Who’s on Question Time tonight? Michelle Dewberry, Damian Green, Angela Rayner and Fraser Nelson join David Dimbleby

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A WEEK really is a long time in politics – so what better way to get your head around the most pressing issues of the moment by watching Question Time?

On the flagship BBC show MPs, political figures and other public figures field questions posed by the live studio audience, under the watchful eye of David Dimbleby. Here is a run down of who will feature on Question Time tonight…

 Question Time is helmed by veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby

Question Time is helmed by veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby

Who’s on Question Time tonight, what time is it on and where is it broadcasting from?

Tonight (Thursday October 5), Question Time will be broadcast live from the town of Bridgwater in Somerset.

As usual, the latest instalment kicks off at 10.45pm on BBC One and lasts for an hour.

The panel features Conservative first secretary of state Damian Green, Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner, Spectator editor and Daily Telegraph columnist Fraser Nelson, professor of American literature Sarah Churchwell and businesswoman Michelle Dewberry.

Who is Question Time host David Dimbleby?

Question Time is helmed by veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby, 78, 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 this 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

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Veteran David Dimbleby has appeared on news programmes since 1962

Can I be in the Question Time audience?

Question Time is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but the audience aren’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.

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 29 September 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 produced a number of related shows including Any Questions?, The Big Questions, and Question Time Extra.

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