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.


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.


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.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 26th June 2015

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


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 3rd July 2015

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


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.


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.


8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Friday 24th July 2015

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


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.


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.


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.