Tonight;s Question Time panel features a Tory MP (Ken Clarke), A former Tory employee and Tory Spin Doctor for William Hague (Amanda Platell), an MP first elected as a Tory before defecting to Labour (Shaun Woodward), an actor and a playwright.
Notice who might be missing ?
A programme about politics therefore includes just two politicians out of five panellists (40%), three people from the political world out of five (60%), and 0% Lib Dems.
Whatever next, should we have newsnight review, a programme on the arts with the panel made up of 60% politicians or perhaps Melvyn Bragg could be asked to step aside from the South bank Show in order for someone who has nothing to do with the arts to present it. Do we tune in to Match of the Day or Sky to see a majority of the panel of experts analysing the game be made up of people with no first hand knowledge of football.
It's a perverse and odd mindset the BBC has that they think the way to make politics interesting is to make sure that they don't have any politics on a programme. And if they do, try not to make it a balanced and fair group of politicians representing a wide cross section of public opinion.