LBC Radio and BBC News will each host a live debate on Britain’s future in Europe between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.
The first hour-long debate will take place on LBC radio on Wednesday 26 March, and will be hosted by Nick Ferrari in front of a live studio audience in London.
The second debate will be shown live on BBC Two from 7pm on Wednesday 2 April.
The programme will be hosted by David Dimbleby in front of an audience selected by a reputable polling organisation to be demographically representative and with an equal number of people for and against British membership of the EU. Questions will come from the audience members.
Director of Broadcasting for Global, LBC’s parent company, Richard Park said: “It was on his LBC show that the Deputy Prime Minister challenged Nigel Farage to a live debate on Europe, so we are proud that both leaders have chosen LBC as the first national broadcaster to host this landmark occasion in UK politics.”
James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, says: “We are delighted to have negotiated successfully to broadcast this important debate. Europe is always a highly charged issue in British politics and this is a fantastic opportunity to test the arguments.”