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Breaking the News Podcast

English, Comedy, 1 season, 42 episodes, 19 hours, 57 minutes
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Topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines.
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Rory Bremner, Marjolein Robertson, Jamie MacDonald & Tatty Macleod

On Breaking the News this week, Des and the panel take a look at the latest news on climate change, the alcohol ban on Scotrail trains, a return from Bridget Jones and much more.
4/12/202428 minutes
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Glenn Moore, Krystal Evans, Gareth Waugh & Kathleen Hughes

Jay Lafferty hosts Scotland's award-winning satirical news quiz.
4/5/202428 minutes, 3 seconds
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Robin Ince, Amy Matthews, Mark Nelson & Susan Riddell

Recorded at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, this week Des and the teams take a look at; public satisfaction in the NHS, accusations about a Chinese cyber attack, how climate change will affect beer, a study into what dogs can really understand, ultramarathon runner Jasmin Paris and the Scottish gaming granny causing a storm online.
3/29/202428 minutes, 3 seconds
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Neil Delamere, Ashley Storrie, Connor Burns and Josie Long

Recorded at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, this week Des and the teams take a look at a potential plot against the Prime Minister, the outcome of the Russian election, new guidelines on film ratings, the future of transport, MP Pete Wishart and Ewan McGregor’s Scottishness.
3/22/202428 minutes
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Janey Godley, Chris Thorburn, Tiff Stevenson & Billy Kirkwood

On Breaking the News this week Des and the teams take a look at royal photo editing gone wrong, Jason Leitch stepping down, a happiness course, a Scottish deli, Lily Allen and Oscar winner Emma Stone.
3/15/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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Susie McCabe, Raymond Mearns, Val McDermid & Ignacio Lopez

On Breaking the News this week Des and the teams take a look at the Spring Budget, Super Tuesday in the US, money to move to a Scottish island, a proposed Scottish spy agency, George Galloway’s by-election win and a film about the 1971 Women's World Cup.
3/8/202428 minutes, 5 seconds
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Elaine Malcolmson, Marc Jennings, Esther Manito and Don Biswas

On Breaking the News this week Des and the teams take a look at a Willy Wonka experience gone wrong , the proposed council tax freeze, junk food bans, financial regrets, Brendan Rodgers and Liz Truss.
3/1/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stuart Mitchell, Bethany Black, Rosco McClelland and Eleanor Morton

On Breaking the News this week Des and the teams take a look at the latest from the Post Office scandal, the politics of oil and gas in Scotland, Beyoncé getting into country music, the impact that your diet can have on your sleep and more.
2/23/202428 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jay Lafferty, Ray Bradshaw, Ria Lina and Chris Forbes

Breaking the News is back and this week Des and the teams take a look at the controversy around the name of the Redcoat Cafe in Edinburgh, the shortage of NHS Dentists, cause for hope on Paisley high street, Delivery robots in Edinburgh, Russell Crowe’s links to Scotland and Olivia Colman on swearing.
2/16/202428 minutes, 7 seconds
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Breaking the Year

Des Clarke hosts Scotland's award-winning satirical news quiz.
12/29/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Best of Unbroadcast

Join Des Clarke for all the hilarious, previously unheard material from this year’s Breaking The News. It’s your chance to get the full live recording experience as we present to you the finest quips, songs and epic stories that, for various reasons, never made the cut first time around. In order of appearance: Ashley Storrie Pierre Novellie Gareth Waugh Ria Lina Amy Matthews Jamie MacDonald Marc Jennings Val McDermid Jim Smith Felicity Ward Marcus Brigstocke Janey Godley Ian Smith Jay Lafferty Marjolein Robertson Raymond Mearns Krystal Evans Geoff Norcott Chris Forbes Susan Riddell Ignacio Lopez Ray Bradshaw Susie McCabe Rosco McClelland Tatty Macleod Neil Delamere Liam Withnail Dana Alexander Connor Burns Scott Agnew
12/22/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jay Lafferty, Stuart McPherson, Krystal Evans & Marc Jennings

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at the COP 28 Deal, Christmas Songs, a stooshie between Humza Yousaf and David Cameron as well as a romantic pantomime proposal.
12/15/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Susie McCabe, Stephen Buchanan, Julia Sutherland and Billy Kirkwood

This week on Breaking the News, Des and the teams take a look at the latest out of the UK Covid 19 Inquiry, a report into Scottish education, a rethink on how we look at junk food, the Oxford word of the year, Keir Starmer’s views on Margaret Thatcher, and The Simpsons visit to Scotland.
12/8/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Felicity Ward, Mark Nelson, Elaine Malcolmson and Liam Withnail

