Question time 2 host all-Women audience! What about an all Black audience? Fair's fair! I insist on an all Surrey one too. @immikhan on Twitter
David Dimbleby announced last night that on March 11th, Question Time will have an all female audience to mark International Women's Day. For some reason they have decided that they won't go the whole hog and have an all women panel too.
This creates an unfortunate precedent. Do they intend to have an all black audience, an all disabled one, an all gay one ... or even, heaven forfend, an all male one.
Question Time is a programme which has traditionally allowed any member of the public to apply for tickets. The idea of an all women's audience is nothing but a pathetic gimmick designed by the producers to show their bosses at the BBC that they are being "innovative". In the same way that inviting Emma Jones being a panelist was "innovative". And that didn't work very well, either.