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Episode 20

The Big Questions, Series 5 Episode 20 of 20

A special edition of The Big Questions focusing on the Church of England's failure to reach agreement over women bishops. Nicky Campbell asks, 'Should Parliament force the Church of England to appoint women bishops?' Amongst those taking part in the live debate from Harris Academy in Peckham, are Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, speaker's chaplain, queen's chaplain and Hackney vicar; the Mail on Sunday columnist, Peter Hitchens; Ruth Gledhill, religion correspondent on The Times; Christina Rees, leading campaigner for women bishops and Synod member; Ben Bradshaw MP; and Rev George Pitcher, journalist and former public affairs advisor to the archbishop of Canterbury.

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1 hour

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Sun 25 Nov 2012 12:20

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The Big Questions returns for its sixth series on Sunday January 6th, 2013 in its usual slot of 10am, Sunday mornings on BBC One. If you would like to take part by being in the audience, please email

Locations we will be visiting include:

Jan 6th      Peckham, both in the morning and the afternoon for a recorded special
Jan 20th    Glasgow


Role Contributor
PresenterNicky Campbell
DirectorRob Hopkin
ParticipantPeter Hitchens
ParticipantRose Hudson-Wilkin
ParticipantChristina Rees
ActorRuth Gledhill
ParticipantBen Bradshaw
ParticipantGeorge Pitcher

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