BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Cardiff on Thursday, 1st October 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Cardiff, where Conservative Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb MP; newly-elected Labour MP, Stephen Kinnock; Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood AM; Daily Telegraph columnist and Margaret Thatcher’s biographer, Charles Moore, and the singer and campaigner, Charlotte Church, face questions from the audience.
Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.35pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Cambridge on Thursday, 24th September 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Cambridge, where Greece’s former Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis; Conservative former Chancellor, Ken Clarke MP; Labour’s Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant MP; Deputy Chairman of UKIP, Suzanne Evans, and columnist and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer face questions from the audience.
BBC Four has commissioned a special documentary,from Mentorn Media part of the Tinopolis Group, that will see Alan Johnson MP, chronicling the transformation of the Post Office.
Whilst Alan Johnson has been an MP for twenty years, in 1968 at the age of eighteen he first began working for the Royal Mail, initially as a postman and then later becoming general secretary of the Union of Communication Workers.
In this hour-long documentary, titled 'Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me', almost 40 years after he delivered his last letter, Alan is going back in time to look at how the Royal Mail has changed Britain, from its creation in the 1500’s to the present day. Alan explores how the Post Office has transformed over the years, and even with digital advances such as the introduction of email, the public are still choosing to send a good old fashioned letter via the post.
In addition, as part of the programme we see Alan go back to his old postal route in Barnes, visiting the sorting office in Mortlake, plus we hear contributions from historians and curators giving viewers exclusive access to archive material.
'Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me'was commissioned by Clare Paterson, BBC Commissioning Editor, Documentaries and Factual Commissioning. It has been executive produced by Iain Scollay, Head of Documentaries, Mentorn Media and Directed and produced by Andrew Abbott, Series Producer, Mentorn Media Scotland.
Iain Scollay said: “The Post Office is an institution that Alan Johnson is incredibly passionate about, and we’re delighted that the BBC has commissioned this programme for BBC Four. This programme includes great archive content and facts, coupled with personal stories from Alan, which makes this a fascinating story charting the change of what many regarded as the best postal service in the world, and also the ethos of being a postman.”
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, returns for a new series and is being hosted from Wembley, North West London, on Thursday, 17th September 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Wembley, where Conservative Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss MP; Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP; former leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond MP; comedian and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and Daily Telegraph columnist and leader writer, Tim Stanley, face questions from the audience.
BBC Four has commissioned a special programme from Mentorn Media, part of the Tinopolis Group, where the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, will discuss his work as a foreign correspondent, with special guests Jon Snow, Max Hastings and Christiane Amanpour, it was announced today (WED).
John Simpson is noted for breaking news stories from across the globe, and has received various awards, including a CBE. The hour-long discussion, titled ‘John Simpson: Stories From The Frontline’, will take viewers behind the scenes of this important and increasingly dangerous job. Simpson and his guests will discuss the difficulties, moral ambiguities and challenges of reporting under fire. They will be aided by a series of clips from the archives showing journalists doing their work in conflicts, both past and present - including the wars in the Falklands, Bosnia, Rwanda, Iraq and Syria.
‘John Simpson: Stories From The Frontline’ will kick start a special evening of programming on BBC Four that will include a number of documentaries, chosen by John Simpson, that exemplify some of the best foreign reporting of the past fifty years. The documentaries include:
The programme, which has been commissioned by Clare Sillery, BBC Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, will be executive produced by Iain Scollay, and Brendan Miller is the producer, for Mentorn Media.
Iain Scollay, Head of Documentaries at Mentorn Media, said: “There is no one better placed to give viewers an insight into the challenging role of reporting from the frontline than John Simpson and our guests Jon Snow, Max Hastings and Christiane Amanpour. This will be a rare opportunity for the BBC Four audience to hear personal stories from our contributors about doing one of the toughest jobs in journalism.”
Mentorn Media, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned to produce a documentary investigating the Internet’s role in modern relationships for Discovery Networks International (DNI).
The programme, titled Sex, Lies And Online Affairs has been commissioned by Sarah Thornton, VP, Production & Development, Factual Entertainment Discovery Networks International, and will be executive produced by Mark Procter, Executive Producer, Discovery Networks International, and David Emerson, Head of Features and Formats for Mentorn Media.
The documentary comes in response to the recent hack of adult website AshleyMadison.com, which affected millions of users worldwide.
Sex, Lies And Online Affairs investigates how the Internet is changing the modern relationship and seeks to understand and explain the driving forces leading to infidelity. With personal stories documenting people on their journey of unfaithfulness facilitated by Internet sites and celebrity accounts on their experience with privacy disruption, the special strives to inform the public about Internet hacks, the reasoning and motivations behind adultery, and the effects an invasion of privacy may take on any one person.
