Morden mosque hosts recording of BBC Radio 4's Question Time

Wimbledon Guardian: Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby at the mosque Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby at the mosque

A studio audience of more than 400 descended on the Bait-ul-Futuh mosque for a recording of BBC Radio 4’s Question Time on Friday.

It is the first time the show has been recorded in a mosque and attracted a panel including Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and Transport Minister, Sadiq Khan MP.

Dr Basharat Nazir from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said: “The programme seemed to go very well and it was fantastic to see such a wonderful variety of people in the mosque.

“After recording, everyone was served a hot meal - it was a great way to publicise the mosque as an important community centre that’s open to everyone.”

Morden residents were allocated a third of the tickets, members of the mosque another third, and the remainder to those applying on the BBC website.

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9:29am Wed 13 Jan 10

Lutf says...

I wasn't there myself, but i listened to it on the radio. It was nice to hear the panel acknowledge the mosque as one of the great buildings in London.
I hope that Baitul Futuh mosque continues to be a key contributor to the cultural life of the city.
I wasn't there myself, but i listened to it on the radio. It was nice to hear the panel acknowledge the mosque as one of the great buildings in London. I hope that Baitul Futuh mosque continues to be a key contributor to the cultural life of the city. Lutf

4:15pm Sat 16 Jan 10

Joe 90 says...

I was there. A very good programme and the mosque was a great location. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community at the mosque were warm and generous hosts - offering food and refreshments to audience members on a very cold evening. What a pleasure to see people of all faiths and none coming together.
I was there. A very good programme and the mosque was a great location. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community at the mosque were warm and generous hosts - offering food and refreshments to audience members on a very cold evening. What a pleasure to see people of all faiths and none coming together. Joe 90

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