with second TV series

Nurses from some of the remotest parts of Scotland will be in the spotlight next week as The Highland Midwife returns for a second series on Channel 5.

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Producer Chris Young is overseeing the project

Inbetweeners producer praised for film and TV school vision for Skye

It is gone 11pm on a rainy Sunday night on the Isle of Skye and a gaggle of teenagers are huddled outside a pizza restaurant.

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TVSquared firm makes growth move to Australia

TVSquared, the Edinburgh-founded technology firm which helps advertisers measure returns from television advertising, has expanded its global footprint with new offices in Australia.


Watching England on BBC is tough but ITV would have been a whole lot worse

It was the night I turned into Mary Whitehouse. Or Disgusted of Edinburgh, Parker Pen poised over the Basildon Bond, the writing bureau’s spindly legs all a-quiver…

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Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark. Picture: Robert Perry

Kirsty Wark tipped to take over from David Dimbleby on Question Time

Kirsty Wark has emerged as favourite to present BBC’s Question Time after David Dimbleby announced he will stand down from the role at the end of the year.

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David Dimbleby has been the regular host of Question Time since 1994

Search for new Question Time host as David Dimbleby announces exit

The BBC’s flagship current affairs show will have its first new regular host in 25 years after David Dimbleby announced his intention to step aside.

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Bill Murray and Jan Vogler warm up for their show, Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends, New Worlds. Picture: Copyright

Interview: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler

Bill Murray and a chamber trio led by his friend, cellist Jan Vogler, are travelling the world sharing their love of words and music with New Worlds, a celebration of positive American values. The Hollywood star talks to Janet Christie ahead of their Edinburgh show

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Amazon, the online retailer, has bought the rights to live stream 20 Premier League matches a season from 2019-20. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon reshapes broadcasting landscape with Premier League deal

The English Premier League broadcasting landscape was reshaped on Thursday when Amazon became the first internet streaming service to buy live rights in Britain and clubs agreed they would no longer equally share all cash from overseas channels.

Limmy: Glasgow's favourite joker

Watch as Sky News reads out Limmy's 'tribute' to Peter Stringfellow

Several news organisations have fallen for the Glasgow comedian and prankster Limmy's fake tribute tweet following the death of Peter Stringfellow.

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Former STV chief executive Rob Woodward. Picture: Robert Perry

Former STV boss Rob Woodward to take on Met Office role

Former STV chief executive Rob Woodward has been appointed chairman of the Met Office.

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Anne Robinson says women are still having to put up with inappropriate behaviour from men. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Anne Robinson: ‘I didn’t run crying to the loo if a man tried to pat my bum’

Television presenter Anne Robinson has said women must accept that workplaces are “sexually treacherous” environments.

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Ellise Chappell stars in Poldark, back now for a fourth season. Picture: Rachell Smith

Interview: Poldark’s Ellise Chappell on the return of the hit show

Poldark is back, BBC1’s popular period drama set in 18th century Cornwall with its rugged coastlines and even more rugged heroes, rigid class divisions and even more rigid corsets, fortunes made and misfortunes endured. Adapted from the novels of Winston Graham, it’s been a hit since it first aired in 2015, winning audiences of five million per episode, and this summer the award-winner fronted by Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson returns to make our Sunday nights sizzle with season four.

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What does the future hold for broadcasting in Scotland?

It has been a busy few weeks for observers of the broadcasting industry in Scotland. STV announced a restructure of its news operation, with more than 50 jobs at risk, while BBC Scotland revealed that its new channel will not launch until February next year.

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IT is on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

There will never be enough time to watch everything - so here's a judicious pick of the interweb stuff. From Saturday June 2.
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Jim McColl of The Beechgrove Garden is a hero to gardeners like Bill Jamieson, owner of two knackered pick axes (Picture: Kate Sutherland/BBC)

Bill Jamieson: The BBC and I have parted ways – with one exception

Forget Chelsea Flower Show’s cowpats and Monty Don’s perfect soil, The Beechgrove Garden is for real Scottish gardeners, says Bill Jamieson.

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Glasgow is among 13 cities and regions shortlisted for Channel 4's new HQ. Picture: John Devlin

Channel 4 shortlists Glasgow as location for new HQ

Glasgow is among 13 cities and regions selected to participate in the second stage of the pitch process for Channel 4’s new national HQ and creative hubs.

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Video: Should I own a TV Licence?

If streaming services and digital box sets are filling up your household TV schedule, you should know if you still need to pay for a TV Licence.

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The STV headquarters in Glasgow. Picture: Leslie Barrie/Geograph

STV staff reaffirm support for ballot on industrial action

Staff at STV have reaffirmed their intention to ballot for industrial action after rejecting a request from bosses at the broadcaster to delay the process for two weeks.

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Simon Pitts, chief executive of STV, will appear before MSPs next week. Picture: Contributed

STV chief to give evidence to MSPs over job-cuts

The chief executive of STV will appear before MSPs next week to justify job cuts at the broadcaster.

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Declan Donnelly to present Britain's Got Talent without Ant McPartlin

Declan Donnelly will present Britain's Got Talent without Ant McPartlin for the first time on Monday night.

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