Any Questions heads to Aylsham

Topical radio discussion programme Any Questions will be broadcast live from Aylsham next month.

The long-running BBC series, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby, will visit the town on Friday February 25.

The session at the Jubilee Family centre on Norwich Road is broadcast just after 8pm, with the audience of listeners and question-posers asked to turn up between 6.45pm and 7.15pm.

It is being hosted by the local Rotary Club who previously welcomed the show to the town in April 2005 when the panellists included then leader of the House of Commons Peter Hain who was jeered outside the high school venue by fox hunt band protesters.

Last time the show was in the build up to the general election and included a theme on Welsh devolution. The other panellists were Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly member Helen Mary Jones, Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik and Tory Andrew Lansley.

The February panellists for the programme, which has been running since 1948 and attracts about 1.5m listeners each week, will be announced later.

Audience members submit their questions on the day and 10 are selected to be put to the panellists, who do not see them in advance.

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People wanting to attend the broadcast can get free tickets at Keys estate agents, Barnwells, Coxford's butchers and White's butchers in the town. They will also be available on the door, which opens at 6.45pm with a minimum age for audience members of 14, but the Rotary club said they were likely to be in demand and people should try to get them beforehand if possible.