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The Big Questions

Season 10 2017

  • 2017-01-08T11:00:00Z on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 20 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • News, Talk Show, War, Special Interest

Nicky Campbell hosts a series of moral, ethical and religious debates

20 episodes

10x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2017-01-08T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

10x02 Episode 2

  • 2017-01-15T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

A special edition of The Big Questions recorded at London's Brunel University, with the audience and invited contributors debating just one issue: is digital media good for democracy?

10x03 Episode 3

  • 2017-01-22T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents the Big Questions live from Bradford's Appleton Academy.

10x04 Episode 4

  • 2017-01-29T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Is Scotland still owed a say over Brexit? Should the state give everyone a basic income? And should today's generation make amends for slavery?

10x05 Episode 5

  • 2017-02-05T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Will more children be raised in poverty? Should we have the right to decide our own gender? And, can Britain be proud of its aid to asylum seekers?

10x06 Episode 6

  • 2017-02-12T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents topical debate live from Leicester Grammar School. Should the UK trade with Israel now settlements are recognised? Has the time come to raise taxes to cover social care? Is monogamy bad for marriage?

10x07 Episode 7

  • 2017-02-19T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents The Big Questions live from Leith Academy, Edinburgh. He asks whether Russian cyber warfare is undermining the west, whether more police should be armed, and whether God can see our sins.

10x08 Episode 8

  • 2017-02-26T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents The Big Questions live from Heatlands Academy, Birmingham.

10x09 Episode 9

  • 2017-03-05T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents The Big Questions live from Northumbria Students' Union, Newcastle. Should pornography be on the school curriculum? And is your image public property?

10x10 Episode 10

  • 2017-03-12T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from the University of Kent in Canterbury. He asks, Do the brightest do better at grammar schools? And is using drones ethical?

10x11 Episode 11

  • 2017-03-19T11:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from Michaelston Activity Centre in Cardiff.

10x12 Episode 12

  • 2017-03-26T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from St Edward's School, Oxford.

10x13 Episode 13

  • 2017-04-02T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from Patcham High School, Brighton.

10x14 Episode 14

  • 2017-04-09T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from Netherhall School, Cambridge.

10x15 Episode 15

  • 2017-04-30T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents live debate from Manor CE Academy, York.

10x16 Episode 16

  • 2017-05-07T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition from Manor CE Academy in York, debating the effectiveness of humanitarian interventions across the globe. Taking part in the discussion are human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell; Dorcas Erskine of Action Aid; Mukesh Kapila, professor of global health and humanitarian affairs at Manchester University; Yasmine Ahmed, director of Rights Watch UK; Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society; Kirsty McNeil of Save the Children; Neil Thorns of Cafod; Dr Olivia Rutazibwa of Portsmouth University; Alan Mendoza, director of the Henry Jackson Society; Dr Philip Cunliffe of Kent University

10x17 Episode 17

  • 2017-05-14T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition from Oasis Academy Media City, Salford.

10x18 Episode 18

  • 2017-05-21T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Will globalisation make the world a better place? Taking part in the debate are Dr Linda Yueh from the London Business School, professor Guy Standing from the Basic Income Earth Network, writer and commentator Douglas Murray, Sam Bowman from the Adam Smith Institute, writer and researcher Maya Goodfellow, Katy Wright, head of global external affairs at OXFAM, writer and commentator David Goodhart, Rose Bridger from the Green Economics Institute, and Tom Bridger deputy editor of Spiked

10x19 Episode 19

  • 2017-05-28T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Is the private sector helping the NHS? Can white people be the victims of racism? And does morality come from religion or evolution?

10x20 Episode 20

  • 2017-06-11T10:00:00Z — 60 mins

Taking part in the debate are: Dr Silvia Camporesi, director of bioethics at Kings College, London. Dr David King, director of Human Genetics Alert. Professor Jonathan Montgomery, from the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. Professor Jackie Leach Scully, director of policy, ethics and life sciences, Newcastle University. Dr Trevor Stammers, Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies. Environmentalist and writer Tony Juniper. Dr Ruth Stirton, healthcare law and ethics, Sussex Univeristy. Professor Keith Fox, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Movement for Reform Judaism. Dr Virginia Bolton, clinical embryologist. David Wood from the Transhumanist Party UK