IT’S not every day you get to see the inner workings of a long-running staple of British TV – it was a real treat.

The Adver was invited to the taping of Question Time at the Deanery Academy as a friend of the school and took its designated ‘non-participation’ seat, out of the way of the cameras and near the production crew overseeing everything.

The rest of the audience appeared on your screens after successfully applying for a chance to quiz the panel.

It felt quite surreal to actually be in the room. The atmosphere was jovial during a warm-up which used members of the audience as panel members. They enjoyed the chance to appear on stage.

Host Fiona Bruce then rehearsed the pre-recorded introduction and chatted to the audience, those picked to ask questions were mic'd up and the five panel members took their seats.

This edition of the weekly current affairs programme was recorded as live at around 8.30pm and broadcast at 10.45pm on BBC One.

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