Question Time Airs from the College

Whole College
Posted on: December 7th 2018

Question Time set in Prep School Hall

When Question Time came to the College on Thursday 6th December, a group of Prep and Senior School pupils were lucky enough to be given various tours of the set by the fantastic Question Time crew. 

Behind the scenes technical tour of Question Time Students listen to Question Time technical talk

Camera showing Question Time set Prep and Senior School pupils on Question Time set

Jeremy and Bill on Question Time set

Students learn about cameras on Question Time set Students in Question Time van on Technical Tour

Prep School pupils learn to use camera on Question Time Technical tour of Question Time set for Prep School

A number of Prep and Senior School pupils were given the opportunity to look behind the scenes before the start of the programme. They spent nearly an hour with the Producer David Lockhart who talked about how the programme works, focussing on the more technical side of each broadcast. Pupils were shown around the outside broadcasting vehicles and allowed to work the main console from the producers chair. Back on the set, they were given the chance to work with the camera crew who, not only explained their role, but gave the pupils the chance to operate the cameras.

Students with David Dimbeby on Question Time panel set

Sixth Formers with David Dimbleby on Question Time panel Sixth Form sit on Question Time panel with David Dimbleby

Later in the afternoon, a small group of Sixth Form students studying Politics and / or Economics were given a tour of the Question Time set, where they also had the chance to chat to David Dimbleby. The students were used as a sound check with the Question Time presenter and some of them volunteered to sit in as panellists and actually answered questions from the rest of the group, who were dotted about in the audience seats.

The public arrived in the evening for the filming of the programme, which was aired later that same evening.