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Radio 4’s Any Questions to be Hosted at OBA

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is pleased to be hosting BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? on Friday 2nd June 2017 from 6.45 – 8.50pm. Admission is free and a limited number of tickets are available to the general public.

This broadcast, which is BBC Radio 4’s equivalent of the well-known, and long-running television programme ‘Question Time’ is a topical debate, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, in which guests from the world of politics, business, science, the arts and the media answer questions from members of the public on topical issues.

When The Prime Minister, Theresa May, unexpectedly announced that a General Election will be held on June 8th 2017, there was a sudden realisation that the Any Questions program to be hosted by OBA, will be one of the last opportunities to interview the major politicians before the public vote is cast.

The show will go out live at 8pm on BBC Radio 4 and worldwide via digital broadcasts. A recorded version will also be broadcast on Saturday 3rd June at 1pm, to be followed by its sister programme ‘Any Answers’.

The names of who will be on the panel have not yet been released, but the possibility of seeing some of the leading politicians involved in a debate in OBA, just a few days before a General Election, is a hugely exciting prospect.

As the excitement mounts, we have already had a BBC engineer conduct a site visit and he was very pleased with the venue and facilities that OBA is able to offer. The event will be an opportunity to showcase the academy and a good deal of preparation will be taking place over the next few weeks to comply with Radio 4’s requirements and to arrange for the distribution of all the available 210 tickets.

If you would like to attend and have the opportunity to ask a question on the live broadcast, please contact Mrs Ann Collier, at the Academy, at a.collier@ob-ac.co.uk. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the minimum age of the audience is 14. If you are allocated a ticket and are then unable to use it, please return your unused ticket to Mrs Collier.