BBC One’s Question Time will be broadcast from JCB’s World HQ in Rocester next Thursday (Feb 22).
The popular political debate programme sees a panel – comprising senior polticians, political commentators and well-known public figures – debate questions put to them by an audience consisting of members of the general public.
A JCB spokesman said: “We are delighted to be hosting David Dimbleby and BBC Question Time at JCB.
“The programme has been an enduring part of the British television landscape for nearly 40 years now and in that period JCB has gone from producing almost 7,000 machines a year to more than 70,000 annually, making us one of Britain’s biggest exporters and manufacturers.”
David Dimbleby said: “I am very much looking forward to bringing Question time to the Uttoxeter area. What really matters is that we have a lively audience who want to speak their mind.
“It’s a chance for the Uttoxeter area to get it’s voice heard not just by polticians bur across the UK.”
The programme was first broadcast in 1979 and David Dimbleby has presented it since 1994.
Application to join the audience can be made via bbc.co.uk/questiontime or by calling 0330 123 9988.