BBC Manchester is throwing open its doors and offering people the chance to take a tour and have a peek behind the scenes of programmes such as BBC North West Tonight. Visitors will also be able to have a go at presenting the weather or even take part in a special recording of a radio drama complete with sound effects.



Visitors will have the chance to see the studio where Gordon Burns and Ranvir Singh present BBC North West Tonight, pop into BBC Radio Manchester Studios and visit Studio 7 the home of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra


There will also be an opportunity to hear more about the BBC’s move to the MediaCityUK development at Salford Quays in 2011.


BBC Tours, which run regularly on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays last for approximately 2 hours and ticket prices range from £4.50 to £5.50 per person.


The booking line number is 0370 901 1227*

.More information about BBC Tours can be found at



Please be aware that as the tours take place in a working building, studios cannot always be included in the tour route.