Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC Studios
Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 281 episodes (27 series)

Topical panel show hosted by Des Clarke for BBC Radio Scotland. Also features Jim Smith.

  • Returns on Friday 7th June on Radio Scot at 1:30pm with Specials
Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC Studios

Key details

Panel Show
2015 - 2024
BBC Radio Scotland
281 (27 series), plus 8 highlights specials
Des Clarke and Jim Smith
Dan Sweryt, Ross Craig, Steven Dick, Allan Miller, Max Davis, Neil Bratchpiece, Alice Gregg, Stephen Mawhinney and more
David Flynn, James Christie, Paul Carlin, Lauren Mackay, Calum McConnell, Chris Quilietti, Stephen Hollywood and Chris Cruickshank

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.


Additional details

Also known as
  • BTN (Acronym)

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th June 2015 at 1:30pm on BBC Radio Scotland
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • AK Bell Library (Perth), Alhambra Theatre (Dunfermline), Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh), Assembly Roxy, BBC Pacific Quay, Beacon Arts Centre, CCA Glasgow, Clyde College Laganside Theatre (Glasgow), Cottiers Theatre (Glasgow), Drygate Brewery, Festival Theatre (Pitlochry), Gaiety Theatre, Glasgow College, Glasgow School of Art Student's Association, Howden Park Centre (Livingston), Johnstone Town Hall, LSO St Luke's, Mitchell Theatre (Glasgow), Paisley Arts Centre, Palace Theatre (Kilmarnock), Perth Theatre, Platform Glasgow, Pleasance Theatre (London), Reconnect Regal Theatre, Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox (Glasgow), Saint Luke's Church, Calton Glasgow, Scottish Youth Theatre, Summerhall (Edinburgh), Tait Hall (Kelso), The Town House (Hamilton), Town Hall Theatre (Falkirk) and Websters Theatre (Glasgow)
  • BBC Edinburgh Fringe venue - 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Specials
  • Spiegeltent (Edinburgh) - 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Specials
  • Pleasance Edinburgh
  • Pleasance Theatre (London) - Series 24
  • Dynamic Earth - 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Specials

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