BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’ Live Broadcast


Free Admission



Category: Talk

We are delighted to welcome the BBC to The Milton Rooms for a recording of their flagship current affairs radio discussion programme ‘Any Questions?’

First broadcast in 1948, over the years, many figures of note have appeared as panellists. 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 presented by Alex Forsyth, around 1.59 million people listen to the programme each week, the majority of them hearing the Saturday lunchtime repeat.

Your questions for the panel can be submitted on the day of the broadcast, just drop them into the ‘Any Questions?’ box which will be at the entrance to the venue. 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 and one of the stringent and unchanging rules of ‘Any Questions?’ is that the panel, which is usually only announced on the night of broadcast, 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.

Approximate Timings
18:30: Doors open to the public
19:25: Welcome followed by the BBC’s warm-up at 19:30
19:45: The 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)