Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

BBC Scotland and BBC Two Scotland panel show hosted by Des Clarke. 21 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2018 - 2021. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

TV version of Radio Scotland's topical panel show, hosted by Des Clarke

Panel Show
2018 - 2021
BBC Scotland, BBC Two Scotland
21   (1 pilot + 2 series), plus 3 highlights special
Des Clarke and Jim Smith
Donald Macinnes
David Flynn, Lauren Mackay and Stephen Hollywood

A TV broadcast of the popular topical BBC Radio Scotland panel show fronted by Des Clarke.

From the same studio recording as the continuing radio original, this new television version features the same guests in a slightly different edit.

Production Details

Part of

BBC Scotland Funny Firsts

Production company
Also known as
  • Breaking The Year
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 30th November 2018 on BBC Two Scotland at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 17th June 2021 on BBC Scotland at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 18th June 2021 at 11:30pm

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