Teens to produce Question Time

16th June 2006 at 01:00
Question Time presenter David Dimbleby will host a version of the show produced by students. Seth Vitalis, 17, and Hamza Aswat, 18, from City and Islington college, London, will join a team of eight young people who will produce a show next month. The pair were selected from a group of six at the college who put on their own Question Time-style event as part of the British Telecom-sponsored Question Time Challenge competition.

Schools and colleges across the countries had submitted proposals for their ideal Question Time and a shortlist of 12 was then asked to put on events.

Judges visited each event and selected City and Islington as one of four winners. Each winner will provide two production team members.

Seth said: "It's a bit daunting - almost an hour on the BBC is not something you get every day, but I've always enjoyed watching Question Time, so it's amazing. I have it quite firmly in my mind to become an MP.

Politics is one of my favourite subjects."

The competition is backed by the BBC, the Institute for Citizenship and BT.

The programme will be broadcast on BBC1 at 10.35pm on Thursday, July 6.

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