After 32 years in charge, Jonathan Dimbleby concluded his final appearance as the chair of Radio 4’s Any Questions with a rousing endorsement of the BBC and its values. “People say that Any Questions is a jewel in Radio 4’s crown,” said Dimbleby in wrapping up Friday night’s instalment of the touring panel discussion programme, which had taken place at Hope Chapel in Bristol.
“Radio 4 is a jewel in the BBC’s crown,” he continued, “and is one of many, and that’s because for all of its flaws, the BBC remains a peerless public service broadcaster. And though navigating through very choppy waters, is still committed to those founding principles: education, information and entertainment. Long may...
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