BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? returns to Belfast

Friday 17th January 2020

BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs discussion programme, Any Questions? will come from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s Assembly Buildings in Belfast on Friday, 17th January 2020. The event is free to attend but you will need to pre-register if you intend to go to the popular live broadcast (see below)

Originally scheduled for last November, Rev Trevor Gribben, Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, said that he was delighted at the news it had been rescheduled. “While rescheduled some time ago, the programme falls during an interesting week politically. Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly could have been called should there be no political agreement to restore the devolved institutions, or there has been a deal and the Executive is up and running again. Either way, it should make for a very interesting 45 minutes of debate and discussion.

BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? returns to Belfast

He continued, “For many people Any Questions? has been compelling Friday evening listening for over 70 years now. As we welcomed the Songs of Praise team for the programme’s Christmas special last year, I hope that everyone coming along, from audience members to those involved in the production of the show, will feel very welcome indeed,”

First aired in October 1948, the programme has an audience of around 1.5 million listeners. In a time-honoured format, each week a panel of politicians, and others in the public eye, answer a number of unseen questions on topical issues that have been submitted by audience members on the day.

Looking forward to the event, Raymond Robinson, PCI’s Facilities and Conferences Manager said, “On the night the panellists will need questions from the audience. So, to make the best programme possible, please put in one or more – and be prepared to ask your question on air if it is selected.”

You can pre-register now for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? at Assembly Buildings, Belfast on 17th January 2020

Any Questions? is free to attend, however, those wishing to do so will need to pre-register via the relevant PCI webpage here (maximum of 4 tickets per booking). Audience members should arrive at 6:45pm and take their seat by 7:15pm. The warm-up begins at 7:30pm with the programme, broadcast live, at 8:02pm immediately after the news.