WINCHESTER University will next month host BBC R4’s flagship politics debate show Any Questions?

It is a return at 8pm on Friday February 7 to the city where the long-running show started more than 70 years ago.

Any Questions? is a topical discussion programme presented by Chris Mason in which a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere are asked questions by the audience. It is the longest running live discussion programme in the UK, first broadcast on October 12 1948 from the Guildhall in Winchester.

One of the stringent and unchanging rules of Any Questions? is that the panel never sees the questions in advance; the panellists hear them for the first time at the same moment the audience in the venue and at home do. Audience members submit their questions on the day of the broadcast.

Panellists will be announced nearer the date of the broadcast.

The event takes place in the Stripe Auditorium at the King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, SO22 4NR.

For more information and to book free tickets to the broadcast, visit: Tickets are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.