David Dimbleby presents a special Question Time from Johannesburg tonight, Thursday 12th December, looking at South Africa after Mandela.
On the panel: Foreign Minister in the last Apartheid government Pik Botha; businessman, former host of the South African version of The Apprentice, and ANC leader imprisoned on Robben Island with Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale; leading Anti-Apartheid campaigner Peter Hain MP; the parliamentary leader of the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Mazibuko; radical black consciousness activist Andile Mngxitama; and the journalist Eusebius McKeizer.
This is the second time Question Time has come for Johannesburg. In 2005 it broadcast from the South African city with a panel including Valerie Amos, Edna Adan Ismail, Bianca Jagger, Moeletsi Mbeki and Morgan Tsvangirai.
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Following the news of Nelson Mandela’s death BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, will be hosted from Johannesburg on Thursday, December 12th.
David Dimbleby will chair the programme from the South African city and the panel will be announced in the near future.
The editor of Question Time, Nicolai Gentchev, said, “With widespread global news coverage and tributes being paid to South Africa’s first black president by world leaders and the public alike, we have decided to take Question Time to Johannesburg. It will be a chance to debate Mandela's legacy, South Africa today and the outlook for the continent.”
This week's edition was due to record in Swansea. A new date is being arranged for 2014.
Question Time is produced by Mentorn Media for BBC Scotland and transmits on BBC One at 10.35pm.
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Mentorn Media has been nominated in the Best Independent Production Company category for the Broadcast Awards 2014, it has been announced.
Edwardian Insects on Film, the BBC Four Mentorn Scotland produced documentary, has also been nominated for the Best Multichannel Programme category.
The one hour film, presented by Charlie Hamilton-James and directed by John Holdsworth, told the story of one of the great unsung heroes of Natural History filmmaking, Percy Smith.
Time Out said of the programme, “The more we learn about Smith, the more justified this ode to him seems, whilst his sweet funny and beautiful films are proof enough of their worth.”
Mentorn Media will be competing against five other production companies for the title of Best Independent Production Company.
The Broadcast Awards 2014 will take place on 5th February, 2014.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Falkirk on Thursday, November 28th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP; Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP; former leader of the Scottish Conservatives Annabel Goldie MSP; Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran MP; co-convenor of the Scottish Greens Patrick Harvie MSP, and the singer-songwriter and member of Artists for Independence Eddi Reader, face questions from the audience.
To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime
Passion Distribution is happy to announce sales on a host of new and exciting shows and formats from Mentorn Media. Famed for its great shows, such as AN IDIOT ABROAD, PARADISE HOTEL and WORST DRIVER, Mentorn’s programming continues to prove popular with buyers around the world.
TV3 (Eire) has signed a large package deal for a host of Mentorn shows including, the BBC Three tell-all documentary OSCAR PISTORIUS: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? (1 x 60’), the Channel 4 shock-doc KATIE: MY BEAUTIFUL FACE (1 x 60’), and the Channel 5 clip-show series WORLD’S SCARIEST (Season 1-3: 12 x 60’).
CRAZY ABOUT ONE DIRECTION (1 x 60’) continues to sell well for Passion, and Norway’s digital platform VGTV is the latest to pick up the Channel 4 fandom documentary. Produced for BBC, EDWARDIAN INSECTS ON FILM (1 x 60’) examines the work of amateur naturalist filmmaker Percy Smith, and recreates some of his most famous work, the show includes a cameo from world renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The documentary has been licenced by SBS (Australia), Chello (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary), TrueVisions TV (Thailand) and UKTV (UK). Over 2000 episodes of Mentorn’s hit reality format, PARADISE HOTEL, have been produced in 12 territories and the finished programmes continue to sell globally. Viasat has run a number of local PARADISE HOTEL productions across its Central and Eastern European feed, including the Norwegian, Danish, and the U.S. version and has most recently picked up the first four seasons of PARADISE HOTEL, RUSSIA (Season 1-4: 392 x 30’) for its Latvia feed. Foxtel (Australia) has also checked in with passion, licencing the brand new BBC Three show HOTEL OF MUM AND DAD (6 x 60’).
Other deals include an agreement with OUTTV Media to run all three seasons of the reality series WORK OUT (Season 1-3: 24 x 60’) for Flemish speaking Belgium, Sweden and The Netherlands, and a deal with BBC Worldwide Channels to run Britain’s Worst Driver (Season 1-2: 15 x 30’) across Poland.
