Live debate and discussion show coming fortnightly from across the UK. Free Speech viewers get the chance to speak up about the biggest issues we're facing today.
- imDb Rating: 2.9 (7 Votes)
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- Released: 07 Mar 2012
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- Genre: News
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- Actors: Jake Humphrey, Michelle de Swarte
- Language: English
- Country: UK
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- Total Seasons: 1
Battle of the Kingmakers - Ukip and Liberal Democrats
Episode 4x4; Mar 31, 2015
With a close election result expected in May, the leaders of the smaller parties may decide who becomes prime minister. But what will their price be? In the last of four live shows, representatives of Ukip and the Liberal Democrats face an audience of over a hundred voters aged 18-34 for an unscripted hour of tough and uncensored questions.
Rick Edwards chairs the audience contributions, and Tina Daheley moderates the comments from the online audience.
4x4: Battle of the Kingmakers - Ukip and Liberal Democrats
4x3: I'm a Conservative, Ask Me Anything
4x2: Battle of the Kingmakers - Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru
4x1: I'm Ed Miliband, Ask Me Anything
3x10: Episode 10
3x9: Episode 9
3x8: Episode 8
3x7: Episode 7
3x6: Episode 6
Rick Edwards as Rick Edwards
Tina Daheley as Tina Daheley
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Jake Humphrey hosts a live debate show from east London, with Radio 1Xtra DJ Gemma Cairney joining the panel to discuss benefits cuts and the big stories of the moment.
Jake Humphrey hosts a live debate show. Broadcast from a different location around the country each month, it gives BBC THREE viewers the chance to have their say about the issues they care about. This edition comes live from Doncaster, as a panel of celebrities and political commentators discuss crime and other big stories of the moment with the studio audience.
Jake Humphrey hosts a live debate show from Bristol. Broadcast from a different location around the country each month, it gives BBC Three viewers the chance to have their say about the issues they care about. Up for debate are drugs and whether they should be legalised, and the soaring unemployment rate for black men - is it time to have 'young black men first' employment policies?
On the panel is BBC Three presenter Cherry Healey, while co-presenter Michelle de Swarte is the live contact point for viewers at home having their say online. Free Speech viewers have their say on the programme agenda, and the Free Speech power bar shows what the audience thinks of the panellists. Responses are displayed throughout transmission as viewers use hashtags to rate panellists in real time.
From the heart of the East End of London, presenter Jake Humphrey finds out what young people really think. Has the enormous spend reaped economic benefits for under 30s or has the budget been blown on a glorified sports event? Who are the real winners - local people or big business? A nationwide poll reveals how young people feel about the Olympics and whether or not it has benefitted them. Plus, audience and panel tackle the very latest stories that are firing up viewers.
Free Speech involves the audience from beginning to end - from the stories they want on the agenda to showing whether they agree or disagree with the panellists' opinions via the power bar. Responses and updates from viewers will be displayed throughout the show, with hashtags that reveal how panellists are being rated live by people at home.
On the panel, local Labour MP Rushanara Ali and skills minister John Hayes MP go head to head. Free Speech's social media jockey will be the audience's voice, reading web responses and online comments.
|5||5||Higher Education Special||2012-08-15||60||
With A-level results about to be announced, Free Speech asks whether higher education is worthwhile. Live from Edinburgh, against the backdrop of the Fringe, Jake Humphrey presents an exclusive poll asking whether the new £9,000-a-year tuition fees in England and Wales will affect the number of people pursuing university degrees. An audience of 18-25 year olds have their say. Gay marriage, devolution - including a search for the best Scottish independence joke at the Edinburgh Fringe - and the big news of the day is on the agenda for the panel, which includes comedian Shappi Korsandi and the SNP's Humza Yousaf, a 27-year-old MSP.
|6||6||Free Speech: Debt Special||2012-09-11||60||
With tuition fees, payday loans and youth unemployment in the headlines, Free Speech tackles debt and credit. From Manchester, Jake Humphrey presents an exclusive poll revealing the burden of debt young people face. An audience of 18-25 year-olds have their say. Following the Paralympics, issues surrounding disability and benefits are up for debate, along with the other big news stories of the day.
BBC Three's Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts star Stacey Dooley join the panel to debate immigration. The latest British social attitudes survey shows that three quarters of people would like to see immigration reduced, but what do young people think?
|8||8||US Election Special||2012-11-06||60||
Jake Humphrey chairs a live debate, with a panel of politicians and opinion formers facing questions from the studio audience of 18 to 25-year-olds in Colchester, Essex. On the day that Americans vote for a new president, Free Speech asks just how important the position continues to be.
|9||9||Body Beautiful Special||2012-11-27||60||
Jake Humphrey chairs the programme from the University of Northumbria, voted the country's top university for nightlife, where a panel of celebrities and experts take questions from the studio audience of 18-25 year-olds.
Swansea has the third highest youth unemployment in the UK and 12.5 per cent of 16-24 year olds are on some form of benefit. The number of 18 to 24-year-olds in Wales claiming jobseeker's allowance for more than a year increased fourfold between August 2011 and August 2012.
Last month saw the debate get heated over same sex marriage, but what will get the panel and the audience hot under the collar this month?
|12||12||Baby Britain Special||2013-03-27||60||
Live current affairs debate programme. In Birmingham, Rick Edwards hears the opinions of the studio audience on the big stories of the day, with Tina Daheley relaying the web responses and online comments. Rick leads the debate on issues around young parenthood and families. Comedian Ava Vidal, who was a teen single mum herself, joins the panel alongside politicians and commentators.
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