Each week a panel of politicians, journalist and comment writers is chaired by David Dimbleday as they accept questions from the audience. Each of the three major political parties are represented in order to give each an opportunity for their party and their politics to be represented as the topics of the week are raised and discussed in a lively forum that moves to a different part of the UK each week for broadcast. Written by
bob the moo
Did You Know?
Several companion services have been tried for further discussion around issues raised on this show. From September 2007-July 2009 "Question Time Extra", a viewers' text and e-mail show was broadcast on the BBC News channel. In 2012, a Question Time Extra Guest, being a notable person who comments along live on Twitter, was added. In May 2013, a 3-hour radio phone-in including simulcast, "Question Time Extra Time" began on BBC Radio 5 Live. See more
[an episode held at the height of the 2009 MPs expenses scandal
Mrs. Beckett, are you going to pay back the £72,000 that you've taken, after your mealy-mouthed answer trying to explain yourself? And Mr. Campbell, how the hell do you get through £800 a month on food?
Not £800 a month.