The BBC’s Question Time has witnessed a few forceful characters and some colourful exchanges over the years, from Christopher Hitchens admonishing Shirley Williams over Salman Rushdie’s knighthood, to David Starkey accusing an audience member of “insolence” after an acid-tongued outburst on the liberation of France during the Second World War.
Lydon is to appear on Question Time alongside Louise Mensch, Ed Davey and Alan Johnson
And who can forget Nick Griffin’s public lynching on the popular current affairs panel show after the BNP leader’s anaemic defence of the his party’s right-wing policies.
However, Thursday’s line-up, which includes Former Sex Pistol John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, could prove the most entertaining yet.
Throughout his near-40 years in show business, the singer has provided a raft of memorable TV moments, staying true to the punk philosophy of rabble-rousing, anarchy and upsetting the establishment.
Here are some of Lydon’s most enjoyable TV turns. Let’s hope there are a few more after he goes toe-to-toe with Dimbleby, Mensch et al...