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13 December 2018

David Dimbleby hosts last BBC Question Time at King's

Veteran broadcaster and King’s College London Honorary Fellow, David Dimbleby, presents his last ever BBC Question Time show at King’s Greenwood Theatre in Southwark, where it all started in 1979.

David Dimbleby
David Dimbleby

Marking his 25 year stint hosting the flagship programme, David Dimbleby chairs the debate from a panel including; former Brexit secretary, former Europe minister and Conservative Party chairman David Davis MP, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP, former secretary of state for education and current chair of the treasury select committee Nicky Morgan MP, former co-leader of the Green Party and the party's only MP Caroline Lucas, and comedian, writer and broadcaster Jo Brand.

For over 40 years, BBC Question Time has facilitated conversation between the public and hundreds of guests from the world of politics and the media, holding them to account on topical issues affecting the UK and beyond.

The programme, originally presented by Robin Day, was produced to be the television version of the BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions?. It was first recorded in King’s Greenwood Theatre on the 25 September 1979 before the BBC aimed to widen the programme's appeal by moving it around the country and changing the make-up of the panel, reflecting the area of Britain in which it is filmed.

Fiona Bruce, best known for presenting the BBC News at Six and Ten and Antiques Roadshow, will take over from David Dimbleby and become the first female full-time host in the show's 40-year history.