Sex, Lies and Online Affairs is due to air in late September on Discovery Network International’s factual entertainment and lifestyle networks around the world.
Mentorn Media’s documentary, Angry, White and Proud, directed by Jamie Roberts, has been nominated in both the Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme — Domestic and Best Newcomer Documentary categories for The Grierson Trust’s 2015 British Documentary Awards, it was announced today (TUES).
Angry, White and Proud aired on Channel 4 in January 2015. The powerful and shocking documentary delved into the world of the far-right in the UK.
In his first full length film, director Jamie Roberts spent a year getting to know members of the far-right: men who called themselves “patriots” but included some who openly admitted to being racist and hating Muslims. With unprecedented access Jamie captured all aspects of their lives: from violent street protests and dramatic police arrests, to the surprising reality of their domestic lives. It gave an unflinching look at their extreme views on religion, race and immigration. The documentary also gave us an insight into the hidden agendas, and motivations of the men who have dedicated themselves to the far right.
The fast growing super indie Tinopolis Group announces today that it has appointed Wall to Wall’s, Jonathan Hewes as CEO of Mentorn Media and Pioneer Productions.
Hewes, one of British television’s most respected and successful executives, will be responsible for the day to day running of both production companies and will report jointly to Arwel Rees, CEO of the Tinopolis Group and John Willis, Creative Director of the Tinopolis Group and Chairman of Mentorn Media. Stuart Carter, founder of Pioneer Productions, is also stepping down from his role as Chairman of the company.
Hewes has worked at Wall to Wall for 20 years, where he held senior roles as Head of Factual Programmes, Creative Director, Deputy Chief Executive and most recently Head of International. Jonathan was involved in the development and production of a wide range of the company’s programming for broadcasters around the world, including all of the major UK broadcasters, National Geographic Channel, PBS, HBO and Discovery. Jonathan also initiated Wall to Wall’s move into theatrical documentaries with Oscar and BAFTA-winning Man On Wire, which he executive produced. Hewes began his broadcasting career as a journalist with BBC’s Nationwide before moving on to be a producer of Britain’s legendary rock show The Tube, prior to joining Wall to Wall in 1995.
Arwel Rees says, “Jonathan brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and award winning programming experience on the international stage, so we are delighted to welcome him to the Tinopolis Group. Both companies are renowned for producing great content for broadcasters around the world, and Jonathan has all the skills to guide them to the exciting next stage of their development.”
Jonathan Hewes, says, “It was going to take something special to tempt me away from Wall to Wall after 20 years, but the opportunity at Mentorn Media and Pioneer Productions, two more great names in UK factual production, is just that. Both companies have outstanding reputations both in the UK and internationally, and I’m excited to work with both teams to help them continue to build on their success.”
Jonathan will commence his role as CEO of Mentorn Media and Pioneer Productions on 24 August. Mentorn Media’s existing catalogue of factual programming includes Question Time (BBC One), Fried Chicken Shop (Channel 4) and An Idiot Abroad (Sky1). Pioneer Productions’ key shows include Treasures of the Earth (NOVA and KBS Korea), How the Universe Works (Discovery Science), How the Earth Works (Channel 4), Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain (NGCI and Animal Planet) and Mail Order Murder (Investigation Discovery).
The Tinopolis Group is a world-class international media producer and distributor of factual, entertainment, sport, drama, reality and branded content. It is one of the largest remaining independent television producers with significant business bases in London, Wales, Glasgow and LA, producing high quality content for all key networks in both the US and the UK and for a fast-growing stable of brands and agencies.
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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Sheffield on Thursday, 9th July 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Sheffield, where Conservative Minister for Small Business, Anna Soubry MP; Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna MP; the SNP’s Tommy Sheppard MP; UKIP’s Louise Bours MEP, and journalist and author Rachel Johnson, face questions from the audience.
Question Time transmits live on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.35pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Grays on Thursday, 2nd July 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Grays, Essex, where Conservative Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP; Labour leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn MP; Anne McElvoy of The Economist; comedian Shappi Khorsandi, and Douglas Murray of The Spectator, face questions from the audience.
Alan Johnson up next on BBC Four
Tonight @ 9pm on BBC Four - Alan Johnson MP (and former postman) tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail
On this week's panel in Leicester: Priti Patel @lisanandy @StewartHosieSNP @timfarron and @MelanieLatest #bbcqt http://t.co/AXR5JtcGfw
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Tonight at 9pm on BBC Four