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Fri 27th May 2022 at 6:30 pm

BBC Radio 4: Any Questions?


Event Details

Tickets FREE

Tickets will be limited to no more than 4 per person. All ticket holders will need to arrive between 6.30 and 7pm.

Please arrive at The Princess from 6:30pm with your Questions

Any ticketholders arriving after 7:15pm will be admitted at the discretion of the BBC

  • 18:30 Front doors to The Princess will open/Cafe open
  • 18:45 Doors to the Auditorium open
  • 19:15 Doors to the Auditorium close
  • 19:25 The venue welcomes the audience
  • 19:30 BBC’s warm-up
  • 19:45 BBC producer calls the questioners to the front row
  • 20:00 BBC Radio 4 News Live
  • 20:02 Live broadcast of Any Questions? (ends 20:50)

The Panel today will be:

  • Staff Writer at the Tribune Magazine GRACE BLAKELEY
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons THANGAM DEBBONAIRE
  • Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister JOHN GLEN
  • Managing Director of Thatchers Cider MARTIN THATCHER

It’s your chance to ask a question and influence the debate with BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?

Chris Mason presents Any Questions? from The Princess Theatre, Burnham on Sea.

Any Questions? was first broadcast on Friday 12th October 1948; for the first eighteen months it was a West of England Home Service programme, run from Bristol. It moved to London in April 1950, but after 61 years in the capital, it returned to the production offices in Bristol in 2011. Any Questions? is broadcast live on Radio 4 on most Friday evenings of the year following the 8pm news. The programme is repeated on Saturday lunchtimes at 1.10pm, and is followed at 2pm by the Any Answers? phone-in which gives listeners a chance to join in the debate by calling or e-mailing Anita Anand.

The programme travels throughout the United Kingdom, and occasionally to Europe, at the invitation of local organisations. The audience submits questions on the day of the broadcast and these are then sifted by the producer who selects ten questions across a range of subjects. Normally, four to six of them are included in the actual broadcast. One of the stringent and unchanging rules of Any Questions? is that the panel never sees the questions in advance; the panellists hear them for the first time at the same moment the audience in the hall and at home does.

The current presenter is the BBC Political Correspondent Chris Mason – he has been in the role since October 2019.

The most prolific panellist currently is the late Tony Benn, who first appeared in March 1951 and contributed around 80 times to the programme! Over the years, many figures of note have appeared as panellists, including most past and present leaders of the political parties. Every Prime Minister since Harold Wilson has appeared on Any Questions at some point in their political career! Panels also feature many distinguished figures from the worlds of the Arts, Science, Business, Law and other areas of public life.

Currently, around 1.5 million people listen to the programme each week. The programme was broadcast from a studio in London with panellists taking part from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates & Tickets

Date Time Date & Time Ticket
Friday 27 May, 2022 6:30pm Fri 27 May, '22 - 6:30pm
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