Any Questions is the longest-running live discussion programme in the UK. It began on 12 October 1948. To mark its 75th anniversary, the programme is coming live from the Pictureville Cinema in Bradford on 13 October 2023.
Throughout the year, Any Questions? travels the country asking politicians and public figures the important questions voters want answers to. This autumn, a very special anniversary programme will be broadcast from Bradford where we’re looking to the future.
In Bradford – the UK’s youngest city – the BBC is inviting an audience of young people to pose their questions about the issues that matter to them. The panel will be made up of political leaders and influencers who are keen to engage with the next generation.
Any audience member under 18 will need to be accompanied an adult, or if they are attending as part of a college or school group, they must be accompanied by a teacher. Students will also need to sign a consent form to participate and the forms are available
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The evening starts at 6pm with everyone writing questions for the panel - these can be on any topic the audience want to ask. We hope that every member of the audience will write at least one question, although they can write as many as they would like.
From these questions, the production team will choose a shortlist of around eight questions that reflect the priorities of the audience that evening.
Then the show will start at 7.15pm by bringing those chosen questioners to the front where they will ask the panel their question live on BBC Radio 4 from 8pm, when the programme goes to air.
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