Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

BBC Radio Scotland panel show about the news. 161 episodes (16 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

Next new episode is on Friday 21st August at 1:30pm. Series 16, Episode 9
Catch-up on Episode 8 on BBC Sounds   Series 16, Episode 8 is repeated tomorrow at 11:30am.

Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

Topical panel show hosted by Des Clarke for BBC Radio Scotland

Panel Show
2015 - 2020
BBC Radio Scotland
161   (16 series), plus 5 4 highlights shows, and 1 cancelled
Des Clarke and Jim Smith
Ross Craig, Steven Dick, Allan Miller, Max Davis and Neil Bratchpiece
David Fynn, James Christie, Paul Carlin, Lauren Mackay, Calum McConnell, Chris Quilietti and Stephen Hollywood

Breaking The News is BBC Radio Scotland's topical comedy panel show.

Hosted by comedian Des Clarke, a mix of the UK's top comedians, journalists and up and coming stand-up talent take a satirical swipe at the week's news in Scotland and across the UK.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • BTN (Acronym)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th June 2015 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 7th August 2020 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 16 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 11:30am on Radio Scot

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