10th January 2001
The BBC’s flagship political panel debate ‘Question Time’ is to be broadcast from the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next month.
The corporation has just announced that its 8th February broadcast will come from the atrium in the main academic building at the university.
Regular chairman David Dimbleby will present the programme, in which five political members of a panel are subjected unprepared to questions from an audience made up of members of the public.
This latest announcement is more good news for the university, which has already hosted two major BBC broadcasts at its new campus in the past two years.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming the ‘Question Time’ team to Lincoln,” said spokesman Jez Ashberry. “This campus has already been a venue for two other BBC programmes - ‘Any Questions’ in 1998 and ‘Any Sporting Questions’ last year - so we’ll be scoring a hat-trick with this broadcast!”
The BBC production team will spend all day setting up for the broadcast on Thursday 8th February before filming the programme between 8pm and 9.30pm. The show will then go out on BBC1 at 10.35pm on Thursday evening.
‘Question Time’ will be filmed before an audience of 150. Next week the university will announce a telephone number which members of the public can call to apply for free tickets to the programme.
Details of the panel members will be released nearer the date of the broadcast.
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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
Tel: 01522 886042
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