BBC Tours Birmingham


Birmingham, West Midlands

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During a tour at BBC Birmingham, you may go behind the scenes of BBC Midlands Today, The Archers, Asian Network, BBC WM and BBC Radio 4’s most ambitious drama serial, Home Front. The tour guides explain how ideas get from script to screen and how production teams work right up to the wire to deliver BBC TV and radio shows. Visitors can have a go at making their very own radio play complete with sound effects, and Whovians should enjoy the Doctor Who section of the tour when they come face to face with heads of Cyberman, Ood, Davros and Jadoon. BBC Birmingham is a working building, so every tour is different, and advance booking is essential.

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BBC Tours Birmingham, Level 10, The Mailbox, BIRMINGHAM, Warwickshire, B1 1RF


About the area

Discover West Midlands

After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead. 

Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins. 

Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.

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