14/06/2012

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Duration: 1 hour

David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from Stockton-on-Tees. On the panel: television executive and former Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke, President of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP, Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens, Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP and Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry MP.

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Credits

Presenter
David Dimbleby
Presenter
David Dimbleby
Series Editor
Nicolai Gentchev
Series Editor
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer
Steve Anderson
Executive Producer
Steve Anderson
Participant
Peter Hitchens
Participant
Peter Hitchens

Broadcasts

Question Time Extra Time

Question Time Extra Time

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