Breaking the News


** Recording Cancellation: In light of current events, we have decided to cancel the audience for these recordings. We’re sorry for the short notice and for the disappointment caused by this. **

Breaking the News is BBC Radio Scotland’s multi-award-winning topical comedy panel show, returning for its fifteenth series.

Hosted by comedian Des Clarke, Breaking the News invites a mix of the UK’s top comedians, journalists and up-and-coming stand-up talent to take a satirical swipe at the week’s news in Scotland and around the world.

The recording on Thursday 9 April will be the 150th episode of Breaking the News.

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Des Clarke

  • Absolutely superb - so funny.

How to be in the audience

Step 1: Apply for tickets

Tickets for this show are being allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so when we receive your ticket request your details are added to the list of applicants. Tickets are usually dispatched from approximately three weeks ahead of the recording date.

Step 2: Receive a message

All eligible requests are allocated tickets in the order they are received, up to the maximum number of available tickets. If successful, we notify you by text message and send your e-ticket(s) to your email address. If unsuccessful you will be kept on the waiting list in case anyone cancels their tickets.

Step 3: Bring your tickets and ID

We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive in good time. Remember that every guest must bring original approved photo ID.

See a full list of accepted photo ID

Sorry this show's been cancelled

Following government advice all our studio audience shows are suspended for the foreseeable future. All ticket holders have been notified by email and text message. Make sure you've joined our mailing list and are following us on our social channels to be notified when new shows become available!

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