How old Auntie Beeb turned anti-democracy

HE IS one of our most ­accomplished actors, so it’s no surprise Peter Mullan says he “owes everything” to the BBC.

But this week the star of Harry Potter and Sunshine on Leith said his faith in the BBC was shaken by its “horrendous bias” during the independence referendum last year.

He said: “To see the BBC used as a political cudgel against a legitimate democratic movement really broke my heart.”

Mullan is regularly employed by the BBC. This week he will star in its new drama Stonemouth, based on a book by the late Iain Banks...

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