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.

Returns Thursday at 10:30pm. Episode Guide

Series 2, Episode 8

Des Clarke hosts the topical comedy news quiz from Johnstone, in which panellists Athena Kugblenu, Ashley Storrie, Alistair Barrie and Jim Smith take a satirical swipe at the week's news agenda in Scotland and across the UK.


This is linked to Series 14, Episode 9 of the radio version.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th December 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Alistair Barrie Guest
Athena Kugblenu Guest
Ashley Storrie 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)
Susanne Cassidy Writer
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Ballard (as Christopher Ballard) Writer (Additional Material)
John Rands Writer (Additional Material)
Darryl Buchanan 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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