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BBC Birmingham Tours

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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About BBC Birmingham Tours
Visit BBC Birmingham's state-of-the-art studios: home of The Archers, Midlands Today and BBC WM. Take a peek behind the scenes and then join in some interactive fun as you create your own radio drama complete with sound effects and music! BBC Tour guides give a fascinating insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Birmingham and tell the inside story of what it takes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry, famous faces that have visited the building or even where Nick Owen gets his jokes! This is your invitation to gain access to the rarely-seen world behind the famous TV and radio programmes that are broadcast and produced from BBC Birmingham. BBC Birmingham is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and entertaining. In 2010 the tours won the Best Tourism Experience in the Heart of England. Ticket prices range from £7 - £9.25 and tours last up to one-and-a-half hours. Tours regularly take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the day (with some tours in the evening). Please see website for further details. The building is wheelchair accessible. All children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on this tour as a Father's Day present and found it absolutely fascinating. Would highly recommend this to all fans of the Archer's. The tour guide was Holly who had designed and researched the tour and she was really brilliant. The level of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mab20162016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour leaders were so enthusiastic but also very informative. The tour is very hands on. The mixture of the technology with the basicness of the Archers studio is wonderful. And go to the Blue Room afterwards and get some help with the gadgets. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank betsyb379
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you listen to the Archers and want to find out more about the making of the programme, history an how they produce the show this tour is for you. Expect to be surrounded by some serious addicts which just adds to the experience. Holly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank zinaeminton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting and informative tour. Our guides Gaye and Sue were really good and threw in interesting anecdotes along with the factual information. It was good to go in to the radio studio and actually hear from a presenter who was recording...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank willyw8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started day arriving at Birmingham New Street station and went for lunch at Museum/Art Gallery which is about a 15 min walk from Station with current alterations to Museum entry and then (after lunch) a further 10/15 min walk to Mailbox/BBC Tour, so doeable on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great tour but could do with some more interaction, there is a lot of speaking and not much hands on! If your your not a fan of the Archers (like we aren’t) be prepared to listen about it in depth and then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SandyT941
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the studios yesterday with my grandson. We both found it fascinating and informative. We can thoroughly recommend the tour. Sue and Zoe were great guides.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really great activity and I would thoroughly recommend it. We were blessed with two excellent guides in John and Alex - they were knowledgeable, friendly and personable, ensuring we had a fun and interesting couple of hours. The tour took in a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RichardB1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started at The Crown Inn Digbeth for a fascinating talk, tour and food. Dave Fisher really knew his stuff and gave us an incredible insight to the Gangs of Birmingham who inspired Sten Knight to write the Peaky Blinders series. We also had a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChristineAdams72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Holly and the team provide a great experience you should try if you love the Archers. It’s a great two hours touring the recording studio, recording an iconic scene and seeing other behind the scenes areas. Holly clearly loves the Archers and provided tons of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Hi Stacy, apologies for the delayed response. I think the older two children would enjoy the tour and I got the definite impression that the tour guides would be enthusiastic in their efforts to include the 8 year old too... More
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