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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 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 16th October 2015

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy show and is joined by panellists Kevin Day, Martel Maxwell, Keir McAllister and Stuart Mitchell for a satirical look at the week's headlines.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 23rd October 2015

Des Clarke takes a satirical look at the headlines with comedians Andrew Maxwell, Mark Nelson and Fern Brady and BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 30th October 2015

Hugo Rifkind, Angela Barnes, Chris Forbes and Jay Lafferty join host Des Clarke to take a satirical swipe at Scotland's news.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 6th November 2015

Susan Calman takes a satirical look at the headlines with guests Andrew Maxwell, Louise Welsh, Keir McAllister, Gareth Waugh and Stuart Mitchell.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Saturday 14th November 2015

No story is safe as host Des Clarke is joined by Alun Cochrane, Stuart Mitchell, Raymond Mearns and journalist Martel Maxwell.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Friday 20th November 2015

Host Des Clarke is joined by Phill Jupitus, Chitra Ramaswamy, Susan Calman and Alistair Barrie.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 27th November 2015

Des Clarke is joined by comedians Juliet Meyers, Mark Nelson, Jay Lafferty and Observer columnist Kevin McKenna for a skewed review of the week's biggest news stories.


8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Friday 4th December 2015

Susan Calman takes on hosting duties and is joined by comedians Angela Barnes, Eleanor Morton and Keir McAllister plus journalist Libby Brooks.


9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Friday 11th December 2015

Des Clarke breaks the week's news with help from comedians Andrew Maxwell, Mark Nelson and Stuart Mitchell, plus author Val McDermid.


10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Friday 18th December 2015

Taking a satirical view of this week's headlines are broadcaster Kirsty Wark and comedians Phill Jupitus, Fred MacAulay and Keir McAllister.


Highlights Special: 2015 Highlights

First broadcast: Saturday 26th December 2015

A compilation of best moments from BBC Radio Scotland's topical panel show as Des Clarke takes a look back at the year's news.