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 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
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
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 Douch Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Ballard (as Christopher Ballard) Writer (Additional Material)
David Weir Writer (Additional Material)
John Rands Writer (Additional Material)
Pete Redfern Writer (Additional Material)
Alex MJ Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Brad Holcombe 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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