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TV & Radio

Glasgow bid for Channel 4 HQ meets all guidelines, says Cosgrove

The producer of the hit comedy series, The Inbetweeners, has backed Glasgow’s bid to become home to Channel 4’s new national headquarters.

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Enoch Powell speaking in 1974 at a rally in Birmingham for the anti-Common Market group Get Britain Out. Picture: Welsy/Keystone/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Powell speech renews lifeblood of racist UK

By all accounts, Archive On 4 – broadcast at the same time on a Saturday night as Britain’s Got Talent – is a classy programme which takes bits of old audio on a particular theme and builds an interesting and intelligent discussion around them.

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Still Game Review: Muddled finale sums up dismal series

There are two routes for celebrities guest-starring in much-loved sitcoms like Still Game.

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Alan Clement joined STV Productions in 2008. Picture: Robert Perry

Shake-up at STV continues with departure of Alan Clements

STV has announced the boss of its production division is to leave after 10 years in charge as the broadcaster carries out a strategic review of its business.

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Craig Ferguson (C) plays stuntman Callum. Picture: BBC

Craig Ferguson hints at his starring role in Still Game ‘spin-off’

Craig Ferguson, the Scottish comic who become a huge star as a chat show host in America, has revealed he wants to star in a Frasier-style spin-off series from Still Game - after making a special guest appearance in the hit comedy.

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Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway nominated for TV Bafta

Saturday Night Takeaway has been nominated for a TV Bafta - just days after Declan Donnelly had to host the show alone.

Creative Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for a new figurehead for the film and TV sectors.

Creative Scotland to pay new film and TV chief up to £93k

A new figurehead for the Scottish film and television industries will be paid up to £93,000, it emerged today.

Frankie Boyle appears in horror comedy Long Night at Blackstone

Frankie Boyle loses his head in haunted house horror

Frankie Boyle’s fans were given the fright of their lives after he made a surprise appearance playing himself in a haunted house drama in which he gets his head chopped off.

TV & Radio
Frankie Boyle will be staging four shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse in August.

Frankie Boyle confirms run of Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows

Frankie Boyle has become one of the biggest name comics to confirm a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
John Byrne was named most stylish male at Kelvingrove gallery in Glasgow.

Artist and playwright John Byrne named Scotland’s most stylish man

John Byrne, the celebrated artist and writer, has been named Scotland’s most stylish man at the age of 78.
Fanny Cradock serves tea to her husband Johnnie (Picture: Getty)

Aidan Smith: I love TV nostalgia but this is really too much

Re-runs and revamps of classic television shows have become too much even for The Scotsman’s nostalgist-in-chief Aidan Smith.

Opinion 1

Ant McPartlin to feature on Saturday Night Takeaway at weekend - reports

TV presenter Ant McPartlin will appear on Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend after ITV bosses decided to screen pre-recorded scenes.

Scotland's friendly defeat to Costa Rica was shown on Sky Sports. Picture: Getty

Why does STV show England internationals but not Scotland games?

For England internationals, such as the recent win over the Netherlands, football fans have been able to watch the games on free-to-air channel ITV.

Scotland 18
Sanjeev Kohli in the Barras, Glasgow. Kohli plays Navid in BBC's Still Game, Ramesh Majhu in the radio sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags and AJ Jandhu in the BBC Scotland soap, River City

Interview: Sanjeev Kohli

The Still Game star tells Janet Christie about swapping a career in medicine for a role as Scotland’s favourite shopkeeker, getting serious in River City and why he’d love to play a hard man

News 1
Kelly Macdonald will play a mother who has been campaigning to reveal the new identity and whereabouts of her son's schoolboy killer in 'The Victim.'

Kelly Macdonald and John Hannah to star in new TV thriller set in Edinburgh

Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald is to star in a new Edinburgh-set TV thriller about a mother accused of revealing the identity of her son’s killer and conspiring to have him murdered.
Greg Hemphill's new comedy horror Long Night at Blackstone will be screened by BBC Scotland on Easter Monday.

Still Game's Greg Hemphill creates new ghost-hunting drama for BBC Scotland

Scotland’s answer to the Ghostbusters are set to arrive on the nation’s TV screens next month - and are expected to get much more than they bargained for.
Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Susan Dalgety: Alex Salmond is a footsoldier for evil despot Putin

I met that Vladimir Putin once. In Edinburgh Castle of all places. He came to the city 15 years ago during his state visit to the UK and my then boss and First Minister, Jack McConnell, showed him round.

Opinion 170
McPartlin previously entered rehab last year after struggling with an addiction to painkillers following a knee operation in 2015. Picture: PA

Ant McPartlin steps back from TV work following drink-drive arrest

Ant McPartlin is stepping down from his television commitments and will head back to rehab following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving on Sunday.

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Vicky McClure Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Vicky McClure

The Line of Duty star talks to Janet Christie about playing it for laughs in new ITV comedy Action Team and finding roles which reflect working class Britain. Portrait by Debra Hurford Brown

TV & Radio
James Martin or Eric from Still Game (Picture: Alan Peebles, BBC)

Leader comment: End game for Still Game’s Eric

Shug had been the bookies’ early favourite but, in the end, it was Eric who departed Still Game.

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