On Friday 10 March, Giggleswick School will host the weekly broadcast of BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions? live from The Richard Whiteley Theatre. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known journalists and broadcasters, the programme attracts over 1.5 million listeners every week.
First broadcast in 1948, Any Questions? has been touring the country for over sixty years at the invitation of local organisations, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to question a panel of well-known political and public figures. The panelists are yet to be confirmed but they will be joining Jonathan Dimbleby, who has chaired the programme for over 30 years, two days after the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.
It is a stringent and unchanging rule of Any Questions? that the panel never sees the challenging, topical questions in advance. The four panelists hear them for the first time live on air, watched on this occasion by a local audience at Giggleswick School, while being broadcast to radio listeners worldwide.
Mark Turnbull, Headmaster at Giggleswick School said
We live in fascinating political times for our democracy and this provides a great opportunity for school pupils and the local community to put their questions directly to a high profile panel of opinion makers.
Members of the general public invited to apply for free tickets to the broadcast, which are available from 10am on Wednesday 1 February on a strictly first come, first served basis by visiting www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt or by calling the Richard Whiteley Theatre box office on 01729 893180.