Who is on BBC Question Time this week with Dan Hodges, when is it on TV and where will the show be filmed?

Fiona Bruce is back to host the current affairs panel show this week

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The ongoing cost of living crisis, the National Insurance hike and the war in Ukraine are likely to be discussed by panellists on BBC Question Time this week.

Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s edition of the the BBC One debating show.

Who will host Question Time?

Fiona Bruce will be back to host the debate this week after journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire stood in for her on the last show.

Where is Question Time being filmed this week?

This week’s debate is being held in Canterbury, Kent.

Who is on the Question Time panel?

Greg Hands, MP for  Chelsea and Fulham

Hands is a Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham (previously Hammersmith and Fulham) since 2005, so far winning five elections.

He was promoted to the cabinet position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury under David Cameron in 2015.

He campaigned to remain in the EU and after the referendum was demoted to the position of  Minister of State for Trade Policy by Theresa May.

In September last year, Hands was appointed as Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth.

Hands has consistently voted for a stricter asylum system and against welfare, housing, and disability benefits.

Emily Thornberry is Shadow Secretary of State for International TradeEmily Thornberry is Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Emily Thornberry is Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury

Thornberry has been the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury since 2005.

She was the Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales from 2011 until 2014 when she resigned after posting a tweet which mocked a house displaying England flags.

Thornberry stood in the Labour leadership election after Jeremy Corbyn resigned, but was eliminated when she failed to gain enough votes.

In November 2021 she regained her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales under Sir Keir Starmer.

Thornberry has consistently voted for raising welfare benefits and increasing corporation tax.

Archbishop Justin Welby

Welby has held the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury since 2013, and is the 105th person to hold the post.

He worked in the oil industry for several years before being ordained and spending 15 years working in the Coventry diocese.

Welby is one of 26 bishops to sit in the House of Lords.

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Justin Welby will appear on the panel

Zing Tsjeng

Tsjeng is a Singaporean journalist and editor of news website Vice UK, currently living in London.

She is also an author and has written four books in her Forgotten Women series, which chronicles important women who have been overlooked throughout history.

Tsjeng also runs a podcast, United Zingdom, where she discusses her identity as she travels around the UK.

Dan Hodges

Hodges has been a Mail on Sunday columnist since 2016, and has previously written for the left leaning New Statesman before making a shift to the right and working for the Daily Telegraph.

Hodges was a longstanding Labour member but left the party in 2013 before rejoining and leaving again in 2015, when he accused members of abuse and intimidation against Labour MPs.

He also designed the Falklands War boardgame Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic.

When is Question Time on TV?

The next episode of Question Time will air on BBC One on Thursday (7 April) at 10.40pm and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after it is first broadcast.

Earlier episodes of the show are available to watch on iPlayer now.