Des Clarke hosts Scotland's award-winning satirical news quiz.
12/1/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Josie Long, Raymond Mearns, Amy Matthews and Chris Thorburn

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at the latest out of the UK Covid 19 Inquiry, the return of Black Friday, saying goodbye to the Edinburgh Zoo pandas, the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, the new president of Argentina and Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan.
11/24/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jay Lafferty, Stuart Mitchell, Ian Smith & Dana Alexander

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at the sacking of Suella Braverman, the hiring of David Cameron, the roaming bill of Michael Matheson, why keeping good news to yourself could be good for you and why the singer P!nk is giving away books at her shows in Florida.
11/17/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ashley Storrie, Jim Smith, Esther Manito and Ignacio Lopez

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at The first King's Speech in 70 years, the latest from the world of Donald Trump, a perfect job for Harry Potter fans, the top nicknames in the UK, revelations from Nadine Dorries and legend of stage and screen Barbra Streisand.
11/10/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Susie McCabe, Chris Forbes, Laura Lexx & Rosco Mcclelland

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at revelations from the UK Covid Inquiry, The Scottish Government announcement concerning handing in communications to the Inquiry, a valuable French artwork in the Highlands, Glasgow’s place in the world ranking of cities, Ash Regan joining the Alba Party and a brand new song from the Beatles.
11/3/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ray Bradshaw, Janey Godley, Bruce Devlin & Athena Kugblenu

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at one year of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister, criticism of the state of Glen Coe, new guidelines for Scottish Country Dancing, Nicola Sturgeon passing her driving test, the new UK space mission and Brits belief in the beyond.
10/27/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jamie MacDonald, Marjolein Robertson, Connor Burns & Tatty Macleod

This week on Breaking The News, Des and the teams take a look at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, Scotland qualifying for the 2024 Euros, Gen Z eating habits, 100 Years of Disney, Madonna on tour and something strange going on in North Ayrshire.
10/20/202328 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ria Lina, Gareth Waugh, Susan Riddell & Elliot Steel

Breaking The News is back and this week Des and the teams take a look at the Labour Party conference, the hosting of Euro 2028, Aberdeen University graduations, the return of Big Brother, marathon runner Kelvin Kiptum and Justin Timberlake's connection to Aberdeen.
10/13/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Josie Long, Ignacio Lopez, Elaine Malcolmson & Jim Smith

For the final time this series Des and the teams take a look at the week’s big news, including: MSP Kate Forbes speaking at the Edinburgh Festivals, a nightmare at the British Museum, film and tV production in Scotland, how music can keep your mind sharp and Professor Jason Leitch returning to our screens with a warning about Covid.
8/25/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Edinburgh Festival Special: Val McDermid, Ed Byrne, Olga Koch & Stuart Mitchell

This week from the Edinburgh Festival, Des and the team take a look at the new charges being faced by former President Trump, Keir Starmer's visit to Scotland, low cost airlines, our attitudes towards maths education, remakes of classic films and American star Zooey Deschanel getting engaged in Edinburgh.
8/18/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Edinburgh Festival Special: Susie McCabe, Marcus Brigstocke, Susan Riddell & Connor Burns

This week from the Edinburgh Festivals Des and the teams take a look at spending by Civil servants in Scotland, a return to the office after the pandemic, how many steps you should do in a day, wedding drama in the US, Liz Truss and a new search for the Loch Ness Monster.
8/11/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ray Bradshaw, Diona Doherty, David Kay & Karen Bartke

This week Des and the teams take a look at the latest legal trouble for Donald Trump, proposed new oil and gas licenses in the north east of Scotland amid a climate crisis, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, drone postal delivery in Orkney, the SNP’s Margaret Ferrier and a the UK’s oldest fencer.
8/4/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Athena Kugblenu, Marc Jennings, Krystal Evans & Billy Kirkwood

Jay Lafferty hosts Scotland's topical panel show. This week the teams take a look at Alison Rose and the storm over the “mishandling” of Nigel Farage’s bank accounts, Police Scotland’s position on facial hair for officers, the latest white paper on Scottish Independence, solo dining, the newest and youngest member of the House of Lords and TikTok star Josh Donaldson.
7/28/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Janey Godley, Mark Nelson, Alison Spittle and Chris Forbes

