Reporter 448, 6 March 2000

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On Wednesday March 22nd The Moral Maze plans to broadcast 'live' from the Cubby Broccoli Cinema in Bradford (part of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television), in front of a specially invited - and participating- audience. This is part of Radio 4’s presence at Futureworld - a project to promote the BBC’s commitment to the digital future and new technologies.

I am inviting you to join the audience from 6.30 - 9pm. A reception is planned from 6.30pm in the Futureworld Exibition, where there will be an opportunity to meet the Maze team, comprising of the presenter Michael Buerk, Janet Daley, of The Daily Telegraph; constitutional historian Dr David Starkey; Professor of Journalism and former editor of the New Statesman Ian Hargreaves; medical ethicist Dr David Cook.

At 7.30pm everybody will move into the Cinema for the hour-long ‘live’ broadcast, 8-9pm. During transmission there will be an opportunity for members of the audience to question the Maze team on the subject being debated. That subject - as with all Mazes - will only be decided in the week of transmission. The Maze is essentially a forum for debate, where the team cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind one of the week’s news stories.. for this programme, these witnesses will be drawn from the area.

It would be very nice to see you there.

RSVP: Please reply by Wednesday 8 March to the press office. A limited number of seats are available, so these will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Please indicate if you are bringing a guest.

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