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I'm going to be in the audience of the Student edition of Question Time next Thursday, it's filming from 4pm-10pm and being broadcast at 10.30pm. I don't know whether I've been picked to ask a question yet but if I am... I really can't think of any good questions. I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the political situation in Zimbabwe, for example what the panel think will happen to the country once Robert Mugabe dies, but I'm not sure if that's a very good question! Ahh Any advice?
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Wear a brightly coloured t-shirt. Ask about the "Dumbing down of Question Time and when is Jade Goody going to be a guest panelist".
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drop the words TSR in the sentence so that we can see you ... :p:
I presume it's going to be shown on TV at some point?
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An idea could be to watch the news and read newspapers leading up to Thursday to grasp what are the big issues going on then.

I'm unaware of any big political story that will occur next week, unless one emerges.

I think your prospective Zimbabwe question has the obvious answer which has already been thrown around, ie giving money to them, restoring democracy yadda yadda yadda

What's your name so we can look out for you lol?
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If they think the deputy London mayor should be suspended? Acually, that's a rubbish question sorry lol

Have fun!
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I would look in the Debate and Discussion threads and Have Your Say for that weeks topics, then formulate a question from there that will divide the panel and make them argue amongst themselves. Zimbabwe is kind of old news and the panelists will just agree.
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I was in the audience for the one at the Oxford Union, and it's less spontaneous than you'd think. All the main topic questions had been decided in advance by the production team, and members of the audience were randomly picked beforehand to ask them. Watching it on TV you get the impression that they're their own questions.

However the floor questions mid debate are not planned, so if you wear some distinctive clothing you might get a chance to add your opinion in somewhere.
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How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
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'Why as a collective group are we more likely to spend an extra 50 pence on eggs so that the chickens are treated right than we are to spend an extra 50 pence on clothing to make sure that humans are treated right?'
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Yeah it's all set up way beforehand anyway :rolleyes:
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How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Ask this. Please.
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'Why as a collective group are we more likely to spend an extra 50 pence on eggs so that the chickens are treated right than we are to spend an extra 50 pence on clothing to make sure that humans are treated right?'
Because eggs come first.
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Ask this. Please.
I personally think the answer is 64
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Wear a brightly coloured t-shirt. Ask about the "Dumbing down of Question Time and when is Jade Goody going to be a guest panelist".
To be fair David Mitchell was an extremely able person on the show, he is a panelist and writer on a lot of important things. I think he made the best and most agreeable points of all the people on there; at first I thought he'd written his answers but then he got thrown a question he could never have prepared for and he answered it blindingly.
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(Original post by Redpanda91)
I'm going to be in the audience of the Student edition of Question Time next Thursday, it's filming from 4pm-10pm and being broadcast at 10.30pm. I don't know whether I've been picked to ask a question yet but if I am... I really can't think of any good questions. I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the political situation in Zimbabwe, for example what the panel think will happen to the country once Robert Mugabe dies, but I'm not sure if that's a very good question! Ahh Any advice?
OMG! I always wanted to be on Question Time - please bring up Darfur for me, because I just feel like the issue is being put on the back bench of politics due to Mugabe and it is still a very serious issue (rather a monstrosity) that the government is doing absolutely sod all to resolve!
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To be fair David Mitchell was an extremely able person on the show, he is a panelist and writer on a lot of important things. I think he made the best and most agreeable points of all the people on there; at first I thought he'd written his answers but then he got thrown a question he could never have prepared for and he answered it blindingly.
He actually surprised me, but he wasn't particularly knowledgeable on some of the peculiarly Scottish political issues. Still, good performance from what I saw of it.
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He actually surprised me, but he wasn't particularly knowledgeable on some of the peculiarly Scottish political issues. Still, good performance from what I saw of it.
It's made me look into his life, he studied history at Cambridge so he must be pretty clever. Before it started though I was like 'here we go again, first Jerry Springer and now this'. I think Shami should give all her positions on the panel to him because he actually has something insightful and different to say.
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(Original post by Elipsis)
To be fair David Mitchell was an extremely able person on the show, he is a panelist and writer on a lot of important things. I think he made the best and most agreeable points of all the people on there; at first I thought he'd written his answers but then he got thrown a question he could never have prepared for and he answered it blindingly.
Well, yes. I'm referring to the hysterical rantings of the Outraged of Tunbridge Wells people who feel "celebs" shouldn't be included. I find their inclusion interesting.
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He actually surprised me, but he wasn't particularly knowledgeable on some of the peculiarly Scottish political issues. Still, good performance from what I saw of it.
Yeah, I had no idea until today that he is a Cambridge graduate. I did think 'here we go, first Jerry now this!'. I'd much rather he was on once a month than that boy woman Shami constantly going on about the same topics and ruining the discussion.
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Mention me!

My friend lives next door to David Dimbleby apparently. I was there on tuesday but I didn't see him off topic I know!
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