The National:

QUESTION Time is back for another lockdown edition.

As has become the norm, there will be no studio audience, with questions submitted via social media.

The Tories ramped up suspense for the occasion by delaying the announcement on which government representative will appear on the show.

It was eventually confirmed to be Tory Justice Minister Chris Philp, prompting a collective shrug. 

As we've become accustomed to, there is no representation for Westminster's third-largest party.

Joining the mystery Tory on the panel is Labour mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

There’s also Telegraph associate editor Camilla Tominey and playwright James Graham, known for writing Channel 4’s Brexit: The Uncivil War.

The show will be hosted by Fiona Bruce, who will put the public’s questions to the panel.

The programme airs at 10.45pm on BBC One Scotland.