BBC ethics debate show The Big Questions seeks academics as audience members

The Big Questions, BBC1’s topical ethical debate show, is looking for audience members for two shows being hosted by Oasis Academy in Salford on Sunday April 29.

Production staff have approached the University to invite staff with an interest in ethics, morality, religion, current affairs, philosophy and similar subjects to apply for tickets.

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The Big Questions is the BBC’s flagship ethical and moral debate programme. It is hosted by the experienced television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell, and airs on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am and from locations all around the country. The show addresses tricky moral questions facing the nation today, consulting front row experts and a select studio audience. Beliefs, informed opinions and personal stories are all aired during lively debates.

The production company will be filming its normal live show in the morning and a pre-recorded special in the afternoon on the topic of ‘masculinity’.

As an audience member, you may even get the chance to contribute to the discussions yourself, although due to the number of people in the audience the production team cannot guarantee this.

If you’d like a seat in either of the audiences, please contact the casting team, making sure to leave a contact phone number.

You can apply to be in the audience for either episode by contacting or phoning 0141 611 9627.

The production company is also extending the opportunity to Manchester Metropolitan students with an interest in the show’s themes to gain work experience behind the scenes on both episodes.

Between 10 and 12 students – and they do not necessarily have to be journalism students – can be accommodated over the weekend and any students interested should be advised to send their CV to