Scotland would lose access to some BBC television shows if the country votes for independence next month, Labour's shadow Scottish secretary warned today. In her speech, Margaret Curran was expected to outline how Alex Salmon cannot promise that the people of Scotland will be able to watch BBC programmes after leaving the UK.

Sherlock BBCBenedict Cumberbatch [L] and Martin Freeman [R] in 'Sherlock'. Would Scotland have access to such programmes with a 'Yes' vote?

"The clue's in the name", Ms Curran will say in her speech, telling voters that the British Broadcasting Corporation will be broken up if they vote Yes. 

Perhaps more severe than not being able to watch 'Luther' or 'Sherlock' is that, should Scotland vote for independence, then tens of thousands of creative jobs north of the Border would be at risk - with Scotland likely to set up a new Scottish Broadcasting Service. 

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The SNP used its White Paper to play down the impact of independence on television, saying that "existing BBC services" would still be accessible to Scots.

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"Current programming like EastEnders, Doctor Who, and Strictly Come Dancing and channels like CBeebies, will still be available in Scotland," one section read.

"While Alex Salmond promises access to all the shows we want - a promise he can't keep - he doesn't have anything to say about our access to the hundreds of other services the BBC provides day in and day out," Ms Curran said.

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Blair Jenkins, Yes Scotland chief executive and former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said; "BBC programmes and services will continue to be available to audiences in Scotland as they are to audiences in Ireland and other European countries."

"To suggest otherwise is the classic Project Fear approach - ignore the evidence from elsewhere and dream up dismal predictions."

Scotland goes to the polls on September 18, 2014.