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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...more
BBC Broadcasting House | Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF, England
+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Insightful behind the scenes tour with excellent guides (Kayla & Robbie), lots of information about how the programmes are produced such as - wide angle camera needed for the red sofa shots (for local news programmes) makes you look overweight; "The Archers" are recorded there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hull_is_great
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect when I booked this but Gary and John were very knowledgeable and kept everyone in the group interested! I would definitely recommend this tour, there is something for all age groups too. Thanks!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife booked the tickets in advance for this tour and to say it was well worth the visit to see how behind the scenes at the BBC works and it was well worth it as we enjoyed every part of it. At the end...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

My wife pre booked us on the tour weeks in advance which made it all the more exciting. We arrived with plenty of time to spare. Our tour guides were Holly and Sue, who made it very enjoyable. First we actually participate in a play...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed attending this day! Learnt a lot and had a lot of fun! Emma and Sue were great tour guides.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

We didn’t do the tour, we just visited the public space and we thought it was excellent. There is a green space to film a weather report, strictly come dancing outfits, dr who and the archers props and an excellent virtual reality area. With the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Super interesting tour hosted by knowledgeable guides. As a long time Archers addict this was a simply a must do tour but even if you've never heard of The Archers (shame! 😀) this experience has so much to offer. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Sue & John, our tour guides could not have made our tour any more interesting; they were simply excellent. Upon arrival, we were courteously greeted and searched before being offered seats awaiting the tour start time.Sue (BBC Producer) and John (BBC Tour guide) arrived to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 20 November 2018

I didn’t realise how much fun you could have in a dead room until I went on a BBC Birmingham studio tour. It was fascinating to learn how the indoor and out door scenes are recorded for the Archers. There was so much to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Minnietitan
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour highly recommend John and Emma were amazing tour guides, informative and very friendly. Surprised to see how small some studios were. Our play at the end was fun, a really good way to spend time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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5 February 2019|
Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
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
Nancy M
13 March 2017|
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Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Good morning Nancy, Unfortunately BBC Tours have been suspended until further notice across all sites including Birmingham. Our staff at the booking office are working really hard to contact everyone and let them know in... More