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.

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Series 14, Episode 2

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news show, quizzing panellists Jim Smith, Jo Caulfield, Stuart Mitchell and Jennifer Reoch about the week's events in Scotland and across the UK.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th October 2019
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Stuart Mitchell Guest
Jo Caulfield Guest
Jennifer Reoch Guest
Writing team
Alice Gregg Writer
Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Christopher Stanners Writer (Additional Material)
Susanne Cassidy Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Worsley Writer (Additional Material)
Adam Miller Writer (Additional Material)
David Weir Writer (Additional Material)
Jules Garnett Writer (Additional Material)
John Hamilton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Chris Quilietti Producer
Stephen Hollywood Producer

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