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Des Clarke


BBC Radio Scotland, 5 June 2015 to present

also BBC Two Scotland, 30 November 2018 and BBC Scotland, 31 March 2019 to present

(see Trivia below)


Topical comedy panel show.

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The seventh episode of the eleventh series was tested out as a TV pilot for BBC Two Scotland on 30 November 2018 as part of the Funny Firsts season. From the twelfth series onwards, the show was broadcast on radio and TV on the newly launched BBC Scotland. These are essentially the same programme: it remains a radio show first and foremost, but the recordings are also filmed and broadcast on TV a few hours after the radio show goes out.

The 15th and 16th series went out during the Covid-19 pandemic, with guests contributing from home. For these series the show reverted to radio-only, eventually returning to TV for the end-of-year special which had panellists in the studio but no audience. A Valentines Day special followed the same format, but the 17th series which began in March 2021 went back to radio-only.

Web links

Official site

British Comedy Guide entry (Radio)

British Comedy Guide entry (TV)


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