Posts Tagged ‘Question Time’

Question Time and the the BBC’s problem with black people

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

David Lammy early this month made waves in theQuestion Time obsessives’ community by pointing out how limited the panel composition is. He wrote: Within the meagre 9.2% of Question Time slots filled by a BAME panellist, there is a staggering lack of diversity. Black women have appeared just 16 times in five years, and 12 […]

The BBC, Question Time and Wales

by Nick Davies.

If fresh insight or stimulating discussion is what you’re after, BBC’s Question Time is likely to disappoint. The only relief from the stifling conformity of the Westminster consensus is the occasional non-politician (Owen Jones, Billy Bragg or Benjamin Zephaniah, for example). More recently, it has effectively become an almost-weekly audience with Nigel Farage. Many people […]

Is there bias on BBC Question Time?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Is the BBC in thrall to the liberal establishment? Do right-wingers take to the telly in disproportionate numbers? Does it really deserve its Tory epithet, ‘Buggers Broadcasting Communism’? Or is the BBC getting it about right in striking an impartial balance? Whichever way you look at it, these are not a set of questions likely to […]

BBC withdraws Question Time invite for Bob Crow to appear with Boris Johnson

by Newsdesk.

Transport Union RMT today slammed the BBC’s Question Time for “outrageous political bias” after an invitation to General Secretary Bob Crow to appear on the programme this evening with London Mayor Boris Johnson was withdrawn at short notice. It seems that Bob Crow has been replaced with Mark Serwotka of the PCS union.

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