ONE the nation's best known political debate shows - BBC Radio 4's Any Questions - is to be hosted by Carlisle College.

The topical debate radio show - usually hosted by the senior BBC political journalist Chris Mason - will be staged at the college on Bonfire Night, Friday, November 5.

As fans of the long-running show will know, Any Questions? follows the 8pm news every Friday and was first broadcast in October 1948.

Every week it visits a different part of the country with a panel of four speakers who answer questions about topics of the day from the audience.

The programme provides the opportunity for people to challenge politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers.

Tickets are free - but are limited.

They can be reserved at:

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

* 18:30 Doors open to the public

* 19:25 The venue welcomes the audience followed by the BBC’s warm-up at 19:30

* 19:45 The BBC producer calls the questioners to the front row

* 20:00 BBC Radio 4 News Live 20:02 Live broadcast of Any Questions? (ends 20:50)