This week on Scotland's topical panel show the teams take a look at Keir Starmer’s decision not to scrap the two-child benefit cap, trouble with the 2026 commonwealth games, a boom in music tourism, dentists in Dunoon, SNP minister Elena Whitham and Australian actress Margot Robbie.
7/21/202328 minutes, 5 seconds
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Neil Delamere, Susan Riddell, Liam Withnail & Dana Alexander

This week on Scotland's topical panel show the teams take a look at; President Biden's visit to the UK, AI technology at Wimbledon, Damian Lewis at the British Grand Prix and is the formal dinner party a thing of the past?
7/14/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tiff Stevenson, Raymond Mearns, Marjolein Robertson & Chris Thorburn

This week on Scotland's topical panel show the teams take a look at; The King’s visit to Edinburgh, Could Orkney become part of Norway?, the correct place to store your condiments, a new rival to Twitter, an announcement from Mhairi Black MP and the return of a beloved kids TV show.
7/7/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Amy Matthews, Scott Agnew, Tatty Macleod and Rosco McClelland

This week Des Clarke and the teams take a look at the Covid Inquiry, supermarket bosses facing questions in parliament, the consequences of turning off a fridge, proposals for a Scottish tourist tax, a record-breaking Munro bagger and acting legend Harrison Ford.
6/30/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ashley Storrie, Gareth Waugh, Ria Lina & Pierre Novellie

Des is back for a brand new series! This week the teams take a look at the partygate vote in Parliament, proposals for a Scottish constitution, the benefits of napping, Scotland's rainy football victory, Banksy in Glasgow and this year's Glastonbury festival.
6/23/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Chris Forbes, Janey Godley, Scott Agnew & Esther Manito.

It’s the 250th episode and this week Des and the teams take a look at the First Minister Humza Yousaf’s statement to parliament amid ongoing issues, protests at the World Snooker Championship, the UK’s new emergency alert system, David Hasselhoff and the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
4/21/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stuart Mitchell, Celya AB, Geoff Norcott and Krystal Evans

Des and the teams take a look at Joe Biden's trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Elon Musk's big BBC interview and should you be allowed to sing at the theater? Plus actor Chris Pratt and Scotland's International curling success.
4/14/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jay Lafferty, Stuart McPherson, Karen Bartke and Rosco McClelland

Des and the teams take a look at Donald Trump's day in court, self-driving busses to Fife, 50 years of mobile phone calls and why Hollywood superstar Samuel L. Jackson was in Glasgow.
4/7/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Val McDermid, Jim Smith, Felicity Ward & Marc Jennings

Des and the teams take a look at Humza Yousaf the new First Minister of Scotland, the soaring cost of living, airships, Brian Cox seeing ghosts and Scott McTominay seeing Scottish football success.
3/31/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Susie McCabe, Alasdair Beckett-King, Ria Lina & Paul McDaniel

Recorded at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Des and the teams take a look at the race to become Scotland’s next First Minister, Boris Johnson facing MPs, the chance to do a PhD in one of Scotland's favourite TV shows, the engagement of Rupert Murdoch and Susanna Reid celebrating 20 years on breakfast television.
3/24/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mark Nelson, Diona Doherty, Ignacio Lopez & Hannah Fairweather

Recorded at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Des and the teams take a look at the race to become Scotland’s next First Minister, the Spring Budget, vinyl record sales, Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh and the row between Gary Lineker and the BBC.
3/17/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ashley Storrie, Daliso Chaponda, Marjolein Robertson & Ray Bradshaw

Des and the teams take a look at the race to become Scotland’s next first minister, the recent cold weather, sharing meals and national treasure David Attenborough.
3/10/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Breaking 100 Years of The News

Des Clarke is joined by Kaye Adams, Jamie MacDonald, Jo Caulfield and Stuart Mitchell to look back at 100 years of news as we celebrate a century of BBC broadcasting from Scotland.
3/6/202345 minutes, 11 seconds
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Athena Kugblenu, Raymond Mearns, Elaine Malcolmson & Chris Thorburn

Des and the panel discuss the new Northern Ireland Brexit deal, the SNP leadership race, trainer sales and Idris Elba.
3/3/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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Eleanor Morton, Gareth Waugh, Thanyia Moore & Bruce Devlin

Des and the panel discuss the SNP leadership race, Roald Dahl and the 4-day working week.
2/24/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jay Lafferty, Connor Burns, Susan Riddell and Glenn Moore

Des and the panel discuss Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation, spy balloons and Darvel manager Mick Kennedy
2/17/202328 minutes, 11 seconds