As part of the initial training sessions of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI) student Blair Stewart went to York to assist in a live recording of the popular BBC current affairs programme Big Questions.
Hosted by Nicky Campbell, the programme features lively debate from the audience and passionate arguments are a staple of the Sunday morning show. Blair was on hand to learn how to capture this unpredictable spectacle first hand.
We got to meet a lot of people who were currently working in the industry who gave us advice and answered any questions that we had about our career paths. It was also useful to be a part of a live broadcast for the BBC, and to witness how every role contributed to the production. – Blair Stewart, Napier University.