Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC Studios
Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2015 - 2021
  • 206 episodes (20 series)

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

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 results

The results of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 have been announced. The winners included Jim Smith, Mark Nelson, Amelia Bayler, Rosco McClelland, Paul McDaniel, MC Hammersmith, Frankie Boyle, Ashley Storrie, Jojo Sutherland and Janey Godley.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd September 2020

Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 nominations

Janey Godley, Jim Smith and Larry Dean are amongst the nominees for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 9th June 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 winners

Susie McCabe, Amy Matthews, Jay Lafferty and Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Still Game and Breaking The News were amongst the winners in the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 12th June 2019

Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 have been announced. Breaking The News leads the lists. Chris Forbes, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Jay Lafferty, Larry Dean, Liam Withnail, Limmy, Susie McCabe and Tom Stade are in the running for best solo show.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2019

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Those accepting prizes include Frankie Boyle, Des Clarke, Ray Bradshaw and Mark Nelson.

British Comedy Guide, 1st August 2018

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Various stand-up comedians, TV shows and radio programmes are shortlisted.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2018

BBC lets AI film comedy and music shows

It has emerged that the BBC has harnessed artificial intelligence (AI) to make a number of comedy panel and discussion shows staged at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 16th December 2017

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