BBC’s Question Time Comes to Buxton

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Date posted: 14 November 2007

Flagship politics programme Question Time will be broadcast from the University of Derby’s stunning Devonshire Campus in Buxton tomorrow (Thursday November 15).

In a special for the 28-year-old BBC One programme, Liberal Democrat leadership hopefuls Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne will face each other and the public’s questions in a debate chaired by Question Time host David Dimbleby.

An audience of around 150, including Buxton residents, in the Dome at the University of Derby Buxton, will have the chance to quiz the candidates in front of an anticipated TV audience of around 2.6million viewers.

Question Time’s visit to the campus comes almost exactly two years after the venue was used by BBC Radio Four’s politics panel programme Any Questions?, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. He declared after that show: "I can honestly say that I have never broadcast from a more spectacular venue in 20 years of Any Questions?"

Commenting on the preparations for Question Time’s arrival at the Dome tomorrow, Christine Sweetmore, Development Manager at the University of Derby Buxton, said: "Working on Question Time has been a great experience. The BBC work to extremely short deadlines with final details received only a matter of days before the event, so as a team we have had to react and deliver very quickly.

"I’m now looking forward to seeing the programme broadcast from such a wonderful setting."

Professor David Gray, Dean of the University of Derby Buxton, added: "We are delighted to have Question Time in the Dome at the Devonshire Campus, Buxton. Following on from the visit by Any Questions?, it shows the attraction of this fantastic venue."

The Question Time programme from Buxton can be seen tomorrow, Thursday November 15, on BBC One at 10.35pm.


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