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Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 281 episodes (27 series)

Topical panel show hosted by Des Clarke for BBC Radio Scotland. Also features Jim Smith.

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Series 5, Episode 7

Susan Calman is joined by comedians Rory Bremner, Stuart Mitchell, Elaine Malcolmson and columnist Clare Johnston for a satirical swipe at the week's big news.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd December 2016
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes
  • Thursday 1st December 2016, 18:00 at Cottiers Theatre (Glasgow)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd December 2016 11:30am Radio Scot

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Susan Calman Host / Presenter
Stuart Mitchell Guest
Rory Bremner Guest
Elaine Malcolmson Guest
Clare Johnston Guest
Writing team
Max Davis Writer
Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Holford Writer (Additional Material)
Jane McCutcheon Writer (Additional Material)
Vivienne Riddoch Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Flynn Producer
Paul Carlin Producer


Journalist Clare Johnston finds out comedy isn't easy

Until Thursday night, I had never fully appreciated just how tough it is to be a comedian. The constant travel is one thing but the pressure to get the biggest laughs - that instant barometer of how good you are at your job - doesn't fade with experience. You are only as good as your last gig.

Clare Johnston, Daily Record, 4th December 2016

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