Question Time (BBC One/Mentorn; 1979-)

Key:  male   female   other/diverse 

By @astronomyblog & @LoveGraphs. Stats last updated 11 February 2017.

It seems there may have been at least 1309 shows and 7043 listed appearances. With 6 people per show, lovegraphs.com and iPlayer are missing at least 10% of appearances (and probably a similar percent of people). The host/captains/regulars have included David Dimbleby (Host × 836), Robin Day (Host × 297), Peter Sissons (Host × 148).

Appearances

Total appearances:

71.3% (5025)
28.7% (2018)

Guest appearances i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

64.9% (3721)
35.1% (2012)

People

All people:

62.3% (988)
37.7% (597)

Guests i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

62.2% (980)
37.8% (595)

Notes

Question Time has been running since 1979 so the summary is an average of the past 34 years. David Dimbleby points out that 44% of their panellists (therefore 38% of appearances including the host) in the 2014 series were women so the gender split is better than the historic average. Question Time tends to take half its panel (3) from Parliament and, as that institution under-represents women, that will affect the overall numbers too.

Last updated: 2017/02/11