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70 Years of Today in Parliament

Today in Parliament, ‘born' on 9 October 1945, is the longest-running broadcast programme of its kind.

For years it relied on reporters' accounts of what MPs said. Since 1978 listeners have been able to hear MPs speak for themselves and the programme has evolved into a journalistic account of the most significant and interesting debates and hearings in Westminster.

It continues to reach a mass audience with more than half a million people listening every night, and has covered all the political milestone moments of the past 70 years.

Chaired by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, three of the programme's correspondents – Sean Curran, Susan Hulme and Mark D'Arcy – will explore the issues facing the programme in making sense of Parliament, then and now.

If you are an avid, or just an occasional, listener, you are invited to come along and enjoy hearing more about this unique programme in its 70th anniversary year.

Presented in partnership with BBC Parliament. 

This Festival of Freedoms event aligns with the 1771 Wilkes: Freedom of Speech in Parliament banner from ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome' exhibition in Westminster Hall.


This event is free of charge, but please book your place.
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