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BBC Scotland up for Bafta awards
River City
BBC Scotland's River City has been nominated
BBC programmes including soap opera River City are among the nominations for the Scottish Bafta awards.

The honours, which recognise the best in Scottish TV and film, will be given out later this month.

Andrea Arnold's critically-acclaimed film Red Road, which was filmed in Glasgow, received five nominations in the film categories.

Four BBC Scotland titles including River City and Raven made the shortlist for most popular programme.

Other nominations included best actress in a Scottish film for Laura Fraser's performance in The Flying Scotsman, the story of champion cyclist Graeme Obree's quest for glory.

Once again, it is a terrific list of Scottish talent and a real tribute to our film and programme making skills
Alison Forsyth
Bafta Scotland

Monarch of the Glen star Martin Compston got a best actor nomination for his role in the human smuggling drama True North.

On television, STV's detective drama Rebus, BBC soap River City and Channel 4's gritty thriller Low Winter Sun will fight it out for the best drama award.

The BBC's look at the Tommy Sheridan libel trial saga entitled Sex, Lies and Socialism has been nominated for best news and current affairs show.

Rebus and River City also join six other shows including Taggart, Still Game and Scotsport in line for the Lloyds TSB Scotland most popular programme award.

First time

GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly will announce the winners of the awards, sponsored by Lloyds TSB, at a ceremony in Glasgow on 12 November.

It will be broadcast on the BBC for the first time since 1997. Alison Forsyth, director of Bafta Scotland, said: "Once again, it is a terrific list of Scottish talent and a real tribute to our film and programme making skills."

As well as being nominated in the Bafta Scotland Children's category, Raven has also been short listed for the national Bafta Children's Award to be announced on 26 November.

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