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

Breaking The News

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2018 - 2023
  • 27 episodes (2 series)

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

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Breaking The Year

Few years have had such a lasting effect on everyone as 2020, so Des Clarke and his guests Jim Smith, Janey Godley, Jay Lafferty and Mark Nelson take a tentative look back at the biggest stories and events of the year. A wry glance is pointed in the direction of such matters as lockdown and November's American Presidential Election.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th December 2020
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 1st January 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Des Clarke Host / Presenter
Jim Smith Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Jay Lafferty Guest
Mark Nelson Guest
Janey Godley 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)
Laura Major Writer
Gregor Paton Writer (Additional Material)
Alexander Minto Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Donald Macinnes Director
David Flynn (as Dave Flynn) Series Producer
Lauren Mackay Producer
Graham Mitchell Executive Producer
Michael Garden Editor
George Miller Production Designer
Gavin Smith Commissioning Editor

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