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. Image shows from L to R: Jim Smith, Jay Lafferty, Des Clarke, Martel Maxwell, Neil Delamere. Copyright: BBC.


Des Clarke hosts a special St Andrew's Day edition of the award-winning topical comedy show. Des is joined by guests Neil Delamere, Martel Maxwell, Jay Lafferty and Jim Smith.


This episode was broadcast as Series 11, Episode 7 of the original radio show.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th November 2018
BBC Two Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Neil Delamere Guest
Martel Maxwell Guest
Jay Lafferty Guest
Jim Smith Guest
Writing team
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
Alice Gregg Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
Christopher Stanners Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
Max Davis Writer
Will Cooper Writer (Additional Material)
Innes McQuillin Writer (Additional Material)
Allan Miller Writer (Additional Material)
Caroline Robertson Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Worsley Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Donald Macinnes Director
David Flynn (as Dave Flynn) Producer
Lauren Mackay Producer
David Staite Executive Producer

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