Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

Breaking The News

BBC Scotland and BBC Two Scotland panel show hosted by Des Clarke. 20 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Des Clarke.

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Series 2, Episode 2

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news show, quizzing panellists Judith Ralston, Marc Jennings, Elaine Malcolmson and Jim Smith about the week's events in Scotland and across the UK.


This is linked to Series 14, Episode 3 of the radio version.

Zoe Lyons was originally due to take part in this episode. Judith Ralston took her place.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st November 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Des Clarke Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Jim Smith Guest
    Marc Jennings Guest
    Elaine Malcolmson Guest
    Judith Ralston Guest
    Writing team
    Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
    Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
    Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
    Stephen Holford Writer (Additional Material)
    Susanne Cassidy Writer
    Adam Miller Writer (Additional Material)
    Chris Ballard (as Christopher Ballard) Writer (Additional Material)
    David Weir Writer (Additional Material)
    Chris Douche Writer (Additional Material)
    John Rands Writer (Additional Material)
    Pete Redfern Writer (Additional Material)
    Alexander Smith Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Donald Macinnes Director
    Dave Flynn Series Producer
    Stephen Hollywood Producer
    Graham Mitchell Executive Producer
    Kirsty Biedul Editor
    Jennifer Robertson Editor
    George Miller Production Designer
    Gavin Smith Commissioning Editor

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