Question Time

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TypeTV Programme
Founded 1979-09-25
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Question Time is a topical debate BBC television programme that has been broadcast weekly in the United Kingdom since 1979.

Based on the Radio 4 programme Any Questions?, the show typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by an audience selected on the basis of its political views and demographic.[1]

The independent production company Mentorn has made the programme for the BBC since 1998.[2]

Question Time has been presented by Sir Robin Day (1979–89), Peter Sissons (1989–93) and is currently hosted by David Dimbleby (1994–present).[3]


  1. "Join the Question Time audience". BBC. 
  2. "Press Office - Mentorn wins back Question Time contract". BBC. 25 September 1979. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. "The dark arts of survival at the BBC. Peter Sissons' battle with a flame-haired temptress for control of Question Time"