Do you remember the time Kirsty Wark danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller on Newsnight? Yes - this actually just happened, along with a chorus line of zombies, marking the dénouement of the Halloween show. It was weird... but utterly brilliant.

And we thought this group of men and women, a picture tweeted before the show by Editor Ian Katz, had been invited on to discuss youth unemployment.

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