Question Time

The BEST episodes of Question Time

Every episode of Question Time ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Question Time!

Question Time is a topical debate BBC television programme in the United Kingdom, based on Any Questions?. The show typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer questions put to them by the audience. The independent production company Mentorn has made the programme for the BBC since 1998.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:BBC One
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08/11/2018
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#1 - 08/11/2018

Season 40 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/8/2018

David Dimbleby chairs the debate from Dulwich. Panellists include parliamentary private secretary to chancellor Philip Hammond Kwasi Kwarteng MP, a Brexit supporter who was educated at Eton, Cambridge and Harvard and worked in the financial sector before being elected as a Tory MP in 2010; shadow home secretary Diane Abbott MP, who is also a member of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's inner circle; vice president of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness MEP, representing Irish political party Fine Gael; journalist, author, radio presenter and columnist for The Times David Aaronovitch; as well as the Canadian author, public speaker and psychologist Jordan Peterson.

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18/10/2018
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#2 - 18/10/2018

Season 40 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/18/2018

David Dimbleby chairs the debate from Guildford. On the panel are: James Cleverly MP, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party; Sir Keir Starmer MP, shadow Brexit secretary; Nish Kumar, comedian, television presenter and satirist; Michael Dobbs, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, Tory peer and author of House of Cards; and Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor of The Economist.

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28/11/2019
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#3 - 28/11/2019

Season 41 - Episode 39 - Aired 11/28/2019

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Swindon. On the panel: Brandon Lewis, chairman of the Conservative Party, Conservative; Andy McDonald, shadow transport secretary, Labour; Caroline Lucas, former leader of the Green Party; Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist; Lionel Shriver, writer and author of books such as 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'.

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Election Special - The Result
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#4 - Election Special - The Result

Season 41 - Episode 42 - Aired 12/13/2019

A special episode presented by Fiona Bruce from Wandsworth. On the panel: Grant Shapps MP, secretary of state for transport, Conservative; Stephen Kinnock MP, Labour; Drew Hendry MP, transport spokesperson at Westminster, SNP; Helen Lewis, political journalist with The Atlantic; and Michael Dobbs, Conservative peer and author of the novel 'House of Cards'.

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20/06/2019
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#5 - 20/06/2019

Season 41 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/20/2019

Fiona Bruce presents Question Time from Tottenham in north London. On the panel are Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng MP, digital minister Margot James MP, shadow business, energy and industrial strategy minister Laura Pidcock MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for home affairs Ed Davey MP and Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin.

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30/05/2019
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#6 - 30/05/2019

Season 41 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/30/2019

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Epsom. On the panel: Rory Stewart MP, secretary of state for international development and Tory leadership candidate; Barry Gardiner MP, shadow international trade secretary, Labour; Jo Swinson MP, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats; Alex Phillips MEP, Brexit Party; and Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist, linguist and author of books on language, the mind and human nature.

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23/05/2019
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#7 - 23/05/2019

Season 41 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/23/2019

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Frome. On the panel: Damian Green MP, former first secretary to the cabinet and Work and Pensions secretary, Conservative; Tracy Brabin, MP, shadow education minister and former Coronation Street actress, Labour; Camilla Cavendish, author, columnist and former head of policy at Number 10 under David Cameron; Miatta Fahnbulleh, chief executive of the left of centre New Economics Foundation; and Simon Jordan, businessman, sports commentator and former Chairman of Crystal Palace football club.

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25/04/2019
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#8 - 25/04/2019

Season 41 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/25/2019

Fiona Bruce presents Question Time from Nottingham with a panel of politicians and other guests facing topical questions from the audience. On the panel are: Victoria Atkins MP, crime minister and minister for women, Conservative; Jon Ashworth MP, shadow health secretary, Labour; Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats; Caroline Lucas MP, former leader of the Green Party and the party's only MP; John Rhys-Davies, actor, best known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Indiana Jones movies.

