Who’s on Question Time tonight? Kwasi Kwarteng, Diane Abbott, Mairead McGuinness, David Aaronovitch and Jordan PetersonNovember 9, 2018
QUESTION TIME is on as normal this week as a selection of politicians and commentators discuss the leading issues in the news.
Here’s who is on the show tonight and what time you can catch it.
Who’s on Question Time tonight, what time is it on and where is it broadcasting from?
Question Time will be broadcast from Dulwich, London.
It is starting at the usual time of 10.45pm on BBC One, lasting an hour, and can also be listened to on BBC Radio 5 Live.
On tonight’s show the veteran broadcaster is joined by:
- Kwasi Kwarteng – Member of Parliament for Spelthorne
- Diane Abbott – Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary
- Mairead McGuinness – Vice-President of the European Parliament
- David Aaronovitch – Times columnist
- Jordan Peterson – Author and psychology professor
Who is Question Time host David Dimbleby?
Question Time is helmed by veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby, 79, and has been since 1994.
He joined the BBC as a news reporter in Bristol during the 60s and has appeared on news programmes since 1962.
David hosted the coverage of last year’s General Election, despite having announced that the 2015 national vote would be his last.
Veteran David Dimbleby has appeared on news programmes since 1962[/caption]
Can I be in the Question Time audience?
Question Time is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but the audience isn’t just there to watch, applause, heckle and listen – they are put to work to come up with questions for the panel.
Those who wish to apply to be part of the audience can do so via the Join the Question Time audience web page run by the BBC.
Hopefuls will be required to fill out a questionnaire to be considered as an audience member and will be contacted on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the programme airs.
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How long has Question Time been running?
Question Time has been airing on the BBC since the end of the 1970s – with the first episode broadcast on September 29, 1979.
The series was first presented by the late political broadcaster and commentator Sir Robin Day between 1979 and 1989, Peter Sisson between 1989 and 1993, and has been hosted by David Dimbleby since 1994.
The show has spawned a number of related shows including Any Questions?, The Big Questions, and Question Time Extra.