Extended slot for Glasgow-made Culture Show

A TV arts programme – made by BBC Scotland for the BBC network – is to be extended.

From July, The Culture Show – currently made between London and Glasgow – will be extended from 30 to 50 minutes, and will move to a 7pm weekday slot, with a later repeat on Saturday evenings.

And in addition to the weekly programme, its makers will also be producing six, hour-long documentaries.

The team behind it will also produce arts discussion programme, Newsnight Review – also on BBC Two – after its planned move to Glasgow next year.

Says BBC Two controller, Janice Hadlow: “The Culture Show has a huge part to play in delivering confident, intelligent and contemporary arts coverage to BBC Two.

“It has done a wonderful job in attracting the interest of younger viewers; now I hope it can expand its appeal, and play an even more visible and impactful role in the heart of the BBC Two schedules.”