Topical issues including what Brexit may mean for the creative industries, potential plans for airport expansion at Heathrow and Gatwick, and the effects that the Conservative Party Conference had on the value of the pound were just some of the discussions that took place when our Epsom campus hosted BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ on Friday.
Chaired by one of Britain’s best-known journalists and broadcasters, Jonathan Dimbleby, panellists on the night included Labour MP for Leeds Central and former cabinet minister Hilary Benn, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee and Conservative MP for Chichester Andrew Tyrie, arts advisor and former deputy mayor of London Munira Mirza, and journalist and feminist activist Laurie Penny.
Members of the public were invited to be part of the show’s audience and the evening’s questions were selected from those submitted by the audience on the night. The panel heard the questions for the first time during the broadcast, along with the show’s studio and radio audience.
‘Any Questions?’ was first broadcast in October 1948 and visits different parts of the country each week. The programme is broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 on Friday evenings and repeated on Saturday lunchtimes, with an audience of around 1.5 million people.
To listen to the broadcast, please visit BBC iPlayer.