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David Dimbleby chairs the topical debate show from Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London with an invited audience.

The panel includes Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke; former Home Secretary, Jack Straw; and the columnist Melanie Phillips.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 22 May 2011 22:30


Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Introduction

    David Dimbleby introduces the panel.

    Duration: 00:58

  • Sentencing

    Was the Justice Secretary clumsy, wrong or misconstrued in his comments on rape?

    Duration: 20:05

  • Does prison work?

    Does the panel agree with Michael Howard that prison works?

    Duration: 18:55

  • Overseas aid

    In times of spending cuts, is it right to boost spending on overseas aid?

    Duration: 07:45

  • Giving prisoners the vote

    Does denying all convicted prisoners the right to vote reinforce their alienation from society and discourage rehabilitation?

    Duration: 09:51

  • End credits

    David Dimbleby looks ahead to future Question Time programmes.

    Duration: 01:04


Role Contributor
Presenter David Dimbleby
Participant Kenneth Clarke
Participant Jack Straw
Participant Melanie Phillips
Series Editor Edward Havard
Executive Producer Steve Anderson