Question Time 14th January 2010

With 2010 now not just through the front door but making itself fully comfortable in your favourite armchair and smoking your cigars, we must surely be due a return to the weekly joy that is Question Time.

And indeed we are, for Question Time tomorrow comes from Finchley and the panel will feature amongst others Conservative MP Ken Clarke, comedienne Shappi Khorsandi and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie. More on the other panelists when details are published.

For those who wish to take part in the B-BBC Buzzword Bingo, we will be playing by the “Tudor Court Rules” meaning that ‘Thatchers‘ are worth double points and a ‘Climate Change‘ with an ‘Al Gore‘ on the same card means disqualification. The usual prizes will be awarded.

As usual, the live chat will begin here at 22:35 UK time. Please come and join us!

Question Time 10th December

Welcome to the Biased-BBC Question Time live-chat. Tonight on the panel in Wootton Bassett are former head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt, Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague, former News of the Screws editor Piers Morgan, Armed Forces Minister Bill Rammell and Salma Yaqoob, the leader of Respect.

We’ll be starting at 10:30pm and carrying on through until the end of This Week. Enjoy!

Question Time 10th December

In what appears to be a blatant bit of ratings tourism, Question Time tomorrow comes from Wootton Bassett and is set up to be completely devoted to the war in Afghanistan. The panel will consist of former head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt, Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague, and former News of the Screws editor Piers “Moron” Morgan (as Private Eye styles him). Armed Forces Minister Bill Rammell will be on, presumably to shield Bob Ainsworthless from the public, as will Salma Yaqoob, the leader of Respect.

George Galloway has already got his ha’pennyworth in the much ignored Swindon Advertiser saying that the panel is biased in favour of the war, and the local mayor is boycotting it because he wants to talk about something, indeed anything, else.

As usual, Biased-BBC will be hosting a live-chat on this blog to follow the discussion – chaired by our very own no-nonsense David Vance and with All Seeing Eye helping proceedings through to the end of This Week. For those playing QT Buzzword Bingo this week, we’ll be playing by the Pre-Election Rules where Thatcher‘s are wildcards and G20 scores double points. Good luck and see you here at 10:30pm!

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Question Time 3rd December

Our usual Question Time live-chat starts here at 10:30pm and carries on until either This Week finishes or the alcohol runs out. Usually it’s a combination of the two. Appearing tonight are ex-Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, the Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, St Vince of Cable, Clive Anderson and Kirstie Allsopp.

Question Time 3rd December

Question Time is once again upon us and today it comes from London. The gurning faces behind the table this week are ex-Foreign Secretary (no laughing at the back) Margaret Beckett, the Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, BBC favourite and all round flip-flopper St Vince of Cable, Clive Anderson and Kirstie Allsopp.

TheEye will be humbly assisting David Vance in the live-chat which accompanies Question Time starting here at 10:30pm and carrying on until either This Week finishes or the alcohol runs out. As usual, B-BBC Buzzword Bingo will be played, and recent weeks have shown that players with “blame Thatcher” on their cards have been winning quickly. Good luck this week, contestants! All welcome…see you here later.

Question Time 26th November

Welsome to the BBC Question Time live-chat here on Biased-BBC.

It is broadcast from Edinburgh tonight, and our glittering array of joyful smiling faces this week are Labour peer “Lord” Falconer, the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP and the columnist Melanie Phillips. And Marcus Brigstocke will be the oxygen thief on the end. Enjoy!

Question Time 26th November

Another Thursday, another BBC Question Time. Tonight it is broadcast from Edinburgh and the panel will feature the Labour peer “Lord” Falconer, the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, and the columnist Melanie Phillips. The and-somebody-else mouthbreathing spot this week goes to Marcus Brigstocke who is supposed to be a comedian. But isn’t.

As usual we will be following the occasion with a live-chat which will carry on through This Week until we can either suffer no more or the alcohol has run out. Probably a combination of the two. Please join David Vance and myself at 10:30pm UK time for the fun and games!

Question Time 19th November

The traditional Question Time live-chat is here tonight, so please feel encouraged to join our usual Biased-BBC hecklers and jesters in providing a running commentary on the pronouncements of Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, the Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling, Sir Menzies Campbell, Clare Short and Nick Ferrari. See you at 10:30pm


Question Time today comes from Weston-super-Mare. On the panel are Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and self-promoting turncoat Shaun Woodward, the Conservative Shadow Security Minister Pauline Neville-Jones, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on communities and local government Julia Goldsworthy, the deeply unfunny commentator Will Self and the rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist, television presenter and writer James Cracknell.

David Vance will be picking up the live-chat baton here at 10:30pm, assisted by TheEye. Hope you can make it!

Question Time 5th November

As usual we will be shadowing Question Time with our very own Biased-BBC live-chat session tonight. Christopher Kelly has stirred the MPs expenses pot once more, David Cameron’s “cast iron guarantee” will surely come up, and of course this may be one of the last ever editions of Question Time – McDoom is about half way through his Fifty Days To Save The World.

Tonight’s event will be from Reading and the panel will be the Welsh Secretary Peter Hain MP, the Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert MP, the former Metropolitan Police commissioner “Sir” Ian Blair, the former MEP and perma-tanned Robert Kilroy-Silk. The final “eh? who?” slot is taken up by a Natalie Haynes. Please join us as usual at 10:30pm with David Vance back in the Big Chair here!


As is usual, Biased-BBC will be holding a live-chat in parallel with Question Time tomorrow night starting at 10:30pm UK time.

The panel in Llandudno will consist of the former home secretary Jacqui Smith MP, Shadow Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan MP, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and meteorite-man Lembit Opik MP, Plaid Cymru’s Elfyn Llwyd and John Sergeant.

Yours truly will, in the absence of David Vance, be promoting myself from assistant moderator into the big seat for the evening. Please join us!


I see that the BBC could face legal action over British National Party leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has warned.

The show is due to feature Mr Griffin, Justice Secretary Jack Straw and Tory and Lib Dem panellists on 22 October. But Mr Hain has written to BBC director general Mark Thompson arguing the BNP was “an unlawful body” following a court ruling on its membership policy.

I can’t see to remember Mr Hain suggesting the BBC could face legal action when it allowed IRA godfathers onto Question Time, can you? It’s amazing the publicity that Griffin’s appearance is generating for the BBC, and the majority of this is being generated by the revolting moral relativists from the political left who object to the BNP being allowed the same opportunity to be questioned as George Galloway or Martin McGuinness. I have no time for any of these revolting groups but the startling hypocrisy of Hain does need to be exposed and in attacking the BBC, Hain hopes to short circuit any debate on HIS double standards.


Hi folks! Just setting up for later tonight. The panel on Question Time this evening is Alan Johnson, Damian Green, Norman Baker, Nigel Farage and Dame Joan Bakewell. Hope you can toodle along to our weekly get together in real time!


So what did you think about the BBC being accused of threatening public safety by its decision to invite the British National Party leader Nick Griffin on to its Question Time programme.

In a letter to Mark Thompson, the BBC Director-General, Hammersmith and Fulham Council called on the corporation to move the programme from Television Centre, in White City, West London, over fears that thousands of protesters will picket the building. In a letter, the council demanded that the BBC foot the bill for extra security if it refuses to relocate. Baroness Warsi, the Tory spokeswoman for community cohesion and social action, is to join the panel on October 22,The Times understands. She is set to appear alongside Bonnie Greer, the black writer and broadcaster, Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, and Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman.

Either way, we will have the liveblog here Thursday week. You are all cordially invited!