BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? will be broadcast from the Backstage Centre, in Purfleet, on Friday.

The political show, which often features high-profile panellists, will be hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby.

The panel will feature Communities and Local Government Secretary and Brentwood MP Eric Pickles, Thurrock’s Labour parliamentary candidate Polly Billington and writer Simon Heffer.

They will be taking questions from the studio audience. Doors open at 6pm, and free tickets are available from