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17/01/2019
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#9 - 17/01/2019

Season 41 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2019

Fiona Bruce presents debate from Derby, with a panel of politicians and other guests facing topical questions from the audience. She is joined by minister for justice with responsibility for prisons Rory Stewart, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, deputy leader of the SNP at Westminster Kirsty Blackman, journalist Isabel Oakeshott and Anand Menon, professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King's College, London and director of UK in a Changing Europe.

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13/12/2018
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#10 - 13/12/2018

Season 40 - Episode 39 - Aired 12/13/2018

David Dimbleby chairs the debate from Southwark in south London. On the panel are former Brexit secretary, former Europe minister and Conservative Party chairman David Davis MP, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP, former secretary of state for education and current chair of the treasury select committee Nicky Morgan MP, former co-leader of the Green Party and the party's only MP Caroline Lucas, and comedian, writer and broadcaster Jo Brand.

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16/01/2020
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#11 - 16/01/2020

Season 42 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Liverpool. On the panel: Helen Whately MP, Culture Minister, Conservative; Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales and a Labour peer, Labour; Alyn Smith MP, Westminster Shadow Spokesperson for International Affairs and Europe, SNP; Madeline Grant, Assistant Comment Editor, The Daily Telegraph; and Laurence Fox, actor and musician, best known for playing DC Hathaway in ITV's detective drama 'Lewis'.

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10/02/2022
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#12 - 10/02/2022

Season 44 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/10/2022

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Newport. On the panel: George Eustice MP, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Conservative; Vaughan Gething MS, minister for the economy for the Welsh government, Labour; Delyth Jewell MS, Plaid Cymru; Laura McAllister, professor of Public Policy and Governance of Wales at the University of Cardiff and former international football player; and Sebastian Payne, Whitehall editor at the Financial Times.

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30/01/2020
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#13 - 30/01/2020

Season 42 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Buxton. On the panel: James Cleverly MP, chairman of the Conservative party, Conservative; Sarah Jones MP, shadow housing minister, Labour; Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union; Sacha Lord, cocreator of the Parklife Festival and the Warehouse Project and Greater Manchester’s night time economy adviser; and comedian, writer and political commentator, Geoff Norcott.

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06/02/2020
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#14 - 06/02/2020

Season 42 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/6/2020

Fiona Bruce chairs an hour of topical debate from Harpenden. On the panel: Robert Buckland MP, secretary of state for justice, Conservative; Stella Creasy MP, Labour; Ed Davey MP, acting leader of the Liberal Democrats and former energy secretary in the coalition government; journalist and author of a book on the Middle East, Rachel Shabi; and actor, campaigner and TV presenter Adam Pearson.

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13/02/2020
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#15 - 13/02/2020

Season 42 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Dundee. On the panel: Tom Tugendhat MP, chair of the foreign affairs select committee at Westminster, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army until 2013, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Conservative; Ian Murray MP, the last remaining Labour MP in Scotland and candidate for deputy leader of the Labour Party; Joanna Cherry MP, SNP justice and home affairs spokesperson at Westminster, and a leading litigant in the case against the UK government’s decision to prorogue Parliament, SNP; Val McDermid, bestselling, prize-winning crime writer; and Alex Massie, Scotland editor of the Spectator magazine.

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26/03/2020
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#16 - 26/03/2020

Season 42 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/26/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with questions from West London and live social media reaction. On the panel: Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Conservative; Emily Thornberry MP, shadow foreign secretary, Labour; Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the medical journal The Lancet; and Humphrey Cobbold, chief executive officer of PureGym, the UK's leading gym provider.

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25/06/2020
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#17 - 25/06/2020

Season 42 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/25/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with an audience of voters under the age of thirty. Panellists include chief secretary to the Treasury Steve Barclay, shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding Jess Phillips, entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, founder of Young Money Iona Bain, and George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet.

