Question Time is coming to South Shields - here's how you can get in the audience

The BBC’s flagship debate show is due to be filmed in South Shields later this month.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 9:07 pm
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 12:57 pm

Fiona Bruce, who has been at the helm of the show since January after taking on the role from David Dimbleby, will be chairing what is expected to be a lively debate.

With Britain set to leave the EU on Thursday, October 31 – just one week after the show is filmed in South Shields – Brexit is almost guaranteed to be one of the hot topics discussed on the episode.

Issues covered in recent weeks include climate change, the Royal Family and their private communications, health care policies and even debating if snacking should be banned on trains.

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The show is coming to South Shields later this month. Picture by BBC/Richard Lewisohn

The show will be broadcast on Thursday, October 24. TV schedules are subject to change nearer the time, but the episode is due to be aired at 10.35pm.

Anyone can apply to be in the audience by filling out a form on the BBC website.

The form asks for basic personal and contact details as well as political positions.

Question Time selects local audiences which reflect a broad range of political views and tries to select a balanced audience for each show.

It also asks entrants to come up with two questions to be considered.

Successful applicants will be contacted on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the show is recorded on the Thursday.

The BBC have yet to announce the location of where in South Shields the episode will be filmed.