Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

BBC Radio Scotland panel show about the news. 172 episodes (17 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

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Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 5th June 2015

Host Des Clarke is joined by comedians Andrew Maxwell, Keir McAllister, Chris Forbes and Katie Grant.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 12th June 2015

Des Clarke is joined by stand-up Mark Nelson, Doctor, comedian, broadcaster and quiz player Paul Sinha, journalist and feature writer Anna Burnside and one of Scotland's longest running 'next big things' Jay Lafferty.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 19th June 2015

Des Clarke is joined by legendary journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark plus comedians Jarred Christmas, Sanjeev Kohli and Keir McAllister.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 26th June 2015

Featuring journalist Ian MacWhirter, plus Mark Nelson, Julia Sutherland and Kai Humphries.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 3rd July 2015

Des Clarke is joined by Phill Jupitus, Libby Brooks, Stuart Mitchell and Keir MacAllister.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Friday 10th July 2015

Des Clarke is joined by actor, comic and writer Tiffany Stevenson, Scot Squad star Chris Forbes, BBC Scotland's Political Editor Brian Taylor and award winning stand-up Mark Nelson.

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 17th July 2015

Joining Des are podcaster and writer Helen Zaltzman, comic Sanjeev Kohli, multi-award winning author Christopher Brookmyre and stand-up Jay Lafferty.

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Friday 24th July 2015

Des Clarke is joined by Susan Calman, Keir McAllister, Angela Barnes and author Louise Welsh.

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9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Friday 31st July 2015

Host Des Clarke is joined by Sanjeev Kohli, Janey Godley, Chris Forbes and journalist Katie Grant.

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10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Friday 7th August 2015

Des Clarke is joined by Kate Smurthwaite, Julia Sutherland, Stuart Mitchell and political journalist Fiona Ross.

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Special: Edinburgh Special

First broadcast: Saturday 15th August 2015

Joining Des this week are comedians Andrew Maxwell, Keir McAllister and Alun Cochrane, and political journalist Fiona Ross. Recorded live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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