Free tickets available to live radio broadcast of Any Questions? at Weston Museum

PUBLISHED: 12:56 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 26 April 2018

Jonathan Dimbleby.

Jonathan Dimbleby.

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A long-running BBC 4 radio show hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby will be broadcast live from Weston this month.

The outside of Weston Museum. Picture: Keith Spicer.The outside of Weston Museum. Picture: Keith Spicer.

Any Questions? first hit the airwaves in October 1948, and has been a staple of BBC radio programming ever since.

It has a panel of speakers every week, and provides an opportunity for people to challenge politicians, policy-makers, writers and thinkers on the current issues of the day.

It visits a different part of the country every week at the invitation of various organisations.

The audience submits questions on the day of the broadcast, and a producer will select 10 on a range of subjects which will be included in the show.

Weston Museum.Weston Museum.

One of the most stringent rules of Any Questions? is the panel never see the questions in advance.

Weston Museum, in Burlington Street, will host the programme on May 18.

The building re-opened in August 2017 following a major refurbishment, and aims to be a cultural hub for people in Weston.

Acting visitor services manager Matthew Hardy said: “Weston Museum aims to help the local community and its visitors understand their past and ask questions about the present and future.

“We are delighted to welcome Any Questions? to Weston Museum as it provides the community a chance to actively engage with current affairs.”

Recent guests include former Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, Caroline Lucas from the Green Party and journalist and author Peter Hitchens.

Dimbleby has presented Any Questions? since 1987.

Jonathan’s family has been involved in BBC broadcasts for decades, as his father, Richard, worked for the corporation during World War Two, and his older brother David is known for presenting Question Time.

Tickets to the live recording are free and will be issued on a first-come-first served basis. Due to the limited availability, this will be capped at a maximum of two tickets per person, and there is a minimum audience age of 14.

Doors open at 6.30pm, and there is an opportunity for audience-members to submit questions by 7.30pm.

The programme starts at 8.02pm, after the Radio 4 news.

To reserve your ticket, contact the museum team on 01934 621028.

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