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Breaking The News

BBC Scotland and BBC Two Scotland panel show hosted by Des Clarke. 21 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

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Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 1st March 2019

Des Clarke hosts the first TV - and 12th radio - series of Breaking The News. Susan Calman, Rory Bremner, Tiffany Stevenson and Stuart Mitchell are the panellists for the first show.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 8th March 2019

Catriona Shearer, Jo Caulfield, Raymond Mearns and Marc Jennings join host Des Clarke for the topical comedy news quiz taking a satirical swipe at the week's news.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 15th March 2019

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news quiz from Bathgate, with Ahir Shah, Janey Godley, Mark Nelson and Kaye Adams taking a satirical swipe at the week's news.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 22nd March 2019

Andrew Maxwell, Elaine Malcolmson, Jim Smith and Hannah McGill look at the week's news.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 29th March 2019

Neil Delamere, Jay Lafferty, Jamie Macdonald and Rachel McCormack are this week's guests.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Friday 5th April 2019

Des Clarke and guests Val McDermid, Janey Godley, Alistair Barrie and Lewis Macleod take a satirical swipe at the week's news in Scotland, across the UK and around the world.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 12th April 2019

Comedians Athena Kugblenu, Susie McCabe and Ray Bradshaw, and award-winning crime-writer Christopher Brookmyre compete in the topical comedy news quiz.


8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Friday 19th April 2019

Join Des Clarke and his guests, comedians Geoff Norcott, Ashley Storrie and Stuart Mitchell, and broadcaster Martel Maxwell, to take a wry look at the week's biggest news.


9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Friday 26th April 2019

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news show, quizzing Lucy Porter, Hugo Rifkind, Mark Nelson and Elaine Malcolmson about the week's events in Scotland and across the UK.


10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Friday 3rd May 2019

Des Clarke is in Ayr, where he's joined by comedians Matt Forde, Ayesha Hazarika, Raymond Mearns and Jay Lafferty to look back at the big stories of the week.