• Question Time on BBC One this evening comes from Newport.
    David Dimbleby is joined in by Baroness Shirley Williams, Cheryl Gillan MP, Peter Hain MP, Elfyn Llwyd MP, Janet Street-Porter and Fraser Nelson.
    The programme broadcasts at 10.35pm or is available on BBC iplayer.
    For more information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

  • TV presenter, Katie Piper has signed an exclusive development deal with Mentorn Media, it was announced today (THURS).

    Mentorn Media produced the award-winning documentary, Katie: My Beautiful Face as well as the Alternative Christmas Message in 2009 and her forthcoming four-part series, Katie: My Beautiful Friends - all for Channel 4.

    The deal will see Katie work with Executive Producer, Hannah Wyatt to creating new series ideas across factual and features genres.

    Mentorn Media's Chief Executive, John Willis, said: "We're delighted that we've been able to further strengthen our relationship with Katie. She is an incredible young woman who has a bright future in television, her warmth, humour and bravery makes her a very special person and an exciting talent to work with. We are enormously proud of the work that we've produced with her thus far, culminating in last week's Broadcast award and we look forward to working with her on many more series."

    Notes to Editors:

    Millions saw the 2009 Cutting Edge film, Katie: My Beautiful Face, which showed her extraordinary determination to overcome the physical and emotional damage wrought by the attack. Since the film was broadcast, thousands of people living with a facial disfigurement have written to Katie, asking to meet to share their stories. The film was recently awarded with a Broadcast Award for Best Documentary Programme.

    In her new four part series, Katie: My Beautiful Friends, Katie continues her journey and meets others on similar paths. Katie and her new friends keep each other company as they deal with the ups and downs of looking different in a world that just wants symmetry. With candid humour, they ask each other the difficult questions about how to get the best out of life when others can't get past how they look.

    For more information please contact Louise Plank on behalf of Mentorn Media on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

  • BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Barking this evening.

    David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees Business Secretary and Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham Vince Cable; Labour MP for Pontefract and Castleford Yvette Cooper; Michael Heseltine; UKIP leader and MEP for the South East Counties Nigel Farage and one of the country's most powerful businesswomen Victoria Barnsley, face questions from the audience.

    To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime or call the audience line on 01299 829 299

    For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

  • Ahead of the new series produced by Mentorn, Rolf on Welsh Art, Rolf Harris was in Cardiff today unveiling his self portrait at the National Museum. The portrait, in the style of celebrated Welsh-based artist Shani Rhys James, was produced specifically for the programme and will be displayed at the National Gallery.

    The four part series, airing on BBC ONE Wales, sees Rolf explore his passion for historical and contemporary Welsh art by putting a different Welsh artist in the frame with each episode, featuring Sir Kyffin Williams, Shani Rhys James, Graham Sutherland and Josef Herman.

    Rolf on Welsh Art transmits tonight at 19.30 on BBC One Wales

    For more information please contact Louise Plank at lou@plankpr.com

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    Former Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell MP told a Question Time audience in Bristol: "No doubt what people in Freedom Square want, they want Mubarak to go and they want him to go quickly. What he is saying then, he may well have tonight provoked a rather less peaceful response than we've had so far."

    Francis Maude MP, the Minister for Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, said: "Its whole position is hazardous. It's very important there should be a transition. Ideally there is a government emerging which is broad, broad-based and inclusive and commands broad support. How that emerges, whether you move immediately to elections, is a matter for Egypt not for us."

    For more information please contact Louise Plank on lou@plankpr.com

  • BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Bristol this evening.

    David Dimbleby chairs the programme which sees Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General and MP for Horsham Francis Maude; Former Secretary of State and Labour MP for Redditch Jacqui Smith; senior politics editor at the New Statesman and a former news and current affairs editor at Channel 4, Mehdi Hasan; former leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Menzies Campbell and author and commentator Douglas Murray, face questions from the audience.

    To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime or call the audience line on 01299 829 299

    For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

  • Mentorn Media, producers of BBC One's premier political discussion programme, Question Time, is looking for a new Editor.

    The new Editor will lead the transfer of Question Time to Glasgow where it will be based from September 2011.

    Question Time broadcasts each week from a different UK location giving the audience its say every week on the topics affecting the political news agenda.

    For more information please contact Louise Plank at lou@plankpr.com