In exclusive interviews with BBC Three’s Free Speech the Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have spoken up on voter apathy and engaging young people.
To be broadcast from Westminster Hall tonight at 8pm, as part of a discussion on voter engagement, Nick Clegg described his frustration at the archaic and macho language used in Westminster.
“I think there are lots of people, of all generations who look at the kind of Yaboo macho language of Westminster and just think the whole thing is like a different species, yelling at each other across the gangway in Westminster.
“I long for a day when politics is actually done in our language in Westminster, which is a normal language rather than this archaic, shouty, 19th century language.”
When asked why young people should be encouraged to vote he said, “I think people should vote because at the end of the day governments don’t do everything, nor should they, governments can’t fix everything, nor should anyone think they can, but actually governments and who’s in government makes a difference to the way taxes are structured, how education is funded, to the stance we take on international affairs, to the efforts we make to protect the environment.”
The programme which will broadcast live from Parliament also sees Ed Miliband discussing his views on the much discussed topic of young people voting. He calls for the voting age to be lowered and admits that politics is not considered fashionable.
He said, “We need to hear the voices of young people better in our democracy, that why I’ve said we want to see votes for 16 and 17 year olds, because I think it’s right we take that step. Citizenship education in schools for young people and extending the vote to 16 and 17 year olds so we properly engage young people in our democracy. Frankly only by hearing their voice in our politics will our politics change, and I’m determined we do that.”
Miliband continued, “I know it’s not fashionable but please engage in politics. I want you [young people] to vote for the Labour party but I want you to engage in politics even more. I want you engaged in our democracy, because you know, it’s easy to complain about things and the way the country’s run, unless you get engaged you can’t change things, and I happen to believe it’s not just leaders who change things, it’s the voices of people that change things and the votes of people, so that’s why I’d urge people to get engaged and register to vote.”
Tonight's edition of Free Speech will be hosted from inside the Houses of Parliament as part of Parliament Week. The programme, hosted by Rick Edwards, sees panellists including Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy, and Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg, discuss topics including long term unemployment and overseas aid, as they face questions from the audience of 18-30 year-olds.
Free Speech offers viewers the chance to have their voice heard with Tina Daheley gathering the Twitter, Facebook and website messages live on air. To follow the debate and get involved go to bbc.co.uk/freespeech; facebook.com/bbcfreespeech; @bbcfreespeech; #freespeech
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Uxbridge on Thursday, September 26th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees Education Secretary Michael Gove MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP, UKIP candidate and Daily Express chief political commentator Patrick O’Flynn, novelist Will Self and journalist Louise Cooper, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Rochdale on Thursday, September 19th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees Conservative MP for Rushcliffe Ken Clarke; Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Camberwell and Peckham Harriet Harman; Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams; journalist and author Laurie Penny, and celebrity chef and presenter Antony Worrall Thompson, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, returns after the Parliamentary recess and is being hosted from Stoke Newington in London on Thursday, September 12th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees International Development Secretary Justine Greening MP; Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP; Green MP Caroline Lucas; Times columnist David Aaronovitch, and former chairman of Republicans Abroad Colleen Graffy, face questions from the audience.
With more reports of children being targeted by alleged chemical weapons in Syria, and David Cameron losing the crucial Parliamentary vote on military action, BBC Three's Free Speech debate programme will now be 'Syria Crisis: Free Speech Special', replacing the as billed Law & Order Special.
Rick Edwards will chair a live debate, which will, according to current scheduling plans, be the only place on television next week where an audience will have its say on the Syrian crisis.
One hundred and fifty people aged 16-25 will be arguing for and against the Parliamentary vote and what can be done now for innocent victims of the conflict.
Tina Daheley will be running online questions and debates all day leading up to transmission.
More details on the panellists will follow when confirmed.
Live from the London Borough of Hackney, Free Speech offers you the chance to have your say on the stories you care about. Follow the debate and get involved via bbc.co.uk/freespeech, facebook.com/bbcfreespeech, and @bbcfreespeech #freespeech.
Syria Crisis: Free Speech Special - Wednesday 4 September at 8pm, live on BBC Three
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Question Time starts in 30min time on #bbc1 - tonight from Johannesburg
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