STV highlights autumn schedule

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STV has announced key highlights of its 2013 autumn schedule, including brand new original content alongside network favourites.
STV autumn highlights include:
  • From Monday, 2nd September, STV’s brand new cooking series, Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip will be on air for eight weeks at 2000. The 30 minute programmes follow top celebrity chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn as they set off on a culinary journey around the coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip is produced by Waddell Media for STV and UTV;
  • STV will celebrate 30 Years of Taggart on TV on Friday 6 September at 2030. The documentary features some of the very best Taggart moments, from Mark McManus’ first appearance in 1983 to the unravelling of DI Robbie Ross’ career, revisiting some of the popular characters of the iconic police drama. The half hour programme will be followed by a classic Taggart episode; 
  • On Tuesday 10 September at 2100, STV will air a brand new documentary charting the remarkable journey of Scot Gerry Hughes, the first Deaf person to sail single-handed around the world passing all five capes. Silent Odyssey: Incredible Stories is produced by independent production companies, 5 Minute Network and;
  • A brand new series, RBS - Finding Scotland's Real Heroes, will pay tribute to community heroes whose hard work, ingenuity, ambition and generosity has improved local communities across Scotland. The five part series, presented by Carol Smillie, will be on air later this autumn and also feature ‘star reporters’ including Taggart and Coronation Street star John Michie, comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay and STV presenters John MacKay and Sean Batty;
  • STV will broadcast a week of programmes dedicated to the STV Appeal 2013 in October, culminating in a two and a half hour live show, hosted by Lorraine Kelly.
The Autumn schedule also includes the best of network programming, such as The X Factor and series four of Downton Abbey.
STV reaches 92% of Scots across a month and in the first six months of 2013 broadcast 49 out of the top 50 commercial programmes.
Viewers can catch up with their favourite STV programmes on the STV Player, available on a range of platforms including, iPhone, Android, PS3, Windows 8, YouView and Samsung Smart TV.
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “The forthcoming autumn schedule shows STV continues to invest in original content alongside popular network programmes. We aim to provide something for everyone with a great mix of drama, entertainment, news and current affairs.”
For further information, please contact the STV press office:
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654