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Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2018 - 2023
  • 27 episodes (2 series)

TV version of Radio Scotland's topical panel show, hosted by Des Clarke. Also features Jim Smith.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 7

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

Broadcast details

Friday 12th April 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 14th April 2019 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 5th August 2019 11:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ray Bradshaw Guest
Christopher Brookmyre Guest
Athena Kugblenu Guest
Susie McCabe Guest
Writing team
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
Christopher Stanners Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Holford Writer (Additional Material)
Alice Gregg Writer
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Douch Writer (Additional Material)
Gregor Paton Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Ballard (as Christopher Ballard) Writer (Additional Material)
Ryan Grant Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Smyth Writer (Additional Material)
Dana Sutherland Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Donald Macinnes Director
David Flynn (as Dave Flynn) Producer
Lauren Mackay Producer
David Staite Executive Producer
Gillian McNeil Edit Producer
Kirsty Biedul Editor
Mike Crummy Editor
George Miller Production Designer


Jay Lafferty's Brexit gag makes front page of NY Times

An extended gag about Britain's Brexit woes on the new BBC Scotland channel has ended up on the front page of the New York Times.

Brian Ferguson, Edinburgh Evening News, 14th April 2019

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