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29/10/2020
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#18 - 29/10/2020

Season 42 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/29/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with an audience from Lincoln. On the panel: Chris Philp MP, Home Office minister, conservative; Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, shadow home secretary, Labour; Anthony Scaramucci, American financier, republican and former White House chief of communications under Donald Trump; Marie van der Zyl, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; and Bonnie Greer, playwright, critic and broadcaster.

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05/11/2020
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#19 - 05/11/2020

Season 42 - Episode 32 - Aired 11/5/2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with an audience from Lewisham, South London. On the panel, Oliver Dowden MP, secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Conservative, Lisa Nandy MP, shadow foreign secretary, Labour, Hannah Fry, mathematician, author, TV and radio presenter and associate professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, Simon Wolfson, chief executive of fashion and homeware chain Next, and a Conservative peer, and Rose McGowan, activist and former Hollywood actor.

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18/03/2021
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#20 - 18/03/2021

Season 43 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/18/2021

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with a virtual audience from around the UK. On the panel: Victoria Atkins MP, safeguarding minister, Conservative; Jess Phillips MP, shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding, Labour; Kirsten Oswald MP, deputy leader of the SNP at Westminster, SNP; Mark Carney, economist, former governor of the Bank of Canada and of the Bank of England, 2013-2020; and Ian Hislop, journalist and broadcaster, editor of Private Eye and team captain on the BBC's satirical show Have I Got News for You.

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15/04/2021
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#21 - 15/04/2021

Season 43 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/15/2021

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with a virtual audience from across the UK. On the panel: Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Commons Liaison Committee, Conservative; Rosie Duffield MP, chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party, Labour; Xand van Tulleken, doctor and broadcaster, including as co-presenter of CBBC's Operation Ouch!; Ayesha Hazarika, journalist, commentator and former Labour adviser; and Geoff Norcott, comedian and writer.

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10/06/2021
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#22 - 10/06/2021

Season 43 - Episode 21 - Aired 6/10/2021

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with a virtual audience from around the UK. On the panel: Gillian Keegan MP, minister for apprenticeships and skills, Conservative; Lucy Powell MP, shadow secretary of state for housing, Labour; Yanis Varoufakis, economist, author, former finance minister of Greece, member of the Greek parliament and founder of the Greek political party the European Realistic Disobedience Front, or MeRA25; Kavita Oberoi OBE, entrepreneur and founder of an IT company specialising in healthcare, contributor to Channel 4's 'The Secret Millionaire' and the BBC's 'The Apprentice: You're Fired'; and political commentator and former pollster for the Republican Party, Frank Luntz.

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11/11/2021
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#23 - 11/11/2021

Season 43 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/11/2021

Fiona Bruce presents topical debate from Hartlepool. Panellists include business and industry minister Lee Rowley MP, shadow secretary of state for housing Lucy Powell MP, chief executive at Energy UK Emma Pinchbeck, writer, consultant strategist and former Number 10 director of communications and strategy Alastair Campbell, and Tom Newton Dunn, presenter and chief political commentator at Times Radio.

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09/12/2021
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#24 - 09/12/2021

Season 43 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/9/2021

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Hendon. On the panel: Rachel Maclean MP, Home Office minister responsible for Safeguarding, Conservative; Anneliese Dodds MP, shadow secretary for Women and Equalities and chair of the Labour Party, Labour; Steven Bartlett, founder of the social media marketing company Social Chain, author of Happy Sexy Millionaire and an investor on BBC1's Dragons Den; Michael Portillo, former Conservative cabinet minister, television presenter and commentator; and Adjoa Andoh, actor, star of the Netflix series Bridgerton, lead actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, and regular on TV series such as Casualty and Eastenders.

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13/01/2022
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#25 - 13/01/2022

Season 44 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/13/2022

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Shrewsbury. On the panel: Simon Hart MP, secretary of state for Wales, Conservative; Jess Phillips MP, shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding, Labour; Daisy Cooper MP, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and the party's spokesperson on health, wellbeing and social care, Liberal Democrat; Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam UK; and Isabel Oakeshott, GB News presenter and commentator.

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