Question Time Special on Riots

Question TimeA special edition of Question Time on the riots in English cities will air on BBC One tonight.

The one-off special, as like Parliament the debate panel show is currently on a Summer break, will be solely on the riots. The riots initially started in several areas of London on Saturday night but on subsequent nights spread to other areas of London such as Corydon, Clapham Junction and Hackney. The riots have also spread to other English cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.

Channel Four has ordered a special live debate on the riots for Saturday while ITV ordered a special live episode of current affairs programme Tonight. Question Time on BBC One tonight will debate the riots just hours after the UK Parliament will debate the civil unrest in the House of Commons. The BBC has already confirmed part of the line-up for tonight’s panel. John Prescott, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party will be on the panel as will Brian Paddick, former deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and also a former mayoral candidate for London. The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, will also be on the panel and the political journalist/editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson, will also sit on the panel.

Question Time, BBC One tonight at 10.35pm.