Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

BBC Radio Scotland panel show about the news. 196 episodes (19 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

Next new episode is on Friday 6th August at 11:30am. Series 19, Episode 8
Catch-up on Episode 7 on BBC Sounds   Series 19, Episode 7 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 - 2021
BBC Radio Scotland
196   (19 series), plus 5 highlights shows, and 1 cancelled
Des Clarke and Jim Smith
Ross Craig, Steven Dick, Allan Miller, Max Davis, Neil Bratchpiece, Alice Gregg, Laura Major and Susanne Cassidy
David Flynn, 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.

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Also known as
  • BTN (Acronym)
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th June 2015 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 23rd July 2021 on BBC Radio Scotland at 11:30am
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 19 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 11:30am on Radio Scot
  2. Series 19 Episode 8: Saturday 7th August at 11:30am on Radio Scot

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