Free Speech - Meet the panel
PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, THIS IS A STICK-UP. WE WANT ALL YOUR OPINIONS, IDEAS AND ARGUMENTS... AND DON'T TRY ANY FUNNY BUSINESS *waves remote control threateningly*
The discussion was kicked off last week with our blog post about whether criminals should be punished or educated, plus our enlightening video about who's actually in prison. Some of the results might surprise you...
But that's not the only thing we'll be discussing on the show. As ever with The Hot Five discussion topics, many are only slotted in at the last minute, giving us a chance to reflect the burning issues you care about. Remember, you're always shaping the show by providing your opinions on Twitter, Facebook and blogs like this.
A few weeks ago we thought Stop Kony was going to be a huge topic, but it's fallen off the radar in the last fortnight, so we've dropped it from the show. Is that the right thing to do? Let us know...
Rapper Sway has a MOBO award, a Mercury-nominated album and his own record label, all before the age of 30. He's also outspoken about gangsta imagery and the use of ‘the n- word’ in his industry. On Wednesday we'll see how his raw opinions 'Sway' our debate... (Yes, that's a pun. Deal with it.)
Nicola McLean is a glamour model, an animal rights campaigner, a mother and now a panellist on Free Speech. When it comes to crime, Nicola also knows a thing or two about being locked up... she was a contestant on Big Brother last year (poor thing).
In the left-wing corner: writer, political commentator and former Trade Union Lobbyist Owen Jones. Owen's outspoken about social issues, as demonstrated in his book Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class. We would tell you what it was about, but you can probably guess from the title.
And in the right-wing corner: Conservative author, journalist and political commentator Douglas Murray. Douglas has written for high-end publications like The Sunday Times, The Spectator, Standpoint and Nuts Magazine. Ok, that last one was a lie, but the others are true.
These four will go head-to-head to discuss the issues that matter, and we want YOU to tell us what you think using our live opinion tracker, The Power Bar. You'll be able to tell us which panellist you agree or disagree with using twitter and the right hashtag, so keep an eye out for this clever tech in the show.
We've also got Jake Humphrey's right-hand woman Michelle De Swarte gathering your tweets, Facebook messages and blog comments and putting them to the panel, so make sure you get talking. We are listening.
Remember, the debate will continue online after the show and you can even head here to leave us a comment and tell us which topics you think we should feature when we return in May.