Question Time to broadcast from Manchester following concert terror attack

In a change to the schedules, David Dimbleby will be joined by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham


Question Time moves from Belfast to Manchester this Thursday 25 May, coming live from Salford in the aftermath of Monday’s terrorist attack.


22 people were killed and numerous others injured in an explosion after a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the city’s MEN Arena.

David Dimbleby will chair the panel as usual, and will be joined by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, anti-extremism campaigner Sara Khan, head of the Police and Crime Commissioners Association Nazir Afzal, and peace campaigner Colin Parry.

This is the latest in a series of schedule changes in response to the events of Monday night. Sean Bean’s northern drama Broken was replaced by a Planet Earth II repeat while political interviews with Theresa MayUkip’s Paul Nuttall and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron were pulled while the General Election campaign was put on hold.

Songs of Praise is also due to air a Manchester special this weekend.


Question Time will air on BBC1 at 10.45pm