REVEALED: Where Question Time will be filmed in Chesterfield

David Dimbleby on the Question Time set.
David Dimbleby on the Question Time set.

Question Time will be filmed at Chesterfield's historic Winding Wheel, it has been revealed.

The BBC's flagship political programme is coming to the town for the first time on Thursday, April 19.

Question Time - which is aired on BBC1 at 10.45pm on Thursdays - features lively debate and sees guests from the worlds of politics and the media answer questions posed by members of the public.

David Dimbleby, who has presented the show since 1994, said: "I am very much looking forward to bringing Question Time to Chesterfield for the first time.

"What really matters is that we have a lively audience who want to speak their mind.

"It's a chance for people in Chesterfield to get their voice heard not just by politicians, but right across the UK."

People from Chesterfield and the surrounding area can apply to be part of the audience by visiting bbc.co.uk/questiontime or calling 0330 123 9988.

At this stage, the show's panel members are yet to be confirmed.

5 Question Time facts

► Question Time began on September 25, 1979;

► It is is the nation's most popular political debate programme;

► There are approximately 100 people in the audience, selected to ensure political balance;

► Question Time hears from a range of voices and always has representation from the Government of the day and the official opposition party, as well as representatives from other political parties. The rest of the panel is made-up of political commentators and well-known public figures;

► Audience figures for Question Time are usually around 2.7 million.