BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Hammersmith on Thursday, April 10th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the west London district which sees Culture Secretary and Conservative MP, Sajid Javid; singer-songwriter, Billy Bragg; Deputy Labour Leader, Harriet Harman MP; Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP, and Leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams AM, face questions from the audience.
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Bristol on Thursday, April 3rd.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the South West city which sees Business Secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, Vince Cable; Former Cabinet Minister and Labour MP, Peter Hain; Kwasi Kwarteng, Conservative MP for Spelthorne; Camilla Cavendish, Associate Editor of The Times, and Guardian columnist, Julie Bindel, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Brighton on Thursday, March 27th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the East Sussex town which sees International Development Secretary and Conservative MP, Justine Greening; Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington; UKIP MEP, Roger Helmer; singer-songwriter Mick Hucknall, and Lord Wolfson Chief executive of Next, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Warrington on Thursday, March 20th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Cheshire town which sees Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liberal Democrat MP, Danny Alexander; Labour MP and Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burhnam; Dominic Raab, Conservative MP for Esher and Walton; former Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Jill Kirby, and crime writer Val McDermid, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Nottingham on Thursday, March 13th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the East Midland city which sees Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP, Douglas Alexander MP; Liberal Democrat peer and Transport minister, Baroness Kramer; Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon; journalist and commentator, Isabel Oakeshott, and TV presenter Nick Hewer, face questions from the audience.
The hard-hitting three-part documentary Swansea: Living on the Streets, which originally aired in Wales, following the lives of homelessness people, is to air on BBC One, Tuesday 11th March at 11.35pm.
Told through extraordinary personal stories and following the day to day struggles of those living on the streets as Christmas approaches. It’s the first of three series from film makers Chris Rushton and Tracy Harris which offers a unique insight into the lives of the homeless some of whom are trapped in a cycle of homelessness and live on the street whilst others sofa surf at friends places.
The reasons for homelessness are complicated and disturbing – as well as alcohol and drug addiction unemployment is a cause, but by far the biggest factor is family breakdown and abuse. Some make ends meet selling the Big Issue, others beg to survive. This compelling character-driven portrait surprised and shocked viewers when it originally aired on BBC One Wales. The film-makers worked closely with the charities in the city who were witnessing an increase in donations and a rise in the number of volunteers for the night shelter.
Rushton said, “It has been an emotional journey, finding out how harsh life can be for those with nowhere to go. Those we met in such desperate circumstances have touched our hearts and remain a part of our lives even to this day and will continue to do so in the future.”
The first episode of the three-part series Swansea: Living on the Streets, finds Christmas shopping in full swing for the majority - but Big Issue seller Georghika who is sleeping rough, struggling to make ends meet, finds the magazine may not be at the top of everyone’s Christmas list, Tracy ends up sleeping in a tunnel under Swansea railway station and homeless Adam escapes the violence of Swansea's streets by setting up a secret camp in the woods.
The second episode sees ex professional golfer Alan, after 15 years living rough, struggle to get off the street, whilst local residents have no idea that a homeless migrant, Georghika is sleeping in their loft and police crackdown on the homeless drinking on the street. In the final episode we follow Stevie as he battles to get off drugs despite having nowhere to go over Christmas. Those still living on the streets compete for Swansea's one and only emergency bed and homeless Paul wakes up on Christmas day under a disused railway.
Swansea: Living on the Streets, which originally aired in 2012 on BBC One Wales, is a Mentorn Cymru production for BBC Wales, the Executive Producer is Matt Holden for Mentorn and it was commissioned by Elis Owen for BBC Wales.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Barking on Thursday, March 6th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the East London town which sees Conservative and former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine; Justice Minister and Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes; Labour MP and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves; Times columnist David Aaronovitch, and Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell, face questions from the audience.
Edwardian Insects on Film, which was produced by Mentorn Scotland, has been shortlisted as Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage in the Focal International Footage Awards 2014.
The one-hour BBC Four documentary, was presented by Charlie Hamilton-James and directed by John Holdsworth, and told the story of one of the great unsung heroes of Natural History filmmaking, Percy Smith.
