BBC Radio 4 Any Questions


Friday 8th June 8pm – Forum Theatre, Potteries Museum

Festival trustee Emma Bridgewater joins a panel of major figures and formidable host Jonathan Dimbleby, plus a public audience – which you can be part of for free – for a programme of topical and political debate as part of the Festival in a Factory, broadcast live from the Forum Theatre at the Potteries Museum.

First broadcast on 12 October 1948, Any Questions? has been an almost ever present on the airwaves since and current chairman Jonathan Dimbleby has been in the role since 1987. He has anchored ITV’s coverage of several General Elections and written numerous books on subjects as diverse as Winston Churchill, Prince Charles and travelling through Russia and is also hosting a talk at the Festival on his most recent book; The Battle of the Atlantic.

FREE tickets for Any Questions? must be booked in advance via the button above (minimum age 14 years) or please call the festival Box Office at the New Vic Theatre on tel: 01782 381381. You will receive an email booking confirmation from the  New Vic Theatre. Audience members will require a physical BBC ticket to gain entry to the event which is also your question card to submit a question to the panel. BBC tickets can be collected from:

  • the New Vic Box Office from Tuesday 1st May until Wednesday 6th June
  • the Festival Box Office at the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June (until 4pm)
  • from the foyer at the Potteries Museum from 6.15pm on Friday 8th June prior to the broadcast
  • doors open to the public at 6.30pm, audience members should be seated by 7.25pm with the live broadcast commencing at 8pm