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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 6

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 24th February 2017

Comedy panel show that takes a satirical view of the week's headlines, featuring guests Simon Evans, Clare Johnston, Raymond Mearns and Elaine Malcolmson.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 3rd March 2017

Kirsty Wark guest hosts, with guests Neil Delamere, Katie Grant, Susan Morrison and Stuart Mitchell. This week's hot topics are: The surprise re-appearance of John Major to challenge that Brexit; President Trump's very generous self-grading system; What next for Jeremy Corbyn?; Envelopegate 2017: Don't blame Warren!


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 10th March 2017

Dave Johns, Hannah McGill, Raymond Mearns and Ashley Storrie try to answer questions such as 'Should Theresa May call a snap general election?'; 'Is your TV spying on you?'; and 'Why are people so upset about double cream in spaghetti bolognese?'


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 17th March 2017

Jo Caulfield, Alex Bell, Jay Lafferty and Erich McElroy talk about 'Does Indy Ref 2 mean Indy Ref 2?'; Ladies who golf; Trump's tax affairs - is it any of our business?; and will MP Mhairi Black quit Westminster?


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 24th March 2017

Fred MacAulay, Martel Maxwell, Fern Brady and Jim Smith debating a second independence referendum; Trump's Russia problem; and why move to Norway?


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Friday 31st March 2017

Janey Godley, Neil Delamere, Chitra Ramaswamy and Keiron Nicholson talk about a new pound coin; Brexit or Legs-it?; and The Avengers.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 7th April 2017

John Moloney, Ayesha Hazarika, Chris Forbes and Susie McCabe discuss: Will the UK rock Spain over Gibraltar?; Nicola Sturgeon's US tour; Bristol's Grammar Vigilante: hero or villain?; and who could have predicted the return of... Sheena Easton?


8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Friday 14th April 2017

Susan Calman, Angela Barnes, Ian Rankin and Neil Bratchpiece are on the show in a week that North Korea isn't very happy with Donald Trump. Plus how not to remove a passenger from a plane; Are Scotland's high streets on the way out?; and the best actor in the world... ladies and gentlemen... Jason Statham.


9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Friday 21st April 2017

Rory Bremner, Elaine Malcolmson, Louise Welsh and Billy Kirkwood talk about Theresa May calling a snap general election. Plus Kim Jong Un vs Donald Trump: this time it's nuclear; Will a robot nick your job?; and are you prepared to complain your way to a wad of cash?


10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Friday 28th April 2017

Raymond Mearns, Val McDermid, Al Barrie and Jay Lafferty talk about politicians on the campaign trail; Donald Trump's first 100 days; Tom Hardy laying down some vigilante justice; and is Le Pen mightier than Le Sword?