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 - Christmas Special

Des Clarke presents the comedy news review show that takes a satirical slant on the week's headlines, with help from Catriona Shearer, Susie McCabe, Raymond Mearns and Jim Smith.


This is linked to Series 14, Episode 10 of the radio version.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th December 2019
BBC Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Catriona Shearer Guest
Raymond Mearns Guest
Susie McCabe 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)
Allan Miller Writer
Pete Redfern Writer (Additional Material)
Trevor Rudge Writer (Additional Material)
Sean Fee 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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