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 6

Host Des Clarke is in Edinburgh with special guests Ahir Shah, Elaine Malcolmson, Amy Matthews and Jim Smith, who take a satirical swipe at the week's news in Scotland, across the UK and around the world.


This is linked to Series 14, Episode 7 of the radio version.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th November 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Ahir Shah Guest
Elaine Malcolmson Guest
Amy Matthews Guest
Writing team
Stuart Cooper (as Stu Cooper) Writer (Additional Material)
Alice Gregg Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Mawhinney Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Sweryt Writer (Additional Material)
Steven Dick Writer
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Christopher Broomfield Writer (Additional Material)
Darryl Buchanan Writer (Additional Material)
Trevor Rudge 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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