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Thursday, 9 July 2009

BBC Question Time Live Chat - 9th July 2009 - #bbcqt

It's BBC Question Time day again - schools edition special where the audience is made up of school children and the Live Chat on this blog will start at 10:30pm. I am aware that tonight's edition in addition to being broadcast in its usual slot on BBC1 at 10:35, will also be broadcast live on BBC3 at 8:00pm (presumably because it is the schools edition) but I am not around this evening at that point so I can only cover the usual BBC1 broadcast from 10:30pm.

The panel will include Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham, the Conservative shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport Jeremy Hunt, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on housing Sarah Teather, the director of the human rights organisation Liberty Shami Chakrabarti, and a fifth people's panellist to be announced on the night.

Liberal Democrat Voice also always have an open thread for BBC Question Time which is usually posted just before the start of the programme.

Last week's chat was the best attended ever and very lively with almost 40 people (including lurkers!) attending according to the stats with many of them joining in.

As I said above, the chat starts from 10:30pm this evening:

1 comment:

Cardinal Richelieu's mole said...

I only saw the last 15 minutes or so - it is not a programme I normally like and this edition was bad, but compellingly so. Aside from some "6th form" logic - which actually to be fair was not so distinguished from the attitudes and postures habitually in evidence from QT studio audiences, there seemed a tendency from the panel, sometimes quite stark, to be condescending and even patronising. Would that be a fair assessment?

Andy Burnham - who paradoxically did not look as he often does about 14 yo - was clearly really trying to connect with yoof by going not only tie-less but jacketless as well! A man to watch!