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STV announces return of Scottish Passport

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

December 15, 2011 | 2 min read

STV has announced the return of Scottish Passport, after nearly a decade’s absence from Scottish screens.

The travel show, which will feature the likes of Claire Grogan and Taggart actors Alex Norton and Blythe Duff visiting foreign locations, will be narrated by Doctor Who actress Karen Gillen.

Sponsoring the series will be Canadian Affair.

STV will also air ITV Network fair such as Downton Abbey, The X Factor and I’m a Celebrity, as well as drama series Kidnap and Ransom and the new mini-series of Titanic.

Another new series being developed by STV is Animal 999, working alongside SSPCA, while weatherman Sean Batty will also front a two-part weather series.

Football tournaments the Champion’s League and the 2012 European Championships will also air on the channel, while Grant Lauchlan will also present a new series of Movie Juice on Friday nights.

Bobby Hain, director of Channels at STV, commented: “Content is very much at the heart of our business and STV is more than a traditional broadcaster – we’re a digital media company engaging with viewers across multiple platforms, creating compelling content that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. With a fantastic offering for 2012, we’re certain to have something for everyone.”

Earlier, STV also revealed that it was considering its option around reviving crime series Taggart.

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