Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC
Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2018 - 2021
  • 24 episodes (2 series)

TV version of Radio Scotland's topical panel show, hosted by Des Clarke. Also features Jim Smith.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd December 2019 11:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

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)
Daryll Buchanan Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Donald Macinnes Director
David Flynn (as Dave Flynn) Series Producer
Stephen Hollywood Producer
Graham Mitchell Executive Producer
Kirsty Biedul Editor
Michael Garden Editor
George Miller Production Designer

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