First Jonathan Dimbleby Any Questions - 1987

Apr 15, 2019, 10:43 PM

As Jonathan Dimbleby took over from John Timpson and  hosted his first Any Questions, heard here on 4th September 1987, little did he know he'd be there for 32 years until his departure in 2019. 

The panel included Conservative MP Norman Tebbit and Labour's Roy Hattersley and questions included: the trial of Mathias Rust, the young German amateur aviator who landed his light aircraft in then-communist Moscow's Red Square; gun control and the future of the SDP-Liberal Alliance.

Any Questions? was first broadcast in October 1948 in the West of England and began national broadcasts in 1950. It has aired on BBC Radio 4 since 10 April 1970.