BBC Radio 4 broadcast the iconic programme Any Questions? live from Seale-Hayne on Friday evening. Jonathan Dimbleby presented the lively political debate and discussion and was joined by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP, Labour MP Diane Abbott, Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP and the UKIP MP Douglas Carswell.
The Great Hall was packed with 300 people ranging from local sixth formers to older members of Teign University of the Third Age (U3A) who had invited the BBC to Seale-Hayne. An interesting selection of questions posed by members of the audience ranging from immigration to the EU bill made for a lively and entertaining evening.
Hannahs Chief Executive, Bronwen Hewitt said “We were delighted to welcome the BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? team and panellists to Seale-Hayne and it was an honour to host the programme in the Great Hall. I would also like to thank Teign U3A for inviting the BBC to broadcast the programme at Seale-Hayne. It was fascinating for Hannahs staff and guests to learn how outside broadcasts work and to be part of the audience during the live broadcast”.