Tonight sees Hertford alumna Fiona Bruce take the reins on Question Time, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme.
Fiona takes over the top job from David Dimbleby, who retires after 25 years in the chair, becoming the first permanent female presenter in the programme’s 40-year history. After reading French & Italian at Hertford in the 1980s, Fiona joined the BBC as a researcher on Panorama in 1989. Since then she has forged a stellar career at the BBC, becoming the first female newscaster on BBC News at Ten, as well as presenting BBC News at Six, Crimewatch and Antiques Roadshow, and putting her language skills to good use as an intercontinental art sleuth on Fake or Fortune?
Although she recently told The Telegraph “I have not felt this nervous in a long time”, we’re sure that she’ll rise to the challenge. Make sure you tune into BBC One at 10:45pm to watch the historic first episode – good luck from everyone at Hertford Fiona!