The Telegraph said of the film which was part of the channel’s Alien Nation Season: “Exploring dusty movie archives, mimicking his work by using similar photographic equipment and talking to David Attenborough, Hamilton James’ film pays fitting tribute to a fascinating and very driven man.”
The Mail on Sunday described it as a “charming portrait” and Broadcast Magazine said, “Holdsworth captures the scene on a Canon C300, providing a perfect contrast between old and new.”
Time Out said: “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.”
The eleventh annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive honour producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production.
The FOCAL International Awards will be presented in Association with AP Archive on the evening of the April 30, 2014 at the Lancaster London Hotel.
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Following its previous successful and provocative two runs, BBC Three and BBC Learning have commissioned a third series of Free Speech, it has been announced today.
Produced by Mentorn Media, the makers of Question Time, the live current affairs debate programme will return in March, changing from a monthly broadcast to fortnightly transmissions. The run will start with four episodes before returning after the summer recess with six more twice-monthly shows.
Rick Edwards will resume the role of host, overseeing the debate where the studio audience and BBC Three viewers choose the topics put to the panel. The 2014 run sees a change in the role of social media for the show, with the online audience being put in control: using Facebook and other social media outlets, viewers will be able to submit questions and topics before voting on the programme agenda.
Integrating the online and TV experience in a way which mirrors how its audience is watching and consuming media, the series will continue to gauge what its audience are talking about. From online porn to terrorism, immigration to benefits, the riots to underage sex, Free Speech will tackle the subjects and issues that affect young people today.
The series, which ended its run last year broadcasting live from Westminster Hall with specially recorded VTs from the Party Leaders answering viewer questions, will also gain a brand new set. Following the success of its Magaluf broadcast in July 2013 the new set will allow for more outside broadcasts as well as see the programme air from hitherto unvisited locations, including a Mosque and the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, North London.
Presenter Tina Daheley will return to gather the Twitter, Facebook and website messages live on air, and the social media content will be handled in house by Mentorn Media. The unique ‘Power Bar’ - where people at home vote using a Twitter hashtag - will be back to now focus on the issues being discussed as opposed to what the panellists are saying.
BBC Three Controller, Zai Bennett, said: “BBC Three’s Free Speech is the only show on television where young adults can debate the issues of the day and put their views immediately to those in power. I’m delighted that the enormously talented Rick Edwards and Tina Daheley are returning to give our audience their say on the issues that matter to them in this new regular format.”
Brendan Miller, the Series Producer said: “Our aim is to be open and genuinely hand over the power to our audience. We believe that for our audience - who are so often ignored by the politicians - this is a really powerful way of letting them know it’s genuinely their programme.”
Hayley Valentine, Mentorn's Director of Current Affairs added, “I am delighted to be overseeing this new series of Free Speech and really looking forward to tackling the big issues which Britain's young people want to debate, plus giving them the opportunity to shape the agenda and question decision makers direct about the policies which affect their lives.”
Free Speech, which launched in March 2012, will continue to push key topics and respond to breaking news. The last series saw hit shows including the fast turnaround Syria debate and included Tommy Robinson, former Leaders of the EDL, making a controversial appearance where he was confronted by Saria Khan, as well as seeing rapper Akala tackle racism head on.
Free Speech is a co-commission from BBC Three, BBC Learning and BBC News and Current Affairs.
The Series Producer is Brendan Miller. The Executive Producers are Hayley Valentine, Emma Morgan and Mark Roberts for Mentorn Media; Abigail Appleton for BBC Learning and Darren Kemp for BBC News and Current Affairs.
Transmission dates (tbc) and locations for the first four editions are:
Wednesday 12th March - Birmingham Central Mosque
Tuesday 25th March - Broadwater Farm Estate, Tottenham
Thursday 10th April - Winchester
Thursday 24th April - Nottingham
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Swindon on Thursday, February 20th.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Wiltshire town which sees with Defence Secretary Philip Hammond MP; Shadow Health Minister Liz Kendall MP; former leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy MP; author Jeanette Winterson, and philosopher Roger Scruton, face questions from the audience.
Up next on BBC Two is our new series WATERMEN: A DIRTY BUSINESS
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