Who is on BBC Question Time tonight? Justine Greening, John Mann, Jo Swinson, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Tim Stanley

Who is on BBC Question Time tonight? Justine Greening, John Mann, Jo Swinson, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Tim Stanley

January 11, 2019

He has a few episodes before he hands over the chairman’s reins for good on 13 December.

Here is who is on tonight's show.

Who's on Question Time tonight, what time is it on and where is it broadcasting from?

tonight’s instalment comes from Banbury, where a selected panels answer the top questions from the day and get the usual bout of bile from the Twitterati.

As normal the show kicks off at 10.45pm on BBC One and BBC Radio Five Live and runs for an hour.

Tonight's panel comprises of Tory MP James Cleverly, Labour MP Emily Thornberry, Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson and journalist Melanie Phillips.

Who is Question Time host Fiona Bruce?

Question Time is helmed by broadcaster Fiona Bruce, who joined the show on January 10, 2019.

The 54-year-old has previously worked as a producer and reporter on both BBC Breakfast and Newsnight and in 1999 she became the secondary presenter of the BBC Six O'Clock News.

Fiona has also anchored the Ten O'Clock News, which she continues to do becoming the first woman to present the bulletin.

She has also hosted Crimewatch, taking over from Jill Dando after her murder and is also part of the BBC election team.

Fiona replaced veteran star David Dimbleby when she signed up to Question Time.

Can I be in the Question Time audience?

Question Time is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but the audience isn’t just there to watch, applause, heckle and listen – they are put to work to come up with questions for the panel.

Those who wish to apply to be part of the audience can do so via the Join the Question Time audience web page run by the BBC.

Hopefuls will be required to fill out a questionnaire to be considered as an audience member and will be contacted on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the programme airs.

How long has Question Time been running?

Question Time has been airing on the BBC since the end of the 1970s – with the first episode broadcast on 29 September 1979.

The series was first presented by the late political broadcaster and commentator Sir Robin Day between 1979 and 1989, Peter Sisson between 1989 and 1993, and has been hosted by David Dimbleby since 1994.

The show has produced a number of related shows including Any Questions?, The Big Questions, and Question Time Extra.

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