BBC Question Time: who is on the panel tonight, when can I watch it on iPlayer and who is host Fiona Bruce?

Fiona Bruce took over as host of BBC Question Time from long-time presenter, David Dimbleby, in 2019.

<p>BBC Question Time host, Fiona Bruce.</p>

BBC Question Time host, Fiona Bruce.

BBC Question Time will be broadcasting from Walsall this evening.

On the same day the Bank of England predicted a, all in but name, a recession, the rise in the cost of living throughout the United Kingdom is sure to be discussed.

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There might also be questions on the war between Ukraine and Russia; the decision to release Baby P’s mother from prison and the news the Queen cannot attend royal garden parties this summer.

Who is on the panel in Walsall tonight?

Damien Green, MP (Conservatives)

The MP for Ashford since 1997, Damien Green has held a variety government positions under three different prime ministers.

Green campaigned for the UK to remain inside the EU prior to the referendum vote in June 2016.

Not a stranger to scandal, Green was arrested by the Met Police in 2008 on suspicion of “aiding and abetting misconduct in public office” and “conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office”.

In 2009, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it was not going to bring a case against Green as there was "insufficient evidence".

A staunch alley and friend to former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Louise Haigh, MP (Labour)

At the age of 34, Haigh is currently one of the youngest MPs in the House of Commons.

Sheffield native, Haigh was elected as MP for Sheffield Heeley in 2015 and since that time she has held several shadow cabinet positions including the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Irelnad.

Haigh is currently the shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

Charlotte Ivers (journalist)

Political Correspondent at Times Radio and columnist for The Sunday Times.

Jack Thorne (writer)

Established screen writer with series such as Shameless; Skins; This Is England ‘86, ‘88 and ‘90; The Accident and His Dark Materials.

A winner of multiple BAFTAs.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones (business man and unsuccesful Conservative Party candidate)

The founder of the Black Farmer range of foods, Jones failed to be elected when he stood as a Conservative party candidate in Chippenham in 2010.

Voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in 2016.

When can I watch it on the iPlayer?

Question Time can be watched on the BBC iPlayer usually within 30 to 60 minutes of it having been broadcast on television.

Who is host Fiona Bruce?

Fiona Bruce is a journalist and television presenter who joined the BBC in 1989 as a researcher for Panorama.

Bruce, who turned 58 last month, succeeded David Dimbleby as host of flagship current affairs programme Question Time.

Bruce, who was born in Singapore, has also hosted other top BBC programmes such as the Antiques Road Show; Crimewatch and Fake or Fortune.