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.

Series 2, Episode 1

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news show, quizzing panellists Jim Smith, Jo Caulfield, Stuart Mitchell and Jennifer Reoch about the week's events in Scotland and across the UK.


This is linked to Series 14, Episode 2 of the radio version.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th October 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Stuart Mitchell Guest
Jo Caulfield Guest
Jennifer Reoch 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)
Alice Gregg Writer
Tom Worsley Writer (Additional Material)
Adam Miller Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Susanne Cassidy Writer (Additional Material)
David Weir Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Donald Macinnes Director
David Flynn (as Dave Flynn) Series Producer
Stephen Hollywood Producer
Graham Mitchell Executive Producer

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