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Duration: 1 hour

Topical debate from London with a panel of prominent public figures and an invited audience, chaired by David Dimbleby.

On the panel are Education Secretary Michael Gove MP, former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy MP, Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott MP, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson and businessman James Caan.


8 items
  • Introduction

    David Dimbleby introduces the panel in London.

  • Bankers' bonuses

    Given renewed calls for banks to show restraint with bonuses, is it not time for politicians to legislate instead of castigate?

  • Bankers' threat to leave UK

    Is the panel concerned that if we continue to make a scapegoat out of the likes of Bob Diamond we might scare the talent out of this country?

  • By-election

    Considering the predicted outcome for the Lib Dems in the Oldham by-election, would you agree that the public is angrier about the Lib Dem's broken promises than the Conservative's unpopular policies?

  • Sexual exploitation of young girls

    Was it right for Jack Straw to say Pakistani men saw young white women as "easy meat"?

  • The Baccalaureate

    Does the panel think it's appropriate for the government to send the message with the new baccalaureate that any pupil who does not succeed at traditional academic subjects is a failure?

  • Ageism

    Will future Question Time panellists have to be mindful of hiding any facial wrinkles, in preparation for high definition television?

  • End credits

    David Dimbleby looks ahead to future programmes.


Series Editor
Edward Havard
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer
Steve Anderson


Question Time Extra Time

Question Time Extra Time

Stephen Nolan and John Pienaar continue the debate.

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