So another high-profile BBC job vacancy has opened up. Jonathan Dimbleby is to stop presenting Radio 4’s Any Questions? after 32 years in charge, following hot on the heels of his brother David who stepped down from Question Time at Christmas and was replaced by Fiona Bruce. This marks the end of their long reign over travelling question-based topical debating formats.
“It will be a wrench to leave. But the time feels right,” said Dimbleby of his departure. It will be a wrench for us too. I’ve always preferred Any Questions? to its TV counterpart, and that’s partly because the intimacy of radio allows the discussion to feel much more productive and relaxed, and partly because Dimbleby has always...
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