Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time?

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Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time?

Post by jtaylor » Fri May 26, 2006 1:00 pm

Surely there must be a Blue or Old Blue out there who'd put themselves forward for this:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/q ... 007832.stm

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Re: Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time

Post by Mid A 15 » Fri May 26, 2006 1:50 pm

jtaylor wrote:Surely there must be a Blue or Old Blue out there who'd put themselves forward for this:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/q ... 007832.stm

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Re: Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time

Post by englishangel » Fri May 26, 2006 2:07 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
jtaylor wrote:Surely there must be a Blue or Old Blue out there who'd put themselves forward for this:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/q ... 007832.stm

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What about Luke? I know they need applications by June 9th, but I don't suppose they would record it until after A Levels.
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Re: Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time

Post by Mid A 15 » Fri May 26, 2006 2:10 pm

englishangel wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:
jtaylor wrote:Surely there must be a Blue or Old Blue out there who'd put themselves forward for this:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/q ... 007832.stm

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Where's Hendrik when you need him :?: :wink:
In Austria.

What about Luke? I know they need applications by June 9th, but I don't suppose they would record it until after A Levels.
Yep, Luke would be good or any of the current posters from the School. They all seem quite articulate.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Fri May 26, 2006 8:59 pm

I don't know that Luke would, but perhaps you should try asking someone like Jon Tee (current 2nd Monitor) who loves all that kind of thing...
I'm sure there are various people who would like to give it a go, and there are plenty of people clever enough... It just needs to be advertised.
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Post by Hannoir » Sat May 27, 2006 3:53 am

I would totally be up for that! The problem is, do you reckon they would phone NZ for the contact numbers?
And I don't have a UK phone let alone a video phone! I think that kind of entry proceedure discriminates people.
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Post by englishangel » Sat May 27, 2006 8:09 am

Ok Philippa (sp) get us represented.
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Post by Hannoir » Sun May 28, 2006 3:06 am

phillipa?
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Post by englishangel » Sun May 28, 2006 11:35 am

99yorkpj is Philippa, and ISin this country at the moment.
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Post by Mark1 » Sun May 28, 2006 2:33 pm

I would try if I was 18... I'd have to steal my dad's video phone anyway. The technical requirement definitely makes me feel behind the times... :oops:

I hope a few Old Blues try, though. I'll pass it onto Guy Matthews (YOB), who's working as a researcher in Westminster at the moment.

On the subject of talking to politicians, two deps (including me) are 'interviewing' Maude for the Blue in a few weeks - I'm not quite sure how that will turn out. We definitely aren't going to print a page of Tory propaganda, so we've tried to be quite difficult in the questions. Wait and see how that turns out...

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Re: Young, enthusiastic Blue/Old Blue to go on Question Time

Post by Hendrik » Mon May 29, 2006 12:22 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:Where's Hendrik when you need him :?: :wink:
Well I do get back from Austria on the 6th of June...

Chances of getting it are slim beyond belief though. Broadcasting House will be swimming with applications from the far left, but in the interest of "balance" they will probably take one person to the left of New Labour, a Blairite (the Blairite depending on applicant numbers), a Lib Dem, a Tory (the Tory) and maybe one other from a minority party or "apolitical/I-fink-polutishuns-are-a-waste-of-munny-innit" chav.

I'd be staggered if they prove me wrong. Staggered but delighted.

If I pretended to be Tory my chances of selection would increase a hundred-fold. Hmmmm.......... and it would serve the b~ggers right if I showed my true colours on the night only......:twisted:

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Post by englishangel » Mon May 29, 2006 2:08 pm

Go for it.

That is what the internet is for.

Incidentally, does anyone want to apply for 'Test The Nation' 'The IQ test'
from a 'public' school?

I am going to apply as an Estate Agent.

I got 54/65 on the 'Planet' one last night.
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Post by J.R. » Tue May 30, 2006 12:00 pm

.......... getting back to the original quetion..

How about Mark Thomas, of Channel 4 fame ?

I'm sure he would give that smug Mr Dimbleby a good run for his money !!
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue May 30, 2006 12:23 pm

J.R. wrote:.......... getting back to the original quetion..

How about Mark Thomas, of Channel 4 fame ?

I'm sure he would give that smug Mr Dimbleby a good run for his money !!
He certainly would but he is not 18-25 which is what they are after for the programme.
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Post by J.R. » Tue May 30, 2006 12:28 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
J.R. wrote:.......... getting back to the original quetion..

How about Mark Thomas, of Channel 4 fame ?

I'm sure he would give that smug Mr Dimbleby a good run for his money !!
He certainly would but he is not 18-25 which is what they are after for the programme.
Not my era, then !

Suggest the BBC try the job-centres if they are that desperate !
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