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Duration: 1 hour

David Dimbleby chairs the topical debate programme from Basingstoke.

On the panel: the actor Hugh Grant; Employment Minister Chris Grayling; Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander; Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Shirley Williams; and the radio presenter and former Sun columnist Jon Gaunt with an invited audience.


6 items
  • Introduction

    David Dimbleby introduces the panel.

  • Phone hacking scandal

    Is the closure of the News of the World a cynical attempt to insulate the rest of News Corp from the fallout over phone hacking?

  • The power of News International

    With the fall of the News of the World has Rupert Murdoch’s role of kingmaker ended?

  • Police investigation

    The police themselves are now implicated in the phone hacking saga. Are they to be trusted to continue the investigation?

  • Train building jobs lost

    French trains are made in France and German trains are made in Germany. Is it right to lay off 1400 train builders in Derby and award a massive contract for trains to Siemens?

  • End Credits

    David Dimbleby looks ahead to the return of Question Time in September


David Dimbleby
Hugh Grant
Douglas Alexander
Shirley Williams
Executive Producer
Steve Anderson


Question Time Extra Time

Question Time Extra Time

Stephen Nolan and John Pienaar continue the debate.

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